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HaandBryggeriet Southern Cross India Pale Ale

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: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Fresh from New Zealand, a fruity and exciting hop named after the star constellation SouthernCross. Single hop IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Unclear medium orange color with a huge, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, light peach, brett notes, a bit funky ! Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, soapy, peel bitter - bretty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110319]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40454) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (34362) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16507) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle, kindly donated by OleR. Thx a lot my dear friend. It starts it’s 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. There’s a lot of citrus on the nose, spruce as well, and a pleasant cellarish touch. The flavor isn’t as pronounced as the aroma, especially some more bitterness would be nice, but it’s 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, I’m a forgiving soul and soon decided I like it quite much. At a relatively low ABV it’s a beer I’d like to see available especially during summer, but here in Norway I guess that’s just a dream. 110311

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15547) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle @ Denmark/Norway Tasting @ Ulfborg 2011. Courtesy of Fonefan. Pours cloudy golden with a fluffy white head. Nose is yeast, orange peel and hops. Hoppy flavor. Peach and grapefruit. Dusty and yeasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2011
Bottle at Papsoe’s - Thanks. Cloudy amber - white head. Sweetness, piney, grassy, light candy sweetness, resin, ok hoppy, sweet malty, ok bitterness, toasted, nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14131) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 13, 2011
Many thanks to OleR for this one. 500ml slowly gushing bottle that pours a tightly packed crop of white foam gradually leaving spotty lacework behind. Cloudy, golden body colour. Dusty hops together with a touch of oranges to the nose. Rounded taste profile containing citrus shells, fresh hops, notes of earthy malts and with a spicy bite beneath it all. Soft, modest, but lingering, bitter tail. Medium bodied. Nice, without being outstanding (Tromsø, 11.03.2011).

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