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

bottled
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RATINGS: 143   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
morri (198) - NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
500ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Medium frothy tan head. Dark golden/orange hazy body with a lot of sediments. Aroma is fruity. Grapefruit. Mostly bitter on the tongue. Long lasting bitter aftertaste. Slightly toasted, vinegar, caramel and toffee. Creamy mouthfeel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (1328) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle from Cornelius. Murky ruby body with a thick off-white head. Clumpy yeast floating around (I made a mess of the pour). Steady carbonation. Excellent lacing. Aroma of mandarin, furniture polish, grass, toffee apple and dough. Flavour of grapefruit, passionfruit and caramel sweetness. Medium body with a smooth, oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. A wonderful, full-flavoured IPA. I must try more from this brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (1973) - NORWAY - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle from some random Vinmonopol enjoyed at home
Dark copper, quite hazy, massive beige head. Smell of mandarin, zest, some spices and aromatic hops. Moderate sweet, juicy, grapefruit flavors and spices. Medium bitter, spicy with resins.

Disclaimer : My score reflects that Nøgne Ø launch a beer in the norwegian retail market that is already 6 months old.... which an ipa never should be. The malt base and bitterness is fine, but the aromas are not as good as they probably was loooong ago

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fellebag (782) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle 50cl. Yellow foamy big head. Quite clear dark orange color. Aroma is hops, apricot, peach and nettles. Taste is mandarin. Not too bitter. Quite powerful with kind of heavy body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. Hazy Orange Amber with a nice White head. Pine floor cleaner and oily citrus zest. Flavour is a nice toss up between the sweet malty base and the pine. A good dose of citrus peel. Overall seems like an interesting hop strain with a very exotic name.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (904) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a slightly cloudy orange with off white head. Nose is heavy citrus, with mandarin definitely leading the way. Taste is sweet and citrusy with a bitter finish. Solid ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4257) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2014
Tap at Mikkeller Bangkok on the tap takeover/meet the brewer evening. Poured a hazy medium amber with a round bubbly head and a little broken lace. This is becoming a theme with Nøgne beers these days. The aroma is big mandarin citrus. Did this really ONLY come from the hops? The flavour is moderate sweet, light bitter with a smooth rich citrus hop palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. I’m so glad those hops found their way to Grimstad!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2138) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours hazy amber, malty toffee nose, citrus, taste is juicy citrus, dry toffee.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogniskowicz (71) - - JUN 4, 2014
W końcu trafiłem na piwo, które prezentuje możlwości niemieckich chmieli. piękny zapach mandarynek, cytrusów i żywicy. obłędna piana, piękny kolor. Jest słodowo, ale w tle wyraźnie wyczuwa się cytrusy, zwłaszcza obłędne mandarynkowe, końcówka goryczkowa, przyjemna, niezalegająca. pije się bardzo przyjemnie. Świetne piwo.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1190) - Bodø, NORWAY - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle at home. The colour is cloudy dark orange with a medium, light beige head. A little careful aroma with a fruity touch of grapefruit, fruity hops and some pine. The flavour is more pronounced and similar with grassy hops and grapefruit. Has a rich and slick mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. A fruity and nice IPA.


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