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Brewed by Hansa Borg Bryggerier
Style: Session IPA
Bergen, Norway

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Hansa IPA er vår versjon av India Pale Ale som først ble brygget på 1700-tallet. Ølet ble brygget med mye humle, som gir den karakteristiske bitterheten, for å holde på kvaliteten under overfart fra England til India. Hansa IPA er en overgjæret Ale, brygget med amerikansk humle for å få frem ølets unike aroma. Ølet har en velbalansert fruktighet og sødme. Og en kraftig humlearoma med god bitterhet.

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3.1
bformato (2) - USA - JUN 30, 2017 does not count
For a mass produced Norwegian beer nice to finally get an IPA versus pilsner. I guess the 4.7% limit for non wine monopoly beer limits this beer’s character. Reminds me of US based session beers. Pricey as all Norwegian beers are but if I Norway and supermarket shopping this is my go to beer.

3.3
vipinvelp (4429) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2017
Clear dark yellow, white foam head. Nice hoppy aroma and surprisingly nice bitter taste, lasting aftertaste. A good beer. (Oslo 201706)

3.6
lmojoh (793) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 14, 2017
Boks 0.5L kjøpt på Kiwi Hamna. Klar gylden brun med hvitt skum. Humle og sitrusaroma. Fruktig humle og sitrus. En veldig god butikkipa

2.8
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2017
Canned. Golden colour, mediumsized creamy head. Aroma is mild floral and fruity notes with some earthy notes. Flavour is floral, grassy herbal and some mild grainy notes.

2.7
TBone (17535) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2017
Can 500ml
Clear golden color, small white head. Aroma has citrus and some fruits. Light-bodied. Some citrus and fruits. Mango. Easy finish. Big brewery boring light IPA.

3
Hermod (7879) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2017
50cl can, labeled Hansa IPA. Poured deep golden color with a thin white head. Canned fruity aroma, citrusy notes. Citrusy fruity, hoppy brew, light bodied, but quite pleasant overall. Pineapples in finish.

2.9
faroeviking (10913) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 4, 2017
Lata. Can. Clear golden, white head. Sweet aroma, some fruity hops. Flavour has fruity hops, some maltiness, is sweet, some citrus, some bitterness. Fair.

2.5
belgis (521) - - JUL 23, 2016
Strongly bitter for this beer. Moore pale ale than ipa. Decent aroma. For this price a deal in Norway.

3
Tjomleif (223) - NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
A good pale ale here. A nice foodbeer. It’s probobly filtered. Overall surprised of Hansa anyhow.

2.7
Nonshaugen (613) - Fetsund, NORWAY - APR 4, 2016
50 cl can. Have been drinking this now and then since they first hit the shelves. The quality has dropped considerably since then, mainly due to the changes of the hop types and profile. This can BB sep 16 2016, rated apr 4 2016. Golden orange, medium white head, moderate carbonation, Clear as a whistle. Aroma is dark bread, sweet malts and fruity hops. Mouthfeel is watery, low carbonation, dry aftertaste. Flavours are sweet chewing gum, some fruit, some malts, not a great beer. If Hansa had named it a Pale Ale, it would perhaps pass as such. But IPA? Not at all.


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