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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: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Imagine that the German have come up with a high alpha fruity hop! "Could that be right?" we asked ourselves. We were in luck to get 100 kgs. The new wonder hop bears the name Mandarina, and it’s presently not commercially available. And how could we present this hop with all it’s glory? By brewing an IPA of course. Please welcome Mandarina IPA.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Temptation (237) - - JAN 15, 2014
Great news, the mandarina hop arrival...in this IPA you can find the smooth citric character, not as strong as it occurs with another hop. The beer is medium bodied, refreshing and highly drinkable, better in mouth than in nose. Somehow delicate, it’s a very, very interesting beer located where pale ales turn into IPAs. To repeat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (8646) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 12, 2014
Orange trübes Bier mit stabiler Schaumkrone. Aroma sehr fruchtig. Geschmack nach exotischen Früchten, angenehm bitter. Sehr gut!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1292) - ESTONIA - JAN 8, 2014
Hazy orange, medium white head with spotty lacing. Nose is grapefruit, oranges, grass, toasty malt, sweetness. Taste is warm malt with oranges, lemon hints, grapefruity-resiny bitter finish. Bitterness on the mild side, but still very nice. Lingering grapefruit bitterness. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
agent_persik (454) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 3, 2014
Hazy orange color, small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, malt and sweet citrus, hint of pine and some floral notes. Taste is similar, mostly sweet with subtle dryness and light to medium hoppy bitterness in finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Enjoyable, but lacks proper IPA bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10962) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2013
cloudy yellow, smooth offwhite head. aroma is malty, herbal hoppy. flavor is hoppy, flowery, overall its okay, but slightly malty sweet.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theis (13895) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2013
Bottle at Yespr - Thanks. Clear amber/golden - white head. Herbal, citrus, fruity notes, tea, earthy, caramel notes, a bit old hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (366) - FRANCE - DEC 26, 2013
Bière orangée assez trouble. Nez fruité d’agrumes. Bonne amertume, bonne carbonation, arômes principalement sur la mandarine (ben oui). Bon, interessant mais pas transcendant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (754) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 25, 2013
Color: hazy blond beer with chopper reflexion, small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: nice citrus nose with orange and hoppy presence. Taste: high bitterness very intensive, good hoppy taste and orange domination. Aftertaste: orange and mandarin with strong bitterness. Really enjoyable!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21730) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and orange peel. fruity flavour of hops, pine needles and orange peel. Hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10480) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2013
Bottled. Orange/amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Aroma. Sweetness, flowers. tea bag, caramel, light citrus. Flavour. Sweetness, herbs, flowers, light grass. caramel and citrus. Medium bodied. Ends flowery bitter.


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