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Brewed by Birrificio Sottobisio
Style: Imperial IPA
Balerna, Switzerland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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A trans-Gottardo double IPA, brewed in collaboration with Full Measure Brewing (Bern). 3D is built around the assertive bitterness and bold citrus flavours that started the craft revolution, with a nod towards the tropical future. We used a truckload of familiar hops (Columbus, Cascade, Chinook and Citra) with a modern hop schedule, and packaged in black bottles to prevent UV infiltration. Keep cool, drink fresh and from a glass.

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3.6
luttonm (7218) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle shared at Johnny’s Off License, Rome. Courtesy the brewer. Darker copper, foamy tan. Juicy foam, rich bitter copper malt. Strong juicy bitter hop. Intense, a little coffee and cocoa. Balanced bigger ipa. Lovely hop treatment.

2.7
Ferris (18241) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2016
Bottle - Caramel and some earthy pithy hops. Cloudy copper with a small white head. Harsh up front bitterness with a touch of vegetal notes.

3.6
Mortlach (2539) - Rome, ITALY - APR 17, 2016
330ml bottle shared @Johnny’s Off License (Rome). Pours cloudy copper with a medium off-white head. Aroma is malty and hoppy, caramel, resin, herbal, tropical fruits. Flavour is balanced, medium malty with a good bitter end. Medium to high body, medium carbonation. It was not fresh but still very good!

3.6
ippopotamo36 (2758) - Rome, ITALY - APR 16, 2016
Semi filtered copper Amber, off white head. Nose: malt, orange/onion, piney. Mouth: a bit malty, round bitterness. I can imagine how good when fresh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
SinH4 (7232) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2016 Fresh bottle (a few weeks old), courtesy of Marco Buraschli, many thanks! Brown-amber color with a tan head. Aroma is lots of juicy tropical fruits and that typical Schwarzbrot maltiness that Swiss IPAs often have. Taste is bubblegum, juicy fruits, a mentholy yeast freshness (which might have made me think of rye last time), Schwarzbrotkruste, herbal-earthy hops and a very late heavy medicinal bitterness. Medium carbonation, soft mouthfeel. Much different from the half-year old bottle, but I wouldn’t consider it "better" - one the one hand, it’s much juicier and less grassy, but the bitterness is a bit too medicinal now, taking away balance. 8-3-8-3-15 Bottle (approx. a half year old) courtesy of anstei. Brown-amber color with big tan head. Aroma is, for my palate, very typical of Swiss DIPAs: rye-ish maltiness, grassy hoppiness, a bit herbal, resinous hops, sweeter juicy fruits as well. Taste is juicy hops, schwarzbrotkruste, a rye-like spiciness, grassy bitterness. The mouthfeel is quite soft, the carbonation is medium, but also soft. Aftertaste of a grassy bitterness and juicy fruits. Good! 7-3-8-4-15.

3.5
olio (10917) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2016
33 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours clear amber color with a small head. Aroma has tropical fruits, some hops, citric notes, gooseberry bush and strawberries. Flavor is also very fruity, bitter malty, resinous hop notes and caramel. Alcohol is well hidden. Very nice fruity DIPA.
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3.7
rosenbergh (12157) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2016
330 ml bottle. #L2. BB Ago/16. From anstei. Molto grazie Andreas! Slightly cloudy amber color with a small tan head. Aroma is dark fruity and resiny hops, mild bitterness, sweet malt and some mild alcohol. The flavor is resiny hops, strong bitterness and sweet malt. Nice. Balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Koelschtrinker (23070) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 4, 2016
Malzig hopfige Beginn, bitter grasig, deutliche Getreidenoten. Der Hopfen bleibt intensiv und wird grasiger, deutlich bitter, süß. Noten von Roggen. Langer blumig grasiger Nachgeschmack. 12/10/12/12/8/12

3.6
anstei (2936) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 8, 2016
Tap at Erzbierschof Zurich. A decent and well-but-not-overdone IIPA. Some grassy hops, fair bitterness and sweetness. Nice.

4.4
Bov (13677) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 20, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2016 <re-rated 10/2016, courtesy of Marco Buraschi - pretty clear ruby-brown beer with a moderate beige foam left; pungent aromatic hoppiness with solid notes of citrus, earth and pines; full-bodied, assertive and very tasty; very bitter and very dry; adequate carbonation, long aromatic finish, earthy, spicy and with some licorice and more citrus - huge beer!

[email protected]’s Krone - fairly clear dark ruby-brown beer under a solid persistent and creamy beige foam; nice lace-work; clean and well-present fruity hoppiness (quinces, lychees, citrus and strawberries); full-bodied and velvety palate, juicy; some sweetness below and an ascending bitterness lasting very long in a very fruity hoppy finish (plums, quinces and berries); light herbal tones - impressive and deeply good (5/8/8/4/18)


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