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Lervig Hoppy Birthday Oat IPA
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Brewed by Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Stavanger, Norway
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An IPA brewed with oats. Chinook, Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops. Brewed to celebrate the 40th birthday of Lervig’s head brewer Mike Murphy and his twin brother. The remaining beer is sold exclusively on tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger, and Henriks, Bergen.


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odland (137) - - MAR 19, 2012
Sampled @ Lervig. Golden color and a creamy head. Distinct notes of tropical fruits derived from Nelson Sauvin, really showcasing the hop . A velvety smooth body despite not having any crystal malts in it. This ale is all about the hops and the oats! Each sip invites another. Could drink this all night.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13468) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are fruits, flowers, caramel, wood, malt and hops.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
In short: A bright, sharp and refreshing blond IPA Very good
How: Tap at Henrik Øl, Bergen Norway
The look: Almost clear blonde body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is bursting with tropical fruits, grapefruits and some cat piss (me suspect Citra again). A nice fresh bouquet of fruits which has been pissed on by a cat and I’m enjoying it. Taste is crisp, just enough pale malts, light toastiness, plenty of fresh tropical fruits, an avalanche of bitter white grapefruits, a citric bite of lemon zest. Razor sharp bitterness. Very clean finish. The only slight problem with this beer is the excessive soda-pop-like carbonation that makes it hard to keep the beer in your mouth. This is one I enjoyed thoroughly. The first of many beers I had at Henrik Øl, I went back three times to this pub, great beer selection and one of the best service I ever had, my highly knowledgeable waiter will never know how much I appreciated his dedication to making each of my visit to the pub memorable. (not very much, I’m an ungrateful bastard).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (757) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2012
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Wow, what a pleasant surprise. Pours light golden with a finger thick creamy head. Aroma is very hoppy with a tropical theme dominated by peach, as well as honey, sweet citrus and notes of flowers and fresh herbs and mint(?). Medium body, with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Flavour is very bitter with grapefruit and orange peel, notes of yeast and spicy pepper as well caramel and honey on a good malt backbone. Finish is very dry with a nice long hoppy orange peel. A very drinkable, really refreshing and astoundingly nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (3015) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2012
On tap @ Henrik. This is a cloudy golden-yellow one with a mild just off-white medium sized head. The aroma has a really nice fruity-sweetness. Some berries also perhaps? Yeah, it’s strawberries actually. It’s average carbonated with a nice oily mouthfeel. The flavor is mild yeasty at first, light spicy and almost peppery also, with a good bitter and hoppy tone all the way. Light dry and flour-ish typical Lervig finish. I like this one. 23.06.2012

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BottleHound (153) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2012
On tap at Melkebaren, Sandnes. Golden beer with white head. Amazing aroma with tons of citrus and other tropical fruits. Flavour is full of nice hops and grapefruit. Bitter, but softer than most other IPAs. Extremely refreshing!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (3530) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2012
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours a light honey body with a medium creamy white head. Nose is apricot, cat pee, melon and hints of grass. Taste is heavy cat pee tones, herbs, pepper and bitter resiny touches. Full and "oaty" body, which I like. A bit too much Citra/Nelson (catty!) for me, but nice enough.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nyre (11) - - MAY 18, 2012
I really like the oaty smoothness combined with the fruity hops. A balanced IPA, not too strong, so you won’t have to settle for one. Or two.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4328) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 6, 2012
On tap@Cardinal. Pale golden body with a small, but dense white head. Strong and nice hop aroma of citric fruit and catpiss. Flavor is rather light on the maltside with citric fruitiness and rather strong bitterness. Medium body. Nice aroma and rather bitter beer with citric fruit, but I find it a bit one dimensional in the end and somehow unbalanced lacking some depth from the malt flavor. Quaffable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (4873) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2012
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy pale golden with a thin white film on top. Aroma of Mr. Nelson, passion fruit and tropical fruit juice, lovely, quite close to the catpiss borderline. Taste is fresh, solid, crisp, hoppy smack in my face, good carbonation elevate the hops to the frontrow of the show, more herbal and peppery hops towards the end, spearmint. Dry and clean mouthfeel. Me like, a lot!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (2502) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2012
On tap at Cardinal. Pours a mist, pale golden body with a white, creamy, small head. Heavy sweaty, cat piss, herbal nose. Bitter, light salty, herbal and a hint of chlorine in the mouth. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Smooth to drink. Ends bitter with the tongue dry and more herbs.


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