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

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RATINGS: 629   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2413) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.4
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3474) - 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.

3.8
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Bottle from The_Epeeist. Thanks, Chris. Hazy orange with a medium head. Head turns rocky after a while, and leaves spare lacing. Aroma of floral and citrus hops, and caramel malts. Nice, flavorful balance. A little citrus with a huge backbone of malts. Definitely has an American flavor, but it’s falls a little below average in the assertive/hoppy category for the style. Medium body. Extra dry finish. Very good on its own merits.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2007
0.5L bottle. Cloudy copper color with a frothy off-white head. Caramel aroma with a bit of bourbon and citrus. Rich malty (toffee) flavor with citrus, honey and some vanilla oakiness. Citrusy hop finish. Full and smooth palate. A little cost prohibitive over here, but a very nice take on an APA from the Norwegians.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Nice balance of sweet malt and hops in the aroma.Pours a hazy brown/orange with a medium white head.Had a good amount of hops for a pale ale in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with a hop bite in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11364) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
Bottle. A deep yellow with a big creamy white head. Nice aroma - creamy bitter with lots of flowers. Lightly malty flavour with quite a lot of bitterness. Very dry mouthfeel.


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