Brewed by Birrificio Menaresta
Style: Black IPA
Carate Brianza (MI), Italy
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Giocosa IPA!

E’ una black I.P.A. nera da 6,8% alc.vol. e 60 IBU di amaro, a tutti gli effetti una India Pale Ale con luppoli americani e aromi balsamici e fruttati, ma con impiego anche di malti scuri torrefatti, che donano alla birra il carattere “black”. L’amaro felice di un due di picche!

Il 2 di picche è quello che ci si è presi da una ragazza il giorno prima di decidere il nome… Due di picche è infondo quello che vale questa birra! :-)
Prodotta tutto l’anno.

flavio_b's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
flavio_b (277) - ROME, - JUN 9, 2012
On tap @bir&fud. Very good black IPA, strong enough, malt taste, fruity and toasted with a black intense colour. Compact froth. Bitter finish and very hoppy. Medium carbonation. Good job.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (4686) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle from Kihoskh in Copenhagen. Hoppy smell with grapefruit and pine but also dark malts, chocolate and so on. Similar taste. The hops drives the car but there are some dark malts in the backseat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (254) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 21, 2015
Big strong head, dark brown, hazy, with yeast particles. Aroma: burned coffee, citrus and grassy hops, light yeast notes. Taste: moderate bitterness, light sweeteness. Flavour: burned robusta, hops some yeast. Good, but with some strange notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (370) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2015
330ml bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours cola-like with a big beige head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is citrus, grapefruit and light roasted malt. Flavour is medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body, rather thin texture, average to soft carbonation. Finish is mild and a little boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mircoas (247) - ITALY - AUG 23, 2015
33cl @ bottle. Ipa scura, aroma ottimo, bell’aspetto. Amaro forse un po’ eccessivo ma alta bevibilità. Da riprovare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (14810) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
Bottle from Kihoskh. Hazy very dark brown with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt and moderate hoppy - fruity and citrus. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter ifnish. 250915

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1284) - Lille, FRANCE - MAY 16, 2015
On tap during Italian Beer Weekend #4 @ Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels - BE. Color: black deep beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: roasted malt and hoppy nose. Grassy finish and small floral notes. Taste: good malt taste with well balanced of hops. Grassy finish. Really nice black IPA. Aftertaste: grassy finish and roasted malt. Good wet bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (2200) - NORWAY - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 29.08.15. Ebony. Pale, brown head and lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, pine and vanilla. Taste of roasted barley, dark chocolate, vanilla and bitter grapefruit. A bit thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3926) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2015
Flaske fra Kihoskh, delt med Ovesen på Holmens aktivitetsdag: brunsvart med fint beige skum. Aroma: furunål, grapefrukt og kaffe/røstet malt. Smaken likeledes, og den er lekkert balansert. Slank, og med avrundet bitterhet i ettersmaken. Raske leker (lekre saker).

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TorbenJensen (1396) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2015
Beautiful light brown foam that lasts. Lovely hoppy aroma. The taste is initially very hoppy with pine needles and grapefruit as the main theme. In the aftertaste felt a little dark chocolate, but it’s the hops that have taken over in this beer. Its soft carbonation leads to a delicate, but hoppy ale that tastes great. Conclusion: Tasty, very hoppy, but delicate Black IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (365) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2015
25cl bottle at Moeder Lambic Fontainas, Brussels (Belgium). A pitch black IPA with lovely beige, rocky foam. Verry hoppy, even floral or grassy aromas flavour a light bodied, perfect quench beer. The hops are overwhelming, though soft enough to not make the beer that bitter.

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