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


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (886) - 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 (14454) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nocturne (752) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Keg at PSBH, Manchester. Slightly hazy pale gold with a fluffy white head. Good chunks of lacing too. There’s a real hit of hops on the nose. I thought that was good, but it just keeps getting better. The taste is absolutely beautiful, with waves of apricot fruitiness and hop bitterness. Such is the pull of fruit it even calls to mind a non-sour Fou Foune. So balanced, drinkable and refreshing. Hope I see it again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
killsilvio (9) - firenze, ITALY - MAY 3, 2013 does not count
Wonderful pils for spring time, tasted on tap at beerhouse club, corso tintori, Firenze.Hoppy aroma, easy to drink, light body, another nice beer by Birrificio Italiano.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolfbass (889) - Firenze, ITALY - DEC 10, 2012
La sorella della tipopils, decisamente più luppolosa. Poco da dire alla spina è semplicemente meravigliosa, non smetteresti mai di berla. Ci vorrebbe il fusto personale a casa...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Piero1987 (648) - Iglesias, ITALY - OCT 22, 2012
Appears like tipopils but the foam is more compact, the hop aroma in very intense and at taste have more bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danielecamo (402) - ITALY - MAY 20, 2012
Sorella maggiore della TipoPils in quanto + luppolata, più erbaceo e amaro finale secco...ottima anche se la tipopils rimane la preferita...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cipressaia (53) - ITALY - SEP 21, 2011
Molto meglio della tipopils. Avessimo questa alla spina sarebbe una festa, purtroppo per berla bisogna andare solo da loro...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 7, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2012 Birra dell’anno! La volta scorsa non l’avevo apprezzata, stavolta me ne sò bevute sparate due!

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