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

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


BaroneBirra's rating

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BaroneBirra (247) - 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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4716) - 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 (256) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5269) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2014
Draft at Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa. Pours very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of fruity and grassy hops, roast, caramel. Flavor is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brianza_ale (94) - ITALY - JUL 24, 2014
33 cl teku. Pours a quite large creamy and thick beige stout head, colour is deep black with minimal ruby reflexes under light. Smells roasted malts, hops, licorice, balsamic vinegar, rotten fruit (really seems). Tastes roasty, dark fruit, licorice, perceptible dark chocolate coffee notes, nuts and wood; generous but not excessive, long lasting bitterness and flavours. A quite complex character, medium body, soft carbonation, roasty final palate. Original and appreciable beer, apart from the colour it’s a real good balanced mix between a stout and an IPA

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2223) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUN 12, 2014
.33l bottle at Belgrade tasting. Thanks Alberto (ippopotamo36)! #2100 as it happens. Huge gusher, all over the table. Rough hops and wort flavors. Warm grain. Good dark IPA in reality, good porter-like body of coffee and roast. Aroma is fresh heavy hops. Really nice, with some flaws.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle, Domus Birrae, Roma. Shared with Slothez, Superbowl Session. Deep dark brown pour with a lingering tan head. Fragrant hoppy nose with some roasted malt notes. Flavour offered citrus, piney hop, chocolate, coffee and malt. Decent bitterness to close with. Solid, tasty Black IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markoijelena (367) - SERBIA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle from Roma Italy.Thanks to Alberto.When we opened there is some problem woth process lots of carbonation poped up.But taste of hops, roasted coffee and pepper. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3373) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle in Italy. Black pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of fruity hops, quite floral, citrus, some licorice, roasted malts and some resin. Flavor is quite bitter, less roasted than expected and overall more hoppy than malty. Decent balance.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (1615) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2014
Flaska från Domus Birrae, Rom. Svart öl med givmilt bubbligt smutsvitt skum, som rätt snart sjunker ihop. Doftar mycket av citrus, grapefrukt och tallbarr. Lite lätt försynt sticker mörk choklad och kaffe fram sina tentakler, Riktigt bra. Kroppen är aningen tunn, medelkolsyrig och munkänslan är lätt torr. chokladen och kaffe tar större plats i smaken, liksom en gnutta lakrits, men ändå är det fruktigheten som dominerar. En mycket trevlig BIPA - hade bara gärna sett en fylligare kropp.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrunoSanchez (91) - Fermo, ITALY - MAY 25, 2014
Buonissima interpretazione dello stile black IPA. Oscura con schiuma marrone. Al naso sentori di luppolo ed erba. In bocca corpo medio e bilanciatura giusta. Risulta molto beverina e gradevole con finale persistentemente aromatico e secco. Una grande birra senza dubbio!!


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