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Menaresta 22 La Verguenza

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Brewed by Birrificio Menaresta
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Carate Brianza (MI), Italy
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imbarazzante IPA!

E’ una double I.P.A. ambrata da 7,5% alc.vol. e 90 IBU di amaro!, ma con un bel equilibrio fra malto, luppolo e alcool. La luppolatura abbondante, con una miscela di luppoli americani (usati sia in cottura che in dry-hopping), dona alla birra aromi floreali, fruttati e balsamici. Più nessuna ignoranza ammessa in fatto di luppolo!

22 è la posizione in cui si classificò questa birra anni fa in un concorso per homebrewers (su 23 iscritti!): vergogna! :-)

Disponibile da ottobre a maggio. Nei mesi estivi è sostituita da Verguenza Summer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2275) - JAPAN - JUL 20, 2014
Very continental take on the DIPA. More balanced and less hop centtric. Still pretty big IBUs but a lack of nuance and panache hurts this. Solid, but could be any number of beers on the wall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (1909) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is tropical, mango, hops. Taste is good, easily drinkable. Fruity with a bit of a kick. Nice maltiness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3108) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 13, 2014
Hazy golden color. Very clean malty nose with moderate hoppiness. Decent malty backbone, but hop character isn’t so prevelant. Decent rounded beer, but not uber interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2170) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUN 12, 2014
.33l bottle at Belgrade tasting. Thanks Alberto (ippopotamo36)! Hazy orange, sweet rich hops. Some skunk and sweetness. Rich alcohol. Not super fresh, but very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (159) - SERBIA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle from Roma Italy.Thanks to Alberto.Try at Belgrade beer tasting. Pour it amber color with small thick white head.Aroma and taste of grapefruit, bitter, caramel note and pinch of sweetness. Good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3284) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle in Italy. Hazy orange pour, thin white head. Aroma is very fruity, citrus, pine, resin and some tangerine. Flavor is quite bitter, fruity hops, very refreshing, well balanced and full bodied. Very nice double IPA.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BrunoSanchez (76) - Fermo, ITALY - MAY 13, 2014
Magnifica!!! eccelente Double IPA colore oro con schiuma bianca pannosa e consistente. Al naso intenso aroma di luppolo resinoso molto interessante. In bocca essendo una birra del suo genere risulta molto beverina grazie al magnifico equilibrio tra amaro, dolce e sensazione alcolica. Lunga persistenza retronassale ed un corpo medio molto giusto. In poche parole... un capolavoro imperdibile! I miei complimenti al birrificio Menaresta che a mio parere è uno dei grandi dell’Italia birraia! Bevuta alla spina nella Birroteca Vaffalluppolo di Fermo (Italia)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2199) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dima’s. Thanks Stas. Clear gold, white film. Hoppy, grapefruit aroma, bitter, soft, citric taste. Long, bitter finish, medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (5659) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 13, 2014
Draught @ Ma Che Siete Venuti a Fa, Rome. Pours slightly hazy dark yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt, sweet tropical fruit, peach, light grapefruit. Flavor is malt, tropical fruit, melon, pach, citrus, grapefruit, little pine. Medium body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. 080414

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
logattogigi (44) - - MAR 3, 2014
Profumi intensi e penetranti, erbaceo e malto. Colore ambarto, schima grossolana. Corpo pieno, erbaceo e malto al palato. Alcolicità presente ma non fastidiosa. Amaro deciso.


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