Rising Sun Pale Ale - Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
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3/5 rDev -21.1%
Appearance: The beer has a cloudy orange color with two fingers of rocky head that produces major lacing.
Smell: This sample has a faint smell of hops and a hint of black pepper. In the background there is a smattering of malt.
Taste: Mostly tastes of malt with a slight taste of hops.
Mouthfeel: Medium body and creamy.
Overall: This is a thirst quenching beer with average flavors from the hops and malt. I don't pick up any flavors or smells from the hops. This would be a refreshing beer on a hot summer's day.
03-22-2011 01:24:03 | More by cudmud
3.03/5 rDev -20.3%
Picked up a single of this beer at Root Cellar in Kenwood, OH.
A: Pours a cloudy, fuzzy orange with a big 2 inch evenly sized bubbled head. Head retention is good, but no immediate lacing detected.
S: Smells of lemon zest, light orange and mildly toasted malts.
T: Much like the nose. Lemon zest, lightly toasted malts, bread and other floral scents.
M: Light to medium bodied and a bit grain. Semi-dry with a lingering finsh.
D: Nice and enjoyable, but I had to pay $4.99 for this. Way to overpriced in my opinion - even as an import - no thanks.
10-03-2008 02:47:52 | More by beachbum1975
3.06/5 rDev -19.5%
A - Pours a dirty, orange colour with light frothy white head that laces well
S - Loads of citrus aromas including orange, peach and apricots, lemon with a little sweet malt and hint of toffee apple.
T - Similiar to the nose but not as pronounced, some citrus including orange, peach, more of a grainy bitter lemon.
M - Medim carbonation and light to medium body
O - Lacks any serious punch to have you begging for more. Fairly bland and not for me.
12-25-2013 06:48:56 | More by PolarBear3
3.08/5 rDev -18.9%
12 ounce bottle poured into a 12 ounce snifter.
This is interesting...an American Pale Ale brewed in Japan. This one carries a hefty price tag ($5 for 12 ounce bottle). Perhaps because of the place of origin? Perhaps this beer is astounding? Let's find out.
Pours as a Pale Ale should...nice lacing on the glass...a somewhat transparent copper color in the beer itself.
Smells of rich caramel, syrup, hops, sweet fruit (grapes, melon), and some bitterness in the nose, as well.
The flavor is very biscuity and bitter. Pretty dry on the tongue. There are some raisiny notes in there, along with an alcoholic bitter sting on the tip of the tongue. Some bubblegum flavors, and do I detect a rice element here?
Overall, this beer is good, but nothing to write home about. It would be a good, refreshingly bitter ale for a hot summer day. It's a standard example, a bit on the bitter side, and slightly heavy on the price.
03-01-2010 23:04:57 | More by movingtrain
3.2/5 rDev -15.8%
Hazy orange colour with a violent head... gusher. Smells tangy, as all gushers tend to do. Tastes pretty good though...citrus and neutral, bready malt. Decent bitterness. Way thin in the body due to the extreme carbonation. Whatever little beastie that got into this beer has at least left me somewhat of a shadow of what this beer is supposed to be. I like that its from Japan and I would really love to try it fresh as Im sure its a pretty damn good beer. Oh well, to bad its infected.
01-03-2009 03:55:01 | More by mjryan
3.2/5 rDev -15.8%
$5 purchased at Winooski Bevearage Warehouse. 12oz brown glass pry-top bottle, no date.
Pours a hazy golden amber with 1.5 inches of rich off-white head. Nose has that faded/plastic-y hop quality that I can never put my finger on but associate with imported IPA's/Pale Ales that are a bit past their prime. Biscuity malt too. Palate is pretty bright, decently bitter, with the flavor emphasizing the malt profile, not citrusy hops. Maybe a little orange blossom honey aspect too.
Notes: A "solid" pale ale, but it seems like it's not in it's prime. Per my tradition, the Overall points suffer due to the lack of date coding.
10-21-2011 01:28:23 | More by SFLpunk
3.28/5 rDev -13.7%
A: Pours a hazy golden amber with a tight white head.
S: Aromas of toffee, mango, peach, tangerine, and lemon take some time to reveal themselves. I was expecting something much more assertive and complex.
T: Notes of toffee, biscuits, mango, tangerine, lemon, pine, and sage are present on the palate. The finish is quick and simple with pine and citrus notes.
M: Medium bodied and dry. Carbonation is crisp. This ale is very straight-forward and drinkable.
O: This is a decent APA, but I feel that it is missing something. I was expecting a beer with much more hop character, much greater complexity, much more personality. In the end, this ale isn't bad, but it is also neither unique nor memorable.
12-15-2011 15:49:16 | More by mrfrancis
3.38/5 rDev -11.1%
Bottle: Poured an orangey color ale with a medium off-white head with minimal retention. Strangely carbonation is really low on that one. Aroma of floral and sweet malt as well as nice hops is clearly evident. Taste is kind of overpowered by slightly bitter hops with an underlying sweetness that doesnt really do it for me. Ok without being anything too special.
08-19-2005 14:19:06 | More by Phyl21ca
3.38/5 rDev -11.1%
My wife picked this up for me a few days ago.
Appearance- cloudy copper color, thin head
Smell- malt, hops, seems kind of sweet
Taste- hops, malt, pretty good
Mouthfeel- medium bodied
Drinkability- I thought it was pretty good. It was kind of cloudy which I don't usually see in a pale ale and a little more malty than I hoped. But still pretty good.
11-26-2011 03:53:07 | More by jeffjeff1
3.43/5 rDev -9.7%
Pours orange/amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows fruity hops at the forefront, with melon, orange blossom, grapefruit and piney notes. Underneath is faint sweet clean malt.
Similarly hoppy flavours, though there's little of the aforementioned fruit, it's more about the piney resin. Not much malt, just some soft caramel and and toasty characters hiding under the hops. Very sharp, harsh bitterness.
Carbonation is very high, leading to a dry finish.
Could really use more malt. The bitterness is pretty overbearing.
09-08-2011 04:23:42 | More by CrazyDavros
3.45/5 rDev -9.2%
Review based on notes
Pours a slightly chill hazed honey with 3 fingers of sand colored head. Average lacing with zero head retention
S: Light lemony hops, & some breadyness
T: Breadyness, grapefruit, & astringency up front. Leafy hops & grapefruit take over as this warms, plus some apricot. Finishes with more grapefruit & leafy hops
MF: light/medium body, okay balance & moderate carbonation
Drinks pretty easy, an alright take on the style
11-24-2008 06:01:01 | More by russpowell
3.48/5 rDev -8.4%
Purchased at Julios and poured into my Duvel tulip.
A - Pured a nice crystal clear light amber with a creamy almost two finger head that slumps down to leave a rather nice blanket.
S - Smell is rather average here. Lots of malty sweetness and no hops really. Think this just might be old.
T - More of the same. Rather sweet with just a faint amount of citrusy hops. Must have been really nice and fresh at some point sadly now it just isnt that.
M - Nice feel, not too thin with a nice clean finish.
O - Overall, this beer is just okay...now. Tastes like it must have been pretty nice at somepoint. A shame really.
12-20-2011 03:44:07 | More by rudzud
3.5/5 rDev -7.9%
Poured from the bottle a hazy amber gold color with a thick and creamy off-white head.
Aroma is one part earthy citrus and one part grainy malts.
The taste is quite malty with a mild bitter hops presence. Finish has a metallic tinge to it. Definitely a pale ale of the English style.
Lighter bodied, dry, and mildly carbonated.
A nice pale ale - nothing memorable.
09-22-2008 00:10:47 | More by Monkeyknife
3.5/5 rDev -7.9%
Baird Brewing Company continues to infultrate the U.S. with an attitidue about brewing that's right at home. Where the beer shares much in common with classic American pale ales, it relies heavily on British influence as well.
The rich pour of burnt orange and honeyish amber carries with it a dense haze that gives the beer a bright rust aesthetic value. Creamy carbonation patienty lifts to the surface with a thick sheet that spans the surface. Light pocket lacing and medium retention settles the foam character of the beer with a slight lazy or lumbering demeanor.
Rich aromas of malt and hops mingle in the nose. Malty rich with the nutty and caramelly scent that gives a biscotti note from English malts. Citrus, grass, and other earthy hop aromatics blend with the citrus character that share the stage with both American and English hop notes. But the beer's aroma doesn't stop there, it also introduces estery notes of apple, peach, dates, and figs that remind the olfactory senses of light fruitcake.
Flavors of malt also rise first in taste- sweet with rich caramel, toffee, biscuit, and a dash of brown sugar. But the mid palate balances with hop flavors of ripe red grapefruit, dried oranges, peach, apricot, mango, and earthy grasses and woods. The hop compounds develop into a semi-sharp, semi-broad bitterness that again speaks to American hop zest and Brittish hop broadness. Sweetness also accompanies a bready taste that seems almost stale and yeasty in aftertaste.
With low-lying cask ale-like carbonation, the bready-sweet weight of unresolved barley rests weightedly on the tongue and relies on the stripping agents of alcohol, hop resins, and light ferment acidity to close the beer malty-dry and mostly clean.
I personally think that more English pale ale attributes are present with this ale. Regardless, the beer is very pleasant and non offensive to any lover of pale ales in general.
07-25-2012 16:42:31 | More by BEERchitect
Rising Sun Pale Ale from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
85 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.