Stone Brewing Co. - Japanese Green Tea IPA
ABV : 10.1% Style : American IPA
First of all this is a special colaberation beer with
BRYAN BAIRD, BREWMASTER, BAIRD BREWING COMPANY, TOSHI ISHII, PRESIDENT/BREWMASTER, ISHII BREWING CO. & MITCH STEELE, BREWMASTER, STONE BREWING CO.
The apperance of this beer is cludu golden-amber hue with a metallic sheen and mild carbonation. It has a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a minute or two before reducing to a spotty surface layer. There is a delicate laceing.
The aroma is of floral and fruity hops with hints of subtle pine, burnt sugar, a touch of peel, citrus like of grapefruit, dried tropical fruit, green tea, malt, yeast. The tea is delicate but notsable.
Tastes of intensely aromatic hops with a robust bitter finish. Notes of sharp citrus like of kumquat, dried mango, mild pinion, coriander, yellow pineapple, star fruit, green tea, malt and damp earth. There are delicate tannins throughout. The finish is a Hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing.