Zona Cesarini | Birra Toccalmatto

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Birra Toccalmatto
Italy
birratoccalmatto.it

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An Oceanic Hops Storm. Pacific India Pale Ale with our own innovative blend of hops from all over the ocean (Japan, Australia, New Zealand and America), for a tropical, fruity experience.

Added by crnipeter on 01-15-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
18
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
11.19%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Photo of andpit
3.49/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marius
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Trappistenlokaal ’t Kloostr. Hazy orange with a white head. Notes of wild yeast, barnyard funk, orange zest, pineapple. Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of JavierGC
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tykechandler
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zinzi
4.58/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DispyDnb
3.61/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
4.78/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From 32GP. In Teku glass. At dinner, with pampean burger and pok cheese. Very original, complex and tasty hops profile. Has everything: tropical fruits, herbal, grassy...very refreshing with the abv well hidden. A great surprise

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of maximum12
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ML bottle consumed while sitting on a balcony overlooking Lake Como watching the sun set behind the Alps. Already a ‘5’ day as far as I’m concerned.

The pour is orange juice cut with peaches, or perhaps I’ve just watched my daughter down to many fruit drinks the past several days. Noses in very tropical once it warms up, & one sucks in several lungfuls of air along with the aroma.

Zona Cesarini is green. The overwhelming flavor profile is like snapping off a green willow branch, sticking in your mouth, & chewing while you tromp through your grandpa’s pasture. The tropical punch in the nose comes mid-palate with mango, pineapple, citrus (which arrives via belch). Raw bitterness is present but tempered by floral ringlets. Sticky, easy.

I evolved from an ‘eh’ first sip to a ‘man, that’s good’ as my I began to race towards the bottom of my glass. Outside the flavor profile of a typical American IPA, the green rawness of this really grew on my mouth. Very good brew.

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Photo of killcore
3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattGrimley
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Catalin90
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Saviour
3.92/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap in Craft Republic, Moscow.
L - shining golden strawby almost without head.
S - fruity but not too bright. Citrus, pineapples and so on.
T - very fruitty and similar to smell, but a bit brighter. Nice one.
F - something is a little bit disturbing about the aftertaste, but still it is more or less fine.
O - nice, but not necessary IPA.

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Photo of batt6343
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Euroglot
3.28/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RBorsato
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Matt141
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CharlesStenner
4.64/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mwilbur
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 75 cL bottle into tulip.
A: Pours a clear darker shade of orange with beautiful 2-3 inche bubbly white head with excellent retention from the active carbonation jets. Very faint lacing.
S: Loads of tropical fruit! Mango, passion fruit, peach, key lime, orange, grapefruit, and just a hint of sweet caramel malt.
T: Wow! Quite the transition of hop notes here. Starts with a burst of mango and passion fruit, then quickly shifts to a strong pine note, another quick shift to orange and grapefruit, and finishes with lime and herbal mint notes. The mango, passion fruit, and pine are dominant presences. A soft backbone of sweet caramel malt is present throughout. A grassy--almost woodsy--note comes through with warming.
M: Light-medium body...the malt bill gives this a bit more heft than most in this category. Amazingly smooth given all the hop elements. Softly sweet and moderately bitter throughout. Nice gently dry and lingering finish. The mouthfeel is a highlight of this brew.
D: Wonderfully complex hop notes and the mouthfeel is unbelievably smooth. The ABV keeps this in the upper limits of good sessionability too. Definitely a treat! Seek it out! This is definitely helping me change my mind on Italian beers.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden apricot in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and moderate orange + golden yellow highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/ruby red grapefruit, tropical/passionfruit, and herbal/grassy hops over the top of lighter caramel + pale malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of caramel + pale malts with just a hint of sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of hops - citrus/ruby red grapefruit, citrus/lemon zest, tropical/passionfruit, and herbal/grassy. The hops impart a slightly heavier than light amount of bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp.

O: Very nice combination of flavors + aromas from the hops. Very enjoyable and easy to drink with well hidden alcohol.

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Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color and has some light hues of amber. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, but consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of ruby red grapefruit are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of citrusy, grassy, and herbal hops along with underly hints of caramel and pale malts. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an interesting IPA from Italy that has a variety of different hop flavors in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of sjjn
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Zona Cesarini from Birra Toccalmatto
4.11 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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