Rising Sun Pale Ale - Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
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4.55/5 rDev +21%
Appearance: Hazy orange body with a tight white head and fine exceedingly stubborn lacing.
Aroma: Grapefruit and malt.
Taste: Lemon, grapefruit, and floral hoppiness with malt, perfectly balanced.
Mouthfeel: Exceedling smooth, with the tiniest carbonation.
With this much citrus, this is a US pale all the way.
02-13-2005 05:15:41 | More by Naerhu
4.5/5 rDev +19.7%
One of the most enjoyable beer experiences I've had in a long time. Maybe it's because a 12 oz bottle costs almost $5; and it had better be good. But the beer poured rich and gold to cloudy amber in the glass and a giant cream-colored head that nearly overflowed the glass and stayed for a very long time. As expected, some sediment that never settled out and provided an interesting flavor enhancement. Rich, biscuity smooth malt and a strong yet well-balanced spicy hops that provided a subtle bitterness to the aftertaste. Fantastic, bordering on (near) perfect. Well done, Baird. Youku dekimashita!
03-04-2010 01:18:11 | More by tugdriver7
4.35/5 rDev +15.7%
Pours a foggy gold touched brown with a nice thick crème head. Nose is earthy and citrus. Flavor is earthy as well with a nice touch of citrus character. So well balanced. Sweet, but earthy all the same. And everything is in order. Feel has a good carbonation to it and the liquid is nice. Man, this is pretty good stuff. Masterfully crafted and a real pleasure to drink. It would be real interesting to see this on cask, but that's a pipe dream I'm sure. If this is the future of brewing in Japan, I'm booking my flight now.
07-18-2008 17:12:22 | More by RblWthACoz
4.35/5 rDev +15.7%
Pours a cloudy orange, with some significant chunks floating about. Large whiteish head falls off fairly quickly. Smells of lemons, grapefruit and fresh cut grass, with some malt sweetness. Flavor is very good...sweet and lemony, with a good caramel malt base. Bitterness on the finish not overwhleming, just adds a nice kick to the beer. Mouthfeel medium with a sort of chewy quality that's interesting and adds some depth to the beer. A really fun pale ale, and from Japan!
02-17-2009 01:48:35 | More by aforbes10
4.33/5 rDev +15.2%
Pours light golden color with choppy yet stable rocky head of about 2 fingers. On the nose is pure lupulin enjoyment with a slight grain backbone. The taste… PUMM! Citrus and piney hops tickle the tongue and linger and linger and linger, the malt takes it’s time but eventually washes the pallet clean leaving a refreshingly dry finish.
This is not your typical Japanese beer, a great sign of hope in the international craft beer movement.
08-06-2011 04:54:35 | More by chrisrhoppe
4.25/5 rDev +13%
Pours a very hazy orange with a good initial head, but this fades pretty quickly to a thin, swirl of a cap. Lots of orange citrus and peel in the aroma with a flash of lime and some nice lingering bitterness. Interesting. The taste has those same unusual and nice citrus components, with bitter orange and lime being foremost. A bit on the bitter, pithy side in the mouth, but crisp and juicy and very dry. Quite interesting and refreshing.
03-04-2009 01:24:52 | More by Georgiabeer
4.22/5 rDev +12.2%
Pours a ruddy orange/gold with a large white head; not mind-blowing, but as far as pale ales go, this is hard to beat. Nice retention and lacing. Smells of sweet malt, but nice citric yeast and some bittering hops are also definitely present. Tastes similar, with sweet, honey-like malt in the foreground and bitter, floral hops backing it up. A lot of fruit (citrus) esters present as well. Nice, fully carbonated, full-bodied feel. A fantastic beer for the style---as usual, another great beer from Baird.
02-20-2009 09:01:53 | More by philipquarles
4.22/5 rDev +12.2%
Bottle from Jungle Jim's.
Poured a clear golden color with a huge frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus hops aroma. Medium body and soft carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
My expectations where met.
01-07-2009 18:10:25 | More by tmoneyba
4.15/5 rDev +10.4%
Sampled on tap at the brewpub in Numazu, Japan.
This dry-hopped, unfiltered, keg-conditioned pale ale poured a cloudy, oragne-amber color with creamy, off-white foam that clung to the sides of the glass. The smell was malt and mild hops. The taste was malty with some tangy hop flavors (floral, fruity citrus); well balanced. The mouthfeel was smooth with medium body and low carbonation feel with a nice floral hop aftertaste. This was a good, easy drinking pale ale, quite suitable as a session beer.
06-23-2003 10:03:38 | More by UncleJimbo
4.13/5 rDev +9.8%
A: Cloudy orange/amber color. Poured a 2 finger white bubbly head with excellent retention. Broken sheets of tnin lace.
S: Orange rind and citrus hop aroma with pine in the background. Biscuity malt.
T: Bisuity malt much more balanced with floral hops. A slight resiny flavor/feel ahead of an even bitter finish.
M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Balances and crisp feeln.
D: Flavorful and balanced. Very good feel.
05-22-2010 02:30:43 | More by Haybeerman
4.1/5 rDev +9%
A - Pours into my Samuel Adams Globe pint glass, a hazy amber brown with a thick white rocky and foamy head mild retention and settles pleasantly at a one-finger thick foamy head (4)
S - Strong citric nose of aromatic grapefruits with a mild grassy hop backing (4)
T - Upfront malt sweetness balanced by pleasant tastes of grapefruits and a hoppy finish with grassy, citrus notes, closing off with a medium amount of bitterness in the aftertaste (4)
M - Medium-bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation, a foamy smoothness on the texture and finishes slightly dry (4)
D - The strong grapefruit aromas and tastes stands out alongside its balanced nature; very drinkable and sessionable (4.5)
12-10-2010 17:44:53 | More by basica
4.1/5 rDev +9%
Pours hazy amber with a huge foamy head (almost too much at first). The head eventually descends leaving patches of foamy lace on the glass.
The smell is floral/pine with mild citrus and grainy/caramelish. Mildly spicy with a touch of yeast.
The taste is of herbal/floral notes mixing with a grainy/caramelish sweetness. Nicely balanced. There is a citric presence (slightly tart) as well. Nice balance shows through the finish.
It is on the lighter side of medium body. Normally I would ask for more of a body but this works well here. Also, flavors linger nicely.
Nicely balanced between hops and malt, and flavorful, this is truly a "sessionable" beer.
07-11-2009 04:05:47 | More by jwc215
4.1/5 rDev +9%
Beautiful persistent foamy dense head on a round and hazy orange color. The smell reminded me of the Angry Boy brown ale: yeasty, with red fruits, maybe some oranges, more like jelly, with less sweetness. The taste was fruity, with more citrus, orange and grapefruit. A deep chocolate like bitterness. The hoppiness is quite thick, very round in the mouth, and harmoniously combines with the first impression of smoothness. Good and drinkable, although I like the angry Boy better.
06-17-2004 00:34:54 | More by tjd25
4.1/5 rDev +9%
Slightly unexpected bottle art from a Japanese brewery, brewed at the base of Mount Fuji. I hope to visit the brewery this spring...
Pours with a great 2" thick bright white head and instantly you're greeted with the smell of fruits and florals with a bit of citrus bite.
Great stone fruit flavor in the front, a hoppy bite and a molasses finish, and super rounded considering the floral side to this ale.
There's a bit of a clove that peeks through once the ale warms up a bit, which impressed me considering clove is a tricky sub-flavor to meddle with strong floral and stone-fruits.
This goes down as one of the most impressive ales i've tasted from Japan, including all the Hitachino limiteds which have come out over the years.
Very impressive and a welcome addition to the small set of brewers producing out of Japan.
02-08-2009 04:28:38 | More by kiya
4.08/5 rDev +8.5%
Appearance: Reddish orange, like those coral necklaces, a spritzy head that died off eventually.
Smell: An enticing scent of tangerines and jasmin tea, this really had an oriental spin to it.
Taste: Again, it's like taking a trip to the far east in a bottle. The first few sips are like lychees in a mild syrup and the hops are flowery, the bitterness is progressive and creeps up on you and the aftermath was very similar to green tea. I love tea, so this really hit it off for me. As Japanese as an IPA could possibly get.
07-13-2005 01:08:11 | More by Goldorak
4.05/5 rDev +7.7%
Appearance: Pours a clear, copper body with a large, foamy, whitish head.
Smell: Pale malts with a thin vein of graininess. A single, nearly missed drop of wildflower honey. Citrusy hops with just a distant pinch of earthy spice.
Taste: Pale malts with a touch of fresh, steeped grains. Meager, short-lived hint of sweet honey. Touch of apricot pulp. Citrusy hops mainly display a taste of pithy lemon rinds. Medium-plus bitterness. Small hints at delicately toasted grains. Dry, lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A quality, well-crafted APA that, while good, didn't quite sing to me as well as my previous Baird beers have. In all honesty, the somewhat heftier cost of this import mars the chance of a re-visit.
06-10-2009 03:46:43 | More by ChainGangGuy
Rising Sun Pale Ale from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
85 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.