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


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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Hops- the best there is in this world! Well, almost. This is a hop driven beer. A beer where it is all about hops. But what kind of hops? We just couldn’t decide which, and used hops from all over the world; England, Slovenia, New Zealand, Czech Republic, USA, Germany and Australia. A total of 13 different types of hops. It does not get better than this!

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gilrond (45) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle 500ml from shop in Norway. Nice pale cloudy color with frothy white head. Aroma citrusy, earthy with caramel tones. Taste full, nice malty, then best citruses and in the end comes nice bitterness. Maybe best beer I’ve drunk.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hawthorne00 (3666) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2015
Bottle, bb 1/16. One inch of beer, 5 of head. Aroma dominated by tropical fruit - mango, passionfruit, guava- also some vague citrus, grass, peppery herbs. Light bodied. Lots of fruit and a slightly harsh, weedy and peppery bitterness. I guess it didn’t travel. Poor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mariuszek (1222) - Gdynia, POLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Dark golden, hazy, medium head. Fruity citrus aroma, somehow messy. I do not see any sense in adding 13 hops, unless you clean up your store and do not want to waste anything. Fruity taste with buttery notes. Low - medium bitterness, fruity aftertaste leaving oily buttery layer in mouth. No.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kokkenrolv (336) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2015
Bottle @Meny. Aroma of the usual suspects; tropical fruit salad, fruity orange, citrus and orange peel. Golden/amber, hazy, white medium head. Light sweetness, medium bitterness, tastes of citrus, tropical fruits, orange, hints of something piney. Light body, average carbonation, bitter aftertaste. Nice fresh hoppy pale ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
hazy golden to amber colour with a large white head. Pine, grapefruit and grassy tones in aroma that initially is quite strong but gradually mellows out. Lots of fresh citrus fruits. Mild spiciness in the taste and the bitterness and carbonation is spot on.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hubster (59) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2015
Igen en virkelig god IPA fra Nøgne Ø!! (eller GPA om man vil). Massere af aroma - der er frugter, blomster, grantræ, korn, vådt træ, blommer, tyggegummi. Global humle, men helt klart et dejligt Westcost-amerikansk eftertryk. Fyldig i munden - men ikke helt så bitter og en lidt kortere eftersmag end Nøgne Ø’s India Pale Ale på 7,5% alkohol. Til gengæld er den frisk og har en meget imponerende fylde med sine beskedne 4,5%!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (2490) - Odense C, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours pale golden, with a white head. Aroma of hops, floral, tropical, light malts, light perfume notes. Taste is foral, hopward, nice malt base, orange peel slighty bitter. Good drinkability. Fresh!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (4319) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 9, 2015
A very nice IPA. Tons of different hop characteristics here, but mostly the citrus and pine varieties. The bitterness is surprisingly muted.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nonshaugen (513) - Fetsund, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2015
Cloudy, yellow towards amber colour, two-finger head in the glass. This is a beer for hop-heads. Nøgne Ø brewery makes no compromises (so far), and their brewmaster is at his best in this brew, using no less than 13 (!) different hops in this pale ale. Aroma is all hops. Citrus, grapefruit and tropical fruits dominates along with hints of bubblegum. Trying to find traces of malts in the taste, but not. It’s bitter and dry, almost tart in the mouth. Not a typical APA in my opinion, but a refreshing treat to yourself anytime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (2362) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
Rating 1125 09.06.2014 - Bottle from Sherbrooke. 500mL Golden pour with a bubbly, lasting white foam. Aroma is mild sweet citrus, lots of earthy and spicy aromas oozing out of this. Taste is a mini of citrusy sweetness, tempered by an explosion of noble hoppy bitterness, drying out the finish, but leaving the palate demanding another sip. Balanced and exquisite.

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