Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 970   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
A rich, malty, and very bitter ale. Cascade hops provide a long, fruity, and spicy after-taste. Recommended serving temperature 10°C/50°F. Ideal with barbequed or smoked meat dishes.

Ingredients: Maris Otter, Munich, wheat and caramel malt; Chinook and Cascade hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.

17.5° P, 60 IBU, 7.5 ABV.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneevel (71) - - DEC 23, 2012
Pours a murky brown orange with a small whitish head. Aromas of tangerine, herbs and biscuity malt. Very nice. Same aromas in the mouth, with a good concentration of diverse malts. Nice, complex, focused- little to complain about. Nice bitterness on the finish, a balanced and beautiful brew (BBB).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (2108) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2017
Pours a hazy orange colour with a very lively head. Taste is quite Belgian and yeasty with some herbal notes a slight hop note

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (2128) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAY 10, 2017
Bottle from Drinks of the World. Pours cloudy amber. Aroma is lightly grassy, very malty, quite citric. Malt-forward, bready. Body is heavy, sweet, lots of residual malts. Still bready. Probably too old, bottled 5 months ago. Really sweet and lightly sticky. Lingering malt palate, still sweet. Good, but not typical for an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Korcz (3134) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 7, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Zarrach76 (237) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 21, 2017
IPA dorée, légèrement troublée avec des reflets orangés et une fine mousse ivoire. Une tête d’IPA donc ! Au nez, aucun doute permis : une IPA à l’accent très américain malgré l’origine scandinave du breuvage. Le Chinook et le Cascade apportent de larges notes d’agrumes, d’épices et de résineux. Les notes citronnées sont très présentes (avec même un côté citronnelle), orange amer, pamplemousse, pin, bois de cèdre, poivre, coriandre, thym, basilic, herbe fraîchement coupée, arachides, foin, paille, luzerne... Les malts font aussi leurs œuvres, avec les notes de caramel, de vanille, de pain chaud. Une IPA décidément très terrienne avec même des notes minérales (odeurs de silex). En bouche, carbonatation moyenne, texture ronde sans trop de sécheresse, levure douce, mais surtout un alcool super efficient, une superbe amertume équilibrée et franche et des flaveurs vraiment surprenantes par rapport au nez. Les malts dégagent énormément de parfums, les sucres résiduels sont nombreux et apportent une douceur et un corps incomparables, le tout soutenu par un alcool au top niveau. Comme quoi une bonne IPA, c’est une IPA avec des chevaux sous le capot. La longueur est bonne, le final à l’image de la bouche, c’est à dire gourmand, texturé et agréable malgré l’amertume. On reste sur le miel, la gelée de coin, le bois de rose, le sucre candi, l’orange, la mandarine et le pamplemousse... Nez sympathique mais bouche exceptionnelle pour une IPA ! Presque un sans faute ! Une grande IPA. Bouteille 33cl, Boissons du Monde, Saint-Egrève.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jyrsa (791) - - APR 15, 2017
Tap @ Amsterdam pub. Semiclear light orange with pure white head. Sweet caramel with citrus, fruit, pine. Yeast, caramel, hat. Balanced yet quite sweet. I somehow expected more based on memories.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (6346) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2017
Hazy dark orange colour with thin head. Aroma and flavour have a great balance of biscuity malts and subtle, moderately bitter hops. Fine carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sulawang (1148) - - MAR 20, 2017
Visual: (cellared for 3 years). Huge gusher! Unfiltered yeast working OT. Pours 80/20-head/beer ratio, super thick foam, thick sticky lacing, opaque pale orange-brown, super clustered micro activity.

Nose: slight woody-sourish funk, unfiltered apple juice’d malts - very interesting for an IPA. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: crisp-very creamy, fruity malt impression

Mid-palate: full bloated mouthfeel, background tangy, (lvl-5-sweetness), plummy caramel barley malt

Finish: trace airy wheat malt, light woody-funk exhale, sourish dry bitter hops, residual caramel barley malt

Summary: Definitely not your standard IPA. The woody funk goes pretty well with the alcoholic sweet fruity barley malt body. The quality is a cut above the local brews here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (3029) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2017
Bottle (500 ml) @ Copenhagen Airport 20170214. Fruity, hoppy and caramely, sweet, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is bitter, hoppy and caramely.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tezarak (121) - Lengnau, SWITZERLAND - FEB 2, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2017 Poured from a 0.5L bottle at home. Medium-high hazy. Orange-brown. Slight off-white head with good lacing. Slight hops bouquet of citrus - grapefruit. Strong wheat, or even cardboard. Common in many pale lagers I have tried, but seems somewhat misplaced here. Slight yeast (Belgium) aroma. Medium bitterness that lingers nicely. Perhaps a bad bottle, as my original rating was better (but was also one of my first): 6-4-9-5-16

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (883) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2017
From bottle. Pours hazy amber/gold. Nose of green bell pepper, cardamom, mango, pineapple, marmalade. Taste is full bodied, spicy, citrus zest, pine resin, complex, chewy, long finish.

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