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Birrificio Italiano Extra Hop

Brewed by Birrificio Italiano
Style: Pilsener
Lurago Marinone (CO), Italy


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Extra Hop® is produced once or twice a year, usually in the spring.
It is a German Pilsener produced by way of decoction, lighter than Tipopils (4.8 against 5.2% alcohol by volume), with 11 Plato degrees. It is drier, more bitter and fragrant. Since it is matured in barrels, it has all the time and ideal conditions for perfect decantation of the yeast, and is therefore quite limpid. People who are used to Tipopils will think much has been lost with the yeast. Extra Hop® does not have the typical thickness of unfiltered, yeasty beers. Nevertheless, it offers a lot to people willing to take the time to become more familiar with it. Like other Pilseners, it is a simple beer that is evaluated according to just a few characteristics: bitterness, body (a hint of malt), hoppy aroma (quantity, quality and persistence) and, most importantly, the harmony between these three factors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
humlelala (1310) - DENMARK - JUN 30, 2016
(on tap @ il Locale) Poured at fridge temperature into a teku glass reveals a clear golden body with three fingers of creamy, white head. Good retention. Aroma has the familiar pilsner notes of grassy, noble hops with a hint of biscuit. On the palate this strikes you as a very sessionable beer, clean and very well balanced. The hops here are liquid grass - not intimidating to the novice beer drinker at all - yet quite complimentary to the light biscuit malt ’backbone’. The carbonation is perhaps a little soft compared to many other pilseners but I actually find this allows you to dwell on the other characteristics of the beer better. The body is light and the flavour is well balanced and loyal to the pilsener tradition. I don’t get any barrrel notes from this one, which I wouldn’t expect either but considering that the description says it’s aged in barrels it’s worthwhile checking for. Nicely lingering finish remniscient of the well balanced flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ulrikolsen (367) - DENMARK - JUN 25, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2016 Tap@Il Locale. Pours clear golden with tall fading white head. Aroma is light malty with straw and hoppy primarily with grass and hay. Taste is light malt, slightly biscuit and hoppy with straw, grass and hay and ends in a dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2016
Draft @ Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grainy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grainy grassy hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty grainy hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (12153) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 27, 2016
[5/11/16] Draught at Himmeriget in Copenhagen. Clear straw with a white head. Aroma of graininess, minerally lager yeast, and grassy hops. Dry flavor, crackery, grainy, with a bit of lager yeast, and nice bitter grassy hops. Quite light-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (4105) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2016
Tap. Clear golden body with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus grassy notes and a little caramel. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and decent bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Hoppy Pils. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2016
Draught at Himmeriget, Copenhagen. Clear golden beer with a nice offwhite head. Hoppy grassy aroma, citrus, caramel, some herbal notes. Hoppy grassy flavor, citrus, hay, floral notes, some caramel. Clean and pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (5192) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2016
Tap Clear orange colour with medium white head.Aroma is crispy fresh of hops and corn good malty mouthfeels and fruity flavor of pine and grass,easy and fine type of pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2016
From tap. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grassy, toasted malty and light straw note. Bitter, straw and slight grassy. Dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (11996) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2016
From tap at Himmeriget. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, ftuit, citrus and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lello4ever (715) - ITALY - MAY 7, 2016
Colore giallo opalescente, la schiuma bianca è compatta e pannosa, davvero bella da vedere. Aroma tipico della pils, erbaceo. Al palato perfetta, fresca, amara il giusto, buon supporto del malto. Carbonazione non elevata.

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