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Toccalmatto Skizoid

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Brewed by Birrificio Toccalmatto
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Fidenza (PR), Italy
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
obe83 (44) - Livorno, ITALY - NOV 21, 2014
Buonissima IPA, in pieno stile. Dal colore ramato e schiuma compatta e persistente al naso sprigiona tutta la sua potenza erbacea e resinosa, con qualche nota terrosa. In bocca il gusto dei malti caramello ben si sposa con líamaricatura generosa dei luppoli. Corpo importante e carbonazione giusta. Non stanca, anzi risulta nel suo formato da 75 cl la quantitŗ minima per una persona. Etichetta STUPENDA!!!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (641) - LUXEMBOURG - NOV 6, 2014
Light amber, clear coloured with a frothy dark white head. On the nose aromas of grapefruit, dried citrus/orange peel with a light barnyard noteand a touch of dried tropical fruit arise. Lightly carbonated it develops some light slick effervescence. Medium bodied somewhat fruity sweet with well defined citrusy, grassy hop notes developing bitterness which stays for a good while drying out eventually.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9683) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 25, 2014
draught@Erzbierschof - light hazy and bright amber-red beer with a long lasting pale beige foam; light malty with notes of red fruits and spices; a good malt backbone, light chewy and pretty tasty, creamy palate; dry and quite bitter; long spicy hoppy finish

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Baramba (155) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2014
75 cl bottle. Cloudy amber beer, creamy head, fruity hops aroma, caramel and toffee flavour, long final bitter

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmohno (1122) - Iowa, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Hazed orange, mostly foam, potential Belgian style or infected. Definatly a funky type nose of Belgian yeast, overly fruity for a ipa with fruit Belgian notes. Almost thin alcoholy taste dry and very bitter. Didnít know this was going to be a Belgian style ipa. Extremly bitter with almost no malt body or taste, taste fermented out/infected. ?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Coniferous wooden notes perfuse this IPAís lean caramelized sugars, building moderate, balancing bitterness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A puffy head of foam bobs atop the shiny amber.
-Carbonation is a bit zealous for the style.
-The flavour profile is relatively simple, mainly playing on two notes (conifers and caramel).
-The hops possess compelling cedar-like angles.
-This is very well made but the recipe is rather boring.

Bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8778) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of caramel malt, dank hops, toasted bread, dank citrus, orange and grapefruit peel, dank sappy pine and doughy yeast. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Istur (4) - ITALY - APR 14, 2014 does not count
La birra si presenta scura e con molta schiuma, che in poco tempo si dirada lasciando il giusto spessore di poco meno di un dito. A mio parere Ť la birra piý amara che abbia mai bevuto, non per questo Ť brutta, líamaro si lascia apprezzare da quando Ť sulla lingua fino al retrogusto secco. Ha il fascino delle IPA e lo si sente subito dal profumo che sprigiona dato dagli specifici luppoli usati. Nel complesso una buona birra, consigliata!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (3012) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2014
On tap @ La Fine Mousse (Paris). Slightly hazy bright amber with a small off-white head and good lacing. Aroma is malty (a tad too much) with grapefruit, caramel and light resinous notes. Taste is moderately sweet with toasted malt, caramel, light chocolate notes, grapefruits and very light resinous bitter finish. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Slightly oily mouthfeel and somewhat dry finish. Average/good IPA and decent drinkability despite the fact itís not really on style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3492) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2014
0.75l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. Old bottle that pours a dark amber golden body with a nice big lacing light beige top. The beer has lots of floaters and unfiltered particles. Smells really not ipa-ish. Quite sweet and almost little toast so with tones of both nuts, chocolate wrapper, fresh grounded coffee. Tastes much the same also, and in a peculiar way Iím quite liking it. Soft oily in the mouth and it has a soft carbonation level. Soft roasted almost nutty. Ends with more grounded not completely finished roasted coffee and coffee filter. Strange strange, but as the aroma, Iím kinda liking it the taste also! 09.10.2013


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