Brewed by Le Baladin
Style: American Pale Ale
Piozzo, Italy


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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Water, malt, hops and yeast. That’s it! Why? It took a simple beer to express a simple project. And it took an innovative beer to express an innovative project. This is how OPEN BALADIN was created: a beer with a “strong” personality and at the same time delicately captivating. And this is how this beer – the first “open source” beer in Italy – has slowly captured the hearts (and especially the throats…) of those who enjoy good, healthy and informed drinking. 27 EBC, 16.8°

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
petrinisara (12) - ITALY - OCT 23, 2010
profumi di frutta rossa ma non molto evidenti al palato risulta leggermente amara senza dare molte emozioni

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nickls (1765) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Tap. Huge two fingers of pure white head, sticky spotty lacing, clearer marigold hue. Hoppy with a little sweetness and a bit of citrus in the aroma. Fairly bland taste at first, but then provides a kick of spice and hop in the finish. Mostly sweet maltiness and the hop in the aroma kinda gets lost in the flavor. OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomciccateri (987) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - SEP 30, 2010
On draught at Open Baladin Rome. Pours a clear gold with fine bubbles and white head. Light to medium body. Soft mouthfeel. Palealtoness flavors evenlyatched to mellow hop flavor and subtle hop bitterness. Late alcohol presence. Clean and nice. Resembles a strong pale ale should such a category exist.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (859) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2010
25cl bottle. Hazy brown with thin head. Nice aroma - tangy fruits and hops. Full body with good carbonation. Flavour malt with peppery spiciness. Plenty of pleasant hoppy bitterness in the long finish. Overall a very solid beer, although it reminds me more of a strong Belgian beer with extra hops, than an IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nisse666 (3758) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2010
Bottle 25 cl) from 2D2spuma Barcelona cons 2010-08-17 (excelent with a refrigerator in the shop - then you can start to sip straight away .-)) F/AR: sweet wild strawberry, hoppiness and great bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7012) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2010
Bottle from Bellingers, Jet Garage, Grove, Nr Wantage, consumed at campsite back of The Trout, Nr Lechlade, Gloucestershire, 24-07-10 Pours warm gold with a white head and busy carbonation. There is light mlt and honey on the nose, taste is really quite honeyish but with a flurry of bitterness and some petals, floralness, really nice steady bitterness. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2010
Amber with a small white head. Strong nelson sauvin aroma, chemicals and tropical fruit. Dry and hoppy flavour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (10769) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2010
Bottle, thanks to CCskou.
Pours clear golden with a nice, staying, small, creamy, white head. Aroma is pleasantly hoppy, some grapefruit, apples and pineapples. Light piney as well. Medium carbonation, fine dry mouthfeel. Flavour is light fruity tart and bitter, good peach and grapefruit. Light vinious. Somewhat grassy and piney. Long, deliciously dry finish with firm bitterness. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcot (771) - Campomorone, ITALY - JUN 22, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2010 Bevuta in bottiglietta da 0,25 all’Irish di Quinto; sigh era davvero troppo poca, è buonissima questa IPA con un mix di dolce-speziato tipico delle baladin e un amaro molto forte dovuto anche al dry hopping. Visto che c’è la ricetta prima o poi provo a farmela a casa

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SHIG (3447) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Bottle: Poured a murky brown orange with a creamy off white head. Aroma is citrus and wheat. Taste is a bitter hops and wheat, not really a IPA in my mind. More of a wheat or witte.

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