In this blog, we are going to get into a beer from Italy. It is an American India Pale Ale from Birra Del Borgo Extra Re Ale. There is no information on this brewery just ratings from Ratebeer and Beeradvocate. Then I finally realize to look at the bottle and I found a website of the brewery. The brewery was founded in 2005 so it is a young brewery. They brew several different beer styles. It is a wide range of beer styles. Let us get into their India Pale Ale.
Re Ale has a ton of carbonation so please pour it slowly in the glass. It has a deep amber color with a nice white head. The smell is of orange and some citrus in the beer. The taste is very unique for being import beer plus an India Pale Ale. It has a nice sweet carbonation circus with a nice dry hop finish. This is a very drinkable India Pale Ale from Italy. Yes it is from Italy.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Ingredients: water, barley, malt, EXTRA hop, yeast. Unpasteurized, unfiltered, bottled-conditioned. Serve at 53 to 57 F. Natural yeast sediments on the bottom.
Here is a description from their website (www.birradelborgo.it):
Extra-hopped version of Reale
A derivative of our regular ReAle, the hops are varied especially in quantity: a huge amount is added in a different technique. All the hops are added during the last 10 minutes of the boil, using 3 times more than regular ReAle. The result is an explosion of perfumes, in a range from citrusy to resiny (pine resin and incense). The mouth feel is dry, with immediate bitterness, then it finishes with a beautiful, persistent tangerine note.
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In closing, just want to thank my friend that share this bottle with me, I am really stun this came from Italy and it being good. I do not think I have to say what you think when you think of Italy? It is wine, wine and more wine. I love the complex taste that I get from this India Pale Ale. I love the funky to spicy taste and then the run on the hop taste. This is not a cheap beer. I believe my friend pay $80.00 for a case of 12 11.2oz bottles. I would go and hunt this beer down. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
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