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


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39084) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light pine hoppy. Bitter, mild citrusy and toasted malty. Toasted malty and light herbal finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (18101) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle from Birratrovo, Como, batch L12011, bb 2013/09
Hazy light amber color, with creamy head. It’s a straight forward American Pale Ale, with a light malt flavor that lets the hops shine completely, probably Nelson Sauvin, maybe Citra; dry mouthfeel; I would prefer if it were cleaner, with less yeast; the final is very bitter.
Very pleasant. And fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (16006) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle, from Johnny’s II split with Yespr on the train to Hostelboro, 28/02/14. Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is orange, leafy hops, sweet tones, fruit loaf. Taste comprises caramel malt, earthy tinge, light mango, bread dough, touch of vanilla. Medium bodied, fine carbonation. Ok but the hops felt a little tired.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (15762) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 19, 2013
Angenehm hopfiger und süffiger Antrunk. Spritzig, erfrischend, grasig werdend. Süffig und rund bleibend, einfach zu trinken. 10/9/12/8//9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (10950) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2013
[10/20/13] Draught at Eurhop Beer Festival 2013 in Rome. Yellowish golden. Fruity yeasty and hoppy aroma. Dry-ish flavor of fruity hops, a bit of yeasty fruitiness and moderate bitterness. Medium-bodied. Pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (9601) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8987) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8789) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2014
Bouteille 33cl de Giorgio @ Il Pretesto, grazie a te. BB 07/2014, lotto# 039. Dorée, col blanc. Arôme d’houblons frais, léger fleuri avec un petit rétro de citronnelle. Palais est malté-grains avec un très bon profil houblonné qui balance un peu le tout et ajoute un agréable fleuri avec une impression de feuilles vertes. Simple et légère, sympa. Je trouve le profil houblonné judicieux et complétant parfaitement le malt. Encore une fois, à 4.5%, complexe sans pour cela taper dans des degrés de volume à la belge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (7570) - ITALY - AUG 15, 2012
golden, rocky head,coarse good persistence citrus, fruity little malty medium bitterness, soft carbonation, creamy, good dry finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - 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.

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