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Suruga Bay Imperial IPA - Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom

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Suruga Bay Imperial IPASuruga Bay Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

52 Reviews
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Reviews: 52
Hads: 140
Avg: 3.9
pDev: 14.87%
Wants: 7
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
Japan | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA | 7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2010

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Photo of dgilks
3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big malt aroma with caramel notes. Good earthy hop profile with just a touch of citrus. Moderate pine.

Hazy, amber colour with a big, fluffy off-white head.

Good, balanced hop and malt flavour. For me, the malt is actually a bit too high as I like it to tilt to the hops. I get the honey, grapefruit and pine character expected.

Medium-full body with moderately-low carbonation.

A decent DIPA but it lacks the full-on crazy hop character I expect (and like) in a DIPA.

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Photo of juju7
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

They're making some decent beers over at Baird. Poured beautifully with great head retention and perfectly even lacing. While the nose doesn't scream hops it does let you know that there is some there. A tight well balanced mouthfeel with a good backbone of bitterness and malt kick. Maybe lacking that little something to make it truly special but it's not a competition is it? Good beer, will be happy to drink again.

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Suruga Bay Imperial IPA from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
87 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.