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

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RATINGS: 174   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mattress63 (63) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2013 On tap at Archive in Brisbane. Nice 2IPA, big and bold, fruity and tastes of citrus, orange and pine this beers one to behold for all 2IPA lovers. Quite malty and surprisingly easy to drink for a 9% beer. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimmythespoon (455) - CYPRUS - JUN 14, 2013
Poured dark unclear deep amber colour, quite on the star with a full bodied maly finish. ok beer, nothing amazing.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiammanghilla (555) - Genova, ITALY - JUN 11, 2013
Bottiglia 75 cl. Ambrata molto scura con schiuma fine e piuttosto persistente. Amarissima, luppolatura decisa e persistente.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
greenclansman (797) - 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 (2450) - 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 (6828) - Tampere, 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 (2077) - 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 (966) - 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 (20807) - 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.


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