1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Re Ale Extra - Birra Del Borgo

Not Rated.
Re Ale ExtraRe Ale Extra

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

140 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 140
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Birra Del Borgo visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stcules on 11-13-2007)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 140 | Reviews: 59 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by admiral:
Photo of admiral
admiral

Australia

4.19/5  rDev +7.2%

Beautifully balanced IPA full of fruity goodness.

aroma: fruity/citrus aroma with oranges coming through most strongly

taste; fruity/floral with great balance. Nice orange and spice/peel coming through with some pine and a bready/malt backbone. Good bitterness and very drinkable!

04-08-2014 10:46:57 | More by admiral
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
oberon

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%

A half pour into a small tulip glass,a hazed almost peach-like color with a small but well defines white head atop.Loved the aromas,big and floral with fresh citrus zest,like the different hop profiles going on.Not as much going on flavor-wise though,citrusy hop with a mix of caramel and toasty malt.Its a nice change of pace from just citric and bitter hop driven pale ales,although the flavor could pack a little more oomph as you could say.

04-19-2010 18:09:09 | More by oberon
Photo of MadScientist
MadScientist

New York

3.35/5  rDev -14.3%

My friend picked up a discounted case and share a bottle with me. The only date on the bottle is 01/2014 which is long time to let a hop centered beer sit on the shelf; I'm hoping that this is a beer from the future and not an old bottle.

A: A hazy light amber beer. I was warned about is one foaming over but no such problem here. The head is long lasting off-white foam.

S: moderate citrus hops with a citrus peel character,the hops aren't muted and aged but their not bright and fresh either. A light malt sweetness and a slight bit of alcohol sweetness as well.

T: The flavor is again more citrus peel than citrus. It's a but unusual but not bad having a moderately strong hops flavor and hops bitterness. The malt brings a light clean sweetness. The balance is moderately bitter. The finish is off dry with a citrus peel bitterness for an aftertaste. There was is a light bit is diacetyl.

M: A fairly creamy beer with medium-full body and moderately-strong level of carbonation. A moderately-light slickness coating the palate.

O: An interesting take on an American IPA not that the craft beer scene isn't littered with slightly off IPAs. The diacetyl gives the impression of English yeast while having American hops sort of confuses the English style from the American.

03-03-2013 00:01:29 | More by MadScientist
Photo of virinow
virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-13-2014 17:13:46 | More by virinow
Photo of jazzyjeff13
jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.8/5  rDev -2.8%

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2012 (I think). ABV is stated as 6.4%. Acquired from an Italian deli in York.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. A hazy coppery-amber with plentiful carbonation. Produces a massive head of creamy off-white foam with excellent retention; this lasts for quite a while before finally reducing to a surface layer. Aroma of sweet malt with notes of citrus and leafy hops, underpinned by earthy yeast. Faint hints of spice/ginger in the background.

Tastes of sweet malt with an aromatic hop character and a dry, bitter finish. Notes of biscuits, citrus and yeast, followed by an oily astringent bitterness. A hint of solvent/alcohol in the background. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with decent body. Highly astringent - dries the palate. Aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops and malt.

A pretty good effort, though not as balanced as the regular ReAle. The aroma is nice, but the flavour has a vaguely unpleasant hop aroma/bitterness in the background that detracts from the overall impression. Perhaps a tad too much bittering hops? At any rate it has minor flaws, but it's still packed with character. Worth trying.

04-07-2012 01:44:00 | More by jazzyjeff13
Photo of dcbeers
dcbeers

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

08-25-2014 23:57:05 | More by dcbeers
Photo of mdaschaf
mdaschaf

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%

Thanks to THECPJ for the share. Review from notes 11/20/10.

A: Pours orange with a chunky white head. Head faded to a small layer of bubbles on the top. Decent lacing.

S: A slight hop aroma, lots of melon and orange and a little bit of pear/apple. There is a somewhat strong biscuit malt aroma.

T: Very sweet, almost candy-like (reminded me of smarties). The fruit flavors come through nicely. There is also a grassy flavor as well.

M/D: Medium bodied with decent carbonation. The sweetness is a little tough to get over, but pretty good and very drinkable.

02-01-2011 01:36:07 | More by mdaschaf
Photo of Griffith
Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-08-2014 22:55:54 | More by Griffith
Photo of ipc2000
ipc2000

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

03-27-2014 04:16:32 | More by ipc2000
Photo of Sammy
Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%

A good Belgian, malty and yeasty aroma and taste. Good mouthfeel,bolstered by caramel and toffee, its easy drinking.Golden body without that much head. Hmm, sugar, A bit sweeter than your average Belgium, there is still ample hops in here. Understated carbonation.

06-10-2009 02:12:17 | More by Sammy
Photo of Fatehunter
Fatehunter

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%

Into a tall glass. Three fingers of head, big and frothy. A hazy, dark straw colored body.
Smells like lemon and pine, and a floral note. Which was a nice surprise.
A solid malty taste, toned down pine bitterness. Tasty.
Silky texture, moderate carbonation with a fizz.
This is a good beer. For an American IPA it does not have the characteristic bitterness, or maybe I'm used to higher IBU for IPAs. In any case, it's still enjoyable.

10-21-2012 00:44:57 | More by Fatehunter
Photo of Bieniek30
Bieniek30

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

08-27-2013 08:07:45 | More by Bieniek30
Photo of PhotoMattT
PhotoMattT

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-13-2013 21:51:44 | More by PhotoMattT
Photo of pat_usher
pat_usher

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

07-16-2014 20:13:01 | More by pat_usher
Photo of bonbini26
bonbini26

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-15-2011 21:04:37 | More by bonbini26
Photo of CrazyDavros
CrazyDavros

Australia

3.63/5  rDev -7.2%

Pours gold/amber with a massive head.
Nose shows grapefruit and pine, along with a load of spicy hops. Also a bit of faint malt.
Similar flavours, more spicy hops and grapefruit. Not very aggressive though. Underneath is some biscuit-like malt. Mild bitterness.
Nice moderate carbonation.

10-22-2012 08:41:04 | More by CrazyDavros
Photo of emerge077
emerge077

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -6.6%

Thanks to Vav for the recommendation on this one.

I've noticed that many of these Italian craft imports are designed to look like wine bottles. Seems like extra effort for nothing, save for a higher price. Sleek, elegant, etc. Gold stamped neck label over the cap, but in a green bottle... why? Hoppy beers don't travel so well in green glass...

Pours a deep saturated orange, seemingly murky. Insane billowing foam that looks simultaneously like a churning washing machine full of soapy bubbles in the middle, and a wintery mountain range of irregular peaks on top. Retention is ok after the souffle head deflates. Sticky, iridescent lace coats the glass rim.

Aroma is overly floral and perfumy at first, reminiscent of potpourri. Later a dry pale malt with a wisp of citrus rind emerges. Seems like time has faded it somewhat.

Fruity citrus and pale malt come to the forefront in the flavor, hops are all citrusy grapefruit, and almost medicinal at times. Some dry chalky bitterness in the aftertaste. Feels like an IPA with ample bitterness, and light to medium body. Overall it's pretty good, but was probably better a few months ago.

11-19-2010 02:36:44 | More by emerge077
Photo of Phyl21ca
Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%

Bottle: Poured a dirty beige color ale with a super large foamy head with good retention and some excellent lacing. Aroma consists of earthy hops with floral notes with strong Belgian malt with light sweetness. Taste is also a very nice mix between some earthy hops with dryness and floral notes with a solid malt backbone with nice flavour. Body is full with perfect carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed and easily drinkable.

02-14-2011 03:23:04 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

05-01-2014 15:22:19 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
Photo of rondufresne
rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-04-2012 02:19:14 | More by rondufresne
Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
Jerseyislandbeer

Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-09-2014 20:03:55 | More by Jerseyislandbeer
Photo of pin
pin

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

12-14-2012 02:08:10 | More by pin
Photo of patre_tim
patre_tim

China

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-26-2014 03:07:28 | More by patre_tim
Photo of pathman
pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-14-2013 17:08:53 | More by pathman
Photo of david18
david18

New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

I had a bottle of this at the Lincoln Restaurant in Lincoln Center Manhattan. It was a little bit pricey but very good and among a pretty nice selection of new Italian beers. This may be the first IPA that I've had from Italy.

Color was a light straw, somewhat cloudy with a good amount of active carbonation.

Aroma had a nice combination of malty sweetness with a lot of hop complexity. Citrus, pine, fruit.

Flavor was also very complex, interesting and great. A little fruitier than a typical IPA, like many of the new Italian beers, but very good.

Overall a very good beer that I hope to see again.

07-26-2011 19:36:22 | More by david18
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Re Ale Extra from Birra Del Borgo
88 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.