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

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RATINGS: 135   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10540) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2013
Keg at the Tap East Second Anniversary Party - Stratford, London. Cheers, Kenny! Pours cloudy, rich gold with a creamy, white head. Sweet and bready, with notes of caramel and ripe orange. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sweet finish with ripe orange and other citrus fruits, more bread and mild caramel. It’s a tasty beverage but it lacks grace.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14501) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
8th November 2013
Tap East Birthday Bash. Keg. Very hazy amber beer with a small white head. Palate is smooth with good fine minerally carbonation. Light malt cream and a little lactose. Hops are indeed quite mandarin along with a little tangerine and a touch of orange. Whisper of lemon. Smooth and lightly crisp finish. If this had had more hop intensity it would have been stellar, but it is a tasty IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
espenra (861) - Kurland, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2013
50cl bottle at Mathallen - Øltorget. Batch 991. Brewed 2013-06-27. Best before 2017-06-27. Hazy golden colour with a medium big white head. Hoppy Aroma laden with fruity notes of citrus, apples and grass. Flavour is lightly bitter. Hoppy and malty at the same time. Notes of citrus, grass and caramel. Aftertaste is a bit short.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2059) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2013
Hazy orange body, white head. Aroma has ,mellow sweet citrus, caramelly malt, some floury yeasty notes. Flavour is bit tangerine, mellow taste. Some fruity bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4340) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2013

Appearance: Hazy golden color with a fine off white head that leaves a nice lacing.
Aroma: Grapefruit hoppy and mild tropical fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad bit sweet and a rich bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Mild grapefruit hoppy, fruity and solid malty back.
Overall impression: Fresh, tasty and balanced IPA.
Personal stats: Bottle shared with Gunnfryd at Nøgne Ø Brewery in Grimstad, Norway.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Den Nordiske Ølhandel, Cph. Pours murky orange with a small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has nice zesty oranges, pine, peach. Medium carbonation, fine dry and very creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has fine maltiness, light caramel, doughy, peach, fine orange zest. Good lingering bitterness. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (2306) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2013
Fra fat på Cardinaltreff okt-13: mandarin på alle bauger og kanter, men ikke av den søte sorten vi får til jul, men passelig bitter for et øl. Interesting, som en engelskmann muligens ville sagt. Ser frrem til å prølve flere øl laget med denne humlen.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (2622) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2013
Sample from bottle at the Nøgne Ø stand at Nærbø, Ølfestivalen 2013. Murky greyish golden body with a covering white film. Tangerine, meaty, smooth, malty, fruity hoppy nose. Full bodied and smooth, thick beer with meaty, malty, fruity flavors. Mmm...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10117) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle from Nordisk Ölhandel, Copenhagen. Cloudy golden/apricot color with an offwhite lasting head that leaves nice lacing. Fruity herbal aroma, citrus, pine, earthy, grapes, some mango. Hoppy herbal flavor, floral, citrus, soap notes, mango, citrus, some caramel. Nice but not totally clean.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (6585) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2013
From a 500 ml bottle at the OlutExpo 2013, Helsinki, Finland.
Hazy amber colour with a small foamy off-white head. Fruity aroma with mild bitterness and caramel sweetness. Caramel malt, fruity hops, mild bitterness and grainy malt in the flavour. Not bad.


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