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Birra del Borgo Re Ale Extra

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Una variazione della normale ReAle, i luppoli sono diversi soprattutto nella quantità: elevatissima, ma quello che cambia maggiormente è la tecnica di utilizzo del luppolo. Tutto il luppolo viene utilizzato negli ultimi 10 minuti di bollitura, in una quantità 3 volte superiore rispetto alla Re Ale. Il risultato è un’esplosione di profumi che vanno dall’agrumato al resinoso (resina di pino ed incenso). In bocca secca, immediatamente arriva l’amaro per poi lasciare il passo ad una bellissima nota di mandarino che rimane estremamente persistente. Crea assuefazione!

Tipologia American Pale Ale
Colore Ambrato
Gradi 6,4%
EBC: 14
Temperatura 10-12° C
Formati 75 cl, 33 cl, fusti, cask

Note: Claims to be an APA. At this ABV and the IBU level, it’s not one.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7915) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and malt aroma with light tropical fruit. Grapefruit and tropical fruit flavor with pine and backing caramel. Medium bodied. decent bitterness. Grapefruit and tropical fruit lingers with some earth and mineral notes.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rekvium (326) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2016
From bottle. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of sweet fruit, light stale and dusty, light floral. Taste is sweet, floral, bitter finish, floral.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrOrla (1388) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of herbal, sweet, grape, light alcohol, sticky fruits. Taste is herbal, hops, sweet, herbal. Bitter and dry finish. Decent

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3899) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle from Secret Santa. Thanks man! Pours a hazed yellow orange with a small white head. It fades to a film on top. Ok lacing. Aroma is doughy and piney, with some earth notes. Flavor has medium bitterness with underlying earthy, mineral water notes. Lively mouthfeel with prickly carbonation. Finishes with a lingering bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charmarita (32) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2016
Pours from tap dark hazy honey with medium creamy head. Aroma smoky resin and cough syrup. Palate oily. Taste medium bitter with abrupt finish. Alright IPA but better out there.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (1299) - HONG KONG - JAN 23, 2016


330 ml bottle bought at HK Brew Craft in Central.

Preparation: fridged bottle; Rested in room temperature for 7 minutes. Popped at 10°C (within recommended temperature range) onto the Duvel tulip.

Looks: Cloudy hazy golden honey colour with thin trace of yeast sediments; One finger head and white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Beautiful sticky lacing with near zero carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant sweet ale malt, with grapefruit, strong passion fruits, tangerines, floral, strong honey, sugar, strong pine, strong resin, yeast, faint lemon and thin grass.

Taste: Medium sweet and Ale malt, with strong grapefruits, caramel, strong floral, molasses, pine, resins, light earth, light biscuits, yeast, lemon, fairly strong bitter hops and grass.

Body: Mid to light body. Thin, slightly slick and fairly oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Good strong Ale maltyness in a thin, quite watery body. Good caramel backbones. Grapefruit is omnipresent. Strong Cascade floral and nice moderate sweetness. Pine and resin strong but restrained, much like an APA. Good lemon to round. Easy and comfy!

Hoppiness: Grapefruit, strong passion fruits, tangerines, floral, strong pine and strong resin in nose. Strong grapefruits, strong floral, pine, resin, light earth, lemon and grass in taste. Bitterness is close to strong for a lasting, astringent bitter sweet finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Piney and bitter to mouth.

Comments: Compared to Re Ale, this one is watery but the maltyness is all there, with excellent 3C fruity aroma, and fairly expressive piney oozy taste. Hard to pin down whether it’s an APA or IPA, but either way it’s well-made, easy to down and enjoyable. Nice enough!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (3338) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 21, 2016
on tap @ Ei8ht Ball / Bellevue KY --- Hazy medium amber color, off-white head cover, broken sheets of lace. Taste is malt with a burst of caramel that moves through the palate to mild European hops to finish. Not enough hops to blot out the malt, leaving a satisfying, balanced brew. Solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksiwzos (95) - GREECE - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle from Greek e-shop. Quite hazy golden to orange, small to normal white head. Heavy hoppy aroma, mainly tropican fruits and some citsusy notes. Bitter and resiny, very intense and complex hoppy bitterness. Dry and perceived dryness is much higher, medium body, soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1665) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2015
Citrus malt hop fruit spice aroma. Murky Amber colour great head and lacing. Fruit citrus malt flavour. Long lingering palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours a nice hazy dark golden with orange hue and creamy medium white head. Very fruity hops, aroma’s of weed, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, with some nettle-like bitterness following afterwards. Doughy yeast. Strong bitter. Body is medium to thick, texture is grainy and rich, carbo is soft. Very enjoyable IPA. Love this kind of stuff. Laaaiiiddbaaaack.


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