Skizoid | Birra Toccalmatto

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Birra Toccalmatto

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Nickls on 02-22-2010

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by Nickls:
Photo of Nickls
3.67/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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Pours a ruby red brown color that is slightly hazy; no head really to speak of given it was on cask, but there were a few minor bubbles.

Very nice hoppy aroma; floral and passion fruits; a sweeter maltiness underlying the solid hop dose in the aroma. In terms of the flavor, the hops actually showed up a little more soapy and the maltiness was a bit sourdoughy rather than sweet. Confused me pretty well. Medium body overall and completely still in terms of carbonation; little oily and slick. Overall, the hops were a bit too muted for my taste in the style. However, a pretty damn decent attempt. Drinkable, and tasty enough. Just wouldn't rush back to another.

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Photo of Annarella
2.45/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

It looks good but... this is the only good think i can found in this beer.
Smell is strong and very resinous, the hopping kill any other think.
Taste is too bitter without a good base of malt, so at the end the mouth is hard strike! No sense beer for me!

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours copper/dark amber with a large, white, mousse-like head.
Nose shows bready malt, piny hops, grapefruit and biscuit-like malt.
Flavours include similar rich malt and more grapefruit and piny hops.
Carbonation is annoyingly high unfortunately.

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Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of BuckTuckian
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of rkcrozier
3.08/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of killcore
3.64/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerdrifter
3.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Hazy dark copper-amber pour with a huge three finger tan head with great retention and lacing. Huge herbal, floral nose with a touch of perfume. Lots of piney, citrusy hops initially, opening up with more fruity, caramel and bread dough notes as it warms. The taste is somewhat one-sided from what the smell suggested. The bitter hops really overpower the malt. Lots of resiny pine dominates, with just a touch of sweet tea and caramel from the malts. It fortunately regains a measure of balance as it warms and becomes pretty drinkable. Considering the huge head and retention, the mouthfeel is really pretty light on carbonation. It's slightly oily with a hugely bitter finish. Although it lacks a little on balance, overall it's another nice offering from Toccalmatto.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle a hazy mahogany color with three fingers of rocky cream head. Nice ring of lacing left behind.

Aroma was not as hoppy as others have said. Perhaps a bit older than expected. Very light floral and citrus notes with a bolder caramel malt presence.

Again, as with the aroma, this is much less hoppy and more malt-driven. Caramel malts with maybe a hint of floral hops and orange.

Medium bodied and sticky with a moderate carbonation.

Drinkable, but definitely not an American IPA from this bottle.

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Photo of WhiskeyMax
3.89/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750 into a tulip. Tons of carbonation probably from the bottle conditioning. It took me a couple of minutes to pour a full glass. Head off-white and lumpy. Settled into a thin layer by the time I typed this.The nose is of citrus and resin. Tasting it I get the same without a lot of bitterness for which my wife will appreciate as I am sharing it with her. My opinion is its too carbonated for my liking. I do like the tiny bubbles it produces as opposed to the bigger harsher ones. It is nicely dry on the back end that makes me want to keep drinking it. Overall it is a decent beer that I would recommend not because its fantastic but unique and tasty.

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Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.81/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

If the greatest form of flattery is imitation, then the American IPA style should thank the Italians. But not only does Toccalmatto mimic the style, they add a little to it...

While the beer pours a rusty chestnut color, its rich and redish hues cast a darker haze that keeps things rusty in appearance. The beer billows with a rich ivory-stained lather that acts as much of Belgian ale as it does American ale; it retains sturdily and laces with tightly controlled concentric rings. Man is this one handsome ale!

Somewhat muted in aromas, a deeper dive of the nose reveals a highly grassy, leafy, and citrus scent from hops. Its supportive malt underpinnings is even lighter but shows elements of bread crust, toasted grain, pecan and toffee-like character. With little in the way of fruit or spice, the nose is all about the balance of malt and hops.

Toffee and nutty sweetness and sturdiness strikes the palate with early malt flavor. Lightly husky and the crusted taste of baking bread resonate on the palate just ahead of the hop onslaught to come. Though the malts have rich tendencies, they do not labor the palate with unnecessary sweetness. Instead, its dry malt flavor allow the taste of white grapefruit, lemon verbena, sasafrass, bitter orange peels and leafy chlorophyll to extend from middle hop additions. Its delicious balance of toast and herb work nearly to perfection, as the periphery of the beer isn't distracted by unwarranted complexity or off flavor.

Its unprecedented dry and creamy upstart is charming and highly accommodating of its flavor. As the creaminess fades, its bitterness invites a bone-dry and spicy mouthfeel that wisps away any residual malt textures in order to prefer a finish of fine minty warmth, resinous pine, citrusy brightness.

Where the beer is regretfully common with its simple dry malt and earthy hop balance, it should be better celebrated for its clean malt dryness, its acute hop bitterness and its understated but supportive malt creaminess. It's simply a work of art that is highly drinkable and perfectly suited for tomato based, sausage and pasta dishes that's done, perhaps Marsala style.

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Photo of Istur
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of cpetrone84
3.28/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is a dark caramel with off white head. Nose is malt up front, caramel and brown sugar with an assertive hop taking over, pine and citrus mostly. Taste is lightly grainy, a bit of malt backbone with a citrusy tangerine hop and light pine. A little flabby, bitterness is moderate in the finish on a creamy body and a bit heavy with limited carbonation to try and balance.

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Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Nolen12
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of jkball01
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of stcules
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark cherry wood color, creamy beige head, beautiful.
In the smell you can fell the american hops, grapefruit, piney, resinous. Fresh and inviting.
In the taste again the american hops, grapefuity and resinous, on a good but not invading malty base.
Balanced (even if probably too "light" for the american taste).
Herbal and citrussy grapefruit aftertaste, long but not cloying.
Very drinkable.

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Photo of mattycasey
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andy_Luft
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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