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Ipè | Birrificio San Paolo

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Brewed by:
Birrificio San Paolo
Italy | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by stcules on 04-05-2009

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3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear amber colour with cream head, webbed out but retaining pretty well. Decent; not great though, looks a bit listless.

Smells malty, but quite a richness to it that almost gets roasty towards the back. Plenty of US hops giving tang but also a deep resinous note of high-AA hop oils. Citrus, grapefruit, as well as some coppery malt. Nice.

Taste is also quite malty, and again has that slight roasty edge and touch of copper. Quite dank with actually more of an English hop character coming through, or at least heavy on the bittering and less so on the flavour/aroma hops. Sort of sinks on the back which is a shame because it's really quite sweet and could use more cut through. Bit dank, heavy hops at the back.

Decent body, lighter at times than the flavour is, but it's welcome.

Not quite refreshing enough for an APA. Tasty enough, but lacks zest.

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Photo of glid02
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy light copper color with a 1.5-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of a combination of pale and caramel malts with good amounts of earthy and light citrus hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Mostly pale malt flavors with hints of darker caramel malts kick things off. Shortly thereafter light citrus hop flavors with a grassy character work their way into things, carrying through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is OK. I finished my glass without any problems however I'm not sure about another.

Overall this was a nice middle-of-the-road IPA - worth a shot but not worth seeking out.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Italian Spectapular festival at the Local Taphouse in Darlinghurst.

Pours a light amber hue with slight hazing and a decent heft to it. Head is a poor, ineffective bubbly ring of white that leaves no lacing, and gives the beer a bleak insipid look overall. It's a shame.

Nose is lightly sweet and lightly citric, with orange skin coming through and a hint of Simcoe, perhaps. Light musty grain mingles as wlel, perhaps giving a touch of stonefruit. Not bad.

Light peach on the front palate, confirming this suggestion of stonefruit on the nose, with a pithy continuation mid-palate melded with some fresh organic grain notes. Finish is clean with a touch of bitterness, but the beer feels quite smooth all over. Feel is mild for the most part, but has a suggestion of fruit-brandy, once the bitterness melds with the fruitier flavours.

I like the peach characters that are so prominent. It gives it an interest and uniqueness that are quite charming. Good stuff.

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Photo of MrDell
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stcules
3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light orange color, slightly hazy. A very beautiful creamy foam, light cream in color, too.
A good fresh smell, with american hops. Grapefruit, tangerine.
Resolute taste, with a good base maltiness, with a light touch of caramel, and again a good hop.
Again tangerine. Very fresh.
The aftertaste is bitter, yeas, even if not too long.
Good bber.
Nothing really new, but absolutely in the style.

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Ipè from Birrificio San Paolo
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