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Re Ale Extra - Birra Del Borgo

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BA SCORE
88
very good

155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | 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)
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

meerkat2, Feb 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

LoveStout, Oct 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

sneaks2210, Nov 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

marine1975, Feb 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

fosters9, Oct 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Jason1337, Apr 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Profchaos20, May 26, 2013
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3.52/5  rDev -10%

campfirebrew, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of dgilks
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Hazy golden colour with a big, foamy, off-white head. Very good head retention. Quite pretty.

Lightly citrussy with some real spice notes. Light honeyed malt aroma. Quite good.

Rich malt that supports a moderate hop flavour. Slightly citrussy with big cohumulone.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice.

A solid IPA but nothing amazing. Good flavour but there is really no X-factor.

dgilks, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.63/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

CrazyDavros, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of emerge077
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

emerge077, Nov 19, 2010
Photo of JustinQ
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

10.49 + tax at my local bottle shop

Bottle reads 6.4 ABV

Serving type: Poured from 12.7 oz bottle to a pint glass

Appearence: Golden orange color. Cloudy, Unfiltered. Half of my pint was foam so im thinking high co2

Aroma: A little Hops, Some malt but mostly yeast aroma. Bready

Taste: Hop bitterness is definantly low but crisp. I would'nt think IPA without it being stated. Some maltiness as well.

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, nice co2 bite

Overall: Great beer, just wish it was cheaper

JustinQ, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of Halcyondays
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a burnt orange with a medium white head leaving very solid lacing.

S: Grapefruit and citrus heavy, hop oil like, direct if not especially pungent.

T: Good flavours of melon, grapefruit, tangerine and pine oil. Hop forward with a light toasty malt backing.

M: Light-bodied, just thins out towards the back end and gets a bit carbonic. Pretty smooth, medium aftertaste.

O: Certainly a well made IPA, just again with the Italian stuff, the price makes the QPR terrible.

Halcyondays, Jun 15, 2011
Photo of tbeckett
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint at Beer Deluxe. From notes.

A - Poured ultra hazy copper with a two finger fluffy beige head. Decent lace and a half finger retention.

S - Juicy tropical fruits. Sweet fruits and a nice hop punch. Quite lovely to explore.

T - Juicy tropical fruits. Piney with grapefruit and seemingly less juicy and tropical.

M - Good carbonation with a light to medium body and a decent bitterness.

O/D - A nice IPA. Enough tropical fruit flavour but a bit rougher than the aroma leads you to believe. Good.

tbeckett, Aug 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Griffith, Jan 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

patre_tim, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

JohnK17, Oct 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

outoffocus, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of KornWallace
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Date: 8/20/14
Location: DeCicco's Armonk
Glassware: Snifter

Appearance: Amber in color with a pretty decent haze. As heady a beer as I have had in a while. White in color it clings almost limitlessly to the sides of the glass as it is imbibed.
Aroma: This beer is certainly on the sweeter side as flavors of caramel and even a slight honey come through. The hop presence is strong and slightly floral but frankly a little dull in aroma. A little alcohol can be found as well.
Taste: The taste is just as sweet as the aroma. More flavored caramel, the hop flavor is similar to the aroma and whatever bitterness that shows up in the finish is overpowered by the sweetness in the front.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is pretty smooth. Medium to medium high body. High carbonation. Some viscitude either from the alcohol or the hop acids.

KornWallace, Aug 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

nmann08, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

DrunkinYogi, Oct 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Mattias, Oct 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Latarnik, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Burt, Nov 24, 2012
Re Ale Extra from Birra Del Borgo
88 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.