22 La Verguenza
Birrificio Menaresta

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Birrificio Menaresta
IPA - Imperial
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4.26 | pDev: 7.51%
Oct 02, 2019
Apr 10, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by lacqueredmouse from Australia

Tried from bottle at Ma Che Siete Venuti A Fà in Rome. 7.5% is a bit low for a DIPA as far as I'm concerned, but that's what they call it on the bottle.

Pours a pale orange-golden colour with solid hazing. Body is very solid, supporting a meringue-white head of very solid, frothy foam. Lacing is messy and intricate. Carbonation is very fine when tilted. Really looks very good.

Nose is great. Big, proper West Coast US IPA characters: citrus, juicy fruit and a touch of pine, prickly but fragrant. A hint of spice comes through as well, which adds a strange twist. Weight is moderated, but it's still very bright and strong.

Clean entry on the palate, with a slight herbal bitterness to it. Savoury hops come through with a solid bitterness. The mid palate tastes a little old though. The malt is clean and neutral but a bit tired, and the hops maybe don't have the zest remaining to cover it up. Aftertaste is pretty clean, with some lingering oils.

Feel is great. Very smooth and rich.

Overall, it's really very solid indeed and I like it a lot. There's some really nice aspects to it, especially the nose and the body. I still think it's one of the better Italian beers I've had.

Apr 10, 2014
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Beer rating: 4.26 out of 5 with 5 ratings