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Re Ale Extra - Birra Del Borgo

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very good

137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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)
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-18-2013 23:12:41 | More by mrfrancis
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-01-2014 03:10:51 | More by Kenai4
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United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-08-2014 17:54:31 | More by Andy_Luft
Photo of BurpingtonDC


4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Beautiful honey golden color. Foamy, creamy white head, leaves a little lacing

S - Strong floral aroma of honeysuckle, honey, orange, grapefruit hops, and malt.

T- first flush is sweet malt, honey and orange, then the bitter hop asserts itself and lingers at the back of the tongue.

M- Very fine carbonation that feels almost flat. Seems like the one drawback to this IPA for me. Just the tiniest bit of sweet stickiness on the tongue

O- Overall I enjoyed this IPA. Not quite an AIPA, but a kissing cousin. sweet, very floral, and hoppy dry all working in harmony.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 00:29:30 | More by BurpingtonDC
Photo of Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a slightly hazy peach colour with a healthy two-finger foam head that's a little creamy. Quite a decent retention, with a lingering blanket, and good retention.

S: Bread-like malts, tropical (pineapple) and citrus (grapefruit) fruits, floral and herbal notes, slight nutmeg aroma, honey, faint yeast & earthy spice aromas. Good and varied overall smell.

T: Malt presence with a real nice honey-oat bread taste. Bitter hops are there and serve to contain and balance the malt sweetness quite well. Tropical pineapple fruit comes through in the taste with a bit of citrus. An appealing earthy taste is quite present in this, especially towards the finish. I'm liking this.

M: Medium and slightly oily body with a moderate carbonation.

O: Very nice American IPA offering from Italy that would be a staple of mine if the price and availability were better.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2011 21:43:41 | More by Digimaika2
Photo of admiral


4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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!

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 10:46:57 | More by admiral
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New York

4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed solo served into a NYC craft beer week pint glass.

Appearance: slightly cloudy orange and tan, with a bubbly 1 1/2 finger head.

Smell: Floral hops and malts

Taste: Opens with briefly spicy malt open as a floral/flowery profile takes over in the middle. As the finish approaches a hop bitter profile joins the floral/flowery profile leaving a mild bitter/ floral and malt aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: light bodied, moderate carbonation and clean and yet not so clean

Drinkability: I would have this again because of a well balanced malt and hop profile. I recommend this to those who seek/enjoy a unique malt and hop profile with a clean/ lingering finish.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2010 01:58:15 | More by capra12
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4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Extra version of the regual Re Ale, with more hops, and with american hops.
A huge cream color head, a beautiful deep amber color, quite dark, with bronze edges.
The smell is very hoppy, very fresh. Very good. A mix of american and english hop, I think. Orange marmelade, grapefruit.
At the taste: spectacular. A triumph of hop, clean, very dry. A superb hopping.
The body is still quite light. Very drinkable.
Herbal, hoppy aftertaste.
Very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2007 20:09:13 | More by stcules
Photo of Fatehunter


4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 00:44:57 | More by Fatehunter
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4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has a nice color in the glass, slightly cloudy. It has lots of citrus notes, evergreen pine, and earth notes in the smell. Crisp hop flavor, citrus and fresh cut grass, immediately hit on the nose. Malty finish. It would make a great summer beer, if not for its expense. I might rather it have a bit more body, but Overall, I enjoyed this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2010 04:18:11 | More by BamaViper1
Photo of brystmar


4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Golden with tons of thick, white head. Excellent retention and lace. Single IPAs aren't supposed to look this good!

S: Sweet malts & earthy hops. Shame it's not more forward.

T: A hearty backbone of malty sweetness balances out the strong hop flavors. Hints of pine inject themselves midway through. Ends with lingering bitterness, but some of the sweet malt managed to make its way in there too to smooth things out.

M/D: Body is bigger and creamier than any single IPA I've ever encountered. It's rare for me to enjoy a single IPA, but I can safely say that I like ReAle Extra.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2011 00:34:17 | More by brystmar
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Quebec (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2011 03:23:04 | More by Phyl21ca
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4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Bar on Buena. Served in a pint glass. Listed at 6.4%.

A - Served with a finger of creamy white foam that has good retention and leaves splotchy lace behind. Transparent golden body.

S - Big tropical fruits, leafy herbs, tangerines, and a sugar and caramel malt backdrop.

T - Tangy citrus and ripe grapefruit dominate, along with some lemons and medium bitterness. Malt character is more understated, with some sugar, cracker, yeast, and light toffee malt as it warms up.

M - Medium-light body, refreshing although perhaps a bit watery, moderate carbonation, and a dry crisp finish.

D - This is one of the most convincing European "American" IPAs I've had. It's not mind-blowing, but it's quite enjoyable and something I'd order again if it were competitively priced with my local offerings (and fresh, unlike the bottles).

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2011 12:45:57 | More by MasterSki
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New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-13-2014 17:13:46 | More by virinow
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-13-2013 21:51:44 | More by PhotoMattT
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-15-2011 21:04:37 | More by bonbini26
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-04-2012 02:19:14 | More by rondufresne
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New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2011 19:36:22 | More by david18
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New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-24-2012 02:53:38 | More by alalvarez75
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New York

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-06-2012 23:41:52 | More by bspain5
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-24-2014 01:48:12 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-24-2012 03:44:08 | More by Beeradelphia
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-01-2014 10:14:59 | More by jmtpi
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-08-2014 19:15:29 | More by Savaseri
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-23-2014 15:49:53 | More by SocalKicks
Re Ale Extra from Birra Del Borgo
88 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.