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


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2227) - Washington, Washington DC, 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 (161) - 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 (962) - 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 (8613) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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 (1066) - 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 (15068) - , 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 (784) - 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 (10) - firenze, ITALY - MAY 3, 2013
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 (927) - 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...

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