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

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imagine that the German have come up with a high alpha fruity hop! "Could that be right?" we asked ourselves. We were in luck to get 100 kgs. The new wonder hop bears the name Mandarina, and it’s presently not commercially available. And how could we present this hop with all it’s glory? By brewing an IPA of course. Please welcome Mandarina IPA.

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3.5
gyllenbock (9177) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle bought from Bierkompass.de in March 2014. Hazy orange with a large white head. Aroma of citrus, orange, hay and some toffee. Similar taste. The finish was medium bitter. A relaxed and easy to drink one.

3.7
StilleStorm (1529) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
DWG; Pours clear golden with a creamy, lasting lacing white to off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, mostly citrus fruits, tropic and pine. Taste is sweet and bitter, light sour, light spicy and mostly bitter lasting. Mandarin, sure. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft. Wow.. compared to all it’s glory it’s as good as my last one. Cheers!

3.5
Rune (12773) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
500ml bottle, batch 991, bought at Den Nordiske Ølhandel, shared with my friend Skinnyviking during this year’s Absalon tasting. Bubbly, off-white head with a solid stand and loose lacework down the glass. Mid-sweet fruity aroma, hints of peach and orange. Rather sappy taste of citrus, peach, wheat and caramel malts. Bittersweet tail. Fine bodied. Tasty, maybe I had expected even more from this (Copenhagen 04.05.2014).

3.4
SirLimpsalot (4243) - SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
@Basunen: ganska snäll. Humlig doft. Smaken är tydlig fruktig och lagom besk. Trevlig. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.6
Bamsen78 (5400) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle at America Strikes Back, Ulfborg. Pours hazy amber with stable off-white head. Intense, hoppy aroma, with notes of citrus and fruit. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with sweet notes of malt and fruit. Acidic, citrussy touches, lasting well into the aftertaste. A nice one.

3.5
chrisv10 (17434) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Hazy dark amber/orange with big tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, hops, peach and citrus. Flavour is malt, fruit, yeast, caramel, little peach, medium sweet, spices? and medium bitter.

4
IPAgutten79 (947) - Skui, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2014
Gylden/oransje med medium høyde på skummet. Tiltalende aroma av mild furu, noe appelsin og sitrus. Smaken består av sitrus, malt og humle. Antydninger til appelsin samt furu. God i munnen, fruktig med sødme fra malten og noe bitter. Bitterheten fra humla presenterer seg selv best i ettersmaken syns jeg. Godt balansert, medium konsistens.

3
Skinnyviking (9570) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2014
Bottle at the courtesy of Rune. Low fluffy off-white quickly disappearing head. Hazy peach coloured body. Dry dusty fruit malt aroma. Dusty mild light spicy fruit flavor. Low carbonation. Short finish. A bit disappointing and watery in spite of the high alcohol contents.

2.6
Idiosynkrasie (7516) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 13, 2014
500ml bottle. Hazy, amber colour with average to huge, thick, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, moderately lacing, off-white head. Dubious, inexplicably fusty aroma, sulphuric, hints of egg, flatulence. Taste is bitter hoppy, hints of spelt, husk. Total disappointment.

3.7
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle @ De molen. Very fruity orange/ mandarin aroma, some grassy/floral notes as well. Flavour is a nice biscuit malt base covered in medium bitter fruity hop notes. Great, but somewhat thin in body for the abv.


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