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Brewed by Birra Bellazzi
Style: Imperial IPA
San Lazzaro di Savena (BO), Italy
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dream Team American Hops
Il modo più difficile per andare a canestro!
Dopo aver impostato i malti base in modo da dare buon supporto alla birra pur restando sullo sfondo, abbiamo lanciato quantità enormi di luppoli americani per fare canestro nel modo più spettacolare.
Il risultato è questa luppolosissima Imperial IPA: corposamente amara, di un ambrato intenso e di assoluta bevibilità.

Stile:Imperial IPA
Fermentazione: Alta
Gradi saccarometrici: 17 plato
Gradi alcolici: 8.5% vol
Colore: 22.4 (EBC)
IBU: 84


zaf's rating

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zaf (308) - - JUL 13, 2014
premio birra migliore assaggiata a tuscia birra!! ambrata con schiuma che resiste eccome! aromi esplosivi di luppolo sia fruttato che agrumato e resinoso..corpo eccellente,amara ma non al punto da farti storcere la bocca! finale lungo e piacevole! ha meritato ben 2 dollari!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle at Birrivico, Como, L15076, bb 10/2016
Amber color, dull, hazy, with small head. The aroma has some orange hops and a touch of skunk. Strong body, but the chewy caramel and moderate sweetness identify this as old style IIPA; orangey hops on the final, a bit resiny.
Not a bad beer, but it’s rather sticky, and cloying, so the larger bottle format (500ml) seems so wrong.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smau33 (33) - - DEC 24, 2015
Ambrata con schiuma bianca abbastanza persistente. Agrumi sia al naso che al palato, dove parte abbastanza dolce per finire decisamente amara.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baramba (861) - ITALY - DEC 4, 2015
On tap. Amber with medium white head. Aroma of malt, grapefruit, yeast. Falvour of hops, pine, fruits, alcohol well hidden

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (7349) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2015
50cl bottle I picked up at Il Pretesto. Pours a murky amber with some creamy, white head. Nose has sturdy malt, orange/grapefruit/lemon, candy, yeast, dried pine needle. Flavor is huge with pine, soap, citrus, brown malts, honey. Full bodied, sticky finish. Old school American DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (2055) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 28, 2015
500ml bottle at home courtesy of Saeglopur, many thanks. BB 02/2016. amber hazy color, small off-white head. nice smell of pines, some sweetness, mango, grapefruit, oranges, grass, light glueish. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of pines, herbs, lightly fruity, citric, oranges, grapefruit, some grass, light spices, some sweetness. finishes with a nice herbal and citric bitterness. feels a bit heavy but nice balance with the sweetness being very unobtrusive. the malt backbone is obvious but works great with the bitterness. love it, finishes just a tad too zesty for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Saeglopur (1665) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 10, 2015
500 ml bottle from il Pretesto Beershop, Bologna.
Dark amber, hazy body, with a medium, creamy, off-white head.
Aroma of grapefruit, grass, pineapple, passion fruit, candy, some herbs.
Tastes of grapefruit, pineapple, peach, some berries, biscuit, honey.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes bitter, quite dry, zesty, a bit piney, fruity, a bit malty.

Very nice. The nose is a bit too grassy for me, but the taste is very good, fruity-hoppy and with a smooth, sweet malt backbone. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall a quite filling, but tasty DIPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daniele (7959) - ITALY - FEB 27, 2015
bottle ambrata resina agrumata lieve etilici disceta secchezza corpo medio lieve nota alcolica

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oliodnb (661) - ITALY - JAN 18, 2015
50cl bottle. Pours hazy amber with a minimal off white head. Aroma is malts, caramel, some hops, some spicy yeast. Taste is sweet malts, dried sweet fruits, lot of resinous hops, some citrus. Long bitter hoppy aftertaste, medium body, medium carbonation. Very well hidden alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6194) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Keg at FOB, Rimini. It pours a clean golden color with a large white head. Aroma is sweet and nutty, with good presence of pine hops. Notes of caramel, toffee, grains, pine cones. Taste is again medium sweet and lightly bitter and hoppy, with notes of ripe peaches, toffee, pine coes, light grapefruit and biscuit. Meidum bodied with soft to good carbonation. Overall, quite sweet DIPA

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9267) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Earth-covered oranges are supported by generous caramelized and nutty sugars before falling into balancing bitter resins.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the hazy pale amber.
-This is too sweet for my tastes in the style.
-Flavor profile could be better polished.
-The coniferous hop bitterness is surprisingly not too intense.
-This one must fall into all-out sweetness after a few months, once the aromatic hops have subsided…
-If this were brewed in the US, it would be seen as a run-of-the-mill strong ale. But there aren’t tons of options on that front in Italy…

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