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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

3.5
   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Diabobale (235) - ITALY - DEC 12, 2014
Una black IPA di buon carattere. Note tostate si accompagnano alle note resinose e agrumate dei luppoli americani. Buon corpo e buona consistenza della bevuta. Bel retrogusto

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle @ SBWF 2014. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty hoppy aroma. Roasted malty hoppy piney chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter caramel finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (760) - POLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Bottles Aroma-caramel, fruits Appearance-brown, cloudy, tan foam, Taste-medium bitterness, light sweetness, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish Overall-very good

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (4915) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2014
On tap at Hoppy Days. Almost black colour, beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, liquorice, roasted malts, chocolate, quite hoppy. Flavour is creamy, chocolate, liquorice, roasted malts, citrusy hops, grapefruit bitter finish. Medium-bodied, drinks really easy. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3423) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2014
On tap at Hoppy Days. Black pour with thin lacy tan foam. Aroma is really hoppy with tons of rich chocolaty roasty notes. Taste is bitter, light chocolate with lots of roasted grain, low sweetness. Palate is med-full bodied with med-light carbonation, very creamy yet dry, really nice mouthfeel. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sic1314 (3731) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2014
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet citrus and roast malt. Medium body, flavour is medium sweet citrus and moderately roasted malt. Very much my taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19926) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2014
Bottled at SBWF. Hazy dark brown, small head. Tropical fruits and chocolate dominate the aroma. Mid sweet with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Lychee and chocolate pudding. Mid bitter finish. Very aromatic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1989) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
At Zwanze Day 2014 (Moeder Lambic Fontainas). THX everyone for sharing today’s beers. APPEARANCE: black beer, small stable beige head. NOSE: sour, coffee, some chocolate, fruity. TASTE: sour, coffee, chocolate, wood, nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5010) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2014
Sample at SBWF 2014. Black with a tan head. Fresh aroma of hops, grapefruit, some resin, chocolate and licorice. Similar taste. The finish was bitter. Not bad at all.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wvhoran (365) - Tasmania, - SEP 24, 2014
Draught at Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fa’. Dark brown, almost black, with a tan head. Aroma is hop-forward, citrus (orange, grapefruit), some peachy hop notes, and just traces of chocolate and roast malt. Flavour is grapefruit/orange hops, roast malt. Well balanced, nice mouthfeel, good bitterness. Pretty happy with a pint of this.


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