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Zona Cesarini - Birra Toccalmatto

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BA SCORE
89
very good

38 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | 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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Reviews by CrazyDavros:
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CrazyDavros

Australia

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

07-01-2014 11:23:36 | More by needMIbeerinMD
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victory4me

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-13-2014 13:24:48 | More by victory4me
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vfgccp

New York

4.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - Off to a nice start; pretty looking IPA. Deep copper body with a beautiful off-white peach head. Great retention and lace.

S - Two for two; awesome nose. Incredibly fresh, bright nose of dandelions, grapefruit, agave, hay, and tangerine rinds.

T - Wow, this beer was hyped at two high quality bottle shops in Padua Italy and Paris France, and I have to say it lives up to the hype. Delicious. Fresh, herbaceous hops lead load onto your palate, followed by smooth, softly sweet malt and honey. Cilantro, lemon, lime zest, earthy tarragon, and dill blend seamlessly into grapefruit citrus, honey, and bread crust.

M - Smooth, medium-full frame with well balanced carbonation. Awfully close to perfection. To nitpick the fine details, it's a shade fuller than perfect for a single IPA and could use just a touch more carbonation.

O - The best beer I've had out of Italy, hands down. Kudos to a job well done.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2014 00:07:55 | More by vfgccp
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-01-2014 15:23:31 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-17-2014 23:07:14 | More by tom10101
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beerdrifter

Germany

4.63/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

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

Spain

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 !!

Serving type: on-tap

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 06:07:59 | More by BEERchitect
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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Zona Cesarini from Birra Toccalmatto
89 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.