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Brewed by Birra del Borgo
Style: American Pale Ale
Borgorose (RI), Italy

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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Birra ambrata di alta fermentazione ispirata alle tradizionali India Pale Ale inglesi, molto luppolata nell’aroma e nell’amaro. Al naso si percepiscono sentori agrumati principalmente di pompelmo e sentori speziati, in bocca il malto fa da padrone, segue poi il fruttato ed infine l’amaro che rimane molto persistente. La gasatura medio bassa tipica dello stile ne consente il servizio con la tradizionale pompa inglese.
A brand-new beer from a brand-new, very promising head-brewer. India Pale Ale following the American Pale Ale style with a fruity aroma (grapefruit), with peppery notes (East Kent Goldings), a rich taste of malts (Maris Otter and Crystal), with a very long bitter and citrus finish typical of Cascade hops.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13270) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2011
Bottle in Domus Birrae, Rome. Pours a dark, cloudy golden-brown with a white, foam head. Full hop aroma, though subtly subdued in a way, with notes of earth, grass and pine. Has a light to medium sweet flavor, mild honey and caramel, medium to strong bitterness, sticky and resinous, freshly cut grass, dank hay, some citrus rind. Medium to full in body with average carbonation. Warm, warm finish, sticky hops, more grass and resin, background malts. Good stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 23, 2011
bottle at dak’s 9/5/10. yellowy orange color... brown highlights at the edges and a white head. the aroma and flavor are off... fruity/citrus, apple, tart and dust. not good and oddly balanced. dry, crisp and sharply carbonated. 5/3/5/3/13-

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chalsk (1090) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2011
Pours an amber brown color with a soapy white head. Aroma of heavy grapefruit, cider, hops, and earthiness. Light sweet cider taste with a super sweet bitter after taste. Thin and too sweet. Not well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eczematic (1321) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2011
Purchased at extortionate cost at birraria la corte, venezia, alongside some pretty good cinghiale salame pizza. smells great, very strong and fruity cascade aroma, lots of malt and stonefruity esters too. Warm malty base, quite thick and nutty, and very fruity piney and perfumy saturation of myrcene and cohumulone. Certainly plenty of flavour but a bit all over the place in the palate, a bit messy. Like a fairly good homebrew ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2011
Bottle. Pours a nice hazy orange color with a frothy off white head. Aroma is almost like an IPA, lost of grapefruit, sweeter citrus fruits like orange and tangerine along with some malt sweetness to back it up. The flavor is of the grapefruit, sweeter citrus fruits, orange, tangerine, sweet and caramel malts along with some breadiness, overall a more sweet than bitter APA. The body is medium with a dry mouthfeel. Overall a pretty nice APA, looking forward to be trying the Re Ale Extra.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4515) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
After the tasting in which we had Re Ale Extra, we just had to try this one and Benito opened it up. As he warned us, this one was a bit less hoppy then the Extra version. Still it’s a good beer though. Personaly i like the Extra a bit better.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3600) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 24, 2011
750ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a fairly large and lasting creamy white head. Phenomenal lacing. The aroma is rather hoppy and floral with some sweet malt and spiced notes. The flavor is rather spicy - I’m getting considerable nutmeg from this one - with a caramel malt base and floral hoppiness to it. Medium-plus bodied with softer carbonation. A bit heavy on the mouthfeel for a pale ale. Pretty good stuff overall, especially for Italy, but I thought I had a top 10 in Italy tick in Re Ale Extra, and it was a bit of a letdown to realize it was just this one.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11055) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2011
Gift from Kihoskh. vintage indeed, bottle says best before june 1 2007. Did not gush at all, but opened with a hizzing sound. unclear orange, a few floaties, smooth creamy beige head. spicy dusty flowery hoppy aroma, sweet malts, doesn’t smell old at all. honey. flavor is flowery hoppy, sweet malts, honey. A little fruity sort of tartness (oranges, grapefruit) , lots of bitterness, mostly herbal and alc. bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9579) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2014 Re-rate September 2014 @ Van Moll Brewpub shared with Caesar. Hazy dark reddish color, medium to full sized creamy white to off-white head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, hops. Taste malts, hops, some bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Not bad but not very exciting either. Not nearly as good as the first time I tried it. -- Original rating: Fine smell and taste, just a little less then ReAle Extra. I miss the extra hops. Little low in ABV for me personally. Palate good though. 9-4-8-3-16.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stouby (3872) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2011
Draught at Open Baladin. Light copper color with a beige head, nice lacings. Aroma light to moderate malty (caramel) and moderate to heavy American hopped (citrus). Flavor moderate sweet, moderate to heavy bitter. Medium body. Really refreshing and nice.


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