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Zona Cesarini - Birra Toccalmatto

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BA SCORE
89
very good

46 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4
pDev: 12%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birra Toccalmatto visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Sorachi Ace/ Pacific Gem Hops

(Beer added by: crnipeter on 01-15-2011)
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BelgianBeerPope

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

09-28-2013 10:39:46 | More by BelgianBeerPope
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Germany

4/5  rDev 0%

08-08-2014 22:58:54 | More by nikigava
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Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

08-16-2014 14:14:21 | More by mikefuski17
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-01-2014 11:23:36 | More by needMIbeerinMD
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CrazyDavros

Australia

4/5  rDev 0%

Pours hazy amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows floral and herbal hops, lemon custard, tea notes and sweet lemon/lime confectionery.
Similar lemon/lime, custard and herbal hops as flavours. Some sweet clean malt following along with a well-suited assertive bitterness.
Could use some more carbonation.

11-14-2012 04:46:51 | More by CrazyDavros
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Australia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

05-01-2014 15:23:31 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

07-14-2014 19:46:21 | More by DrBier
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Maryland

3/5  rDev -25%

10-12-2013 18:34:56 | More by mendvicdog
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.78/5  rDev -5.5%

On-tap. Shaker glass @ Cervecería Freiburg (Barcelona). Inviting brass color, cloudy appearance. Head is white, close & lasting. Slightly toasted malt, pine, resin & citric tropical fruit –pineapple, grapefruit- aromas. Crispy upfront, resinous & flavorful shows hints of grapefruit on the back. Medium body. Moderate to high carbonation. Oily texture. Well balanced malts & hops but finally sharp bitterness arises in the middle while lingers into a dry finish. Pine & grapefruit notes on the aftertaste. Highly recommended AIPA !!

02-02-2014 00:50:15 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev 0%

07-01-2013 23:59:52 | More by MRsojourner
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California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

09-08-2013 18:16:36 | More by DarthKostrizer
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.63/5  rDev +15.8%

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Slightly hazy yellow-brown pour with a two finger head with decent retention and nice lacing. The nose is very unique. Slightly sour along with some white wine notes, lemon, and pine. The taste follows suit with a unique earthy-citrus undertone. You'd swear this thing was aged in white wine barrels, but I think it's getting that from the unique hops. Lots of pine with a sweet caramel malt emerging as it warms. The mouthfeel is tangy and slightly sour with a great crisp, dry, bitter hop finish. This is my second Toccalmatto beer and I'm very impressed so far.

Just picked up the latest batch of this beer and it was so amazing I had to add to my review. Hazy amber-orange pour with a fluffy off-white three finger head with great retention and lacing. Extremely fresh with juicy hops dominating both the nose and taste. Resiny and piney with huge citrus and tropical notes with just enough sweet caramel malt for great balance. The mouthfeel is incredibly juicy with a great tangy, crisp, bitter finish. Overall, this was just so much better than I had remembered, I had to update my review. Surfing Hop is my favorite IPA, but this is not far behind. Toccalmatto is really bringing it! Highly recommended!

02-17-2014 15:12:57 | More by beerdrifter
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Anatole

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

08-22-2014 22:40:34 | More by Anatole
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beerpirates

Belgium

4.2/5  rDev +5%

On Tap at Chez moeder lambic fontainas Brussels

Hazy golden with a small white head that stays and bothers the glass with its stickiness. Immensely fresh aroma of orange, apricots, some vanilla.. Just massive.
Hoppy as all hell, but not extremely bitter. Just drinkable, fresh and marvelously fruity.
Semidry, good long bitter finish. Not a lot of malt notes to be found at all,
Light to medium bodied, good carbonation, but not "sparkly".
Very good refreshing IPA !

08-11-2012 15:19:01 | More by beerpirates
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Cozzatoad

Italy

3.83/5  rDev -4.3%

750ml bottle, bottled 2nd of july 2012

A- Amber colour with a bit of haziness. slightly off-white head which is not very generous (about 1 finger) but is sure very dense, and shows very good retention as well as decent amounts of lacing

S- Great hoppy aroma. Fresh grassy/undergrowth feel upfront, whit a bit of a sharp/pungent feel to it. Some citric and exotic fruits notes on the back of things. Not overly complex but super fresh, assertive and persistent

T- A bit of a let down after what the aroma promised. Slightly sweet entrypoint with a touch of caramel. A bitter resinous/herbal feel (has some fresh notes of pine and something that reminds me of mint) soon deveplops on both tongue and palate. Some exotic fruits notes may be noticed if paying close attention, but they're pretty much covered by that strong herbal feel, which also dominates on the back of the palate an in the aftertaste, with again that sharp/pungent feel that could be noticed in the aroma. Overall very refreshing despite quite intense bitterness, though the smell was way more promising

M- Medium body. Carbonation is quite dense but somehow not that prickly, the beer is still quite soft on both tongue and palate. Resinous bitterness is pretty persistent in the aftertaste

O- This is sure highly drinkable, very refreshing and easily enjoyable, though sure not as complex or bright as the smell promised, which is actually something i also found in Re Hop from the same brewery

08-14-2012 14:16:03 | More by Cozzatoad
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

01-29-2012 07:35:27 | More by ygtbsm94
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Kentucky

4/5  rDev 0%

10-12-2013 03:28:42 | More by MaseFace
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MrHyde1886

Italy

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

11-27-2012 06:52:17 | More by MrHyde1886
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

11-15-2011 17:56:32 | More by nmann08
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crnipeter

Slovenia

4.18/5  rDev +4.5%

Although classified here as American IPA, this beer should be entered in still nonexistent category of »Oceanic IPA« considering that contains Soraci Ace hops native to Japan and Pacific Gem grown in New Zealand. The two hops are featured by high alpha acid content therefore both have good bittering potential. 750 ml, BB date reads 21. September 2011. Interesting label though, with a classic motive of the Rising Sun and Japanese military aircraft in the foreground. Pour into tulip gives birth to hazed deep golden body with orangeish tint, topped by low to medium dense white head that sets to a stable cloth.The aroma is very peculiar with a good dosage of blackberry typical of Pacific Gem hops, accompanied by lemon and grapefruit and subdued clean malty sweetness.The initial oaken flavor originating from NZ hops with citruses (from Japanese Soraci Ace hops) and peppery spiciness continues to a high, resinous hoppy bitterness that lingers into prolonged aftertaste but never gets really harsh. The low, clean malt flavor is virtually imperceptible. Moderate carbonation combines with high hoppy bitterness derived from high alpha acid NZ and Japanese hops to provide dry finish. Nearly medium bodied with smooth texture.

Zona Cesarini is a very particular interpretation of American IPA distinguished from others of its kind by usage of exotic hops giving it blackberry aroma and oaky flavor.

01-15-2011 23:30:00 | More by crnipeter
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BEERchitect

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4/5  rDev 0%

Where many American microbreweries are looking for that "schtick" that sets their IPA apart from the next, this Italian-brewed ale doesn't risk the muddle, but rather sticks to the tried and true recipe that's a known winner and executes it to perfection.

Its color is the typical amber. Somewhat golden and somewhat reddish, the ale puts forth a bright glow through its light haze. As a frothy off-white head emerges, it does so with a lather that laces the glass with broken rings in the beer's wake.

Its bright and citrusy aromas kick off with freshly zested oranges, pink grapefruit, and a zesty lemon scent. Light tropical notes follow with supple mango as the malty influences begin to balance its scent. Thin caramel and light biscuit gives the fruit a riper and more plump character.

Yet to taste, the flavor of malty-sweetness and fruit strikes the palate like shortcake and marmalade. But all that is short-lived as the hoppy center takes hold. Fleeting sweetness leaves behind the vibrancy of citrus peels, tangy grapefruit, light mangoes and appricots, even as a light lemony taste mimics what was suggested in the scent. Trailing bitterness is acutely citrus but also introduces the resinous character of pine needles.

Creamy and dry, its early honeycomb structure is carbonated and medium weighted. As the sweetness fades, its starchy malt texture ushers in a deeply resinous-dry finish with elements of pine, citrus and grain lingering in a long and biting aftertaste.

Sure, nothing about this review reveals anything that hasn't been said a thousand times. Yet, its clean, crisp and refreshing character is uniquely effortless and refines. I expect nothing less from these Italian brewers!

01-14-2014 06:07:59 | More by BEERchitect
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Zona Cesarini from Birra Toccalmatto
89 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.