Lervig Hoppy Birthday Oat IPA

Formerly brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Stavanger, Norway
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
An IPA brewed with oats. Chinook, Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops. Brewed to celebrate the 40th birthday of Lervigs head brewer Mike Murphy and his twin brother. The remaining beer is sold exclusively on tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger, and Henriks, Bergen.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (18005) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
Sample @ CBC. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are fruits, flowers, caramel, wood, malt and hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnar (8869) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2012
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy pale golden with a thin white film on top. Aroma of Mr. Nelson, passion fruit and tropical fruit juice, lovely, quite close to the catpiss borderline. Taste is fresh, solid, crisp, hoppy smack in my face, good carbonation elevate the hops to the frontrow of the show, more herbal and peppery hops towards the end, spearmint. Dry and clean mouthfeel. Me like, a lot!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (7311) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2012
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar. Golden colour, creamy white head. Distinct hoppy aroma, notes of pine neeedles, tropical fruits, citrus and crushed gooseberries, a hint of tomcat. Fairly light bodied for its strength. The flavour is full of luscious hops throughout, notes of pine needles and grapefruit. The bitterness is solid, but the oats still lend a touch of smoothness to the beer. Definitely moreish! *Correction to description: Might also be made available at Henrik l & Vinstove in Bergen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (7102) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 22, 2015
(Bottle, 0 33 l, at Pikkulintu, as Brewers Reserve Oat PA with 7.2 ABV, 20150622) The beer poured golden and hazy. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had fruitiness, exotic fruits and cats pee. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, black currant leaves, sweetness, malts and bitterness. Aftertaste was hoppy and bitter. Not a pleasant brew but perhaps because of the my less favourite hops used.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer5000 (6378) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 6, 2012
On [email protected] Pale golden body with a small, but dense white head. Strong and nice hop aroma of citric fruit and catpiss. Flavor is rather light on the maltside with citric fruitiness and rather strong bitterness. Medium body. Nice aroma and rather bitter beer with citric fruit, but I find it a bit one dimensional in the end and somehow unbalanced lacking some depth from the malt flavor. Quaffable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
In short: A bright, sharp and refreshing blond IPA Very good
How: Tap at Henrik l, Bergen Norway
The look: Almost clear blonde body topped by a small white head
In long: Nose is bursting with tropical fruits, grapefruits and some cat piss (me suspect Citra again). A nice fresh bouquet of fruits which has been pissed on by a cat and Im enjoying it. Taste is crisp, just enough pale malts, light toastiness, plenty of fresh tropical fruits, an avalanche of bitter white grapefruits, a citric bite of lemon zest. Razor sharp bitterness. Very clean finish. The only slight problem with this beer is the excessive soda-pop-like carbonation that makes it hard to keep the beer in your mouth. This is one I enjoyed thoroughly. The first of many beers I had at Henrik l, I went back three times to this pub, great beer selection and one of the best service I ever had, my highly knowledgeable waiter will never know how much I appreciated his dedication to making each of my visit to the pub memorable. (not very much, Im an ungrateful bastard).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (5663) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2012
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours a light honey body with a medium creamy white head. Nose is apricot, cat pee, melon and hints of grass. Taste is heavy cat pee tones, herbs, pepper and bitter resiny touches. Full and "oaty" body, which I like. A bit too much Citra/Nelson (catty!) for me, but nice enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Palme (4647) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2012
On tap @ Henrik. This is a cloudy golden-yellow one with a mild just off-white medium sized head. The aroma has a really nice fruity-sweetness. Some berries also perhaps? Yeah, its strawberries actually. Its average carbonated with a nice oily mouthfeel. The flavor is mild yeasty at first, light spicy and almost peppery also, with a good bitter and hoppy tone all the way. Light dry and flour-ish typical Lervig finish. I like this one. 23.06.2012

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
abemorsten (3593) - Mostery, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2012
On tap at Cardinal. Pours a mist, pale golden body with a white, creamy, small head. Heavy sweaty, cat piss, herbal nose. Bitter, light salty, herbal and a hint of chlorine in the mouth. Medium body and a sharp carbonation. Smooth to drink. Ends bitter with the tongue dry and more herbs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (2086) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2015
On tap at Borefts Beer Festival 2015 day 2. Pours a hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grainy, hoppy, lots of citrus, weed, no oats to be found, lots of pale barley though. Taste is bitter, hoppy, sweet pale malts, floral, bitter finish. Average carbonation and a medium oily body.

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