Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: American Pale Ale
Grimstad, Norway


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RATINGS: 633   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A refreshing light and hoppy ale. Probably our best allrounder. Recommended serving temperature 8°C/45°F. Ideal with barbequed or smoked meat dishes.

Ingredients: Maris Otter, wheat and caramel malt; Northern Brewer and Centenneal hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2007 (Bottle) Pours a murky orange body with a large dense off-white head and excellent lacing. Aroma of mustiness, metallic, orange peel, florals, and herbs. Flavor of malt, milk shake, toffee, mild hops, and citrus.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2007
An American pale from Norway? Hmm. Pour produced an amber-orange-brown body with large foamy peaks in the white head. Citrus, yeast, hop, malts and caramel nose. Taste was mid- body, notes of lemon(citrus), balanced and hoppier then most pale ales, very nice. Not surprising from this brewer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8532) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. Turbid orangy deep coppery pour with 2-finger, creamy off-white head. Aroma of heavy hops, tropical fruit, pepper, slight yeasty funk, and some floral spice. Tastes on the dry, hoppy end, very floral and spicy, with a solid caramel malt base, tons o complexity, and more fruit as ti warms. This one is outstanding!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Body pours a glowing pumpkin color; the head is tall, rocky and white. Aroma is a big juicy blend of caramelized sugars, and plump oily hops. A wonderful blend of old English Pale Ale tradition and Alpha hops. Really, this is my kind of IPA! Luscious usage of the hops… really adds a realistic character of fresh grapefruit and tangerine, a very well rounded beer. There is a mustiness on the finish to add some realism… palate is chewy yet soft… finish is dry, spicy, and plump.
A wonderful Pale Ale… really great stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2443) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Good sized frothy white head of dense creamy bubbles. Nice hoppy aroma with some light zesty citrus, some play doh and irish spring soap. Quite the potent aroma. Color is a hazy dark orange. Flavor is quite floral again with a bit of soft bready malts in the back ground. Very different. Sharp, zesty citrus and lemon. Minimal dryness and bitterness in the main body of flavor. Little bitterness at the finish. Lingering zippy citrus. A decent pale ale and better than expected. Or shall I say very different but good. Big thanks to etowneraser for this brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Cloudy orange, moderate head with good lacing and retention. Aroma is grapefruit, floral, caramel, various fruits. Flavor brings this, medium bodied and moderate bitterness. Enjoyable APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2007
Light floral hop scent with some hints of caramel malt in the aroma. Mahogany colored body with a nice off-white head. The palate is full and leads to a really easy to drink brew that is nicely balanced between hops and malt. Hoppier than most pale ales--this is very solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2007 yeasty for a pale ale. caramel aroma. nice hops, pretty good aroma. sweet. taste is pretty bitter, but actually not too bad. not too good by american pale ale standards though. not much more going on than bitterness although there is an interestingly strong malt backbone. good body. not sure what this beer is exactly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3545) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2007
16.9 oz bottle. Clear tea with a frothy white head. Bready fresh oranges. Quite bitter with a limey edge. Touch of orange marmalade. Oily mineral finish, light carb. A hoppy pale for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Bottle. Orange and golden in color with a nice off white head. Citrusy hoppy and malty aroma. Orange and grapefuity notes. Malty caramel flavor. Caramel notes. Medium bodied. Finish is bitter and dry. Very nice beer.

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