ReAle Extra
Birra Del Borgo

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From:
Birra Del Borgo
 
Italy
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,997
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
88
Ranked #15,729
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 10.74%
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
139
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 18, 2020
Added:
Nov 13, 2007
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  27
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Rated: 3.25 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Aug 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Mar 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Casey_L from Texas

Sep 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by BdM from Netherlands

Aug 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Peaches13 from Pennsylvania

Jun 11, 2018
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
The bottle shape caught my eye during a recent trip to a nice little bottle shop in mini mart in Austin, TX.

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. Beautiful thick,rich head on a very cloudy golden brown body, wonderful lacing. Lemony, herbal smell and taste. Some peppery notes, a bit like a saison. A bit of lime and orange. Really enjoyed it.
Jun 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by jwat from Pennsylvania

Mar 09, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by igl from Russian Federation

Feb 25, 2018
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
My FGBS Drinking Team Secret Santa gave me this one during the exchange & since I am deeply immersed in the 2018 Winter Olympics (especially hockey) this weekend, I am delving into my foreign/import backlog. Ciao, Italia!

From the bottle: "Product of Italy".

I Pop!ped the cap & as with most/all/any imported bottles, I began a slow, gentle pour into the awaiting glass. I stopped as soon as I saw even a modicum of movement among the bottle's lees. Unbidden, it formed a finger of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with excellent retention. Color was quintessentially Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity, evincing loads of CO2 bubbles. Nose had a pronounced mustiness along with a slight pine odor. This is going to be interesting! Mouthfeel was medium, but VERY carbonated. The beer in the glass looked like a poor man's lava lamp with all of the bubbles. The taste was different and interesting with a mustiness accompanied by a garden-like floweriness. This is going to be tough to quantify for the non-foodie: think Beef Jardinaire's sauce or Herbes de Provence. It was almost spicy, but with a pronounced flowery quality. The bitterness was quite low, but the unique flavor made up for its absence. My goodness, but this was very different from anything that I was used to drinking. Finish was dry, more due to its yeast, which continued to color its musty taste, but very pleasant. I drank a LOT of vino in La Maddalena, Sardinia in 1985, where I met Giuseppe who mentored me in bocce& introduced me to his daughter, Maria. I took may meals with them, accompanied by wine, both local & homemade, but they all knew that my heart lay with hops & beer. This would be great with pasta!
Feb 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.45 by stephenlee from England

Jan 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by 2fat4fashion from Texas

Dec 12, 2017
 
Rated: 3.86 by shivtim from Georgia

Oct 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Aug 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Mar 12, 2017
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4.67/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
From 32gp. In Teku glass. Playing Shantae and the pirate's curse. Fruity, sweetness, high drinkability. Really balanced. Didnt drank very fresh and still really good.
Mar 10, 2017
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Reviewed by SABERG from Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from an 11.2 oz bottle without date into the modified tulip glass.
A - Honey colored, aggressive carbonation tops out with a big white cap.
S - A bit musty, earthy grains, floral components are mild citrus, and notes of honeysuckle, and summer.
T - Following the nose perfectly the offering, starts a bit sweet, moves toward a level of bitterness, with a lingering finish.
F - Medium in body, a dry run across the palate, and a fine touch of sweetness as it exits.
O - A wonderful offering, age on this bottle has impacted the flavors in a good way, carbonation is perfect.
Worth seeking out.
Jan 23, 2017
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a 12.7 ounce bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip. Picked up from a local bottle shop in State College, age unknown.

L: Pours a cloudy dark copper golden color. Insanely carbonated... overflowing foamy white head leaves sticky lacing.

S: Malty and sweet... a little spice.

T/F: Bready and malty. Surprisingly rich and grainy. The hop profile was woefully lacking. A bit of spice and pepper... a little herbal, but no significant bitterness. Some citrus notes. Overly carbonated and fizzy... and a bit sticky on the tongue.

O: It may have been a freshness issue, but this was a rather subpar IPA. Lacking in hop profile... and way overcarbonated. It fizzed over immediately upon cracking the bottle, with maybe 1/4 of the pour left on the countertop. I'd try it again if I could be sure that it was fresh. Fun for the novelty (an Italian IPA) but was not impressed.
Dec 31, 2016
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Reviewed by Everydayoff from Thailand

4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
330ml bottle poured into a teku glass.

Hazy orange amber in color, the pour quickly builds up massive white fluffy head that is here to stay with exceptional retention. It just slowly dissipates to a layer of eternal foamy crown along with plenty of refined yet sticky lacing patch and spot along the way, very good showcase.

The aroma is so hoppy with its fruity citrus, juicy, sharp lemon, tropical fruit, ripe mango, pine, resin, some earthy and some spice. Malt is there in the undertone with notes of bread and slight caramel.

The taste is quite balance with hop flavors at the upper layer ranging from citrus, lemon, mango, tropical fruit, pine, resin, earthy, spice, and moderate bitterness. Malt is at the lower layer with some sweetness, grain, and breadiness to partially balance the bitterness from hop.

Medium body with rather smooth mouthfeel and crisp carbonation through the palate, tons of carbonation sweeps through the palate with its numerous bubble waves, dry finish.

Yes, the Italian nailed it. Good American IPA offering from Birra Del Borgo, so, what are we waiting for?
Dec 28, 2016
 
Rated: 3.9 by Dazka from Italy

Dec 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by ZombiesAteMyDog from Indiana

Sep 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4.73 by JustinPStewart from Texas

Aug 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.16 by CBrodbeck from Florida

Aug 05, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by AD17 from New Jersey

Apr 26, 2016
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Reviewed by NCCIndy from Indiana

4.91/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Found this on tap at Bir & Fud in the Trastevere district of Rome. It was the ONLY beer I found in Italy which I would truly call an IPA (there were a lot of other swings & misses!). The nose is a wonderful perfume of oranges and vanilla. The flavor is a little flat and heavy but with sweet orange blossom up front and a smooth vanilla finish. The hops were used with restraint, so the citrus qualities are loud & proud, but there is little to no bitterness in the finish. This is a beautiful Pale Ale which I would proudly serve to my IPA-geek friends in the US! It was also a very welcome reminder of home during a long hot trip.
Apr 16, 2016
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.66/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Gold amber, with a massive pearl white head that is just waiting to overflow if you give it just a quarter ounce too much fluid.

Spicy aromatic pine is up front, then citrusy orange rind, along with a tasty cedar undertone as well.

These aromas all come through powerfully in the flavor, with a slight lager malt finish at the very tail end.
Apr 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.8 by andpit from Italy

Apr 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.42 by BlueSpader from Washington

Mar 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Rammanu from Ohio

Jan 08, 2016
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Reviewed by dgmirelli from New York

3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
a decent shot at America IPA done in Italy, many of the necessary traits needed, good looking color with a slight orange hue great head and impressive lacing, smell was hoppy and notes of citrus, taste was light but steady with a true PA sense and very dry , very slight citrus on front and the hoppy length with a mild bitterness, feel was mild carbonation not heavy and no traits of alcohol, overall not bad, actually pretty good. if they keep perfecting their craft they will get there.
Dec 20, 2015
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Reviewed by drmeto from Germany

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
L:
-pours a hazy golden-orange with a big,frothy,white head
-low carbonation visible
S:
-resin-lemon,grapefruit,papaya,peach,dank,passionfruit,cranberries
T:
-Follows the nose
-medium bitterniss
F:
-low to medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
Very good IPA.
Dec 09, 2015
 
Rated: 2.83 by edsandillo from Connecticut

Dec 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4.02 by irrevjim from Massachusetts

Nov 20, 2015
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Reviewed by Skywave from Oklahoma

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bought it at Eataly NYC. Pours to decent permanent head and hazy gold color. Aroma is more of an APA: clean sweet malt and citrus hops. Flavor is more of an APA. Balanced and clean. It has a mineral aftertaste that I like. The beer may be a bit old but it tastes good.
Oct 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by tykechandler from Kentucky

Sep 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.92 by BrazilianAussie from Brazil

Aug 28, 2015
 
Rated: 3.88 by gonzo000 from Massachusetts

Aug 26, 2015
 
Rated: 3.7 by godtopus from Sweden

Aug 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.81 by Honeybourne from Scotland

Jul 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4.02 by mytu420 from Romania

Jun 25, 2015
 
Rated: 4.42 by DispyDnb from England

Jun 12, 2015
ReAle Extra from Birra Del Borgo
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 215 ratings