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style
Brewed by Birra Bellazzi
Style: Imperial IPA
San Lazzaro di Savena (BO), Italy
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   IBU: 84   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dream Team American Hops
Il modo più difficile per andare a canestro!
Dopo aver impostato i malti base in modo da dare buon supporto alla birra pur restando sullo sfondo, abbiamo lanciato quantità enormi di luppoli americani per fare canestro nel modo più spettacolare.
Il risultato è questa luppolosissima Imperial IPA: corposamente amara, di un ambrato intenso e di assoluta bevibilità.

Stile:Imperial IPA
Fermentazione: Alta
Gradi saccarometrici: 17 plato
Gradi alcolici: 8.5% vol
Colore: 22.4 (EBC)
IBU: 84

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3.3
anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty grapefruit hoppy bitter finish.

3.2
fiulijn (20493) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle at Birrivico, Como, L15076, bb 10/2016
Amber color, dull, hazy, with small head. The aroma has some orange hops and a touch of skunk. Strong body, but the chewy caramel and moderate sweetness identify this as old style IIPA; orangey hops on the final, a bit resiny.
Not a bad beer, but it’s rather sticky, and cloying, so the larger bottle format (500ml) seems so wrong.

3.6
sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 16, 2013
Draft @ XI Comandamento, Ferrara. Couleur orangée-ambrée sur un léger trouble, col jaunâtre-blanc cassé. Arôem est agréable, chargé de notes de pin sur un côté résineux et fruité. Pointe tropicale et des effluves sortant directement suc de houblons frais. Malt de caractère pâle-caramel. Palais offre un profond profil pin avec une rondeur de bouche assez épaisse. Amertume tirant sur les agrumes avec une petit pointe de sève - résineux. Fruité pamplemousse, léger côté simcoe-centennial et columbus. Fini un peu sec et terreux, note de grains pour une amertume fleuri en fin de bouche.Je note aussi une pointe de douceur arrivant en retrait qui accompagne bien l’amertume des houblons.

3.4
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Earth-covered oranges are supported by generous caramelized and nutty sugars before falling into balancing bitter resins.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the hazy pale amber.
-This is too sweet for my tastes in the style.
-Flavor profile could be better polished.
-The coniferous hop bitterness is surprisingly not too intense.
-This one must fall into all-out sweetness after a few months, once the aromatic hops have subsided…
-If this were brewed in the US, it would be seen as a run-of-the-mill strong ale. But there aren’t tons of options on that front in Italy…

Bottle.

3.4
daniele (9063) - ITALY - FEB 27, 2015
bottle ambrata resina agrumata lieve etilici disceta secchezza corpo medio lieve nota alcolica

3.5
nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2015
50cl bottle I picked up at Il Pretesto. Pours a murky amber with some creamy, white head. Nose has sturdy malt, orange/grapefruit/lemon, candy, yeast, dried pine needle. Flavor is huge with pine, soap, citrus, brown malts, honey. Full bodied, sticky finish. Old school American DIPA.

3.5
teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 27, 2014
Keg at FOB, Rimini. It pours a clean golden color with a large white head. Aroma is sweet and nutty, with good presence of pine hops. Notes of caramel, toffee, grains, pine cones. Taste is again medium sweet and lightly bitter and hoppy, with notes of ripe peaches, toffee, pine coes, light grapefruit and biscuit. Meidum bodied with soft to good carbonation. Overall, quite sweet DIPA

4.1
Werckmeister (3184) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 28, 2015
500ml bottle at home courtesy of Saeglopur, many thanks. BB 02/2016. amber hazy color, small off-white head. nice smell of pines, some sweetness, mango, grapefruit, oranges, grass, light glueish. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of pines, herbs, lightly fruity, citric, oranges, grapefruit, some grass, light spices, some sweetness. finishes with a nice herbal and citric bitterness. feels a bit heavy but nice balance with the sweetness being very unobtrusive. the malt backbone is obvious but works great with the bitterness. love it, finishes just a tad too zesty for me.

3.1
anstei (2248) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 3, 2017
Bottle at MC Zurich. Pours cloudy amber. Aroma is lots of pine, rather old hops. Body is medium, piney, sticky, with a low lively carbonation. Sweet old palate. Okay.

3.7
Saeglopur (2178) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 10, 2015
500 ml bottle from il Pretesto Beershop, Bologna.
Dark amber, hazy body, with a medium, creamy, off-white head.
Aroma of grapefruit, grass, pineapple, passion fruit, candy, some herbs.
Tastes of grapefruit, pineapple, peach, some berries, biscuit, honey.
Medium, creamy mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes bitter, quite dry, zesty, a bit piney, fruity, a bit malty.

Very nice. The nose is a bit too grassy for me, but the taste is very good, fruity-hoppy and with a smooth, sweet malt backbone. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall a quite filling, but tasty DIPA.


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