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


on tap

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RATINGS: 879   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2008
Pours a mostly clear, sparkling, amber color with a full, fluffy, off-white head which is mostly lasting and leaves nice lace. Nose is nice and fresh with cascades; pine, mint, white grapefruit, light cookie and bread notes, and floral notes. Flavor is nice with a moderately high bitterness of pine, light resins, white grapefruit, light mint, hints at some sweet breads, and some grassy dryness. Palate is nice for an IPA with a nearly lively carbonation, a medium body and a sticky but somewhat dry feel. Finishes long and a bit dry with grapefruit, light pine, mint and lingering spicy notes. Nice IPA but a bit more dry and less of a citrus presence than I like in my favorites. Nice hop aromas, nice hop flavors and good bitterness with some supporting malt notes. Good example but not the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (34584) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2008
50 cL bottle, batch 261. Pours hazy orange with a bobbly and collapsing white head. Aroma is pine and solid caramel malty. Flavour is dry malty, caramel and light fruity. Dry and hoppy finish, mild woody.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 9, 2008
Bottle. Pours a deep amber colour with a huge long lasting white head. Aroma of pine, hops and citrus. Very good mouthfeel. The flavour is bitter and dry with plenty of hops, pine, ripe fruits, citrus and some malt. Long lasting dry hoppy pine finish. Great IPA! Takk fyri hesa bjór noregsmaður Yngvar!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2926) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Bottle shared by bfeld. Pour was golden to amber in color, nice typical IPA head and lacing. The aroma was citrus grapefruits with some pine elements, light grainy malts. The flavor followed the aroma, citrus hops for flavor, some pine, firm bitter finish too. Malt backbone was light, some caramel, fruity, bready/grainy, nutty elements there. Mouthfeel was moderate to full for the style, pretty nice drinker. Thanks, Brent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Bottle. Aroma was english style grain, spice and bitter. Some fruity ipa aromas but week. Darker gold body with ocean foam head and plenty of lacing and some crud in bottom of glass that looked like copenhagen. Flavor had some sugar swetener along with what was more prevelant bitter spice. Agh not cool and crisp on the plate like most. Little over bitter with some burt taost aftertaste. Aright brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
masto (77) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2008
Has the strongest freshest aroma of a mixture of hops. Hazy brown-orange color. Gargantuan and extremely thick head; to the point where it becomes unattractive, too heavy. Full but a bit unpleasant body. Very toffee malty and very complex hop mixture of often too strong bitterness that is unfortunately unpleasant. Very dry bitter aftertaste that lingers way too long.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8499) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2008
Rich and dark copper orange and deep amber color, nearly clear but with a slight haze to the body,and a small 1/4 inch off-white head. Subdued nose of musty blood oranges, herbs, and cough syrup. Flavor is tangy plastic/medicinal orange up front, moderately bitter but below average for an IPA, and the malt bill is entirely too sticky, chewy, and thick for an IPA. I don’t understand why caramel and munich malt would be used for an IPA, because chewy, resinous nut and maple is not really the kind of thing that excites me when I’m looking forward to a clean, crisp, and bright IPA. Sorry folks, something is wrong here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SaintMatty (5818) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2008
500ml Bottle- Amber coloured with a large head. Hoppy, biscuity and slightly soapy aroma. The taste is hoppy and lightly sweet with an initially strong bitterness which fades in the aftertaste. Quite easy to drink at first but becomes a bit sickly and soapy after a while so it loses some marks in that respect. Was better about 4 years ago when I last had it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zeke626 (446) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Pours a cloudy, orange-brown body with off-white head. Strong floral hop aroma with hints of citrus. Flavor is mostly hops, but not as strong as expected from this style or as the aroma suggests. Finish is a mixture of hops and grapefruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
akevitt (97) - Valhalla, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Thanks to zeke626 for sharing. Hazy/cloudy light brown, light foam, with a lot of sediment. Complex mixture of hops (including grapefruit) and some malt. Bitter aftertaste. A slightly hoppier version of their Pale Ale, but missing some of Pale Ale’s zestyness.

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