Teikoku IPA - Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
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3.86/5 rDev +2.7%
Another draft selection at Beer Revolution in Calgary.
Golden copper color, short head of fine bubbles. Good foam retention that tleft a spiderweb of lace. Fresh hop aroma, more on the herbal or leafy side than grapefruit or pine.
Nicely balanced flavors. Lots of hoppiness that stood up against a firm malt base. Rich and flavorful, with out the hoppy bitterness taking over too much. Medium towards full body, and
easy to drink.
Excellent pairing with our meal.
05-20-2013 20:33:45 | More by BigBry
3.9/5 rDev +3.7%
Happy to try a new brew from Japan. Had some good stuff from there previously.
Has an orange tinge to it and add the bottle conditioning for some light sediment floating around. Retention is amazing. The off white head sits at 1cm high and has not moved.
Classic citrus on the nose. Not too strong but recognizable. In addition it has some grainy malt and a touch of yeast and alcohol. Pretty nice.
Well, what have we got here? Great balance between malt and hops. And the weighting of hop flavor to bitterness also is spot on. Now when I say balance, I mean for an IPA. Definitely hop forward but not so much that it would put off non-IPA fans. Well, ok. It probably would.
Very happy with that. Would love to see it on tap somewhere. Well done.
01-19-2013 09:52:29 | More by joecast
3.05/5 rDev -18.9%
A - very hazy swampy orange brown, tower of off white head retained extremely well
S - grainy and peppery, some herbal and musty aromas, but all very subdued
T - peppery and resiny hops up front, malt backbone of grain and light caramel
M - decent carbonation, a bit on the prickly side, mild bitter finish
O - its an okay effort, but I would not place this as an IPA if it was a blind test, has more of an ESB character, so it loses points for missing the style, plus its only slightly better than average in general
08-25-2012 03:38:23 | More by joemcgrath27
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.55/5 rDev -5.6%
Murky orange/amber colour with a wavy, foamy head that is off-white in colour with tingers of brown in it.
Fruity pine aroma that has a strong hop character and is laced with a solid helping of both spice and bitter notes and is somewhat sour right at the end.
Strong hops to begin with along with mild pine notes and a nice, spicy flavour. There is some definite fruity flavours in the middle, mainly darkert summer fruits and possibly berries along with a further helping of spice.
Medium with a smooth mouthfeel and plenty of spice throughout. There is some bitterness towards the end and the alcohol content doesn't seem to be hidden well at all, this one seems a lot stronger than the 6% abv. suggests.
Not your typical IPA style beer here and not really one I would class as an America style IPA despite what various sites online say. It wasn't a bad beer but I felt the alcohol content could have been better hidden.
08-20-2012 13:33:42 | More by flyingpig
2.68/5 rDev -28.7%
360ml bottle poured into tulip 2/6/12
A hazy brownish amber that looks thick with just enough clarity too see slow moving bubbles feeding a very well sustained two fingers of beige head that leaves a few patches of random lace
S faint citrus with lots of caramel and a little nutty milk chocolate? this smell makes me wonder if they put the wrong label on the bottle
T a little IPA shines through in the mouth with a little rind and very faint pine but still pretty average, from a fresh shipment but tastes like a very old low booze IPA at best
M fairly full bodied with decent carbonation and a little caramel covered citric rind on the finish with no booze detected
O somethings not right with this picture, has some bitter rind but other then that I'd never guess this was an IPA
Not sure what's going on here, whatever it is IPA's not really crossing my mind. I'm wondering if this one sat on a hot boat for too long or if they mixed up the labels. This one's not my cup of tea and my first underwhelming experience with Bairds
06-02-2012 06:49:20 | More by wordemupg
2.55/5 rDev -32.2%
360ml bottle. I missed this the last time around, so glad to finally take a crack at it.
This beer pours a hazy, medium bronzed amber colour, with a tumultuous tower of thin, cake-ish, foamy white head, which leaves some broad sudsy blobs of lace around the glass as it slowly sinks out of sight.
It smells quite surprisingly of split-pea soup, very vegetal in that specific memory of my earlier days, and really very little else, save some middling earthy, leafy hops. The taste is toasted grain, more dry green vegetal matter, a very subtle citrus hoppiness, and a further generic herbal character that just seems to pile on.
The bubbles are fairly low-key, the body a tame medium weight, and generally rather smooth. It finishes with that legume character still looming large, amongst a semi-sweet grainy malt, just as surprised as the rest of us at its bedmates.
Huh - I was expecting so much more, given the Yankee-leaning ways of this brewer. What I got, though, was something altogether off-beat, and really nothing near an IPA of any known stripe. Drinkable, but only because I'm hungry, and soup sounds pretty good right now.
05-23-2012 05:21:18 | More by biboergosum
United Kingdom (England)
3.8/5 rDev +1.1%
A 360ml bottle with a BB of March 2013 (in Italian). I think the ABV is stated as 6% (most of the writing is Japanese). Acquired from the Brewdog online shop. The image on the label makes me think of a robot samurai.
Poured into a Duvel tulip. A rich, hazy orange-amber hue with plentiful carbonation. Produces a gigantic head of creamy off-white foam with excellent stability; this eventually settles to a surface layer. Tons of lacing down the glass. Aroma of sweet malt with a generous dose of aromatic hops. Notes of grapefruit, citrus, pine, biscuits, caramel and earthy yeast.
Tastes of sweet caramel malt with a nice aromatic hop character and a bitter finish. Notes of bitter pine and faint citrus, underpinned by caramel, biscuits and yeast. A mild herbal quality and slight sourness linger in the background, along with a dry bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and full-bodied. Rather astringent. Aftertaste of bitter pine and malt.
A decent American-style IPA - nicely constructed and balanced. The only let-down is that the aromatic hops don't seem so pronounced in the taste compared with the aroma, which takes depth away from the flavour. Still, tasty and drinkable - if availability and price weren't factors then I'd probably have this again. Worth sampling.
04-22-2012 23:25:07 | More by jazzyjeff13
4.5/5 rDev +19.7%
Bought a bottle of this from a random liquor shop in Nerima, Japan. Poured into a Baird pint glass. Amazingly complex and mystical appearance, moving as a gradient from dark at the top to light brown at the bottom of the glass. Lots of layers to the scent coming off this -- very hoppy with bits of caramel, nuts, and possibly blood orange. Wonderful taste without any notes of sourness or bitterness in the throat, and no excess gas. Overall, this is one of my favorite Bairds i've tried, especially bottled. Get this if you can find it!
03-11-2012 23:52:24 | More by shigg85
4.45/5 rDev +18.4%
Pours a burnt orange colour with massive tan head, fluffy and marshmallowy on top. Lace clings to the glass beautifully. Retains well. Does everything well.
Smells lovely: nice citric tang with tangerine, grapefruit and kaffir lime leaf. Mint and a hint of leather in there as well. Broody, spicy twist on an otherwise highly appealing fruity aroma. Yum.
Taste dips into great IPA territory, with nice salted caramel base overlain with spicy tangy fruit notes. Grapefruit, lime, pink lady apple with nutmeg, cedar wood and a nice resiny hop finish with distinct citric oils. Tasty, well constructed IPA. Hops star, but don't hog the spotlight from the other talented players.
Smooth enough, with a bit of body behind it. Bit too much pull on the back, but otherwise pretty great.
Wonderful beer and the best I've had from Baird. Tasty, complex and exciting with a big, impressive hop presence.
01-05-2012 04:45:48 | More by laituegonflable
3.63/5 rDev -3.5%
Pours dark amber with a large head.
Nose shows fruity hops with notes of passion-fruit, peach and pine. Also lots of sweet caramel underneath.
Similar flavours, the big surprise though is the toasty and bready malt characters. The hops aren't quite as complex as the nose suggests, mainly showing pine characters.
Carbonation is pretty full on, could be lower.
09-13-2011 09:29:12 | More by CrazyDavros
3.78/5 rDev +0.5%
12 oz. bottle poured into a straight Baird pint glass.
A: The beer pours a cloudy reddish amber color with a gigantic head of white foam. Holy foam Batman! I know how to pour a beer, but I still ended up with 4 inches of foam. Looking through other reviews, this doesn't seem to be an isolated issue. Lacing is thick and soapy in nature and sticks around long after the beer is gone.
S: The aroma is that of fresh hops with hints of pineapple and grapefruit. Toasted malt, bread, honey and caramel are also present.
T: Hops are noticeable but they mellow out. Notes of pineapple and passion fruit are detected along a nice mild hop backbone to finish this one off.
M: This IPA has a very crisp mouth feel with light body and an oily hint.
O: This is a really delicious IPA on the lower end of the ABV spectrum, but the carbonation on this sucker is out of control. It's worth seeking out, but don't pay too much.
08-10-2011 01:28:33 | More by distantmantra
Teikoku IPA from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
85 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.