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Brewed by Birrificio del Ducato
Style: American Pale Ale
Roncole Verdi di Busseto (PR), Italy

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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(Ale For Obsessed)
This top fermented beer is a free interpretation of a Pale Ale. It is deep copper in color, generously hopped (it contains more than ten different types of hops including the American Chinook, Cascade and Simcoe delivering its citrusy and exotic aromas) with a lightly toasted caramel flavor that perfectly balances its bitter finish.
A beer I have always craved. To all those obsessed by Ales like me.

A.F.O. is my second creation. It was launched on the market together with VIA EMILIA at the end of March 2007. The story behind this beer dates back to January 2006 when, for the first time, I came across the new and irresistible character of American hops. Despite the initial excitement, I soon realized that my dream pale ale aimed to express something different. Thus, I challenged myself to create a complex bouquet that would end up being unusual and enticing. The investigation in the field of hop aromas (which may never end) lead me to England and Germany. I also experimented with hop varieties from New Zealand. Despite this, A.F.O.s unmistakable character will never change.


2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dado93 (140) - ITALY - FEB 19, 2013
Pale color with excessive cream production, very citrus and hop in aroma, the taste is bitter and dry, with grapefruit notes, P.A./I.P.A. is not my favorite style, overly hoppy, with very astringent aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cpetrone84 (1380) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Pour is dark transparent copper with a yellowish white fluffy head. Nose is very soft and sugary, caramel and brown sugar, light toasted grain and some syrupy resinous citrus. Taste is very sweet, lost of caramel, very sugary, lightly toasted grain mid palate moving to a syrupy citrus hop in the finish. Heavy body, low carb, not on point with pale ale.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3391) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2012
330ml bottle. Looks very inviting when poured with a deep golden honey amber colour and a crisp tan head, followed by lots of floral hop aromas. Very smooth in the mouth and on the paste, almost creamy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (912) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2012
On tap at local taphouse. Pours an orange copper with a fluffy white head. Aromas of apricot, peach and citrus. Malt driven with fruity notes at the back end. Different to any other APA that Ive had. I like this a lot.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeliriumT (361) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2012
Pours an orange copper with white froth. Flavour is sweet but mellow on bittering hops. The aroma is damp and hoppy

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
VonClausewitz (132) - Italy, ITALY - AUG 24, 2012
bottiglia 33 cl. Colore ambrato carico, con schiuma beige chiaro fine e persistente. naso intenso dominato dagli agrumi del Cascade e con un leggero sentore di tostato. Secca, watery, chiude corta e piuttosto amara....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACD (638) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 3, 2012
33cl Bottle at La Dolce Vita, Dublin. Pours copper colour with fairly thick white head - plenty of lacing. Aroma is pine resin, wood, earthiness, spice, slight citrus, grapefruit. Taste is big on the pine resin and earthy notes, grapefruit bitterness is there too, fairly robust caramel malt profile is prominent too. Mouthfeel is a bit rough, as is the bitter bite (sticks around long into the aftertaste). A good, hoppy, USA-inspired ale; plenty of positives here but Christ almighty it's expensive for what it is. A good couple of quid more expensive than other (better) beers in a similar style, so would certainly drink again as long as it's not my round!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sizzler80 (459) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 27, 2012
Dark amber, copper pour with a frothy off white head and lace. Flecks of yeast floating around the glass. Aroma: Citrus, grapefruit and brown sugar are the dominant aromas. Hops, malt and a woody aroma is present but subdued. Smooth with medium carbonation leaving a tingle on your tongue. AFO is a lot more prevelant on the nose than palate. Initially slightly bitter, turns to sweet. Gets more hoppy as it warms. AFO is a great session beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
erschiuma (67) - ITALY - JUL 10, 2012
color arancio/ambra con abbondante schiuma di buona persistenza.aroma intenso, amaro ,agrumato e tropicale.si sente un eccessivo uso di malto caramellato e cerali.anche in bocca divido tra il piacevole carattere tropicale/resinoso e leggermente speziato, e il meno piacevole caramello e malto tostato usato in maniera troppo esagerata.carbonazione medio alta.un po pesante per una APA.mi trovo in difficolta a recensire da riprovare!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - JUN 6, 2012
Molto equilibrata. Aroma luppolato. Al palato si presenta agrumata ( pompelmo sopratutto) e luppolata (ma nella giusta misura). Le note fruttate del finale equilibrano tutto. Ottima.


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