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Home / Doug's Beer Republic  /   Review:  Birra del Borgo ReAle Extra

     
Birra del Borgo ReAle Extra 
Posted: 22 May 2015  Beer Republic 7.0 
Birra del Borgo ReAle Extra from Italy ReAle Extra's extra is the added hops.  Three times the hops, added in the last ten minutes of the boiling stages.  Overall, I'd say here that less is more.   
Avg price/liter: USD 14.69   ABV %: 6.4  Type: IPA   
       


Birra del Borgo's ReAle Extra from Italy isn't, as you might think, their ReAle formula brewed with extra alcohol.  That's so passe.      

ReAle Extra's extra is the added hops.  Three times the hops, added in the last ten minutes of the boiling stages, which makes ReAle Extra 80% more bitter than Birra del Borgo's signature ReAle.       

ReAle is a good brew.   I am not surprised that ReAle's unique bottle and taste has put Birra del Borgo on the map and gotten the brewery in bed with more established and longer living breweries like Dogfish Head.  The question then is to ask yourself is if three times the extra hops makes the brew three (or even two or one-and-a-half) times better.      

Overall, I'd say here that less is more.   Want real ale?  Get ReAle.  It's hoppy enough.  If you're a hops addict, you should probably be entering an addiction program instead of drinking ReAle Extra.     

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