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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34282) - 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]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30747) - 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 (29135) - 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 (25089) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20569) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13748) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13286) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13194) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10259) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (7775) - 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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