Double-Dry Belgian Imperial IPA - Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
3.98/5 rDev -2.2%
Bomber thanks to Chris@Slowbeer.
Takes a really vigorous pour to get a finger of susdy near-white head atop a hazy orange body. Slight ring and no lacing initially, however swirling produces some resilient lace spots.
Candied citrus and tropical hop aromas with plenty of herbal spice, pear and banana esters. Probably the first Belgian IPA where the Belgian yeast co-operates with the hops.
Similar to the nose, with an additional resiny pine bitterness. Plethora of tropical flavours, with passionfruit, pineapple, guava and papaya. Also plenty of Sauvignon Blanc character and cut grass.
Mostly smooth and even mouthfeel. Nice spicy bitterness on the mid and rear.
Very nicely done. Manages to showcase IPA and Belgian ale characters equally. Doesn't come across as gimmicky or experimental in any way, something I'm often critical of in 'fusion' styles.
10-29-2011 05:03:06 | More by spicelab
4.22/5 rDev +3.7%
Very cloudy golden amber colour with a smooth, creamy, off-white head. Good head retention.
Tropical fruit aroma with some nice pawpaw and overripe mango notes. Spicy phenolic notes and some hard fruit esters. Very nice.
Hard fruits with some tropical fruit notes as well. Moderate bitterness. Phenolics. Complex and well structured. Nice.
Medium body with moderate carbonation. Good.
A very good Belgian IPA with a balance of hop and yeast notes.
09-26-2011 09:12:48 | More by dgilks
4/5 rDev -1.7%
Pours a hazy golden sunset hue which leaves a two finger head and lacing everywhere,the smell is orange rind,grapefruit,candy,passionfruit and piney hops,the mouthfeel is light-medium bodied and has tastes of white grapes,lychee,passionfruit,mandarins,light toffee,kiwifruit and is finished with a mouthful of piney citrus laden hops with its high ABV staying well hidden and overall it really does remind me abit of 8Wired's Saison Sauvin like i know they are totally different styles but yeah it really does id love to know if NZ hops were used in this as it is quite tasty but again it could be a little cheaper but wouldnt knock back if offered cheers.
08-11-2011 06:52:02 | More by ADZA
Double-Dry Belgian Imperial IPA from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
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