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Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
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RATINGS: 865   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A rich, malty, and very bitter ale. Cascade hops provide a long, fruity, and spicy after-taste. Recommended serving temperature 10°C/50°F. Ideal with barbequed or smoked meat dishes.

Ingredients: Maris Otter, Munich, wheat and caramel malt; Chinook and Cascade hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

17.5° P, 60 IBU, 7.5 ABV.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2008
Bottle@Home. Sweet, floral and grassy aroma. Light hazy, amber, beige head, good lace. Sweet, very bitter, very grassy, fruity. Full, soft, dry finish. Thanks Yngwie!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Gentle floral and citrusy cascade hop aroma, lots of sweet caramel and toffee become evident as it warms,taste is pretty much a blend of the citrus hops and rich caramel malt,more balanced then typical American IPA’s ,what does come tothe forefront is the bitterness,,they spared no expense on the bittering hops, its huge and very enjoyable, one of the bitterest exports I’ve ever had

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Pours a cloudy orange/amber color with a thick layer of creamy head and a good amount of lacing. Aroma of fruity and citrusy hop balanced nicely with caramel malt. Flavor is piney, caramel and some grapefruit. Very nice bu/gu ratio. Medium bodied, thick texture.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4686) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Fresh aroma, nice full head. good color. What a change to this from the Moylan Moylander. Not so much hops up front or throughout but great sublteness. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 14, 2008
From a 500mL Bottle. Purchased form Liquid Solutions. Pours a hazy caramel amber color with a thick layer of creamy ivory head. Fresh, citrusy cascade hop aromas leap from behind a thick, caramel malt base. Chewy, almost salty caramel candy notes with a touch of vanilla. Candied oranges and gentle red pine. Medium bodied, softly carbonated mouthfeel. The texture is awfully heavy for an IPA, but the richness and softness of the malt body is admittedly rather pleasant. Malty caramel, toffee, and nutty almond bread up front on the palate, but a substantial dose of citrusy red grapefruit rind hops add enough bitterness to scrub the palate clean. Lingering west coast hop flavors in the finish. Like pretty much every Nogne O beer, this is flawlessly executed, but simply misses the mark for my stylistic preference.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Bottle. Hazy amber color, thin head with noticeable lacing. For an IPA, it has a light hop flavor with a high amount of maltiness. I enjoyed it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
Hazy amber, moderate head with decent lacing and retention. Aroma is richly cascade, with some sweeter fruity hop notes as well. Medium bodied, bittersweet finish. Solid IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4893) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2007
Finally, my first nogne - I can’t wait to try it! Nice hazy amber/brown coloured body with a largish white head - a bit dark for an american IPA. Aroma of fresh grassy and grapefruity hops, coupled with nuts and a slight taint of yeast. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong high a.a. hops up front with a good malt backbone and a very mild nuttiness. Aftertaste shows some alcohol, potent toffee and even a bit of kick from the hops. Overall, a good IPA - not as ’crazy’ as a west-coast IPA, but good to try from Norway. I can’t wait for the rest! I sampled this 500 mL bottle purchased from West Lakeview Liquor in Chicago, Illinois on 25-December-2007.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6094) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2007
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe de caramel et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes et de pin avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #1400)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2007
11-11-07 bottle
Murky red brown amber with unimpressive head. Smell is highly soapy-hops. Palate is surprisingly carbonated for what I was expecting. Taste is slightly medicinal up front. However - it is nice and hoppy in the flavor overall. Bitterness is nice and not overly heavy.


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