badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 30, 2008
Bottle. Hazy brown with a creamy white head. Earthy tobacco aroma and taste with tangy citrus notes. Tmoney99 (14377) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle from Crown #19.
Poured hazy copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate hoppy citrus aroma. Medium to full body. Medium to heavy hoppy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.
This is a standout beer. Travlr (24315) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Muddy brown color, large fluffy light tan head. Aroma of flowers and hops. Acidic taste with caramel background and strong hops backbite, bitter finish. A bit over the top and non-subtle. esox (1225) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2008
Deep amber to copper ale IPA with a big white head that is cloud-like and creamy. Aroma is massively fruity with peach, lemon, orange peel and toffy malts. Fruitines darkens if drinked with the yeast. Rich hoppy character: there´s lots of piney bittering hops and resin with delivate floral aroma. Flavor is powerfully hoppy, especially in the long finish. The finis is dryer, a bit ashy if drinked with yeast. Bitterness is well balanced with toffy malt body. Palate is bitter and numbing, creamy smooth and sticky bitter in the finish. Maybe better without pouring in the yeast. jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Reviewed 11/19/2008 (bottle):
Pours a dark cloudy brown body, with a huge frothy tannish head that is lasting. Grapefruity piney aroma, dusty.But not overpowering. Malty taste, some hops balancing it out in the aftertaste. Sweet finish. Piney taste. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice sweet taste, not bitter, muted. Almost a session beer.
glennmastrange (2859) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2008
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of roasted and caramel, heavy pine and grapefruit for the hops, light broth for the yeast with hints of date and corriander. Head is large, creamy, off-white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is hazy orange tan. Flavor starts light sweet and moderately acidic and finishes heavily bitter and moderately acidic. Palate is medium, oily and has a lively carbonation. Just what you’d expect in an IPA from a world class brewer. shigadeyo (3730) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2008
harrisoni (18436) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2008
<b>11/05/2008</b>: Nogne O India Pale Ale is quite active. A huge, foamy beige head is created when the beer is poured and slowly collapses leaving niced lacing along the way. The color is bright golden orange and it has slight chill haze to it. The aroma contains bitter citrus (orange and grapefruit) with a malty toffee base. The citrus hops invite one to drink on. The flavor is malty at first and strong which are then followed by decent level of bitterness. Typically IPAs and IIPAs have the great hop and aroma but are lacking in actuall bitterness. This IPA delivers on both the aroma and flavor as well as the bitterness level. It isn’t off the charts, but this is only an regular IPA and as such it is just right. The flavor reminds me of a a slightly aged, balanced, and appropriately bittered American Barleywine only with less alcohol. This medium-bodied IPA is really smooth on the palate and very satisfying overall. This beer exceeds my expections and continues the great Nogne O lineage.
<i>1 pt .9 fl. oz. bottle (175’ P, 60 IBU, 7.5% Alc/Vol) shared by at the weekly Party Source gathering. Thanks Tom! Rating #309 for this beer...</i>
Bottle from Barley Wine, Copenhagen. Hazy reddish russet colour with lasting beige head. Bottled Nov 07. Yeasty IPA. Good balance of yeast hop and toffee. No where near as hoppy as an American IPA. Really lovely deep pink grapefruit so different to the Green Flash West Coast I had just before this. This is more subtle, balanced. There is a little malt puke that takes off the aroma score. OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - OCT 26, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2009 You gotta love the Norskies. I usually can’t stand IPA’s but I actually liked this one. Orangish color with a huge frothy head. Good sweet taste with a dry finish. Suttree (6360) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 26, 2008
Thanks to theisti for the trade. Brownwith a bif foamy off-white head. Nice aroma, very earthy and piney. Flavor is fruity and peppery - nice mix of flavors, really. Some oaky or oodsy notes, too. pretty enjoyable.