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Brewed by Nils Oscar
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Nyköping, Sweden
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Nils Oscar Hop Yard IPA introducerade först på välsorterade krogar. Den blev snabbt så populär och eftertraktad att vi bestämde oss för att göra den tillgänglig även på Systembolaget. Det är en kraftig India Pale Ale och är genomgående smaksatt på amerikanskt vis där vi inspirerats av den amerikanska nybyggarandan – få kopplingar till namnet India Pale Ale med andra ord. India Pale Ale kom till redan på 1700-talet och skeppades mellan England och Indien, där av namnet India Pale Ale. Det sägs också att den höga andelen humle och den höga alkoholhalten var nödvändig för den halvårslånga resan från England till Indien eftersom den hade en konserverande effekt. Tur för oss att resan tog tid – Nils Oscar Hop Yard IPA är idag oerhört uppskattat. FÖR DEN INTRESSERADE Nils Oscar Hop Yard IPA är ett överjäst öl med ganska hög alkoholhalt. Vidare är det en kraftig ale brygd med ljust malt och karamellmalt, samt humlad med sorterna Cascade, Simcoe, Pacific Gem, Nelson Sauvin, och Amarillo, samt generöst torrhumlad med Amarillo, Citra och Nelson Sauvin. Doften bjuder en rik flora av olika tropiska frukter som ananas, persika, dadlar och en rik ton av karamell. Smaken är kraftig, rik av fruktiga humletoner och har en balanserande lätt söt maltkaraktär. Eftersmaken är kraftigt besk.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (15203) - San Leandro, California, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Pours a light amber/orange color with a white head. The nose is heavy on the citrus and pine hop notes with a touch of floral aroma as well. A mild to moderate sweetness of toffee and toasted bread. The flavor is decently hoppy with citrus fruit and peel, a decent amount of pine, and some floral notes. Mild bitterness to balance out the sweetness of the toffee malt flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14937) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2011
Bottle at home - Tasting. Clear golden/amber - white head. Grainy, ok hoppy, hay, grassy, nice bitterness, light brown sugar, chocolate, nice bitterness. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (14732) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2011
Bottle, 7.3%. OK grassy hop aroma, slightly caramelly. Almost clear grey golden colour. Small stable white head. The flavour starts off with a rather high bitterness, very clean, though. Hint of caramel in the finish. Very late hop bite.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (14131) - DENMARK - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle. Clear golden/amber with medium off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, hops, grape, bitter and pine.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13799) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2012
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, hop, malt, caramel. Flavour is fruit, hop, peaches, malt, caramel, citrus, grass. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12790) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2011
33cl bottle, thanks Jan. Medium off-white head, clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some mango. Medium body, some resin.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (12723) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 30, 2010
Keg (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
Deep orange, small keggy head. Stodgy sweet bready and grainy aroma, some treacle to the sugars. Certainly fruity hops too, but in that messy overloaded grunge way Fizzy keggy palate, sugary and nettly retronnasals. Big bold taste, no subtlety at all, no details, just copycat over-the top hops. I feel like I’ve had this a hundred times before, and very few of them were interesting, this is certainly no exception. However, with all the sugar, the alcohol’s well hidden, and the hops are biting enough that the sugar’s kept reasonably in check. Finish is very bitter, a touch herby and even plant-mattery, heading towards hay and grass.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12653) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly deminishingnhead. Amber colour. Light malty and heavy hoppy fantastic aroma. Heavy bitter nice flavor. Long great finish. Oily palate. Excellent IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (12585) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
Bottled, 330ml from Beers of Europe, Norfolk. Gold with white head. Nicely citrusy and quite drying, good hop character, lemony with a background biscuit malt. Lasting on the palate, the only downside is the heavy CO2 level. Pretty decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12301) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2010
Bottle at Treskillingen. Amber with a small off-white head. Strong peach and grass hoppy aroma, with a hint of malt. Dryish with lots of peach hoppy flavour. Some malt and a medium bitterness. The malt is typical Nils Oscar


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