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


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
2014-04-20. Lightly hazy yellow body with a white head. 3+ Aroma of noble hops, flowery and notes of flour, light grass. Flavour is lightly bitter throughout, floral hops. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Okay, the hop profile is not to my own taste but it is a pretty decent beer. On tap at Proletariat, NYC.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3199) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 27, 2014
On tap at Churchkey DC. Aroma has a clean, glossy, hop greenness, slightly spicy. This is dry and peppery up front, with some hop flavor juiciness, but mostly a strong mineral and limestone palate, bitter and metallic. This reminds me of traditional German Pils examples in its airy weight, it’s dry earthen bite, and the finishing hop juiciness. There’s something a little aged and sagging about it, maybe as though it’s been on tap for awhile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12513) - Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2014
Draft. Crystal clear light amber body topped by small white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, light bread. Light body, some crispness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2306) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2014
Draft at ChurchKey. Hazy yellow pour, frothy white head with beautiful lacing. Beautiful spicy Noble hopped nose with rye bread, lemongrass, hints of sourdough, lemon zest, and grapefruit pith. Clean and dry. Very well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
migajos (303) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 19, 2014
On tap at Luppolo 12, Rome, Italy. Light yellow color. Nice thick head leaving nice lacing. Aroma sour a bit herbal. Taste: quite strong bitterness for the style. But it’s an advantage. Very drinkable. The bitter finish is really long.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (1473) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 16, 2014
11/08/2014 Open Baladin (tap). Dorata, limpida, schiuma leggera. Al naso luppolo grande protagonista, sentori citrici e floreali, intensa. In bocca esce fuori il carattere da pils, anche qui note citriche, amara decisa, non male. Corpo leggero, carbonazione corretta. Pils decisamente sovraluppolata, ma fatta con classe e maestria, complimenti.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
Keg at Open Baladin, Roma, 09/02/14. Clear pale blonde with a good sized white head that dissipates then retains as a covering. Nose is lemon rind, grassy, tangerine, clean and fresh, floral notes, light mineral pang. Taste comprises orange sherbet, lemon rind, citric tinged straw, light hops, bread dough. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, clean citric tinged closure. Nice citric hopped pils.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (2414) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2013
Aroma: grassy hops. Appearance: white creamy head, clear bright gold. Taste: sweet. Palate: long sweet finish. Overall: works well, very subtle bitterness. Very pleasant. Pint at the Camden Town Brewery Tap, London.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alpinerocket (1) - San Fermo della Battaglia, ITALY - NOV 9, 2013 does not count
Birra molto buona e servita con un fiore di luppolo sulla schiuma. Peccato ci sia per soli 2 mesi all’anno!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
9th May 2013
Tap East. Keg. Hazy gold beer, little white head. Light crisp palate. Nice citric hops - lemon and orange. Slighty Belgian yeast vibe here. Crisp finish, mild minerals.

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