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


on tap

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RATINGS: 923   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocHop (278) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Pours a beautiful amber gold with a massive khaki head that’s very full bodied. Excellent sweet aroma full of the cascade hops and lightly caramel malts. Very smooth body, with a lightly sweet beginning and a very nice transition to the long lasting, spicy hop finish. Very bitter but not disagreeable. Hop heavy this provides a wonderful summer sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Amazing - I love this IPA! Pours very foamy - and stays this way throughout the bottle. This is my only complaint. The beer is full flavored with a rich bitter hop profile, but full of some long lasting floral hop flavors that somehow make the journey from Norway to here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2008
Orange in colour, suspended haze, large lingering white coloured head, great lacing. The aroma is quite hoppy, lots of caramel malts, good sweetness, grapefruit and citrus. The flavour is rich and chewy, lots of sweetness, caramel, citrus hops and light alcohol. Moderately bitter mouthfeel, medium body, medium/high carbonation. Finishes hoppy, chewy and sweet with a lingering alcohol warmth.

An excellent IPA, great balance. Chewy nit at the same time soft and very drinkable.

500ml bottle obtained in a trade with The_Epeeist, thanks Chris.
Opened on December 23, 2007
No date.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2008
60% head, 40% beer in the glass! Rich good hops. Light body. Strong peppery hopspice. Dry hoppy beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1582) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2008
Bottle. Dark/hazy orange, decent head. Aroma was hops. Taste was a different kind of hops. I enjoyed it though. Strong malt flavor as well to back up the hops thrown in. The hops were bitter but in a weird way. Maybe spicy hops as the description says. Good medium texture and easy to drink. I dont know if I would buy it again especially since nonge product are so expensive but I would drink it again. Good beer overall

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 30, 2008
500mL bottle, courtesy of jasonp. Thanks, Jason! Pours a slightly hazy, orange-amber color; light-tan head with fine-bubbled lacing. Caramel, toasty malts, and earthy bitterness in the aroma; decently spicy and mildly sharp bitterness. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: slightly astringent, earthy hop bitterness and biscuity malts; not very exceptional hop character, just a dry chewy basic IPA with some English character. Medium finish: biscuity and earthy hops, citrus, and lingering malt chewiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Courtesy of jasonp. Hazy amber body with a medium-sized beige head. Lots of floral and citrus hops in the nose with caramel and cotton candy. The flavor is moderately bitter and moderately sweet with grapefruit, tangerine, lots of cotton candy, caramel and honey. Medium/full body is a bit chewy with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2008
Pours a dark brown/amber with a thick light tan head. Nice sweet smell of malt and caramel, as well as a nice pine and grapefruit smell as well. The sweet malt kind of covers a lot of the hop flavor, but it does have a nice bitter ending. Not too shabby. My first beer that I have tried from them, I will try more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Amber color. Smell of malt, honey, hops, caramel, citrus and pine. Tasted the same but a little bit of flowers mix with the bitterness. Tasted better than it smelled.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2008
Deep amber with massive lacing head. Flowery hops on the nose, resin, pine forest, caramel malts, little citric fruits. Yeast adds a belgish note. Intense, sweet caramel malty flavor, strong resiny hops. Strongly bitter, citric finish. A bit homebrew like yeastiness (if poured in). Full bodied, smooth palate.

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