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

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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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DrnkMcDermott's rating

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Draft at Bavarian Lodge. Always excited to get a taste of the Italian craft beer action. In its tulip, this is a cloudy, lighter bodied pale ale, with a thin layer of foam and some lace at the edges. Smell does not have the hoppy slap in the face of an APA. Rather, there’s a note of fresh cherries, then some citrus hop. I should rate it higher for being understated, perhaps, but this is what it is. Instead, i say the taste is very unusual and delicious. I’m thinking, wrongly no doubt, of the newer hop varieties with kiwi or more tropical fruit notes. Malt is crystal with some aromatics, likely into a Belgian mix, or more likely what you get when an Italian brewer stops trying to imitate Heineken. yes, clearly a warm ale ferment, with fruity esters and lovely tasty malts, just a little bit thick. Touch of black pepper at the finish. Cheers, I say again cheers to growing craft beer scenes in new countries. This one’s a keeper, though it may be too delicate to have in a bottle.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (560) - CROATIA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml from Mas Plenum. Pours hazy orange with large, white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma and flavor. Some caramel with nice hoppy bitterness. Balanced. Nice one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (2725) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 1, 2014
keg at black sheep, dublin
lemon sherbet pithy hops, full bodied, fruity sticky hazy light amber.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (2984) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
Copper pour, off white head. Candied citrus aroma, light bready malts. Medium bitter, citrus hops, light pine resins. Run of the mill ipa.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2014
Close your eyes and you are in paddy’s markets at the end of a long saturday, pineapple and overripe orange and peaches all squelched underfoot and starting to rot. open your eyes and it’s a bit disappointing - obviously so many hops used that they couldn’t keep the beer clear - sort of muddy and over carbonated with a huge quickly collapsing head. soapy and round in the mouth. i’m sure there’s bitterness there somewhere but it’s hidden by all the hops. yes that’s what i said... there’s so much fruitiness that i cant taste the bloody bitterness. round, but slightly salty back palate and sweet caramel in the end. overall impression is sweet. gimme a dry hoppy beer like xx bitter any day over some of these "balanced" ipas.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4107) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
bottle at mondial 2014, mtl. hazy pale golden pour with a nice off-white head, good retention and nice lacing. pleasant and fresh citrus - like its non extra counterpart - and tropicalness, melons, peppery graininess, rye-like, caramel touch, slightly doughy and sweetish. average to moderate carbonation, light body - oily, assertive and balanced grassy-spicy-citrusy finish. revivifying.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TommyFi (82) - ITALY - JUN 11, 2014
Color arancio brillante, schiuma pannosa e fine. Gasatura perfetta. Al naso forte nota di pompelmo, aromi puliti, corpo medio, molto beverina, perfetto equilibrio.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jmar33 (96) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2014
Tap. For some reason every time I’ve tried this I haven’t really enjoyed I as much as I thought I would. Maybe a little too sweet and malty for my liking???

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (5610) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 13, 2014
Draught @ Bir&Fud, Rome. Pours slightly hazy golden with a creamy white head. Aroma of malt, little yeast, nice fresh fruity hops, peach, sweet citrus. Flavor is malt, yeast, fresh fruity hops, peach, mandarin, sweet citrus, orangepeel, little grapefruit. Medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. 080414

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (475) - AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle from Plonk. Dark amber/orange, creamy head, candied orange, peach/pineapple, grassy hops, caramel. Quite good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle 750 ml at home, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 6.4% Orange colour on the body, a nit hazy, white coloured head, tall and thick, with very good retention and heavy lacing lefft on the glass. Aroma of hops, caramel malts, some sugar, peaches, a bit lactic as well, lots of mandarines. Taste has citrus, again lots of mandarines, some malty sweetness that lasts for a while before the hoppy bitterness kicks in. Not extremely bitter but the bitterness has a good duration. Medium body, good carbonation, mildly dry palate. Overall quite good, highly drinkable beer and an easy one too.


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