ChainGangGuy (4941) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2007
Appearance: Pours a bright, lovely orange-copper body with full, foamy off-white head.
Smell: Delicate aroma of toasted malts, lime juice, melted butter, and even some fresh cracked pepper.
Taste: Juicy and fruity from the start, with flavors of lime and even a bit of sweet grapefruit. Toasted malts and some caramel sweetness begins to emerge, as does a peppery spiciness. Finishes dry and wooden, with a slight bitterness to it. All in all, there’s alot going on here for just a pale ale!
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Soft carbonation.
Drinkability: I’d say I thought the Nøgne Ø Pale Ale was great, but I’d hate for anyone to think that implies I dislike their other brews.
I’d never want to disrespect Nøgne Ø like that, friends. pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Unfortunately, not as fresh as I’d like this beer to be, which has likely hurt it’s recent ratings. This looks like SNPA , to a T. From the body to the head, looks the same, and that’s a good thing, I think. Strong floral to soapy hops over a rich malt backbone. Sweet, but not overpowering. So far, like an SNPA on steriods, again, a good thing. Unfortunately, there’s a bit of some expired big hop notes in there. Rich full creamy mouthfeel, with low carbonation, but still not too viscous for the style. A rich malt backbone shines. A little soapy with the old hops giving something off resembling garlic or perhaps durian more so? Slightly piney hoppy finish. I’d love to try this fresh. Maybe if I make it to northern Europe some day. hellomynameis (877) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Decent but run of the mill pale ale. Doughy aroma and flavour, some hops in there but nothing to get excited about. Silphium (3224) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2007
Hazy light copper body, thick puffy cream head. Biscuity aroma with grassy/earthy hops and metallic notes. Dusty, estery body, with rather dry, crackery malts and aged, peppery hops. Notes of potpourri and dried herbs complemented the esters and dry malt. Thin-medium body. Not a bad pale ale. theisti (4237) - Kansas, USA - JUL 7, 2007
1 pt 9 fl oz bottle from Blue Max in Burnsville, MN. Clear golden orange pour with a fluffy slightly off white head. Aroma of earthy malt and bright hops. Taste is slightly resinous with the malt and hop blending nicely. This beer started very abrasive for me, but as I continued to drink it actually tasted quite balanced, but with an edge. Very interesting APA.
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 4, 2007
THis pours an opaque amber with a frothy white head. It’s a very good looking beer. The flavor had citrus, a bit of pne and even a hint of pineapple. It’s a very nice APA. Beerdedone (3480) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours a hazy orange color with a one finger off-white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and toasted malts. Flavor was caramel, bread, pine, and some grapefruit with a clean and smooth finish. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2007
dark amber pour with minimal head..aroma is dominated by malts(major sugar with a hint of bisquit) with just a touch of pine...flavor is much more grassy and herbal than what was expected from the nose..somewhat dry and bitter, yet very quaffable..another nice offering from this norway brewery JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Dark amber color with a taller light ecru head. Bigger bubbled head with not much lace, but lasts long enough that it still looks good. Pale and lightly toasted malts meander with mild orange peels, honeysuckles, hints of pine and light earth. Beyond the normal in flavor. Pine and acidic dirt are major players. Fairly strong in alcohol and a touch of caramel. For its size, the flavor are quite intense. English and american twists abound. Slightly primitive, but yet that is what I was looking for. A nice ale where one could ponder a while and just enjoy and relax. BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 27, 2007
Bottle: Pours a hazy orange color with light head and some lacing. The nose is very citrusy and earthy, bright clean hops and nice subtle malts. The flavor is bright and grassy, earthy again with some tart notes. Finishes a bit yeast. Decent.