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Zona Cesarini - Birra Toccalmatto

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89
very good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Birra Toccalmatto visit their website
Italy

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: crnipeter on 01-15-2011

Sorachi Ace/ Pacific Gem Hops
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Ratings: 56 | Reviews: 12
Photo of Highbury09
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Moeder Lambic.

Photo of oberon
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have to say the few Italian crafts that I have tried have been very expensive and very underwhelming,I was told this is different and they were right.Pours an orange infused golden sunshine color with a sticky half finger white head that settles nicely.Wow a big punch of ripe sweet tropical fruits come out as I pour into the nonic,very nice!A very creamy mellow feel for an IPA,again wow!Good hop complexity with a bitter edge,tropical fruits with a bit of herbal/grassy notes,finish with that bitter edge,mildly sweet.This really hit home for me,a very nice beer here.

Photo of vicio75
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Srecko
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of RobertH50
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Oidmoe
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of _ph230_
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of parris
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of KristofH
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Mattias
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of KGalindo
4.04/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Anatole
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of mikefuski17
2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

Photo of nikigava
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of atpca
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of Andy_Luft
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of victory4me
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of vfgccp
4.67/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of beerdrifter
4.61/5  rDev +14.1%
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!

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.76/5  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 !!

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Zona Cesarini from Birra Toccalmatto
89 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.