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

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11878) - DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013
Bottle, 7%. Clear golden with big off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, spicy and hop. Flavour is malt, spicy, mint, hop, little sweet and a little bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2042) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Pours hazy orange with a big white head. Light and crisp with grapefruit bitterness under a sweet floral aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4396) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Fruity, floral aroma. Flavour is similar to the aroma, fruits, floral.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2588) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2013
750 ml. bottle. Pours golden yellow with a huge white head. Malty flavors with mutes citrus. Flavors are hoppy and fruity. Good balance and a nice hoppy finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5834) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Draft at Alla Spina with Mr. PJs. Pours a clear amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is weird hoppy dishwater. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of bitter hop, maybe some pine but very faint. Ok, tastes closer to a pilsner.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcr (2263) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Bottle. Hazy golden body, light copper highlights. Frothy white head, diminishing. Hop aroma of flowers, perfume, citrus. Notes of toasted grain, herbs. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. More delicate and flavorful than American IPAs. And more complex. Restrained bitterness allows tastes of toasted grain, apricot, pineapple and tropical fruit stay on the tongue into the finish. Clean malts. Taste of bitter tropical fruit lingers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1307) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle. Aroma is floral, perfume, a little earthy. Pours hazy amber, minimal head. Taste is surprisingly sweet, with stale hops, caramel, and a lot of flower and ripe fruit. Appropriate level of bitterness. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marstonlad (516) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
Draught at Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Pours cloudy golden with a little white head. Aroma has strong exotic, tropical fruitiness, peach and apricot more than citrus. Taste is light sweet at first, then moderately bitter, crisp and fruity. Exotic fruity notes dominate and are actually pretty strong for an IPA. No cat’s piss or alcohol. Palate is smooth, medium to full bodied and sticky. Very enjoyable, richly fruity IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1204) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Slightly hazy golden orange with a giant white head that eventually fades down to a film. Nice lacing and a lot of tiny bubbles in the glass. Really nice sweet citrusy aroma with a lot of grapefruit and orange. There’s also an earthy character to it. Taste is mostly citrus rind, a little herbal and earthy. Bitterness lasts. Dry on the palate. Crisp.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4211) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 30, 2013
Draught @ Viisi Penniä, Helsinki

Pours golden orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of zesty fruits, citrus, lemon and grassy hops. Taste is juicy and fruity with some citrusy notes. Finish is fruity and slightly bitter with some juicy notes. Quite juicy, not that bitter IPA.


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