KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap Churchkey, dc.
Iím thinking I might like some of the oddities of some good quality italian brewers. This has a dry almost pilsner like quality to it (which is among the most underrated characteristics out there on this site). Itís got hops, but its so far from a west coast american IPA. Wasntí the prettiest beer Iíve ever seen (literally a yellow-gold color). Had a sweet flavor to it as well.
It was interesting in the sense that it looked and felt like an IPA, but the taste didnít necessary completely follow suite. It was a very strong brew.
blankboy (6018) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Coles, Buffalo, NY. Pours a cloudy yellow-gold with an average size diminishing white head. Aroma: Wow, that smells really nice! Hops, spices, herbs, honey and juicy citrus fruit. Flavour, also really nice, is fruity and hoppy, with citrus and pineapple, spices and a finish that is quite bitter. An original take on the style, I really enjoyed it and would love to have it again.
GT2 (8354) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Churchkey. I guess Greg really likes these pricey Italian crafts, though they are mostly giant messes of crazy ingredients and no direction. +1 point for a slightly witty pun in the name. Pours a clear yellow with a light head. Great lacing. Huge nose of lemongrass, heather honey, fennel seed, spices, florals. Whoa- very intense like a DIPA but minus the citrus hops. Taste is dry and spicy with some wood, resin, grass. Sort of like a great IPA with practically zero hop character- everything else is in order except the most important part.
capoccetta (171) - roma, ITALY - JAN 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap.aroma floreale ,agrumato.un bel corpo con sapore di ffrutti a polpa gialla legermente acidi e un bel gusto amarognolo. veramente un piacere.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask at the White Horse Old Ale Festival, 27th Nov 09. Sublime fruity hop aroma. Perfume, floral notes, citrus - all in balance. On the tongue itís likewise expertly balanced with great hops and malt. Lovely fresh flavours of lychee, peach with germoline and cereal hints that add even more layers. Wonderful beer.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Relentless Thirst Tasting on 08/29/2009 as "Extra Re Ale". Clear copper amber body with a medium frothy off-white head. Sweet spiced caramel aroma. Spicy caramel and dark malt flavor. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.
bhensonb (10908) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Johnís Marketplace in Portland, OR. Pours a light peach color with a four finger whiteish head. Aroma is light stone fruit. Medium body with sharpish foamy carbonation. Flavor is light malt with some pale fruit and a decent amount of bitter hop. A little astringent. Develops a touch of citrus. It is really strongly flavored and quite fresh. Excellent.
kromamc (192) - ITALY - DEC 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
questa birra mi ha cresciuto... Ť sicuramente la migliore apa fatta in italia..
complimenti a leonardo per questa splendida chicca... :)
willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
20091205 375ml bottle from State Line. Pretty neat cap had some kind of plastic seal on the inside. Light haze, light amber color with large and mostly lasting beige head that sheets fine lace. Aroma is bready, lightly toasted, with citrus and pineapple sweetness and some mild alcohol. Light bodied, a bit too light, but rounds out okay with a lip smacking orange marmalade finish. Some herbal notes emerge with temp. Lingering but mild resinous pine bitterness. Very drinkable and quite fresh seeming for relatively mild beer thatís traveled from Italy, but for the same money I could have had a six pack of any number of equally good local IPAs.
LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at The mondial de la biere 09 in Montreal. The color is amber with a thin beige head. The aroma is of hops and fruits. The taste is also of hops ++ and sweet fruits and honey. The dryness is very pleasant in the mouth and a good after taste.