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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (14269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2011
UPDATED: APR 27, 2012 Re-rate of an old rating: April 27th 2012. 50cl bottle @ Cafe Buitenlust shared with Thompson. Hazy orange color, average sized white head. Smell hops, fruits, bitter. Taste hops, bitter, slightly pine, grapefruit. Medium body, medium to high carbo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2011
50cl bottle, Batch 145. Thick head, dark orange body. Aroma of Citrus fruit, roasted malt, and some caramel. Very soft mouthfeel. Loads of florals and citrus on a musty toasted malt. More like an English Pale, although still wonderful. 6,4,6,3,13

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2011
Colour looked very nice and the smell was great. Couldn’t wait to taste it. Then i tasted it and.. why can’t i taste what i just smelled? A bit dissapointing. Bit watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drpimento (3177) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Kind of an odd duck; not bad, but not great. Bottle started foaming over after opening. Poured with a huge, foamy, frothy, tan head that rapidly settles down to a light spotty cover and a little lace. Color is a cloudy, medium amber. Aroma is spicy, malt, caramel, hops, yeast, pungent. Flavor is like nose. Yeast stands out, even a tiny bit fishy. Good body and excellent carbonation. Finish is like flavor with a surprise of slight sweetness. Good burps. Reminds me of a cross between a pale ale and a farmhouse. Not a quaffer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (17704) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 14, 2011
Getestet beim LCRBM Hopfiger Antrunk, der Aufgrund seiner Muffigkeit nicht überzeugt. Die Muffigkeit ist nicht sehr stark, stört den Hopfen aber merklich an der Ausbreitung. Im Mittelteil kommt eine malzige Note hinzu, die zusammen mit der geringen Würze irgendwie halbherzig wirkt. Langer (muffig-) hopfiger Nachgeschmack. Test vom 10.9.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 13,9,9,8,12,9 - 9,40

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5831) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Aroma is heavy on berries, hinting at acidity/tartness. The appearance is very dark brown and very heavily sedimented. The flavor is of complex fruit, berries again, and hops. This was a very interesting beer with a sweet/sour flavor to it, although it’d be better described as a different style because this doesn’t have the dry hop bite that the good IPAs have.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixmasterob (1054) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Dark orange pour without much of a head, light collar. Aroma was sweet, slightly floral, somewhat piney, bits of caramel. Flavors consisted of rich caramel malts, good bit of sweetness, light floral hops. Just about no bitterness here. Smooth mouth, light carbonation. Not too shabby, a different take on the IPA here...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2756) - NORWAY - MAY 4, 2011
Tap at Amundsen. Copper clear, thin white head with large bubbles. Smells of grapefruit and flowers. Taste of roasted malts, caramel and fruity citrus. Feel is quite normal with hints of water. Bitter finish feels a bit more like a ESB, some citrus and flowers in finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10490) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2011
Bottle @ home. Pours a dark orange appearance with a foamy orange-tan head. Doughy, orange citrus hoppy, light earthy nose. Spicy, juniper, piney, earthy hoppy flavor. There’s a sourness possibly from the age or an infection- I don’t think this is meant to be there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (4181) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 4, 2011
Tap @ Naboen, Bergen. Pours a deep murky orange body with a thin off-white head. Aroma is really fruity with strong notes of peach, caramel-malts, citrus, cookies and white sugar. Body is creamy and thick and the carbonation is medium. Tastes are also quite sweet and fruity. Peach, caramel-malts, nice dry and grassy bitterness from the hops and I can sense a woody finish along with the kicking bitter hops, and leaving a slightly herbal and sweet aftertaste. I quite liked this actually.

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