Teikoku IPA | Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom

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Teikoku IPATeikoku IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UncleJimbo on 01-10-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
59
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
11.94%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 59 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of DaPan
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of distantmantra
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of FadetoBock
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Clean refreshing IPA at Moniale 2009. Grapefruit colour with a little white head. A good bitterness, though high IBU and aggressively carbonated. Moderate hop aroma. Overall, a good taste, melange of hops.Like a 1.5X IPA. Malting gives it it uniqueness, its there and makes it drinkable though not exceptional.

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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 beige head. Faint hoppy aroma with orange and tangerine notes. Taste starts with an intense nutty, biscuit malt note and some hops follow and continue into the aftertaste and linger with medium bitterness. Body is quite heavy, smooth and has a good carbonation for the style. Really interesting take on an IPA, I just wish it was fresher.

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Photo of apbaj
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of BehL
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Poupae
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of patre_tim
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark, thick and cloudy, copper brown with sediment on the bottom of the glass. Topped with 5 fingers of beige head, leaving a chunky lacing.

Smells of toasted bread, creamy, creme brulee, a hint of pine, and light sweetness.

Caramel, hints of orange and pine. Reminds me of a traditional English IPA, much like Fuller's.

Medium body, almost no carbonation.

Solid brew, just maybe in the English IPA category? Really worth a try, and nice coming from Japan. Drank in Chiang Mai, Feb 11th, 2017.

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Photo of BenBreeg
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap at club popeye, this was amber in color. citrus, pine, and caramel in the nose. taste follows suit with a big malt sweetness and prominent hop bitterness rounding it out. big in body for the style with a nice creamy mouthfeel and carbonation. a revelation after drinking macro lagers for a week in japan.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of ntanp91
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flyingpig
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Norseman
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of k3ve
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BangkokBacchus
3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of snogglethorpe
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent IPA, as the blurb says, kind of a halfway point between American and English styles. Maybe a little bit too much on the bitter side for me, and not enough of the tangy fruity character I like about American IPAs, but it's interesting enough and a good solid IPA.

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Photo of nouseforotacon
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Back home in the states I sampled, though not reviewed, a variety of different American IPAs. I've come to enjoy and appreciate this style, so I only thought it right to start in Japan with an American IPA from the praised Baird brewery.

My Teikoku poured out a flat looking amber color, toned with a pale yellow tint. There was close to no head and the top left a very thin white film with a small group of bubbles resting in the center. Pretty average, but nothing too impressive.

The smells were faint and I felt like I had to work a bit hard for this one. A grassy field/floral scent lingers about, paired with a weak citrus aroma. Smell is a bit cloudy, not as crisp or as clean as I would've hoped for and expected.

Biterness? Wow, a biting bitterness that numbs my tongue slightly and strong hops that tingle down the back of my throat. Very, very pleasant initially, but the bitterness in the aftertaste is a bit too overpowering. Light herbal notes in the taste, as well as citrus rinds. The mouthfeel is warm and the beer wets my palette nicely.

I'm holding slightly mixed feelings about this one. While there's definitely positive remarks to be made for this brew, I personally feel like the style is a bit forced and too drastically overdone. There's a lovely biterness initially and this is pretty drinkable stuff, despite its flaws.

I rate this about average, but not close to some of the other AIPAs I've tried. Worth a try though, for sure.

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Photo of GrumD
3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Monochrome
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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Teikoku IPA from Baird Brewing Company / Fishmarket Taproom
3.77 out of 5 based on 59 ratings.
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