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HaandBryggeriet India Pale Ale

Formerly brewed at HaandBryggeriet (Norway)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Drammen, Norway
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
6.5% and 60 IBU, a pale ale brewed in the English style, with a fairly powerful bitterness and good aroma from use of a mix of English hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4874) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Rated on 2-28-2011 (Batch NR 145) - This bottled beer has a frothy tan head that mostly diminishes, orange transparent body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, no lacing, and floaties are present. The aroma is caramel malt, alcohol, citrus, and floral hops. The taste is sweet, heavily bitter, alcohol, caramel malt, citrus, and floral hops. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is medium bodied. This beer tastes like it is more than 6.5%ABV. It has a nice flavor that is heavy on the bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (5683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Poured from bottle I got at cheese shop in Des Moines Iowa. Tiny white head. Tart plum sweet aroma. Taste is slightly bitter and hoppy. Tart fruit dominates. Doesn't seem very much IPA in my book. Just ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4921) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2013
500 ml, Batch 199, bottled 10.01.2009. Clear deep copper with a lasting film of creamy bubbles. Aromas of earthy toffee, raisin, oak, cherry and toasted grain. Tastes of tart cherry, plum, dark toffee, citrus zest and woody hops. Medium body is lightly tingly with low-average carbonation, and balanced by a long wooden finish. This one was on deep discount as it was obviously past its prime as an IPA. But the quality of the brew is still evident, and now with 4 years of bottle aging tastes like a nice English Strong with a touch of sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
May 2010. 50 cl. bottle. Poured amber with a white head. It has all the things an IPA is suppose to have, but is lacking balance in my book. Still very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9370) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 6, 2013
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20101105.
Pours copper color with a small head. Aroma of caramel malts, resin, floral hops and grass. Flavor of hay, caramel malts, hops, fruits and goose berries.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (2138) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 11.12.2010

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (2233) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2012
A fair lemon lilt in the nose and a nice backlit yellow murk of a body, with a consistent and sizeable head. Sharp uptake of a rustic hop blend on initial taste and a fully expected zip from the upmarket IPAs on the palate with a sizeable bitterness on the finish. This was the cheapest of the lot I’ve seen, bought just before an impromptu house party, and was just a cut above the generic. An interesting continental take on getting the bellow of pungentness from the English hops, but nothing you won’t be missing out on if there’s a spread from Haandbryggeriet for you to sample. Batch 435, Provenance Wines, Edinburgh

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2012
50 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Konttori. Rated on 15.10.2010
Aroma is hoppy with exotic fruits, some grapefruits, resin and hints of biscuits. Flavour has hops, exotic fruits, some resin, grapefruits and hints of caramel. Good IPA, but does not reach the top.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thompson (644) - - APR 27, 2012
Hazy orange colour, white hfead witch very rapidly dissappeared. Good tasye of alcohol. somewhat weaker taste of hop as expected. drank at buitenlust together with benzai.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (7049) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Bottle. Orange hazy colour with a beige head. Grape aroma. Spicy flavour with a lot of fruity notes. Nice IPA!

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