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Re Ale Extra - Birra Del Borgo

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BA SCORE
88
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:
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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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-08-2014 22:55:54 | More by Griffith
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jmtpi

France

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-01-2014 10:14:59 | More by jmtpi
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marqoid

Arizona

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-04-2013 05:35:37 | More by marqoid
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Greg_MacLeod

Thailand

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased in an IPA sampler pack from Wishbeer in Bangkok.

A cloudy amber appearance with thick head that lasts a long while and a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Sweet bready smell with a decent amount of citrus and earthy hops.

Taste is strong. A solid grain / malt / bread base plus a hint of grapefruit and a crisp strong hops finish.

Medium body with a good CO2 bite.

Overall a good IPA. Well balanced flavor, but not over the top.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 12:39:18 | More by Greg_MacLeod
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

11-02-2013 19:21:04 | More by hansavijaticar
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Lantern


3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

09-22-2013 18:33:17 | More by Lantern
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Poupae

Thailand

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-12-2013 00:56:44 | More by Poupae
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Bieniek30

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

08-27-2013 08:07:45 | More by Bieniek30
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dansmcd

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

08-25-2013 13:11:11 | More by dansmcd
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heerboth

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

08-23-2013 03:08:23 | More by heerboth
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JRed

New Jersey

3.13/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear tangerine color with big fluffy white head loitering up top. Aroma of cooked grains, light citrus, light lemons, the sourness of both skins, some booze. Tastes of old oranges with a chewy rind, some cooked grains,mild horseblanket, light lemons, and a boozy twang. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Old fruit and booze and horseblanket don't mix well.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 23:45:34 | More by JRed
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Dether

Italy

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-18-2013 13:14:59 | More by Dether
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-14-2013 18:59:00 | More by nmann08
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

07-14-2013 17:08:53 | More by pathman
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -23.3%

06-27-2013 21:15:45 | More by Kirk
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-26-2013 16:01:07 | More by petermethot
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-18-2013 23:12:41 | More by mrfrancis
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PeteRiz

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-07-2013 22:52:15 | More by PeteRiz
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

05-26-2013 18:27:36 | More by Profchaos20
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ConnoisseurOhio

Ohio

4.78/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

My first review on beer advocate.

First i would like to say I have enjoyed this beer from their regular bottle which ran around 19 dollars and from the bigger bottle that ran around 37 dollars. I enjoyed the smaller bottle more simply because the flavors seemed more concentrated, the mouth feel was much creamier and the nose seemed to be more floral.

The beer pours a perfect two finger head and resembles a solid reddish golden. Exactly like the picture on their website every pour.

The smell is robust and very appealing, cascade hops elevated on the top of a slight caramel and light apple or apricot being slowly heated on the stove. Very good.

I normally am not a huge fan of the taste of american IPA's. This opened up the world of IPA's for me. I can only describe it as fresh creamy floral activity exploding on my palate and cleansing everything that was before, finishing crisp and clean and slightly dry but not an uncomfortable dry. Amazing .. just perfect.

The mouthfeel i can only compare to that of a weihenstephaner. Except cleaner, crisper and creamier at the same time. It goes in your mouth and expands into creamy frothiness. So delicate but big. I would have to say this beer in the smaller bottle has the best mouthfeel i have ever encountered.

This is an experience worth having. I have tried many IPA's and for me this is the pinnacle of an IPA. It does not go overboard with the hops and every other aspect of the beer is spot on fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 16:09:02 | More by ConnoisseurOhio
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-13-2013 23:19:39 | More by ADTaber
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-26-2013 15:30:05 | More by Jason1337
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Wiggedout40

Georgia

4.65/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was recommended to me as a good Italian IPA by a local beer store while on vacation in Italy. It was a great find for me. I love IPA's and this is great one. It truly brings out the fruitiness of the cascade hops used to make it.

A: The beer pours with a thick white to beige head that settles slowly and leaves some lace on the class. The beer itself is golden to amber in color.

S: Upon first opening the bottle (which was room temp) I smelled apricots above all along with the piney notes characteristic of IPA's. The apricot aroma persisted even after being poured.

T: There are subtle hints of apricots, peaches and the bitters of the hops which mix well together. The bitters linger on the palate but are not harsh.

M: The beer is well carbonated giving a somewhate rough mouth feel in the front of the sip but finishes smooth.

Overall: I wish I could pick this up locally. I am a fan of IPA's and this is by far one of my favorites. I would definitely have this again (several times) if given the opportunity. Definitely worth a try if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 00:30:07 | More by Wiggedout40
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MadScientist

New York

3.35/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 00:01:29 | More by MadScientist
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LafInfluenced

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

02-26-2013 00:43:25 | More by LafInfluenced
Re Ale Extra from Birra Del Borgo
88 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.