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


on tap

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RATINGS: 942   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5610) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Pours bronze with a large tan dense head. The aroma has piny / floral hops that are quite bitter and offset with thick caramel malt. Medium smooth body that has lots of resin with very soft carbonation. The flavor starts exactly like the aroma and then finishes focusing on dryish caramel and harsh earthy / piny hops. This is a high quality IPA, but still quite overpriced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2008
Fruity aroma, naturally hoppy too. Quite full bodied and sweet which hampers the effectiveness of the hops. The bitterness is still very nice, the dry ending leaves you thirsty and the heaviness is nice during the days when you are looking for something quite potent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2008
Bottle. Nice cloudy orange/copper color. Huge creamy and foamy head! Mouthfeel is a bit sticky. Taste is citrus,caramel and some bitter hop notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Bottle, courtesy Ibrew2or3. Pours an extremely cloudy copper color, with thick creamy white head and sticky lacing. Strong hop presence in the nose, with a strong gritty malt affection. Interesting aromas. Piney hop flavors, smooth chocolate presence, interestingly enough. Caramel, too. Very smooth body, sticky mouthfeel. Good and interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a one finger off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma has a good dose of citrus hops with a hint of pine in the finish and notes of nutty, sweet, and caramel malt. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7172) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle. Pours a deep orange-amber with a huge lasting fluffy off-white head. Very nice aroma of resiny piney hops along with citrus fruit, a bit of grain and bready malt. Flavour starts with sweet malt and hops but then the hops totally take over with a biting bitter finish. Piney, citrusy and almost spicy hops in there. Just a touch of alcohol present but mostly well hidden. Medium bodied. A pretty good attempt at a West Coast IPA -- not quite, but still a damn good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FirmButtstone (48) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA - JUL 30, 2008
Cloudy orange color with a nice white head. Lots of head actually, bottle was very active. Great grapefruit aroma and some pine. The hops stand out more as the beer gets warmer. Do not drink this one cold, let it warm up a bit. Overall a great example of a cascade IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Thanks to....Secret Santa? jrob_21? I can’t remember exactly. Dirty burnt orange pour. Aroma was fairly faint for an IPA, some vague citrus, bread crust, brown sugar, some floral scents. Tastes pretty malty with brown sugar, dirt, caramel, rye with subtle citrus flavors and moderate bitterness. Finishes with a grapefruit bitterness, more bitter than flavorful. Full bodied with a good creamy mouthfeel and a well done carbonation. Good malt flavor no doubt, but the hops are unexciting to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (3048) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Thanks to Santa for this. Pours out a hazy dark amber/copper color with a moderate rocky head. The aroma is of pine and some citrus hops, slight malt in the background. Taste is pine and citrus resin hoppiness with a nice sweet caramel/slight fruity backbone. Very nicely balanced, I definitely liked this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2008
Bottle gushed when opened. No off aromas though, rich malty aromas with hints of sweet pine. The beer pours a golden amber with reddish hues and white orange head that disipates. Rich malt flavors up front, caramel, sweet breads, with a big hop flavor quickly following, hoppy citrus and pine resins. It finishes with a dry bitterness with just a hint of fruit at the very end and leaves a piney sticky feeling long after you swallow. Very nice IPA.

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