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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: 151   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jerd16 (221) - Gloucestershire, - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2014

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Nøgne Mandarina IPA ].
Clear medium to dark orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, orange - citrus, mandarin. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dry, hoppy, orange, fruity hops. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140517]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2014
Bouteille 50cl, bact #1079, BB 20-11-2015. Ambrée, col fin blanc-cassé. Arôme est fruité avec pas mal de résineux voire sève, rétro tirant sur les grains concassés. En rétro-nasal, je note un léger bouquet fruité et herbacé. Palais est aussi centré sur le résineux, sorte de céréales et un malté pâle, caramel. Le tout sur un houblonné rappelant un peu le Cascade ponctué d’une touche de mandarine. Le palais garde des notes de levure qui enlève un peu de ce côté houblonné. Une version qui aurait peut-être été meilleure en version blonde? Pas mauvaise mais je m’attendais à qcq chose de plus convainquant surtout sur la base de cette bière.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (2037) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle, Ship in a Bottle, West Kirby. Murky orange pour with a small off white head. Earthy hop, grapefruit and caramel in the nose. A similar yarn in the sweetish flavour with some good fruity hop. Smooth drinking and does the ABV well. Didn’t get too much mandarin but enjoyed this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berlinoise2go (626) - NORWAY - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle (50cl) from Vinmonopolet (Vika), Oslo. Inch-thick off-white head, good retention, leaves a lot of lacing. Rich aroma of ’dark’ concentrated citrus, pine, clementine peel, caramel. Medium body, soft carbonation, refreshing mouthfeel. Well-balanced piney-fruity taste, fairly sweet, very bitter, with an interesting super-lemony twist in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (661) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
0.5L bottle at home, dark orange beer with a medium head, aroma is citrus, many fruits. Taste is citrus, fruits, bitter. Very Nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7044) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 18, 2014
bottle pour at braukunst live 2014 in munich. lightly hazed amber with a thin but lingering head; plenty of synthetic mandarin in the aroma; cottees orange mandarin cordial, rusty tea, good whack of bitterness

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adasko (525) - Poznan, POLAND - SEP 10, 2014
My beer was bottled 25.11.2013 so it’s almost 10 months old. I think most of the aroma and taste already gone. I think so, cuz it has rather weak aroma, it’s still sweet and a bit fruity but it’s not what I was expected, and what I experienced with other Nogne O beers. It’s hazy, copper color, with big head and great lacing. Taste is also not very intensive. But the bitterness is very pleasant. In overall it’s the worst Nogne I’ve tasted, but still it’s very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2014
26/VII/14 - 50cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ Zwommie’s place - BB: 23/XI/15, brewed: 23/XI/13 (2014-845)

Little cloudy dark orange beer, creamy yellowish head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, honey, sweet, caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet, honey, caramel, sweet again, citrus, hoppy, very malty. Aftertaste: bitter, some honey, caramel, malty, some citrus. Too old I guess. No idea what happened, because this had just hit the shelves about two weeks ago.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2200) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 24, 2014
500ml bottle @El Lúpulo Feroz, Oviedo. 12-01-2014.
In short: plain IPA.
Pours murky dark gold. Some head retention and good lacing. Very fresh citrusy, tangerine-like aromas. Light to medium body, some crispy texture, average carbonation. Taste is very citrusy, orange, and not much else, plain beer, a bit watered-down. Pleasant anyway.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suedehead288 (409) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
2014.08 - gents bierfestival - troebel oranje/amber, beige kraag - neus : mout, caramel - mond : bittere aanzet, mout, caramel, terug bitter, licht zurig


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