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Amiata Contessa

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Brewed by Birra Amiata
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Arcidosso (GR), Italy
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
From Birra Amiata, one of Italy’s most creative craft brewers, comes this marvelous Italian take on the India Pale Ale style. A delicately hopped nose marries perfectly with an assertively hopped malt character to give a beer that is full-bodied with a clean, bright finish. Re-fermened in the bottle.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle - BBE date Sept 2014; Drank Jan 2014 - Very Hoppy; piney and grassy hops. Fruity; tropical fruits and some orange citrus. Spicy. Malty; sweet biscuity malts, caramel. Moderately bitter hoppy citrus fruity meets sweet malts. Dryish finish. Fairly subtle IPA; not aggressively hopped. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
slawek (29) - Kraków, POLAND - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle, 7.2%ABV Big, white head, golden, almost clear body. Medium, citrus aroma, after some time changed to something not pleasant, probably garlic. Aroma could be more complex. In taste beer is quite sweet but there is no proper bitter contrary. Bitterness is low and short. Strong carbonation. Nice, very drinkable beer, but bitterness and aromas could be stronger. My bottle was described as American Pale Ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1659) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Aroma is grass, citrus, and malt. Pours blonde and fizzy with a very shortlived head. Taste is light with grass notes, citrus, and slight lemon. Very understated and tame. Well made but not very remarkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (11947) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2013
Bottled 750ml@VWPBF Hazy orange color, small white head. Very exotic fruity aroma. Medium-bodied. Fruity, grapefruity bitterness. Fruity sweetness. Quite nice sweetish strong IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (3892) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
This one poured a cloudy darker yellow color with a white head. Aroam was of floral and grassy hops and light grain. Flavor similar, lgihtly fruity and grassy. Pretty fresh IPA for coming from across the pond.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (2848) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2013
[20-OCT-2013] Draught at EurHop Beer Festival (EBF) 2013 in Rome. Pours yellow with a nice head, aroma of honey, orange, flavor is bitter with light acidity, medium bodied

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (5052) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2013
[10/20/13] Draught at Eurhop Beer Festival 2013 in Rome. Clear deep golden. Aroma has some floral and citric hops, a bit of fruitiness and a bit of yeast. Flavor has a bit of sweetness, a bit malty, a bit fruity, with a mildly bitter hoppy finish. Medium-bodied. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (2045) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle - Flowery, mango hops on the nose. Clear copper with a thick rich head. A bit resinous and bitter up front with a long bitter finish. Hops are muted and tastes are a bit lost in the bitterness. Coming all the way from Italy this may be better fresh, but the nose is still pretty good.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 20, 2013
Nass hopfig getreidiger Antrunk, laff. Süßer werdend, steigender grasiger Hopfen. Nicht neun Geschmack. 9/8/7/7//7

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (8558) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Yellow pour with a crazy gigantic white head. This reminds me of a white beer mixed with a pale ale. It didn’t taste bad at all but I would hardly call it an IPA.


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