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


on tap

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RATINGS: 158   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tranquillity (1433) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
Bottled. Nice honey looks and a big white head. The aroma is of herbs, some yeast, but not flowery and I was expecting it to be stronger. The taste is good, but although the exploding sensations are right at the tip (of the tongue?) they never quite deliver. Great as usual overall though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Countbeer (4908) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle @ DVMBBT: Small creamy foamy head on top of a hazy orange colored beer. Aromas of older hops, dusty tangarine, some pine, yeast, some malts and herbal toast. Flavours of liquorice, bitters, pine, some grapefruit, toasted bread, caramel, herbs and malts. Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, herbs, toast, malts and yeast. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture. Bit old...? It does taste like it is...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1564) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Tasting @van moll. Orange color with a beige head. Smells fruity, muf, some hops. Tastes hoppy, fruity, grapefruit, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (9359) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle @ Van Moll Tasting shared by Ansjelaah. Hazy orange color, yeast residu floating in it, small off-white head. Smell lightly malts, fruity, mandarin, mango, tropical fruits. Taste lightly malts, mandarin, tropical fruits, moderately bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4423) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle @ Proeftafel Van Moll. Super hazy orange/amber with lots of chunks, small off white head. Smells slightly weird, slightly salty, some hops. Tastes hops, fresh, bitter, pretty nice. Medium body, soft fizzy carbo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1551) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Pours an orange unclear beer with a good white head. Smells mandarin, musty, fruity. Tastes fruity, musty with a good bitter finish. Average carbo, thin body and a very dry texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (4871) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2014
500ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours hazy orange-amber, a few floaters. Aromas are strong citrus, muted tropical fruit, light earthy notes. Taste is caramel sweet, grapefruit pith bitter. Creamy texture, bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (3286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2014
50cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance - a stunning amber with red chinks and a beautiful head. Nose - lime and grapefruit. Taste - lime marmalade some toffee in fact. Hop resin and definitely tasting the yeast from the bottle conditioning. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - great ipa verging on an imperial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerd16 (225) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
A big inhale offers much to discern. It really is a singular aroma but not the intensity of fruity American hops. Some noble-hop characteristics, musky woody note, malt, molasses, some subtle orange, melon, fresh herbs, sweet malt and alcohol. Not overbearingly fruity. Smooth palate with soft carbonation. Taste is a little diluted unfortunately, there’s some caramel malt and some citrus, woody adnd earthy notes. A really scratchy rasping bitterness. A remarkable sturdy head, almost like a mousse/yoghurt. Endless potential, muted though, someone needs to turn the volume up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1504) - SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2014
Thick hazy orange with grease paper filmy and ringed head. Bristley and Bullish tropical notes. Initial taste is bitter and silky meeting in the middle with a clean pithy slight grapefruit. Carbonation is solid and expectant. Finish is a remorseful ripe orange before a creamy stick Sweet and weak hop linger. Really jaded but I guess a decent hop profile. These guys don’t fuck about.

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