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


on tap

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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2923) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge wines. Hazy amber beer with large frothy head. Aroma of mandarin, tropical fruit and some pine. Taste is moderate pine resin, malts, tropical fruits and mandarins. Medium bodied. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SaintMatty (5861) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
500ml Bottle - Amber with a foamy head. Caramel, orange peel and hints of pine in the aroma. Toffee, grapefruit, peach and marmalade can be detected in the hoppy taste. A good beer and I look forward to tasting more beers with this hop in and see how they compare to this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bjerkeaa (180) - NORWAY - MAY 2, 2014
Dark amber pour, tan foam. Bitter citrusy hoppy aroma, some pine as well. Bitter, zesty (in a good way) taste. Medium carbonation. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Burgers (334) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2014
Amber body. Thin white head. Citrus notes. Tons of sediment. Pleasantly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tranquillity (1453) - 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 (5260) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, 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 (1682) - 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 (9928) - 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 (4679) - 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 (1764) - ’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.

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