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


on tap


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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Coyler (112) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 16, 2014
Interesting beer, the Mandarina hop is defo different, lots of fruit, reminds me very much of a good English IPA (Jaipur for instance) but much much better!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (2632) - Kaarina, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2014
A nice looking beer, a hazy, colour is orange, a head is big and beige. The nose is citrusfruity and fresh, sweet mandarins, blood grapefruits and some tropical fruits. Taste of citrusfruits, pine needles and mandarins. Medium bitterness that is smooth. Medium+ bodied, smooth carbonation, nice to drink. Mandarina is interesting hop that gives quite unique flavours. There are some similar nuancees than in Rogue Morimoto Imperial Pilsner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElDesmadre (3078) - Mikołów, POLAND - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle. It smells wonderful, like mandarines hanging from a pine tree, poartly covered with sap. Some white grapes are lying on the grassy ground, amidst some herbs scattered here and there. Fullish and very soft mouthfeel, decidedly malty upfront with the citrusy hops kicking in afterwards. Sweetish with a toned down bitterness. Velvety and very well balanced. Not the sort of IPA that kicks your nose in and dissolves your throat in alpha acids. And because of that I like it even more. A great beer, no less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2014
Draft @Cafe Sara, Oslo. A finger of blond head, covering an unclear, almost opaque orange colored body. Big inviting tangerine aroma. Hint of lemon, mild resin and grass. Mid-bodied, slick mouthfeel. Some semi-dry grainy malts, otherwise the hops is leading on. Tangerines, citrus zest, mild hop oils, and hint og something tropical. Clean mouth-drying bitterness in a lasting finish. Interesting hop variety, good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hens (736) - Tallinn, Estonia, ESTONIA - FEB 4, 2014
0.5L bottle. Hazy amber with nice hat. Mute malt and citrus fruits aroma. Good start. Light sweet caramel, vegetables, orange, vanilla, bubblegum flavors. Rotten orange and good bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamedra (722) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 4, 2014
Láhev 500 ml. Aroma je vskutku pěkné mandarinkové s lehkým sladovým nádechem. Pěna je lehce do hněda, jemná, vysoká držící. Barva samotného piva je tmavě měděná a kalná s velkými kousky sladu. Chuť je sladová s výrazně citrusovými, převážně mandarinkovými podtóny, poměrně rychle přechází do výrazné hořkosti, která drží. Jedná se pivo se vskutku lahodným aroma které mu propůjčuje experimentální chmel mandarina, chuť je též velmi dobrá, avšak možná až s příliš rychle nastupující hořkostí.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle at Olympen. Hazy, glowing orange with a stable head. Orange zest and mandarin hop nose. Caramel, orange, grassy freshness. Original.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zorongollo (35) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 22, 2014
Tap. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Fresh citric, sweet, resin. Smooth, soft bitterness and carbonation. Nice IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2014
Cloudy orange body with lasting white head. Oranges then malt on the aroma. Taste is similar, not a lot of bitterness for me, but easily sessionable, good but I like my IPAs more pronounced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (3999) - NORWAY - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange body, white head. Aroma is piney with oranges, biscuit, citrus peels. Taste is herbal with orange, malt, grass, mango. Mild malty aftertaste, thick body, sweet and fruity finish.

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