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Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA - Stone Brewing Co.

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Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPABaird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

612 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 612
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 51
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 07-10-2011)
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Spaceangler

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-29-2012 16:55:23 | More by Spaceangler
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sneaks2210

New York

3/5  rDev -22.5%

11-21-2012 02:44:57 | More by sneaks2210
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codybear127

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-13-2012 17:08:36 | More by codybear127
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Broden

California

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

11-06-2012 22:45:44 | More by Broden
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jmo2k1


4/5  rDev +3.4%

10-22-2012 01:38:25 | More by jmo2k1
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jlieber17

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

10-13-2012 01:57:28 | More by jlieber17
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.5%

10-09-2012 20:12:02 | More by ComRock12
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TheStashRide

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

10-08-2012 01:38:56 | More by TheStashRide
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HopsintheSack

California

2/5  rDev -48.3%

09-17-2012 01:26:54 | More by HopsintheSack
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Focusf111

Vermont

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-17-2012 00:32:58 | More by Focusf111
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Jeffreytmoore

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-10-2012 00:10:46 | More by Jeffreytmoore
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jurbanik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

09-07-2012 15:26:25 | More by jurbanik
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alecvdpoel


4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

09-05-2012 19:40:42 | More by alecvdpoel
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CorneliusBunker

Illinois

5/5  rDev +29.2%

09-02-2012 06:21:08 | More by CorneliusBunker
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is an...unusual beer. It screams west coast ipa, but then, the green tea steps in. It quickly becomes a tug of war between very overt flavor patterns. The hops step up, but the green tea beats them back. The hops step up again, but the green tea wins again. Back and forth, back and forth. The green tea seems to win out, providing a very unique twist to a dipa. Doesn't quite mesh together here, but it's interesting. Glad to try it once. If it was on cask, I would probably try it again. But I doubt that will ever happen, so I think that's it for this beer as far as I'm concerned.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 16:42:54 | More by RblWthACoz
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beerpadawan

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-27-2012 14:28:56 | More by beerpadawan
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SFC21

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-27-2012 01:54:34 | More by SFC21
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PDXHops

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note- Consumed fresh in August 2011. (I'm way behind on review notes.)

12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Light amber body is hazy and then some; tea leaves partially to blame there. Nice tightly bubbled head with a generous dose of lacing.

I don't have a lot of experience with tea-infused IPAs, but this one's working out just fine. The tea is content to be a background player in the nose and let the herbal hops shine. A rather dry malt profile that lets the hops and special guest ingredient show their stuff. The tea seems to somehow draw focus to the hops; I'm really digging this stuff. Nice clean finish that has both the cleansing quality of a spot of tea and a nice hoppy punch. (I'd be up for tea time every afternoon if this was on the menu.) I'd buy this one regularly given the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 00:54:04 | More by PDXHops
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revo

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-16-2012 12:53:54 | More by revo
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Nickfellow007

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +29.2%

08-14-2012 20:37:12 | More by Nickfellow007
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beer2day

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

from tasting notes

Hazy orange gold with 1 finger medium to dark cream head. Not much in the way of retention or lace. Heavy amount of sediment present.

Nose is green tea. Definitely green tea. Good amount of grapefruit and orange zest. Very nice.

Tea is even more present in the flavor. Again, nice mix of grapefruit and orange peel, but definite tea component. Adds a nice complexity to the finish. Well done, again.

Feel is heavy, but befits the strong abv and slows down the consumption rate.

Overall, well done and would love to see this done again.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 01:23:46 | More by beer2day
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-13-2012 20:45:36 | More by danthehopslamman
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ek_ek

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-09-2012 06:48:47 | More by ek_ek
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-04-2012 21:15:37 | More by buckyp
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

07-25-2012 02:39:59 | More by Oakenator
Baird / Ishii / Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA from Stone Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 612 ratings.