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Contessa - Birra Amiata

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BA SCORE
88
very good

72 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 72
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
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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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.

WynnO, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of memphischas
3/5  rDev -23.9%

memphischas, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of Noir
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Noir, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of amalburg
4/5  rDev +1.5%

amalburg, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of AlaskanYoung
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

AlaskanYoung, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of leitmotif
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

leitmotif, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Ciocanelu, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of RBorsato
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

RBorsato, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of tedho21
3/5  rDev -23.9%

tedho21, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of vfgccp
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

vfgccp, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of MacStinson
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

MacStinson, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of RobertColianni
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

RobertColianni, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of hansavijaticar
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

hansavijaticar, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of dcmchew
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

dcmchew, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of FrankHammer
3/5  rDev -23.9%

FrankHammer, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of sunofneurot
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

sunofneurot, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of tastymug
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

tastymug, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Juice-O
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Juice-O, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of RocksteadyRye
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

RocksteadyRye, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

metter98, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

nmann08, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of Dope
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Dope, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

beernads, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of bckayaalp
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

bckayaalp, Jun 07, 2013
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Contessa from Birra Amiata
88 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.