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Birra Amiata Contessa Italian Pale Ale
     

Birra Amiata
Contessa Italian Pale Ale

Pair this beer with:
Beef Cheese

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted: 9/9/2013
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 7%
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93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
Cloudy pale amber color. Bold aromas of lemongrass, grapefruit marmalade, sourdough baguette, green tea, and grass with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a long, tangy lemon cake, herbal honey, poached pear and earth driven finish. Fantastically flavorful.
Tasting Info
BEER Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: lemongrass, grapefruit marmalade, sourdough baguette, green tea, and grass
Taste Flavor: long, tangy lemon cake, herbal honey, poached pear and earth driven
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Pairing Pairing: Italian Beef, Tacos, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Fantastically flavorful.
The Importer

Vanberg & Dewulf

The Importer
52 Pioneer Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326
USA
1 1-800-656-1212
American Style IPA
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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass

American style IPAs are deep gold to amber in color and fall between 5.5-7.5% in alcohol. They are characterized by floral and citrus hop aromas and a distinctive hop bitterness on the finish. This style originated in the 19th century when British troops and colonizers were working to develop an alternative to their standard ales in order to withstand transport to India. Today, US craft brewers have claimed the style as their own with assertive Pacific Northwestern hop varieties that stand out. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Laurelwood Workhorse India Pale Ale, Oskar Blue’s Deviant Dale’s IPA, Three Floyds Alpha King and Founder’s Centennial IPA.

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