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Re Ale Extra - Birra Del Borgo

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87
very good

167 Ratings
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 7
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: stcules on 11-13-2007

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Ratings: 167 | Reviews: 65
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alexander_Haubert
3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

When poured, it was a very dark shade of orange and pretty cloudy. Very foamy, and good lacing. Smells quite like pine, kind of floral as well. Nothing superb stood out about the taste, but there was definitely some pine in it. It was harder to notice at first but as time went on and the beer warmed up the flavor was definitely brought out. The one thing that I did not like about it was that it was so dry. If you like dry IPAs then this is definitely for you, but if not, I would look elsewhere.

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4.51/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is everything i love about the italians. the yeast is so awesome, this is one of the driest pale ale types i have ever had, it just closes the curtain instantly in the finishes. it almost finishes before the finish, beyond snappy, just done, so cool, especially in a hoppy beer. weird to call it an american ipa though, it definitely isnt that. its more of a pale ale, balanced well, even though it is hops first, and equilibrium is definitely found. just short of amber in color, light maple in looks, hazy golden reflections, and a lively bone white head. it smells and tastes a lot alike, grassy euro type hops, maybe even noble varietals, and a grain base that likely includes some wheat, and a touch of a medium weight crystal malt. there is a real bigness to this, even though its effervescent in carbonation and so dry. its creamy almost explosive on the palate, just feels bigger than it is. i also love the yeast, which is where its really at with the italian beers. its pushing belgian, but definitely more mellow on the fruitiness, and not quite as intrusive to the flavor profile. just amazing beer, extremely sessionable. borgo has started to pull away form the rest of the italian producers for me. they are so creative and unique, and have had less misses. price points are brutal, but you get what you pay for with this one!

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3.26/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JGam115
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Russet brown, white head. Very bready, mild hops, cola. Slate coating of the palate, pretty mild. Def different but good.

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.76/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Amazing beer, if you like Pliny you will love this. Even cleaner after taste. YUM

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.36/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.52/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Bitterbill
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big foamer, the beer itself is what I’d call a cloudy orange yellow. When the foam shrinks, there’s plenty of lacing. The nose has grassy hops, I said no pine elsewhere but I’m getting it now. Some sweet tropical fruitiness, malt is there as well adding some sweetish notes. Tropical fruit and pine dominate and so, it’ s not an overly bitter brew by any stretch of the imagination. To me, that is comforting. Balanced IPAs can be quite good. Medium bodied, lightish carbonation, nice mouth feel. This is very good. A bit expensive for a bottle; fancy assed bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.7/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hazy, deep orange beer with a three finger high, white head. A lot of lacing on the glass.

Nose: Orange, citrus, pine, grass, sweet candy and mandarin.

Taste: Not as much as the nose promised! Lemon, grass, orange and grapefruit. A little bitterness. Almost no carbonation.

Medium body. I would like a little more bitterness but overall really good!

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Re Ale Extra from Birra Del Borgo
87 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.