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


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2007
Draught @ Brewery tap, Birrificio Italiano, Lurago Marinone (CO), Italy. Wow what a pilsner .... Light unclear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, excellent lacing, fully lasting, white to off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, heavy hoppy, grass, citrus. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long long duration, and a very nice dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. THIS IS THE BEST TASTING PILSNER I HAVE TASTED - Well made Agostino. ;o)) (081107)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012
2012-11-18, draught at the brewpub, 10-4-8-5-18=45
First batch of the season

The perfect aroma of noble hops, with a light mouthfeel, some crispy malt, and more hop, with a nice grassy presence. Clean.
Tonight, the best beer in the pub.
Thumbs up from my sister too!

2002-05-20, draught at the brewpub, 8-5-7-4-13=37
Gold pilsner, beautiful head. Nice hop aroma. Dry, heavily hopped, bitter; fruity hop. Palate long, bitter, not so aromatic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (8603) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2010
Keg (Bir&Fud, Rome)
Hazy honey colour, small head. Massive hoppy aroma. Really grainy husky taste. Crisp palate. A touch buttery, but not off. A lovely pils, the hops big and bold, but very well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2006
Draught Beautifully presented with huge white head, like whipped cream and a hopcone on top of it, over golden beer. The hopbell has to go - it prevents the extremely malty/toasted nose to be perceived. Strangely, I get a nose of Croque Monsieur ... Very malty (!yes!!) beer, very dry malt, and strangely enough, one gets the dryness of dry-hopping without the taste. Crisp finish, with honey, in the good sense of the word ’crisp’. Retronasal finally more hop flavours. Light to medium bodied, long fading flavours. Calling this a "surprise" is not doing this right. I’m sorry about the Croque, but it’s spot-on. I cannot for the love of God understand why the Tipopils, its base is really hoppy and refreshing, is finally better than this maltbomb, posing as hoppy...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7000) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (4889) - ITALY - APR 2, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2009 chiara buona schiuma persistente il profumi luppolato in bocca le note dolci del malto tipo miele d’acacia si bilanciano da una generosa luppolatura piuttosto persistente

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4654) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2008
On tap at Salone del Gusto 2008. Hazy golden, big head. Pure grassy hop aroma with good grassy bitterness. Great craftmanship.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2007
On draught at the brewpub. Light cloudy, yellow colour with big, creamy, steady head, topped with a hopcone. Looks yummy indeed. Great modern style pils aroma with wood, cedar and flowers from Hallertauer Mittelfrûh I belive. Dry, crips mouthfeel with flowers and citrus. Good hoppy, almost salty finish. Hops speak here, not the malts. Great beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2135) - 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.

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