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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


on tap


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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KnutAlbert (6712) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2011
Bottle. Lots of carbonation, candyfloss head. Lovely aroma, grass and juicy apricots - mouthwatering. The flavour is also a fine combo of fruit and bitterness. Citrus, haym auchaluptus. Tingeling bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2010
Bottle, kindly shared by gunnar, courtesy of OleR. ABV 6%. Cloudy orange colour, big white head. Strong aroma of piney and resinous hops, a hint of camphorwood, also tropical fruits / passion fruit - excellent! High level of carbonation. Hoppy and peppery flavour, fairly bitter aftertaste. New Zealand hops rule!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
visionthing (4800) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer5000 (5903) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (2729) - NORWAY - FEB 12, 2011
Bottle. Copper hazy with a massive white head. It takes looong time to pour this beer. Maybe too much carbonation? Aroma of hay and grass, some citrus. Taste is really dry and grassy with some malts and have absolutely no sweetness. Finish is bitter and dry. With some sweetness in the body this IPA would have been really awsome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (7880) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2010
Bottle courtesy of OleR-thanks. Pours hazy orange with a big off-white head. Aroma of pine and fruity hops, even some equalyptus/mint. Taste is on the bitter side, with a good amount of these nice NZ hops, fruity and resiny with a fizzy mouthfeel. Nice IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (3999) - NORWAY - JAN 16, 2011
Bottle at Grunerløkka Brygghus. Golden color with a foamy head that just wouldn’t stop, even when the bottle was half empty it filled up with the stuff. My friends bottle didn’t behave like that, so maybe I had a bad bottle. Very fruity and hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16504) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (3565) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2010
Shared bottle courtesy of gunnar. Hazy copper golden with a 2 finger thick tanned head. Opens the nose with passion fruit, flowers, citrus and malts. Medium to full bodied Sweet and bitter through to a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7332) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle.Pours muddy amber with an off-white head.Aroma of citrus, lime , malt and grapefruit.Flavor is sweet and malty with some citrus and malt.Medium body, average carbonation .Nice funky beer .

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