Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: American Pale Ale
Grimstad, Norway


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RATINGS: 318   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Hops- the best there is in this world! Well, almost. This is a hop driven beer. A beer where it is all about hops. But what kind of hops? We just couldn’t decide which, and used hops from all over the world; England, Slovenia, New Zealand, Czech Republic, USA, Germany and Australia. A total of 13 different types of hops. It does not get better than this!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (5560) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2015
(bottle) hazy deep golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of mango and herbal hops, slightly yeasty and resinous, with a hint of cactus juice, some vanilla and physalis. flavour is more herbal hops, yeast and caramel, heavily resinous and slightly green, with a touch of alcohol in the medium-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2015
First Night At The New Penguin, 13/12/14, beans safely in the oven. High-foamed, Belgian-looking excitable apricot wafting with a delectable pot pourri of lavender, lime zest, pine, juniper and dragon fruit shower gel. Soapy and magnificent in the extreme after 6 weeks of Becks Blue with a soft mousse of lemon zest, grapefruit, spearmint, husk and flowers. Really lingers, really kicks. Soap, tropical fruit, pine and juniper-like botanicals to the fore. Even that faint taint of antiseptic can’t put me off. Ravishing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eimhjellen64 (8) - Kvernaland, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2015 does not count
Harmonic bitterness. Soft taste. A little touch of citrus at the end. Long lasting bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nogva (77) - NORWAY - MAR 4, 2015
Pours golden copper with a modest but creamy off-white head. Aroma of pine, lemon zest, herbs and some apricot. Light to medium body, slick feel, medium carbonation. Taste is refreshing and floral with hops, grapefruit, spices and grass. Dry and bitter finish that lasts quite a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9505) - Ursel, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Light gushing to huge yellowish head, fed by lively carbonated yellow-orange beer; lovely lace. Hoppy nose, vegetable, moss or aquatic plants, hopoils, resin - very green. Again hoppy - indeed difficult to say what kind or even classification. Spicy, peppery, long-lasting bitterish flavour. Well-carbonated. Very nice try. Hops are nowhere exaggerated, cancel each others defaults.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (3175) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 8, 2015
Pale orange color with huge white head. Grassy hops, fruity: citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruits. Taste is decently earthy, herbal as well as a bit fruity. Bitter dry finish. Easy to drink despite its complexity. A lot of flavours in there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Florya (1800) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : pale orange, white head. Aroma : citrus, tropical fruits, hops. Palate : medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8858) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle at Blå Rock Tromsø. Low but lasting white fluffy head. Hazy amber body. Hoppy fruity aroma and flavor with a relatively high carbonation and a long dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (1189) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JAN 14, 2015
the aroma of pine cones and spicy grasses with some hints of fruits... the taste of tropical fruits and pine needles with shades of grapefruit and some spices... bright hopping... dry and bitter aftertaste...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (600) - HONG KONG - JAN 14, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2015 Very cloudy amber. Sudsy white head, big bubbles, thick foamy legs. Smells fruity (orange. apple, apricot), lightly spiced malt, musty slightly herbal hop. Taste is less juicy/fruity and more musty. Bitter, quick finish. Body is smooth, crisp, bitter, light spice. Good but I imagine I would rate this more highly if it were fresher (?). Tasted again at the TAP Nøgne O food pairing for Matt's birthday. Had with the triple happiness cheese toastie. Huge architectural foamy head. Smells and tastes quite bitter, somewhat musty-grassy hay. Body is medium but with a lot of sessionable foaminess. Nice that this has so much hop for a session pale ale, but not that much else going on.

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