RateBeer
overall
96
89
style
Brewed by Birrificio Menaresta
Style: Black IPA
Carate Brianza (MI), Italy
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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.


BaroneBirra's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BaroneBirra (319) - Gorizia, - AUG 10, 2012
Black red reflection. Tan small head with good lacing. Sweet aroma of pollen and propolis. Sweet floral and honey taste that quickly turns into a strong bitterness of burnt. Smooth palate and sticky mouthfeel


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (127) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hamirubi (313) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (827) - Genova, ITALY - MAY 4, 2015
Spina @ folkstudio. Nera con bella schiuma. Molto luppolo, esce anche torrefatto però! Bene ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1073) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hugh (164) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle, thanks to Geoff T. Black with mocca head. Appropriately thin mouth feel is ideal for letting the hop flavour emerge over the dark malt notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diabobale (302) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - DEC 12, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2015 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1116) - Krakow, 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 (5418) - Zaandam, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19376) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zakoon (241) - 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50