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 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (3421) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle from Cornelius. Murky ruby body with a thick off-white head. Clumpy yeast floating around (I made a mess of the pour). Steady carbonation. Excellent lacing. Aroma of mandarin, furniture polish, grass, toffee apple and dough. Flavour of grapefruit, passionfruit and caramel sweetness. Medium body with a smooth, oily mouthfeel. Soft fizz. A wonderful, full-flavoured IPA. I must try more from this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (3002) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 14, 2013
0,5L bottle, BB 07.06.2015. Pours hazy amber with big white head. The head stays for a long time. Nice lacing. Aroma is intense hops, fruits, citrus, pine, grass, sweetness in the background. The taste is of course fruity, but also floral, sweet, caramel, citrus, some nice bitterness. It really reminds the mandarins a little bit! Finish has also bitterness and hints of sweetness. It’s also a little creamy. Overall: I really like this one. I was afraid that it’ll be just "sweet grapefruit", but it’s not. Very good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3756) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2014
Clear amber of color with a white yellow head. An aroma of pines, lemon, citrus, lemongrass and fresh. A flavor of lemon, pines, citrus, pines and dry/bitter. A very nice IPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fellebag (1354) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle 50cl. Yellow foamy big head. Quite clear dark orange color. Aroma is hops, apricot, peach and nettles. Taste is mandarin. Not too bitter. Quite powerful with kind of heavy body.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tolo1984 (5) - - JUL 22, 2016 does not count

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beer5000 (5900) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2013
On tap at Kristiansand Ølfestival. Unclear deep orange body with a foamy off-white head. Massive fruity aroma, citric fruit, tropical fruit, some pine, ripe plum, dry apricot and some caramel malt. Flavor has the same fruitiness that could be found in the aroma, it’s quite bitter with balanced sweet malt and hint of caramel. A fine balanced body with a long lasting aftertaste with lots of citric fruit that almost feels like fruit juice in the end. Nice and complex IPA, probably one of the most interesting new IPA I have sampled recently.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (14109) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2013
Sample at Kristiansand ØLfestival. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is orange, pine, malt. hop, fruit, lemon. Flavour is orange, pine, malt, hop, fruit, lemon. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Had on tap at Max's in Baltimore. Wow. This is really nice. Pours a clear amber. Thin white head. Lots of citrus and orange on the nose. Flavor is fruity. Reminds me of orange faints. Finishes a bit sweet. Medium to light bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (2042) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 25, 2013
Color: hazy blond beer with chopper reflexion, small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: nice citrus nose with orange and hoppy presence. Taste: high bitterness very intensive, good hoppy taste and orange domination. Aftertaste: orange and mandarin with strong bitterness. Really enjoyable!

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