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Contessa - Birra Amiata

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BA SCORE
87
very good

64 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 64
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%


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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Reviews by nickd717:
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nickd717

California

3.35/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Alla spina a Bir & Fud a Roma.

Hazy yellowish-amber with a nice lacy white head.

Sweet malts and citrus fruits on the aroma, with a good hop presence.

Flavor is citrus, orange and grapefruit, and sweet malts with a touch of caramel and some breadiness.

Medium-full body with a smooth mouthfeel. Could be a bit crisper with a little more bite.

Overall not too bad of an attempt at an IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2011 20:52:52 | More by nickd717
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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.
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Contessa from Birra Amiata
87 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.