Rising Sun Pale Ale
Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom

Rising Sun Pale AleRising Sun Pale Ale
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Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #999
Ranked #24,056
3.72 | pDev: 12.1%
Aug 18, 2020
Jun 23, 2003
Rising Sun Pale AleRising Sun Pale Ale
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2.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Aug 18, 2020
4 by bdlusa from Texas on Aug 07, 2019
3.73 by Toynk from Illinois on Mar 06, 2019
3.75 by shelby415 from Oregon on Jan 29, 2019
3.75 by paulish from New York on Jul 18, 2018
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3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by flyingpig from Scotland

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.

Oct 30, 2017
2.5 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden on Jul 15, 2017
3.74 by Momon from Philippines on Jun 08, 2017
3.95 by IMZep from Maryland on Jun 03, 2017
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4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by GokuGatsu from California

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!

Feb 26, 2017
3.24 by Dewsby from Kentucky on Dec 08, 2016
3.68 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Sep 06, 2016
3.56 by dsshuck from Delaware on Jul 13, 2016
4 by Nunya from Ohio on Jul 10, 2016
3.84 by ntanp91 from Thailand on May 24, 2016
3.69 by BlueSpader from Washington on May 05, 2016
4 by mpenske from California on Apr 26, 2016
4.16 by DaPan from Canada (ON) on Mar 27, 2016
4 by texasspottedcow from Texas on Jan 17, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Ciocanelu from Romania

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.

Dec 03, 2015
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3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Stevedore from Oregon

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.

Oct 18, 2015
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3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Tone from Missouri

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.

Oct 15, 2015
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3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by superspak from North Carolina

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.

Oct 10, 2015
3.67 by SmellsofMahagony from Texas on Jun 19, 2015
4.1 by Norseman from Illinois on Apr 28, 2015
3.39 by Hop_God from California on Apr 16, 2015
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4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by donspublic from Texas

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

Mar 17, 2015
3.26 by JohnBender from Texas on Mar 16, 2015
3.52 by Eddiehop from Texas on Mar 13, 2015
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by SmashPants from Australia

Format: a very solid dark brown 360mL bottle with a fancy label - looks like a piece of art. Very different to the package shown on BA...

Appearance: pours a slightly hazy and solid yellow in colour with a half-finger of off-white head that drops to a thin cap.

Aroma: citrus, nuts, biscuit malts and a touch of some other florals or fruit. Perhaps berries? Good spread of flavours but smells a bit flat, stopping it from rating a 4.

Taste: lots of the flavours from the nose, with that berry flavour fairly strong too. Edit: Thanks to @metter98 - it is gooseberries! Pretty decent here, and somewhat smooth.

Aftertaste: hop bitterness as expected, with some of the hop flavour hanging about.

Mouth feel: the feel is moderate but watery, with fuller carbonation. I think the watery feel causes the flatness in the aroma and the mouth.

Overall: this is a decent and drinkable APA - pretty standard but with a bit of extra florals to make it a bit different. It is, however, AU$160 for a case of 24. What the hell?? The price of Baird Brewing beers are completely out of this world - this is the third I have had, and none of them are mind-blowing, but each is well and truly over $130 a case. Not worth it.

Feb 06, 2015
3.39 by SavageHopHead from Texas on Jan 25, 2015
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3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by patre_tim from Thailand

A: Copper peach with few small bubbles that are difficult to see as its cloudy. Topped with 3 dense fingers of yellowish head looking like whipped cream.

S: Peaches, pine, caramel, pine tree bark, light sweet honey scent. Overall its light and balanced and like an IPA but mellow.

T: Very light, peach or watered down peach drink, a hint of pine, light honey and malt, almost a honey biscuit. Fruity and floral opens up in time

M: Medium thick body, light fine carbonation.

O: Well done Japan! I am liking this brewery’s label style and beers. Got on Wishbeer, Thailand, drank in Kunming, China, Jan 15th 2015.

Jan 15, 2015
3.75 by BrazilianAussie from Brazil on Jan 14, 2015
3.54 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Jan 11, 2015
3.99 by T-34-85 from New York on Dec 31, 2014
3.25 by jheezee from Texas on Dec 21, 2014
3.5 by kjkinsey from Texas on Dec 20, 2014
3.26 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Dec 17, 2014
3 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Dec 08, 2014
3.75 by amano_h from Oregon on Dec 04, 2014
Rising Sun Pale Ale from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 167 ratings