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

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
greenclansman (701) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JUN 10, 2013
Shared with 2 others, at the end of our night. I was already a bit tipsy so I dont remember much. It was nice, but not so easy going. Not the best DIPA. A bit more malty than normal, but I enjoyed it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (1858) - NORWAY - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle, shared march 16th 2013. Dark red/brown body, big tanned head. Aroma is flowery with grapefruit, peach and pine, while the taste is an exotic fruit explosion with a balancing caramel malt presence, matched with a robust bitterness. Aftertaste is quite malty, though the bittering hops don’t fail to impress. Another very enjoyable beer from Toccalmatto.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6072) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
750 ml bottle. 19002. BB 01/14. From Italy. Courtesy of Brandman. Dark cerise colour with a tiny light tan head. Sweet caramel malt, Belgian yeasty notes and sweetish hoppiness in the aroma. It seems to be quite balanced. The flavour is bitterish hoppy with piney notes and a lots of malty sweetness. Very strong sweetness. Not very tasty foa a DIPA. Super malty. Is this Barley Wine? Or DIPA? It's balanced but as I said not that traditional DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Alc 8.5. Dark amber offwhite head. Aroma has dark caramel, some soapy hoppiness - orange, some tobacco, resiny. Quite sweet and dark caramelly. More like barley wine than IIPA. Not my kind, but nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
floydian1 (825) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 20, 2013
From a growler purchased at Oak Barrel, Sydney. 8.5% ABV. Appears hazy chestnut brown with faint reddish hue and a small off white head. I get strong crystal malty aromas with notes of resin, pine needle, dark fruits and pink grapefruit. Palate is smooth and malty with a long dry bitter hop finish that satisfies and doesn’t overpower. Carbonation is quite low and there is a soft alcoholic presence as well. Quite light bodied for the ABV. Enjoyed this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
Pours hazy copper with a beige head. Aroma is roasted caramel, fruit, yeast, peach and citrus. Flavour is roasted caramel, alcohol, fruity yeast, citrus and peach.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Hazy orange-brown coloured with a small off-white ehad. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, hops, pine needles and alcohol. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and grapefruits with notes of citrus peel. Dry hoppy finish. Low carbonated.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorqui (2056) - Brescia, ITALY - MAR 8, 2013
Bottled 0,75L. Dark and deep reddish color, much fraught with a modest bubbly aspect, very bulky and creamy head of long resistance. Rich and realy perfumed nose, fresh hop notes with cellar, yeast, aged grapes and caramel notes. Much solid and a little mellow taste, elevated alcoholic perception, binding, very hoppy body with a little reddish vinous final. Modest bitter content at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (1806) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2013
Pours dark amber, almost brown with practically no head. Very malty aroma, lots of clean malt. Also some resinous pine and toasty notes. Similar flavours. Lots of malt, some toasty notes and a big pine and grapefruit hit. Assertive bitterness, but the malt wins out. Needs more carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
peral2 (561) - SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2013
Draft Ölrepubliken Göteborg under Toccalmatto provning, en mkt torr men ändå fruktig IPA; går det ? Gillar. !! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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