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

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RATINGS: 613   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marsiblursi (3028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2007 (Bottle) Pours amber. Hoppy and fruity aroma with grapefruit and young broken wood. Undertones of caramel, malt and cherries. Bitter and dry flavour with grapefruit and some wood. A light floral thouch in the middle. Lingering, bitter citrus peel aftertaste. Medium body. Nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2007
Bottle. Great aroma, floral & resiny. Also a smell of grape fruits. Lots of grape fruits in the flavour. High bitterness, perhaps a little too much.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1344) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JAN 7, 2007
A golden coloreud cloudy ale. Incredibly hoppy and citrus aroma. So very fresh and bitter at the same time. A world class IPA!!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2007
Golden, hazy with a nice head. The aroma has nice spicy aroma hops and the flavour has malt, hops and fruit. The bitterness is nice and becoming, and stronger in the finish. It’s a nice pale ale with a lot of flavour and a very long finish, that pleases me several minutes...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14113) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2007
Unclear orange golden with little white foamy head. Aroma of sweet malts & powerfull hops. Grapefruit, pine & flowers. Smooth mouthfeel. Very bitter finish - which I personally love. Perhaps not large variosity, could need some sweeter malts to keep it well balanced and dull the power biting hops. Anyway, another great experience from Norway & Nøgne ø!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (1904) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2006
Bottle. Hazy amber colour with a thick white head. Nice aroma of grapefruit hops. Lovely grapefruit hoppy flavour with good balancing malts. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Lingering lovely ’n’ light long bitter finish. I’ve had many IPAs that were less IPA-ish than this. Excellent, whether it’s a pale ale or IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beermouth (435) - Langeskov, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2006
Hazy golden amber colour with small white head. Hoppy, fruit, flowers and grass.Very hoppy more than the IPA from Nøgne Ø!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
This, unfortunately for me, might just be my favorite pale ale to date even thought I will probably never seen it sold in the US. In fact, I find it hard to catergorize this pale ale as such, because I feel it belongs in the IPA catergory due to the high levels of hops. But I digress. This is one fantastic beer. Intense aroma of grapefruit and floral hops, woody with a tinge of sweet malt. Mouthfeel is very pleasant with a smoothness thats very hard to find. Flavor is incredibly hoppy (grapefruits, some floral notes too) for a pale ale, and it’s nicely balanced by the malts. Sad to say that unless I get it in trade, I doubt it will see the California sunshine again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - NOV 5, 2006
bottle. murky golden color. large head. lots of hops in aroma. even more hops in taste. very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3635) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2006
DBF 2005. Hazy amber, thin white head and moderate condition. Restrain flowery hops and sweet malt aromas, quite soft and sweet graininess in the mouth but well balanced by hop flavour and a pleasantly fruity bitter finish.


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