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


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RATINGS: 668   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2007
Bottle. Amber, with a thin off-white head. Fresh hop aroma balanced with malty sweetness. Moderately hoppy flavor with good malt support. Hops linger on the palate. There’s a slight metallic taste in the finish. Otherwise, a solid pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2007
Bottle. Pours a bubbly dark orange-amber with a large lasting fluffy off-white head. Nice lacing. Looks great! Nice citrus hops aroma along with sweet malt, some toastyness, grain and a hint of alcohol. Flavour starts subtle with a nice balance of hops and malt but ends with a big bitter finish. A bit of alcohol in the finish as well. Very tasty. Medium to full bodied. This sure goes down easy, it’s a little stronger then I’m used to in a Pale Ale but this is damn good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 20, 2007
500 ml bottle from John’s Marketplace in Portland. Pours dark orangish copper color with a large, creamy off-white head. Nice rich malty aroma, toasty with some fruit notes, balanced by fresh floral and citrus hoppiness. Nice APA flavors, full toasty malt backbone, with brash hoppiness, lemon peel, herbal notes, a bit of pine and a spicy, grapefruit rind bite in the finish. Medium body and creamy carbonation. Overall a nice pale ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
njklebs (9) - USA - APR 19, 2007 does not count
As of this writing this is the only Norwegian beer I ever had. This beer tells me they are on to something. Cloudy appearance, light amber in color. But then WHAM, the flavor of light malt and hops hits your nose, then your tounge, then your throat. Ahhhh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2007
Pours a sediment-hazed amber with small plaster chunks falling to the bottom under a four-finger fluffy, off-white head. Pleasant floral hops dominate light yeast while a dishrag note deters. Fluffy & thick. Despite their American heraldry, dry hops provide a German bitterness to the taste of florals, while pepper presents in the finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2007
These guys know how to make a beer look very pleasing to the eye. Wonderful head and lace. It tastes like a spicier Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. The palate is lightish and dry which makes this an easy drinker. The finish is hoppy and bitter. Well made delicious beer here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2007
Pours an amber glow with a small white head.Aroma is fruits and hops.Flavor is medium body with full on hops and slightly fruity.Finish was hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (9110) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2007
Cloudy soft orange colored body, very opaque. Sweaty and smelly sour grapefruit, candy sugar and melon hop nose. Sweet grapefruit up front, turning quickly sour and tart, it’s pretty remarkable actually, very well-made. Maybe a little too much of a yogurt sourness, but otherwise it’s good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - APR 8, 2007
Bottle. Murky dark copper color with a big, ivory head. Very fruity aroma. A bit of orange from the hops but the malt aspect seems fruity as well. Hop forward and bitter with a thin mouth feel. Strawberries, oranges and crystal malts. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2007
I have many an "IPA" that couldn’t match up to this brew. It pours a hazed amber body with a creamy pale beige head that laces nicely. The aroma is caramel with pink grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple, and grassy hop scents. Nicely balanced flavor, sweet caramel and light fruits versus a citric bitterness, tilting slightly towards the latter. The finish is a mild yet prolonged hoppy, fruity bitterness. Quite nice.

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