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


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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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoppy_Luke (1285) - Poznań, POLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Ostatnimi czasy jestem pełen obaw co do single hopów. Dawno nie trafiłem na wybitnego. Czy Nøgne Ø na niemieckim chmielu da radę się obronić? Na pierwszy rzut oka wszystko wyglądało bardzo dobrze, typowo dla IPA, bo i wizualna część jak i parametry nie pozwalały się przyczepić. Zapach bardzo przyjemny - cytrusy głównie grapefruit i nuty świeżego chmielu. Smak bardzo mi odpowiadał - wspomniane owoce utrzymywały się do ostatniego łyka, a goryczka na poziomie 50IBU pasowała idealnie. Wysycenie średnie też w sam raz, jak dla mnie. Co sprawia, że nie wystawiam wyższej oceny? Ano właśnie - czegoś brakuje. Bo pomimo faktu, że brak tu wad i wszystko mi pasowało, to nie ma elementu, który wyróżniłby ten norweski trunek od innych przedstawicieli gatunku...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (1802) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Cloudy orange, off- white head. Aroma: Grapefruit, tropical fruit, spice Palate: medium body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Andrus86 (429) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2015
BOTTLE. Pours a muddy dirty orange brown with solid off white head. Sweet nose filled with fruity hops. Tropical fruits and hops up front followed by a somewhat caramel malt back end. Sourced Cellabrations @ Capel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rammer (397) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. Good ipa, citrus aroma, bitterness as from fruit peel, grapefruit. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Nøgne Mandarina IPA ].
Clear medium to dark orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, orange - citrus, mandarin. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dry, hoppy, orange, fruity hops. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140517]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2014
Bouteille 50cl, bact #1079, BB 20-11-2015. Ambrée, col fin blanc-cassé. Arôme est fruité avec pas mal de résineux voire sève, rétro tirant sur les grains concassés. En rétro-nasal, je note un léger bouquet fruité et herbacé. Palais est aussi centré sur le résineux, sorte de céréales et un malté pâle, caramel. Le tout sur un houblonné rappelant un peu le Cascade ponctué d’une touche de mandarine. Le palais garde des notes de levure qui enlève un peu de ce côté houblonné. Une version qui aurait peut-être été meilleure en version blonde? Pas mauvaise mais je m’attendais à qcq chose de plus convainquant surtout sur la base de cette bière.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle, Ship in a Bottle, West Kirby. Murky orange pour with a small off white head. Earthy hop, grapefruit and caramel in the nose. A similar yarn in the sweetish flavour with some good fruity hop. Smooth drinking and does the ABV well. Didn’t get too much mandarin but enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berlinoise2go (688) - NORWAY - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle (50cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Inch-thick off-white head, good retention, leaves a lot of lacing. Rich aroma of ’dark’ concentrated citrus, pine, clementine peel, caramel. Medium body, soft carbonation, refreshing mouthfeel. Well-balanced piney-fruity taste, fairly sweet, very bitter, with an interesting super-lemony twist in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (1513) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
0.5L bottle at home, dark orange beer with a medium head, aroma is citrus, many fruits. Taste is citrus, fruits, bitter. Very Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 18, 2014
bottle pour at braukunst live 2014 in munich. lightly hazed amber with a thin but lingering head; plenty of synthetic mandarin in the aroma; cottees orange mandarin cordial, rusty tea, good whack of bitterness

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