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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2011 Batch 199. Murky orange with a small tanned, creamy head. Wooden, fruity malty and hoppy aroma. Sweet, light bitter and acidic with smoke notes, Rounder and less astringent as it heats towards room temperature. Smooth. Medium to full body. Initial rating date 2010-12-16 Batch 138. Gushes in such a way that the sediments are stirred into the liquid making it murky orange. Finger thick, frothy, cappuccino colored, lasting head. No lacing. Yeasty and wooden aroma with some malty notes coming through and alcohol present. Grows in the mouth and is overwhelmingly carbonated. Alcoholic and bitter with an acidic and dry finish. Full bodied. May be off. 6-3-4-1-8 2.2

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (3808) - SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2010
A simple and straight forward IPA. Very nicely balanced between fruits and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
dnstone (2651) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Earthy floral hop aroma. Orange-gold in color with a solid seafoam like head. Earthy hop flavor thats slightly unpalatable, a bit metalic even.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Spicy yeast aroma mixed with resin and piney hops. Sweet up front with a slow growing bitterness towards the end which doesn’t amount to much for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borresteijn (6371) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2010
50cl Bottle, same as Pinball described, from De Bierkoning. Cloudy orange colour, frothy yellow-white head. Aroma of mango, passionfruit, grapefruit, nice sweet fruity hops, earthy liquorice root. Flavour is malty, sweet, tropical fruits, hoppy bitterness with a fair amount of earthy liquorice. Medium bodied. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11932) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2010
This might be a new beer from haandbryggeriet 6.5% "Dette specielle ølet er brygget med en lokal variant vill humle som vokser langs elvebreddene, ikke langt fra bryggeriet. ". This does not match that well with the RB description use of a mix of English hops. Label is green and the words "norwegian IPA at the bottom. I have mailed the brewer and will create a new beer if i get confirmation the recipe is different (different hopping). Pours clear to hazy orange brown, huge smooth head on first pour, large smooth head on following pours. looks great. Flowery dry hoppy aroma, pretty strong hoppy arom, american in the level of hop aroma. A litlle exotic fruits. faint malty caramelly note too, but hops are the dominant aroma. pretty bitter hoppy flavor too, flowers almost gone, dryness, bitterness, something resembling herbal licorice like flavor, faint orange juciy fruits, faint fruit peel bitterness. This is pretty damn tasty and very quenching. the malty balance is a bit lacking, but only because i start comparing this to the mikkeller single hop series. A very interesting india pale ale and very tasty too. I hope those elvebredde are huge and that there is plenty of hops there. This is pretty good. Brewed may 2010, tasted oct 2010 - at this time it tastes very good and the hop profile is still fresh. Bottle from bunker beer so it has been kept perfectly well since it hit the BB cellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TET (2633) - Kaarina, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2010
Orange beer with medium and blond head. Aroma is fruitfull, excotic fruits, grapefruits, some pine needles and fructose sweetness. Flavour is dryer than aroma, some excotic fruits and overally flavour is quite simple, medium, but rough bitterness. Nice aroma, but flavour is not so good and more freshness would be nice. Good, but not top IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (10382) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2010
500 ml bottle. Batch #303. Finland.
Hazy amber colour with small off-white head. Smoothish fruity bitter hoppiness with some grapefruit and citrus in aroma. Flavour is rather sweet fruity bitter hoppy. Lots of malt balancing. Quite heavy but not that bitter after all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7689) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2010
500 ml bottle @ Konttori. Batch #303, brygget 27.7.2010. BBE 27.7.2012.
Pours a slightly hazy orange colour with a frothy, lasting, lacy natural white head. Fresh on the nose with a decent amount of hops, fruits and citrus. Notes of caramel and earth. The flavour is mild sweet with fruits, mild hops, grass and lemon. Medium bodied, a bit thin but oily mouthfeel and low carbonation. This is a fairly sweet IPA and it lacks hoppiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zdk (1870) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger - orange, hazy pour. thin white head, woody and earthy, floral musty. Caramel malts, smooth piney and a touch of dry funk. pretty tasty and light. unusual.

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