Indie Ale | Birrificio Indipendente Elav

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Birrificio Indipendente Elav

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malts: Pale, Monaco, Crystal
Hops: Columbus, Citra, Sorachi, Bramling, Centennial, Nelson Sauvin

Added by stcules on 04-07-2012

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 11
Photo of Marius
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle at home. Semi-hazy orange with a thin off-white head. Notes of lemon and orange zest, caramel, some pine resin. Medium body, low carbonation and a hop bitter finish.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 330ml bottle from Kris Wines in North London. Pours a reddish hazy colour with a white head which leaves lacing. Aromas of a rich hoppy tropical fruits & sweet malts. Tastes of citrus, toffee, grapefruit, peach, oranges, pine & hints of caramel leading to a long medium bitter finish. Overall a very enjoyable ale.

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Photo of superspak
4.06/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 8/2016. Pours lightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice dense cap that lasts. Dense foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, orange peel, pine, citrus rind, floral, grass, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/floral hops and light-moderate malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/citrus peel bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, orange peel, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of bright citrus/floral hops and light-moderate malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall, even though this is labeled as an amber, it is an excellent IPA style. All around great complexity and balance of bright citrus/floral hops and light-moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap. Pint glass. Enjoyed on jul´12. – funny no-planned tasting session in good company at the Freiburg- Orangish amber color. Foggy appearance. Yellowish in color, creamy froth. Thick & lasting crown. Toasted & crystal malt aromas, tropical fruit perfume & citric touch, hues of candies to the nose. Subtle caramel & moderate maltiness at first sip followed by resiny hops. Slightly sparkling & spicy sensation to the palate. Medium body. Moderate to high carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Hints of tangerine, orange & grapefruit provide a light astringency in the middle. Gentle dry sweet finish. Subtle resins on the aftertaste. Refreshing & flavorful.

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Photo of stcules
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reddish orange color, not too clean. Quite scarce foam.
In the smell a resolute hopping, with notes of tropical fruits, citrussy, and resinous. A malty touch in the background. Not bad.
The hop prevails in the mouth too, again whit resinous notes.
Light body, long and pleasant aftertaste, with malty notes and again tropical fruit.

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Indie Ale from Birrificio Indipendente Elav
3.63 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
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