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

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RATINGS: 162   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frode (358) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle 50 cl.
Cloudy orange, white head. Grass and citrus, probably, wait for it, mandarin. Sweet, some malt, and a hoppy bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3391) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours bright yellow with a white head. Nose is like salt and mandarin. Plenty of citric sweetness with that wet and juicy note. Taste is sweet and juicy citrus zest and tangerine / mandarin. Plenty of saltiness which I like. Solid stuff

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ragnampiza (599) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - MAY 31, 2014
500 ml bottle from Les Vignerons, served in a nonic half pint glass. Dark sunrise orange, pretty hazy, with a nice, creamy and persistent off-white head. Fruity nose but not as intense and fresh as I was hoping, notes of citrus, slightly tropical, some caramel malts presence, little nuttiness, a hint of soap. It doesn’t really get better in the mouth, very malt forward, decent bitterness but not that fruity nor hoppy. Nutty, slightly toasted, perhaps also resinous in the far background. Pleasent floral and earthy aftertaste, but the alchool could have been better hidden. Average carbonation, medium to full body, cramy texture. Had higher expectations about this one, so so.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4402) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle 50cl @Fin mousse. Nose is on agrumes and almond, phenolic. Aroma is very bitter with low fruit notes, on agrumes, mono dimensional, less complex.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6501) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2014
Big pale beige head. Clear body full of floaties. Tropical fruit and wood aroma with dusty rye crisp bread notes. Dry resiny tropical fruit taste with spicy rye crisp bread notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dry resiny tropical fruit and spice aftertaste with chocolatey crisp bread notes. Interesting and nice. Very drinkable. (0.5l bottle, from wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borresteijn (5187) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2014
50cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Murky amber colour, off-white head. Lots of yeast. Aroma is a bit muddy, earth, sweat, citrus, clementines, grapefruit, sweet, caramel. Flavour is yeasty, earth, citrus fruits, oranges, clementines, sweaty, grapefruit, caramel, bitter finish. Medium-bodied. It’s a bit cloying, perhaps should’ve been more careful with the yeast.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5376) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle bought from Bierkompass.de in March 2014. Hazy orange with a large white head. Aroma of citrus, orange, hay and some toffee. Similar taste. The finish was medium bitter. A relaxed and easy to drink one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StilleStorm (986) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
DWG; Pours clear golden with a creamy, lasting lacing white to off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, mostly citrus fruits, tropic and pine. Taste is sweet and bitter, light sour, light spicy and mostly bitter lasting. Mandarin, sure. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft. Wow.. compared to all it’s glory it’s as good as my last one. Cheers!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8927) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
500ml bottle, batch 991, bought at Den Nordiske Ølhandel, shared with my friend Skinnyviking during this year’s Absalon tasting. Bubbly, off-white head with a solid stand and loose lacework down the glass. Mid-sweet fruity aroma, hints of peach and orange. Rather sappy taste of citrus, peach, wheat and caramel malts. Bittersweet tail. Fine bodied. Tasty, maybe I had expected even more from this (Copenhagen 04.05.2014).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (2517) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
@Basunen: ganska snäll. Humlig doft. Smaken är tydlig fruktig och lagom besk. Trevlig. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!


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