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Contessa - Birra Amiata

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BA SCORE
88
very good

76 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.93%
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:
Beer added by: stcules on 08-04-2010

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Photo of 2GOOFY
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of damndirtyape
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle, no date. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Cloudy/hazy golden-orange. Thin off-white rocky head. Plenty of persistent lacing in sheets and strands. Some sediment came along with the pour.

Smell: Floral, citrus, mango.

Taste: Delicately hopped and very well balanced with malt sweetness. Orange/lemon citrus, some tropical fruit, and pineapple hop flavors. Malt has some definite berry sweetness to it. The finish is mildly bitter and more sweet than one would expect with a AIPA.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and nicely thick. Very light carbonation and not very sticky on the teeth at all.

Overall / Drinkability: Well done - mild by US AIPA standards, but it ends up being a more nuanced take on the style that is worth a try. Very drinkable - I finished my glass pretty quickly as it was quite tasty, and I would not mind another. Went well with food (meatloaf and potatoes) and I suspect it would go well with a lot of other dishes. A well done IPA - maybe a hint more English in style than American, but still quite good.

Photo of DemoniChris
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of WynnO
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This rare beauty came of the tap a but wide. Style calls for possible citric notes but I sense some wild yeast. Is that the intent or not? Nobody in my immediate crew knows since it's so rare. Time will tell. It doesn't taste right per the style.

It's QUITE tasty regardless.

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of metter98
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Contessa from Birra Amiata
88 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.