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Birra del Borgo BdbBi(g)BodyIbu

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Brewed by Birra del Borgo
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Borgorose (RI), Italy
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Una delle ultime creazioni nate nel Vecchio Birrificio: una birra decisamente bizzarra, che fin dal nome ricorda formule magiche (ricordate il Salagadula magibula bidibi bodibi bu di Cenerentola?) e pozioni... da favola! Caratteristica principale, il massiccio uso di luppoli con un cocktail di diverse varietà che da’ luogo a profumi straordinari e ad una carica di amaro davvero notevole, con ben 100 IBU.
Birra del Borgo Big Body IBU


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Draft. Medium beige head that leaves nice lacing atop crystal clear garnet body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some grapefruit, herbal. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, bread, light orange/herbal. Light-medium body, light resin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6179) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2014
On tap at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. Copper orange pour. Toffee, candies orange peel, pine in aroma. Sweet flavor, bitterness lays under. Decent tastes past prime.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3629) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
On draft at Rustico, Alexandria. Pours a clear deep amber with an ecru head. Aroma of pine resin. Falvors of mandarin orange peel and caramel. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (1092) - mclean, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
On draft at rustico on Alexandria it is a clear amber with a slight head. The aroma is citrus and pineapple the taste is bitter and the pineapple resonates at the end

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (235) - HONG KONG - NOV 1, 2014
From Craftissimo. Cloudy (so muddy it's opaque) orange-brown with yeasty sudsy off-white head and legs. Smells of heavy wet malt, some fruitcake/sweet spiced bread, butterscotch, pear and other overripe fruits, quite a concentrated aroma. Tastes of malt but accompanied by a lot of bitterness, a little sour and musty. Has the heavy malt and hop flavour of some New Zealand IPAs but less fresh-tasting and more musty and sweet, esp. in the nose. Body is thin to medium, a little fizzy and frothy, spicy bitter finish. Solid relatively malty IPA that's less creamy/crisp in palate than other Birra del Borgo beers I've tried.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (297) - HONG KONG - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle from Craftissimo at home. Hazy/opaque dark amber pour. Hoppy - pine and fruit - biscuity aroma. Taste is similar - big bitter hops with healthy malt background. Very bitter finish. Much more traditional flavor profile than other Borgo beers - really good IPA. Big flavor, very bitter, but balanced. Yum.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1200) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2014
Cloudy medium amber body with an off-white head that laces the glass very well. Strong aroma of slightly overripe tropical fruits, especially peach and mango, backed up by caramel. So far this looks and smells very much like a double IPA. The flavour and taste however does not have the necessary punch to justify the DIPA classification. I’d say the bitterness is quite moderate, i.e. not as bitter as a powerful DIPA should be, and frankly I doubt that the IBU printed on the label is correct: this does not feel like 120 IBU at all. The sweetness is moderate to light, in other words not sweet enough to be able to mask 120 IBUs that efficiently. It’s a bit watery and the finish is rather short. Still, a very nice IPA that pretends to be a DIPA. And that name? Please? That must be stupid even in Italian.
[Sample from 75 cl bottle, Mystery Beer #3 @ Kaaz’ Ølsmaking på takterrassen]

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (571) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle from Beer Cartel (Jan 2014). Hazy amber, moderate off-white head, strong citrus/pine hops, some floral aromas, burnt caramel malt, spicy bitterness, medium body, long bitter finish. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4060) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
How: Draught.
Where: Bir&Fud Bottega, Rome.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with a large off-white head.
Aroma: Fruit, hops, caramel, malt.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, hops, grass, citrus, floral, some perfume.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4539) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Draft. Brownish copper pour, with an off white head. Caramel, bread, citrusy hops, light fruitiness, and mild bitterness. Decent.


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