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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brontebeach (179) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
Interesting but not as exciting as hoped for. Lacked significance. Bottom line is I don't feel like seeking out another. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; opaque dark amber pour with big fluffy light beige head, grapefruit and pine aroma, taste has biscuity malts along with tangerine citrus and a little grapefruit bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nazzty (1271) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2014
Truly delicious IPA with a particular hop flavor. Well balanced, fruity and good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleigator (783) - GERMANY - MAR 21, 2014
Orange, slightly red color with a huge orangy head. Foam stays for a very long time. Smells of orange, melon, citrus and kimchi. Citraic, grassy fresh hops, defined by orange and lime. Bitterness is recognizable from the beginning, becomes stronger as the malt vanishes. Long bitter finish, with a pleasant chewy mouthfeel. Hops go along with hints of ripe fruits and earthy malts, leaving enough room for the strong bitterness, which creates a decent complexity, while not being too hoppy. Long likeable aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickFifty (1050) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - MAR 17, 2014
Deep amber color, white head. Citrus nose, tropical fruit, caramel malt. Mandarin orange taste, slightly tart citrus fruits. Moderate sweetness which is nicely balanced by the bitterness. Velvety mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (6325) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAR 15, 2014
500ml bottle. Cloudy amber color. Medium size, off-white head, stays. Sweet, hops, alcohol, mild pine and grassy notes in aroma. Sweet, grainy, grassy, hay, bit of yeast in taste. Mandarin and citrus in aftertaste. Nice dry bitter bite in aftertaste. I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmahut (1843) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 14, 2014
Pours in hazy dark orange to bronze color with low head. Aroma has in fact slight mandarine notes to it, but more of other citrus fruits such as blood orange, grapefruit. Pineapple too. Test is bitter upfront, fruity citrus sweetness to balance this out, light notes of caramel. Body is full, light carbonation. I hoped for more mandarines.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (5478) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2014
(bottle) pours a murky deep amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of manure and barnyard, slightly perfumed, with some notes of hay and powdered sugar. flavour is mostly the same, heavy powdered sugar, barnyard and some kiwi in the light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (5400) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2014
Reddish copper body and lasting grey head. Hop forward, citrus, big imperial malt base, even for the abv, very orange and a yeast that supports but also plays a distinct role, not like a clean American one. Active and tasty carbonation to balance the string bitterness. Very long aftertaste, very tasty, yet quaffable too. Yum! (50cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LarsEngen (367) - Sandvika, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2014
Sample at Smak 14. Pours hazy golden colour with a large offwhite head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of citrus, apples and some grassy notes. This Mandarina hop gives this IPA an interesting flavour. Its not that hoppy as you expect but it also has some malty tones. Notes of citrus, grass and caramel. Mouthfeel is smooth, medium carbonation.

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