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Eipiei | Microbirrificio Opperbacco

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Microbirrificio Opperbacco
Italy | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by danieelol on 01-05-2013

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.58/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a burnished gold colour, with absolutely ridiculous head. Lovely density but about 4x too big. It's a nice head, I just don't need so much of it.

Fair few Belgian-style radicals clinging to that head. Fruity notes, slightly grassy and a metallic twang as well. Don't get too much though, a bit muted.

Taste is also fairly fruity - some citrus and tropical notes but slightly tannic midway. Touch of cherry on there and a mild dry grassy note to finish. Pretty decent flavour, doesn't fully work for me, but I do like it quite a bit.

Foamy, chewy mouthfeel. Good padding but maybe more than necessary for the palate.

Decent drop; plenty to like although it's just the sum of its parts and no more.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.93/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Big 500ml bottle, plastic sealed and capped, with a very pleasant tactile label. Purchased from Platinum Liquor in Bellevue Hill.

Pours a clear copper colour, with a massive, crackling, perhaps overcarbonated head that eventually settles to a large, frothy mess, leaving loose styrofoam lacing. Body actually looks quite flat, but the clarity is good. Looks decent enough.

Nose is sweet, and faintly fruity, but with a very solid, perhaps overly pressing malt character, and a little huskiness from the grain. There's some mushy overripe fruit from the hops, but weirdly skewed towards strawberries and melon, and a wafting fragrance of plasticine. I can't say I'm a huge fan, to be honest.

Taste is light but bogged down again by the aggressive malt character, which attaches to everything, leaving a sticky lethargy behind. Still more of that faint fruitiness, more melon skewed this time, and an apathetic bitterness on the back. But it really seems to be heavier and less pleasant than it really should be. And than it deserves to be.

Feel is light enough, but the malt gives it the feeling that it's heavier than it should be.

This is disappointing stuff. This is just too cloying and nowhere near drinkable enough. It also doesn't deserve at all to be in such an attractive bottle. And I now feel like a sucker for falling for the cover and not the contents.

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Photo of danieelol
2.61/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From notes.

Pours orange with good head and lacing.

Smell is plasticcy hops, some mango, tangerine, grapefruit. Very plasticcy. Musty character.

Taste is extremely bitter. Like they use hop extract in this. Finishes dry with dirty mango.

Just chucking as much bitterness into a beer as possible is not a recipe for success. Becomes somewhat more manageable after a while.

I don't feel most of these Italian beers represent particularly good value. Should focus more on tasty dry-hop character and less on artificial-tasting intense bitterness.

If you've got some I recommend you eat it with something spicy or otherwise strongly flavoured as it really needs something to subdue it.

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Eipiei from Microbirrificio Opperbacco
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