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Contessa - Birra Amiata

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BA SCORE
88
very good

71 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birra Amiata visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: stcules on 08-04-2010)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense white head that has good retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose - grapefruit seems to stand out in particular.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has some favors of grapefruit citrus and a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a good Italian represention of an IPA that has some nice aromas and flavors of grapefruit bit isn't overly bitter.

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A: Pours a hazy sort of golden amber. Big, tall, fluffy light tan head. Head fizzes out pretty quickly but has quite decent lacework remaining. Good retention too, revives very easily.

S: Hmph. Some nice sharp citrus - orangey. Sweet caramel too.

T: Grass and citrus up front. Saltine-like malt with quite a bit of spicy pepper in the finish. Quite dry too, especially in the aftertaste. Hint of floral hops in there? Especially between sips I'd say.

M: High carbonation, quite fizzy. Decent medium body.

O: A pretty mellow, easy drinking beer. It's an APA but definitely not the mega-hopped quasi-IPA style APA that you are probably used to. Closer to a hoppy saison or BPA, especially with the crackery malt and pepper and grassy notes.

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Contessa from Birra Amiata
88 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.