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86
73
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Brewed by Birrificio Toccalmatto
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Fidenza (PR), Italy
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fugitive (1935) - Athens, GREECE - JAN 9, 2012
Bottle 750ml. Color hazy amber with medium white head. Aroma malt, caramel, hop, grapefruit. Taste sweet, hop, grass, grapefruit, bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
squarta (68) - - DEC 27, 2011
Gusto complesso ma ben bilanciato. Vien voglia di masticarla. Molto luppolata. Amara al punto giusto. Sentori di frutta.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Courtesy Slayer85. 750ml bottle, Lot L11052, best by 4/06/2012. After lifting the cap, a violent hiss foreshadows aggressive carbonation. Carefully pouring just a couple fingers of brew, Im witness to a volcano-like eruption of foam, suggesting infection. Massive and stubborn, the oddly-dark tan head takes ages to recede, and leaves pronounced, three dimensional clumps of lace on the glass. Beneath, the body is a hazy, dark, burnt sienna color. The nose confirms my infection fears, as rubbery, plasticy bandaid notes are first to hit. Left to deeper reflection, there are suggestions of burnt toast and chestnut beneath, but I cant shake the plastic, even after letting it sit a while. Flavors arent much better. A few sips are all I can muster, as the rubber and plastic tarnish what seems to otherwise focus on burnt biscuit, toast, and roasted chestnut, with a smattering of biting, peppery grass hops. The mouth stings from overly active carbonation. What would probably by a fairly sugary, malty brew with the intended attenuation, has instead turned into a bone dry, parching, scratchy palate that even I (who loves dry beers) do not appreciate. Quality control fail to the max.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grima (2230) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2011
The beer is amber colored with beautiful, high, creamy head. Smells of citrussy hops with fruity nuances. Starts hoppy bitter and dry, with hints of citrus fruit. The middle part is fruity-hoppy, slightly citrusy acidity, with hints of tropical fruits. Goes into a hoppy-dry, very fruity citrussy finish!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kristall-Knig (2820) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 13, 2011
Geruch appetitanregend zitrushopfig und maracujabehaftet. Zitrusmiger Beginn. Im Mittel maracujaaromatisch, gleichzeitig streng herbbittere Beitne, welche ganz gut in den Ablauf integriert sind. Lediglich im Abgang wirkt dieses IPA ein wenig wssrig und schmlert das trockenbittere Ende. Noch ganz gut, es mangelt etwas an Entschlossenheit.Test vom 6.11.2010, Gebinde: Glasflasche

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 16, 2011
Read-brown, heavy white lacing, head gone quick. Earthy hop, bit of burnt caramel, and mango. Front is fresh citrus but a bit thin, orange with no excess sugar. Mid is piney with light bark while the finish shows an earthy, stinging bitterness. Heavy freshness, drying, very balanced and controlled with appropriate attenuation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (18349) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
Fruchtiger Hopfenantrunk, deutlich holzig. Der Hopfen ist von Beginn an dunkel, dezente Rstnoten stoen im Mittelteil hinzu. Diese fallen dann fr lngere Zeit wieder weg und kommen zum Ende wieder. Davor wird der Hopfen milder, weniger fruchtig und suerlich. Dunkel, krftig herb, dafr aber vergleichsweise wenig bitter. 11/9/9/8/13/9

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (22434) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2011
Bottle from the source. Murky chestnut color, huge, thick tan head with good retention. I can smell this baby from across the room - lots of citrus and floral notes going on, and some rising bread dough. Taste is light pine resin, grapefruit rind, lime, nice malt balance. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kestral (506) - rnes, NORWAY - APR 15, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark, hazy orange with a large, frothy offwhite head, which clings to the glass like its electrostatic. Massive fresh fruity hop aroma. Man these guys knows how to hop a beer. Big on citrus, apricots, some resinous and spicy notes. Some malt sweetness in here too, not caramelly but not far from it. More burnt sugar, but its fairly faint. As expected, a hefty hop punch, but its not extreme. The sweetness balances it out nicely. Dry finish though. Doesnt quite live up to the aroma. Medium bodied, carbonation is pretty mellow. Solid, drinkable IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
2theraise (7) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 14, 2011 does not count
Aroma: floral and yeast. After a bit great floral herbs hops Wonderful. Appearence: amber, orange, cloudy. Frothy white head. Taste: At first light sweet, but soon after heavy bitter, but really weel balacend. Palate: medium to full body, nice carbonation, bitter finish. Really enjoyed, as soon as you finish the first glass you want another one, and then again. The label says "with uncontrolled use of american hops" and at first let me think it was the usual italian microbrewers experiment. I fear it because micro italian brewers usually exaggerate in strange aromas and tastes. But not this, its great, very balanced.


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