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Birrificio Pontino Runner Ale

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Brewed by Birrificio Pontino
Style: American Pale Ale
Latina, Italy

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
E’ un american pale ale da 4,5 gradi alcolici, di colore paglierino con una leggera torbidezza che ne esalta l’artigianalità, la schiuma è bianca e soffice nel rispetto dello stile, aroma complesso e preponderante risultato dei luppoli americani usati, fra cui spicca il simcoe e il citra, in bocca troviamo una birra leggera ma allo stesso tempo dotata del corpo necessario a sostenerne i profumi, un soffice ma deciso amaro nel finale ne aumenta la bevibilità. Una birra pensata per ogni momento degli amanti del luppolo.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4413) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2014
Poures clear golden with a frothy white head. Aroma of sweet citrus and caramel malt. Light to medium body, flavour is medium sweet, lightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
In short: A blonde IPA with a fun fruity-grassy-spicy hop bill. Decent beer.
How: Bottle 330ml, consumed a week after purchase directly from the exclusive importer of this Italian brewery in Spain.
The look: Cloudy dark blonde body topped by a persistent small white head.
In long: The medium-aromatic hoppy nose is grassy, spicy and fruity hops and with an array of fruits that doesn’t feel generic fruity hops. There seems to be fruity esters that are not hop related emanating from the beer as well. In mouth the beer has a slender body, a slightly doughy texture, plenty of little hard bubbles, overall decent mouthfeel. Taste is interesting. The pale bready malt backbone feels very doughy-chewy and with a low sweetness sensation. Then assertive hops with a fun signature blending red ruby grapefruits, wet grass, peaches, a certain spiciness. Not a great beer but I appreciated the hop character that didn’t feel like déja-vu, something I rarely say about an APA/IPA nowadays. And speaking of Runners, I respect runners but I personally don’t need to exercise, when I want to get my heart rate way up all I have to do is look at my wife using the computer and think that maybe she is looking at my browser history.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (3874) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
On tap at Hoppy Days. Clear pale gold pour with bubbly white head? What?s up with the cask appearance of all these beers? Anyhow. Aroma is really nice, fresh dank hop, really grassy and citrusy. Taste is really hoppy, light bitterness, really nice and crisp. Palate is really light, dry, with light carbonation. Tasty session PA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borresteijn (5180) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2014
On tap at Hoppy Days. Slightly hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of citrus, some pine, grapefruit, light malty. Flavour is light sweet, dry, crisp malts, nice fruity and citrusy hops, firm dry bitterness in the finish. Light-bodied. Very sessionable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianza_ale (172) - ITALY - OCT 8, 2014
33cl in teku. Pours a small dense and bubbly head, cloudy golden colour with bubbles attached to glass and going everywhere. Smells very aromatic, orange, zesty, honey, hoppy, that’s a nice aroma. Taste is actually more malty than expexted, intially, then leaves place gradually to a small to medium bitterness; caramel malt, citrus and resinous; herbaceous and quite lasting finish. Medium bodied, quite soft carbonation. Overall a very nice aroma, a bit more lacking in the taste in my opinion

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (6141) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2014
Draft at Hoppy Days. Pours clear dark golden orange with an off white head. Aroma of citrus, light floral hops, fruit. Flavour is light sweet and moderate bitter. Light to medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Honeyed oranges lead to resinous bitterness and a leafy aftertaste in this muddled, dime a dozen Pale Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam laces around the dull golden.
-This is too sweet for my tastes in the style.
-Hops taste a little musty.
-This may be very hoppy, but it remains an average American brewpub IPA, a brew-by-numbers example.

On tap at Brasserie 4:20.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Piero1987 (686) - Iglesias, ITALY - MAY 12, 2014
Hazy amber color. Citrus and herbal aroma, dry with fresh bitterness but too much yeasty.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (1891) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2014
(Rating nummer 1400). Flaska drucken på Domus Birrae, Rom. Lätt dimmigt orange med smutsvitt skum som snart sjunker undan. Där finns en unkenhet i doften som slår emot en till en början. Denna försvinner till stor del efter ett tag men lämnar kvar spår som drar ner betyget. Övriga, bra, doftinslag är apelsin, malt och tallbarr. Smakinslag av apelsin, grape frukt, kåda, melon, karamell och gräs, och det är väl avvägt sötma/beska. Det är smakmässigt en riktigt bra APA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1663) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 25, 2014
Per tractar-se d’una APA està més llupolitzada que algunes IPAs. Por tratarse de una APA está mas lupolizada que algunas IPs.


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