Birrificio Italiano Extra Hop

Brewed by Birrificio Italiano
Style: Pilsener
Lurago Marinone (CO), Italy


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Extra Hop is produced once or twice a year, usually in the spring.
It is a German Pilsener produced by way of decoction, lighter than Tipopils (4.8 against 5.2% alcohol by volume), with 11 Plato degrees. It is drier, more bitter and fragrant. Since it is matured in barrels, it has all the time and ideal conditions for perfect decantation of the yeast, and is therefore quite limpid. People who are used to Tipopils will think much has been lost with the yeast. Extra Hop does not have the typical thickness of unfiltered, yeasty beers. Nevertheless, it offers a lot to people willing to take the time to become more familiar with it. Like other Pilseners, it is a simple beer that is evaluated according to just a few characteristics: bitterness, body (a hint of malt), hoppy aroma (quantity, quality and persistence) and, most importantly, the harmony between these three factors.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beton (588) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - MAY 19, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (9494) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2017
Draught at Il Locale. Low but lasting fluffy off-white head. Cloudy yellow body. Mild herbal aroma. Herbal spicy flavor of cinnaon and coriander. Little hops bitterness, Low carbonation. Long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (7504) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 5, 2017
Tap (thanks mart). Misty amber color. Medium size, off white jead,!.stays.!grainy, herbK. Hopp6 in Roma. Grainy, grassy, straw in. Taste. Crusp carobomton. Things happen

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rask0lnikov (1188) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 4, 2017
On tap at Brewdog Bar Tallinn. Pours golden yellow colour. Thin white head. Malts, grassy notes, hints of grain in the aroma. Grassy notes, malty notes in the taste. Dry, grassy, bit woody finish. Light bodied, very well balanced pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Juks (358) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 4, 2017
Tap at BrewDog Tallinn. Clear golden colour, white head stays. Sweet malty pilsner aroma. Some citrussy notes, hay. Taste is malty, dry, crisp. Dry bitterish finish. Medium to light bodied, lively carbo. Well balanced brew. Dry pilsner, well done. Really nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (4089) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 4, 2017
Tap at brewdog. Pours golden with whiteish head. Aroma is hoppy, grainy. Flavor is sweet and bitter, hoppy, grainy, malty. Finish is very dry bitter. Body is on the thin side. Overall: very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36929) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2017
Draft. A golden beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of straw, hops, and spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, hops, and malt, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlf (547) - DENMARK - DEC 13, 2016
From tap; Clear golden with small white head; aroma is herbal hoppy and slightly malty pilsner; taste is a slightly grainy malty with lots of herbal hops and herbal bitterness; creamy mouthfeel with low to medium carbonation, quite thin body

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (3133) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Wyśmienity pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
humlelala (1375) - DENMARK - JUN 30, 2016
(on tap @ il Locale) Poured at fridge temperature into a teku glass reveals a clear golden body with three fingers of creamy, white head. Good retention. Aroma has the familiar pilsner notes of grassy, noble hops with a hint of biscuit. On the palate this strikes you as a very sessionable beer, clean and very well balanced. The hops here are liquid grass - not intimidating to the novice beer drinker at all - yet quite complimentary to the light biscuit malt backbone. The carbonation is perhaps a little soft compared to many other pilseners but I actually find this allows you to dwell on the other characteristics of the beer better. The body is light and the flavour is well balanced and loyal to the pilsener tradition. I dont get any barrrel notes from this one, which I wouldnt expect either but considering that the description says its aged in barrels its worthwhile checking for. Nicely lingering finish remniscient of the well balanced flavour.

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