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Brewed by Birrificio Toccalmatto
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Fidenza (PR), Italy
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Originally brewed with With Amarillo and Willamette hops.
The first batch was at 8% ABV, and later it passed also to 8.5% ABV.
Dry hopped for 15 days at 23C with Warrior and Summit.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1586) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle from The Beerhive, tasting at Appellation Wines. Hazy chestnut body with a thin beige head. Excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, orange and a hint of filter coffee. Flavour of fig biscuits, sweet caramel and earth. Bitter finish. Medium body with an oily mouthfeel Soft fizz. A bit too sweet for my liking. Lacks hop character.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (4247) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle, MAD tasting, cheers to James Tulloch! Pours dark amber, thick off-white head. Big resin aromas, pine too. Taste is toffee sweet, crystal malt, bitter builds up, but a little sweet for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2512) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber with off white head. Very resinous aroma. Taste if toffee, resin. Sweet and bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Baramba (215) - ITALY - AUG 19, 2014
75 cl bottle. Dark brown, beige minimal head,pine citrus and grassy aroma, explosion in mouth, long aftertaste, perfect balance. Nice one

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drunk_again (165) - GREECE - AUG 9, 2014
750ml bottle. dark hazy brown with medium beige head. aroma is malty with caramel and fruity hops. taste is similar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2014
Draught @ Haand Ølfestival 2014
Pours hazy brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, citrus, grape and peach. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long bitter and citrus fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (2135) - NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
Sample at Haand 2014
Dark orange, very hazy, beige creamy head. Smell of peach, grapefruit, caramel, dark fruits. Moderate to medium sweet, tropical fruits, quite sticky texture. Moderate bitter, resins and zests. Very nice Imperial ipa

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4929) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2014
Appearance: Cloudy reddish golden color with a nice big off white head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Mild balanced grapefruit hoppy and tropical fruity.
Palate: Full to medium body. Tad sweet and a fresh bitterness. Average to flat carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Balanced rich smooth grapefruit hoppy, toffee and tropical fruity. Dangerously well integrated alcohol.
Overall impression: Tasty fresh and nice DIPA. Dangerously easy drinkable.
Personal stats: On tap at Haand14 in Drammen, Norway

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4052) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
Draft @ Borefts. Aroma is fruity hops, some caramel, hint of grass. Flaovur is quite crisp, medium bitterness, fruity hops. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3412) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2014
750ml bottle from Tanakaya Liquor Store, Tokyo. Cloudy dark reddish brown, big beige foamy head. Hoppy aroma. Barley resin hop flavour. Slightly sickly sweet alcohol aftertaste. A bit too strong for me.


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