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Rising Sun Pale Ale - Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom

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Rising Sun Pale AleRising Sun Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

112 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 7
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom visit their website
Japan

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 06-23-2003)
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -21.3%

05-11-2013 22:33:34 | More by Rhettroactive
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bigsquirrel

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5%

04-15-2013 19:52:57 | More by bigsquirrel
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Mattias

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-13-2013 17:53:04 | More by Mattias
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BeerOps

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

04-06-2013 19:52:31 | More by BeerOps
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aztraz

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

04-06-2013 19:15:30 | More by aztraz
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Hultkrantz

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

04-05-2013 01:55:30 | More by Hultkrantz
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metter98

New York

3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has some particles visible being propelled around like a lava lamp by a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high off white head that died down a bit, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of gooseberries are present in the nose along with some hints of orange citrus.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of gooseberries but there are also notes of toffee and subtle hints of caramel malts and yeast. No bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very easy to drink and has interesting aromas and flavors imparted by the hops. I only wished it had a little bitterness from the hops.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 00:04:12 | More by metter98
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

03-14-2013 19:06:48 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Dapperticus

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +31.2%

03-07-2013 02:20:29 | More by Dapperticus
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-28-2013 05:21:48 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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Rwalford74

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

02-23-2013 05:22:27 | More by Rwalford74
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-08-2013 22:42:33 | More by Boone757
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy gold with a small white head. OK lacing.

Some sweet citrus fruits on the nose with a grainy malt profile and maybe some floral hop components.

Some slight citrus up front before more of the grainy malt character takes over. Finishes slight spicy on the back end.

Pretty smooth mouthfeel. There's a little harshness from bittering from the end, but not bad. Appropriate carbonation.

Solid beer although nothing about this one wowed me. In Japan, this probably stands out though and I'd be happy to drink one anytime.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 20:54:43 | More by jmarsh123
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SnatchyMcPants

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5%

01-15-2013 23:54:17 | More by SnatchyMcPants
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

01-14-2013 12:45:29 | More by YamagamiTravis
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dgilks

Australia

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden colour with a creamy, off-white head. Fair head retention.

Bright fruity aroma. Lots of citrus with oranges and mandarin dominating. Good tropical fruit notes. Quite complex and very nice.

Moderately malty and backed up with a hefty bitterness. Juicy, tart, citrus hop notes. Some nicer apple and lychee tones.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

A solid American Pale Ale. I'm always sceptical of APAs as they are a very difficult style to master but this is quite good.

Serving type: growler

12-01-2012 09:24:49 | More by dgilks
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jplopez21

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

11-16-2012 02:08:45 | More by jplopez21
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance Is amber to brown in color - deeper than than many pale ales. Head present at pour but doesn't last the session. Some mild lacing at the top of the glass (when it had some head). Floral hop presence upon smell. Taste is crisp and refreshing with some citrus presence - reminds more of a pilsner style but with a bit more body. Still a nice beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2012 09:53:22 | More by Oakenator
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2neardead

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-15-2012 02:57:25 | More by 2neardead
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from @Slowbeer for me by @LaitueGonflable.

Pours a pleasantly burnished, slightly hazy golden-copper colour, with a fine, slightly bubbly head of pure white. Lacing forms in solid Urdu typography. Body looks very hefty for its ABV. Looks good.

Nose is clean, fresh and bright. Aromas of peach, sweet orange and lavender caress the senses, while a mild, slightly grainy sweetness gives some body. The lavender comes through more as it warms, banging off the sweetness to give an almost salty, sea-water freshness. It's really pleasant, actually, and a little bit unusual.

Taste is lighter, which is not unexpected, with mild smooth grainy malt forming a basis, before some mild citrus juiciness draws out the back palate. A slight crackle of pepper on the back cleans out the palate, but even then it feels a bit abrupt and abbreviated, without an oomph which allows the beer to finish properly.

Feel is smooth, however, with a lovely clean ride over the palate.

Overall, this is good stuff. It's light on the palate, which makes it easy to drink, but it has plenty of interest when you go looking for it. Another strong beer from Baird.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 07:58:39 | More by lacqueredmouse
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ortie

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-20-2012 01:57:06 | More by ortie
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 16:42:31 | More by BEERchitect
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on June 6, 2012. The pour is medium-amber with a short-lived foamy head but I am looking at it through a cloud. Sweet malts greet the nose with a light hop note but a slightly more powerful citrus, or more specifically, wild berry aroma. The body runs about light to medium, which seems appropriate for the style. There was an upfront, high bitter hop quality in the taste but it still had a very clean finish. Not an amazing pale ale but definitely a drinkable one.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2012 01:40:45 | More by puboflyons
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virinow

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

05-05-2012 03:42:50 | More by virinow
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GuidedByVoices

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-25-2012 02:44:17 | More by GuidedByVoices
Rising Sun Pale Ale from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
86 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.