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Zona Cesarini - Birra Toccalmatto

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BA SCORE
89
very good

41 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
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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mendvicdog

Maryland

3/5  rDev -26.1%

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

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -20%

07-18-2013 03:38:06 | More by DonFrap
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-29-2012 07:35:27 | More by ygtbsm94
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2005wendyrika

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-23-2013 16:50:21 | More by 2005wendyrika
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needMIbeerinMD

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

12-01-2012 22:06:30 | More by samEBC
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pixieskid

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

10-19-2012 08:27:48 | More by pixieskid
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Jeeb

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

09-16-2013 18:37:41 | More by Jeeb
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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

Spain

3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
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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Cozzatoad

Italy

3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

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

Australia

4/5  rDev -1.5%
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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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.5%
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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LincolnHawk

Djibouti

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-08-2013 23:39:18 | More by LincolnHawk
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ferrari29

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-06-2013 03:45:16 | More by ferrari29
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ConorThomas

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-11-2012 10:45:28 | More by ConorThomas
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-12-2013 13:40:41 | More by duceswild
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Pecan

California

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-15-2013 03:00:13 | More by Pecan
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LittleDon

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 40 cl (?) pour into a short tumbler at BQ-Birra Artigianale Di Qualita in Milan, Italy on 6/17/11.

Slightly amber and a bit hazy. Head dissipates quickly to just above a film but leaves plenty of lace. Strong grapefruit and pine aroma to begin that fades with time. Some caramel is also present. Very soft mouthfeel. Surprisingly light body for an IPA. Nice up front bitterness with a gradual increase in the middle and end. This culminates in a strong bittersweet finish. While some of the alcohol is evident, it is not overpowering. The acidity in the front and middle surprised me. Well balanced with a very slight lean towards the sweet side. Given the body and acidity, not a typical American IPA.

Serving type: cask

06-17-2011 16:26:16 | More by LittleDon
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.5%

09-10-2013 23:36:40 | More by oriolesfan4
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.5%

10-11-2013 12:56:41 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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Zona Cesarini from Birra Toccalmatto
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