Rising Sun Pale Ale | Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom

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3.73/5
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Rising Sun Pale AleRising Sun Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
Japan
bairdbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by UncleJimbo on 06-23-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,745
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
163
pDev:
12.06%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 163 |  Reviews: 85
Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flyingpig
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

US Pint on-tap from Goodbeer Faucets in Sibuya, Tokyo, Japan (¥900):
This one was quite an enjoyable beer from Baird & about on par with the previous two from the brewery that I've tried; their Suruga Bay Imperial IPA was probably marginally better but this one was still a solid effort. The nose was a lot lighter than expected but things came through stronger with the nose with some good sweetness & tropical fruits coming through in the early going alongside touches of citrus, mango & pineapple being the most pronounced of the fruits which helped make this one of the better beers I tried while in Japan.

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Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -33%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Momon
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IMZep
3.95/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GokuGatsu
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It's a tasty Pale Ale, one of my staples in Japan. There's a nice citrus nose to it and the head is an off white. Really good with karaage!

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Photo of Dewsby
3.24/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nunya
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ntanp91
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueSpader
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mpenske
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaPan
4.16/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of texasspottedcow
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange color with off-white head. In the aroma you get sweet tangerines and other citrus fruits. Taste is also sweet and fruity at first and gets more balanced and slightly bitter with grapefruit notes on the finish. Medium body with a good amount of carbonation. Overall it's a decent, easy to drink pale ale.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Harajuku taproom in Tokyo, Japan.

Medium copper-yellow body. Not much retention or lacing. Smells of moderately fruity grapefruit, mild grainy sweetness, a bit of tapioca. The flavour is similar, but balanced by a slight rind bitterness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but very drinkable. More than a solid APA that drinks fairly well and I would use this as one of my go-to's if I were an expat in Japan.

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Photo of Tone
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy, copper color. 2/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of tea, pine, hops, sweet malt, slight spice, hint of alcohol, and a hint of caramel malt. Fits the style of an American Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of sweet malt, slight caramel malt, hops, pine, tea, hint of pale malt, and a hint of spice. Overall, good appearance and aroma, body and blend are more muted, so an average APA.

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/20/2014. Labeled as 5.5%. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, apple, peach, apricot, mango, light pepper/pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, apple, peach, apricot, mango, light pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/piney bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, peach, apricot, mango, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of citrus/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fair amount of dryness after the finish from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/sticky, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice American pale ale style. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops, fruity yeast, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. Even with the obvious English yeast counterpart, I feel this still fits the American style with it’s citrus and tropical flavors. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Norseman
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hop_God
3.39/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of donspublic
4.06/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really like this brewery. Mango on the front hops on the back. Nice beer

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Photo of JohnBender
3.26/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eddiehop
3.52/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Rising Sun Pale Ale from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 163 ratings