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HaandBryggeriet Southern Cross India Pale Ale

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

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fresh from New Zealand, a fruity and exciting hop named after the star constellation SouthernCross. Single hop IPA.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer4000 (4470) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2013
500 ml bottle sampled in 2011. Hazy golden body with a big, creamy white head. Strong aroma of citric fruit and pine. Flavor is light malty with citric fruit, pine and rather bitter. Medium body with a long bitter aftertaste in same direction of the main taste. Nothing super complex flavor at all, but damn tasty and quaffable. Impressive for a single hop. Ready for this anytime.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
visionthing (2731) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 17, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Vika. (Old review from a closed down site 2011-02-09)
A good and fresh IPA from Haandbryggeriet. Good hoppy aroma with a bitter finish. Southern Cross seems to be my kind of hops - very nice. A bit to much taste of yeast for my taste, otherwise an excellent IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2011
Bottle at Papsoeís - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Sweetness, piney, grassy, light candy sweetness, resin, ok hoppy, sweet malty, ok bitterness, toasted, nice bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20714) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2011
Bottle at PapsÝ. Hazy orange coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass, pine needles and liquorice powder. Fruity flavour of hops and grass with notes of pine needles and earth. Dry hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2011
50 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a huge off-white head. Aroma is citrusy and yeasty. Bitter, citrusy and crisp hoppy. Bitter, dry and citrusy finish. Mellow and lingering fruity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29281) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2011
Bottled. A hazy dark golden beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma has notes of straw, malt, peaches, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of fruits, hops, straw, herbs, malt, and caramel, leading to a dry bitter finish. Thanks papsoe for sharing.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a cloudy and almost opaque golden with a small off-white head. Some fruity aromas with a phenollic touch. Medium body, a slow and steady gusher, a very dry fruitiness but unpleasant phenols dominate. Dry and hoppy finish. Far from impressive. 011211

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4490) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Bottle. Hazy orange colour with an off white head. Rich grape aroma. Very sweet flavour, with a lot of citrus as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13555) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle, kindly donated by OleR. Thx a lot my dear friend. It starts itís short life outside the bottle by rushing out at a much higher speed than I was meaning it to do, but when it settled in the glass a clear, golden body was topped by a foamy off-white head leavings some spotted lacework. Thereís a lot of citrus on the nose, spruce as well, and a pleasant cellarish touch. The flavor isnít as pronounced as the aroma, especially some more bitterness would be nice, but itís a pleasant and tasteful beer anyway. Medium to full body and a nice carbonation, and the finish reveals spruce, citrus and bitterness. Overall, although a bit annoying at first, Iím a forgiving soul and soon decided I like it quite much. At a relatively low ABV itís a beer Iíd like to see available especially during summer, but here in Norway I guess thatís just a dream. 110311

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10535) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle. Golden -orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, malt. Flavour is pine, grapefruit, malt, citrus. OK beer.


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