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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
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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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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.


DrnkMcDermott's rating

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2879) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1077) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Clear medium amber, good two finger frothy white head, diminishes slowly, good lacing; aroma of citrus, grapefruit, yeast, pine, floral notes; taste medium bitter, light sweet, citrusy; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation, finish medium bitter, light sweet fruity notes; of course not an APA but a nice example of a smooth and mellow IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mister_Li (37) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 11, 2015
Leicht trübes Orange mit festem Schaum. Grapefruit, Zitrus, Orange, unglaublich lecker, guter bitterer Abgang.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BLADT (680) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2015
From bottle at Eataly Milan. Pours opaque orange. Solid head with consistent lacing. Nose is white bread, apples. Hops kick in some resin. Pleasant and subtle. Flavor builds on these notes, layering in pine and orange zest. A bit oily. Tends towards the hoppy-sweet end of the spectrum, but never approaches cloying. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3414) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 5, 2015
~14 oz Teku glass draft at Birreria @ Eataly in New York. The pour is hazed orange golden with a smallish white head. Nice lace left on the glass. The aroma is a nice blend of fresh cracker biscuit malt and fruit citrus hoppiness. Very present nose. The taste matches the nose, blend of biscuit malt with fresh fruit and citrus hops. The palate is medium bodied with active carbonation and a dry clean finish. Tasty beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
peponi (652) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Aroma: honey, pine and resin. Appearance: hayz amber color, white head. Taste: medium bitterness (pine and citrus), malty, citrus notes, honey, semi-sweet. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Decent IPA without fireworks.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HerrBierkoenig (477) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 23, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 122016 Pours deep cloudy pale golden to orange liquid, medium frothy white head, Aroma: very nice, exotic fruits, litchi, mango, berries, flowers, rather sweet aromas, Taste: medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter, dry, fruity, lot of exotic fruits, litchi, mango, yeasty, but overall less rich than aroma, Palate: medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, medium long bitter aftertaste - thats one of the few mistakes, Overall: excellent beer, enjoyed

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Luca78 (17) - ITALY - APR 23, 2015
Good beer, but nothing of special. Not so flavored, but with a good mouthfeel. Good bitterness not so long at the end. Nice drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jyrsa (149) - - APR 18, 2015
Bottle BBE 9/2015. Pours murky orange with an overwhelming head. Grapes with a musky cellar aroma.Grapes, raisin and basic caramel. Would have likely been better younger.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lello4ever (210) - ITALY - APR 10, 2015
Avevo già provato la re ale e ne ero stato molto soddisfatto. questa extra di Birra del Borgo è davvero un piccolo capolavoro. Una ipa da bere a litri. Bionda con un deciso aroma floreale ed erbaceo. Frizzantina e luppolata senza strafare.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (814) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - APR 5, 2015
330 ml bottle from Ammersin Centerstore, Vienna.
Amber, hazy body, with a big, creamy, lacing, white head.
Aroma of citrus, sweet berries, peach, tropical fruits, biscuit.
Tastes of grapefruit, peach, orange, pine, some tropical fruits, biscuit, some candy.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with a lively carbonation.
Finishes bitter, with lemon zest, pine, sweet malts.

Very nice. Pretty sweet, with lots of sweet fruits and malts, but also well balanced, so that it is very drinkable. Nothing outstanding overall, but a tasty, classic example of a modern IPA nonetheless.


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