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From:
Birrificio Del Ducato
 
Italy
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.41 | pDev: 16.13%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
12
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 20, 2019
Added:
Dec 07, 2014
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  3
SCORE
82
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Rated: 3.5 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON)

May 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by jwat from Pennsylvania

Mar 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.6 by Giangio from Italy

Apr 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.52 by Beer-Ed from Netherlands

Jul 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.49 by tottel from Netherlands

May 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.52 by samEBC from Belgium

May 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by BdM from Netherlands

Apr 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Mar 25, 2017
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Rated by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands

2/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Meh :(
Mar 23, 2017
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Reviewed by Jerseyislandbeer from Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap at the Beer Club House in Florence. Pours a hazy golden colour with a small white foam head. Aromas of citrus & hops. Tastes of citrus, grapefruit and hints of tangerines leading to a fruity mildly bitter hopped finish.
Sep 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by brn9000 from Illinois

Jun 30, 2016
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Rated by kscaldef from Oregon

2.36/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2
Great mango aroma, but doesn't follow through. Grassy bitterness. Murky and unattractive.
Jun 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.08 by Toteezz from Italy

Dec 09, 2014
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
330ml bottle, a 'West Coast IPA' from this artisanal Italian (redundant, perhaps) brewer, but coming in at 5.2% ABV, I'm already a tad skeptical.

This beer pours an obviously bottle-conditioned hazy pale golden amber hue, with a teeming tower of puffy, airy, and tightly foamy eggshell white head, which leaves a loose band of bike chain lace around the glass as it slowly evaporates.

It smells of musty, yeasty bready caramel malt, a twinge of biscuity toffee, muddled drupe fruit, kind of overripe orange, lemon, and white grapefruit, and further piney, leafy, and weirdly perfumed floral hops. The taste is grainy, bready caramel malt, a growing flinty stoniness, fairly edgy generic citrus, pine, and leafy hops, and a still inexplicable sense of hovering and threatening alcohol.

The carbonation is still pretty active and acerbic in its swirling fizziness, the body medium-light in weight, and smooth, I suppose, once that overbearing saison-esque bubbly character slowly eases off. It finishes rather dry, the graininess of the malt dropping the vast majority of its sweetness, the hops latently stepping up their game.

Yeah, even at this end juncture, there's still an admittedly attractive lazy ice-cream cone swirl of head still sitting in the glass, which quietly says a lot about one's experience with this offering. Sure, there's a few missteps in what these paisanos consider a west-coast American IPA to be, or perhaps they're limited by their resources, but uber-alles, it's the bubbles that linger with this one.
Dec 07, 2014
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Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 14 ratings