OD40oz (750) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - DEC 30, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2009 Great beer! Hazy orange with a fair amount of floaties. Huge off white frothy head. Lighter than a lot of pale ales i have seen. Crisp hoppy smell. Refreshing crisp, clean taste with a hoppy, citrusy smooth finish. This was by far the best pale ale i have had. Nogne has some great beers.
77ships (3099) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
50 cl. bottle @ home – batch 436 – bottled on 24/06/2009 – purchased @ Hopduvel in Gent – (A) hazy dark apricot with a white head – (S) sharp grapefruit apricot hoppy goodness – (T) creamy round mango, apricot with plenty of grapefruit & mandarin hoppy goodness, slight flower lasting bitter zing, touch caramel, fruity hoppiness, touch fruity yeast – (B) touch creamy, slight touch above medium carbonation works great, incredible session beer, wish I had a 1 litter instead of 500 cl. bottle
worldbeertaste (1408) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nothing pale here. Orange cloudy with a quick disappearing white fizzy lasting soft lacy head. This is a new look overall. Like watery OJ. Smells of fruity mango and banana perfume with malt, New Zealand citrus tangerine and lime. Medium thin body with soft carbonation. The hops and spices mix well with tastes of coriander, banana with orangepeel, grass and hops. It then moves to a malty sweetness that works well with the fruit and adds some toasted moderate sweetness. Dry bitter soft finsih. The balance is so perfect that makes it super easy to drink. Incredible as it is both complex and yet simply easy to drink. After two it was easy to see that this is an excellent beer.
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - APR 9, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a yellowish amber with a large slightly off white head that leaves some great lace. The aroma is quiet complex. It has nice grain and caramel sweetness along with some citrus, perfume and grass notes. The taste is a great balance of sweet and bitter.The body is medium to light and it has a nice bitter finish. This is probably the best pale ale I have ever had.
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
JonMoore (1662) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Brenhophead (473) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a brilliant semi cloudy dark copper with a giant white head the stays the length. Brilliant mango/stone fruit aroma follow by a giant hop resin flavour hit with stone fruit and a delicious caramel/toffee malt backing. This is an absolute champion beer.. wow just wow..
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Looks anything but pale! The most unique pale ales I’ve ever poured. Deep hazy orange gives the illusion of low-pulp orange juice. Topped with a massive off-white foamy and dense head. Uneven sinking, slow and clingy all the way down. Average lacing.The first thing that hit my nose was a funky barnyard hay aroma; similar to a brettanomyces in a lambic. Cutting through the funk is a floral hoppiness and notes of grapefruit and citrus with a touch of sweet, bready malt and some underlying caramel.This beer is so refreshing and so well-balanced. A floral hoppy flavor comes through, balanced by fruit esters coming through again, giving bananas and a bit of citrus, namely tangerine and lemon. Bright citrus initially that is overtaken by a caramel-flavored toasted malt. The malt is more than a base, and acts more as the primary flavor component. Notes of dry oak with subtle spices. The yeast used could be mistaken for a Belgian. The maltiness provides a little more sweetness, a nice toasty flavor, and a really solid backbone to the beer. Incredibly complex and perfectly balanced.A medium in body, creamy, smooth carbonation; the mouthfeel is lovely. It fits perfectly. Long, tongue-coating hoppy aftertaste.This beer is very enjoyable and it was a treat to drink. I didn’t know what to expect of it after experiencing the aroma. . This is a terrific APA from Nøgne . Full of flavor and almost too easy to drink. I’ll definitely have this one again.
Pyrmir (2432) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at ÖÖWF 2012. Wonderful aroma rich in prunes and fresh bananas (not in the "belgian" way). Tastes well balanced, fresh.
Sigmund (4541) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle conditioned, 500 ml.) ABV is now 6.0%. Hazy deep golden to amber colour, thick creamy head that leaves a nice lacing. Lovely citrussy hops aroma on a background of oak, hay, tobacco and spices. Flavour is grapefruity bitter on a well rounded malty background, hints of spices. Plenty of Cascade hops in the long aftertaste. This is very good! Amazing what the Nøgne Ø enthusiasts of small town Grimstad have achieved in almost no time in the business of brewing quality beers!