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Ølfabrikken 100 Gram India Pale Ale - Ølfabrikken

Ølfabrikken 100 Gram India Pale AleØlfabrikken 100 Gram India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

68 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.07%


Brewed by:
Ølfabrikken visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Crosling on 05-13-2007)
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Reviews by session1979:
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session1979

Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Served in my DFH snifter it pours a cloudy honey orange with a small head that dissipates quickly. What I expected from an unfiltered beer.

Nose: Surprisingly big malts were the first thing that hit me quickly followed by all kinds of wonderful hop aromas, soapy pine, grapefruit, citrus, floral notes. Every time I stuck my nose back in the glass the malt was sweeter and stronger almost reminiscent of a well balanced barleywine.

Taste: Knock your d*ck in the dirt monster flavors that only grow in intensity as the beer warms. The tasts embodies the aroma quite well, bittering hops, malt, dark candy sugar. The hop flavor is different than any I have ever tasted and I can't put my finger on it but it is quite unique.

Mouthfeel: Light, smooth mouthfeel with a mild touch of carbonation, again what I would expect from a bottle conditioned beer. The finish is long and perfectly bitter.

Drinkability: I would rate this as only moderately drinkable and not so much because of the alcohol presence, but more so due to the fact that it is a monster of a beer and may overwhelm the senses.

Overall: I found this beer to be quite a treat. I love the Danish take on an American cult classic and look forward to trying many more Ølfabrikken brews!

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2008 17:40:19 | More by session1979
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-23-2013 04:23:01 | More by jaydoc
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hophead247

California

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A thin and slowly receding head is off-white/light beige. The body is hazy amber orange. Overall this is fairly standard but appealing. The nose is boldly citric, grapefruit dominating. Orange, pine, sugar and hints of guava jam highlight the majority of the remainder. There is a signifigant amount of moderately toasted grains and caramel with an artificial twang. The aroma, overall, is average but very enjoyable and easygoing. Astringency is mild in the flavor, thankfully - aroma indicated it could go either way. Hops are medium-high strength and vary in potency and varietal expression throughout each sip. Lightly caramelized and toasty malts linger in a spicy hoppy finish. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied, heavily but evenly carbonated and relatively smooth. An enjoyable and admirable interpretation.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2010 06:22:57 | More by hophead247
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours an opaque orange brown amber color with a very lightcream color head that sticks to the sides of the glass.

Aroma is predominantly caramel and brown sugar with some astringency. Reading the bottle, I should be getting floral hoppiness in the bouquet which tells me this bottle has most likely peaked and is on the downside. The hops in the nose are minimal citric hints, possibly orange.

Taste is spicey malts with orange and caramel, some lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel is very smooth and finishes semi dry.

To sum it all up, this beer has peaked, the hops have faded, and the malts dominate, it's basically a skeleton of what it once was. From what I'm getting on the palate, I'm sure this was pretty good when it was fresh. Honestly, I probably shouldn't be reviewing this beer in its present state.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2010 00:42:35 | More by jzeilinger
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume II, Issue II:

Hopped continuously throughout the entire boil, with hop additions made every three minutes and increased by 100 grams with every new addition. Hold on. If the boil was, say, for one hour, wouldn't they want to call it "2,000 Gram?" Okay, enough geekin' out.

Hazy orange-amber with a tight, creamy foam head with lots of leg. Pungent, purfumey citric oil with a floral note that tears you up and massive orange character. Solid medium body, and the smoothness has some depth with a creamy mouthfeel. Massive bitterness, though it never becomes too sharp, big orange peel flavors. Hop flavors are off the hook, incredibly dense and resiny. Some mint, soft oily pine, earth and then more orange peel. Floral honey. Bone-dry finish with a ton of resin and ash in the linger.

Alcohol is well-hidden in this intensely orange hop bomb, which is not as insanely bitter as loyal followers of the style might be accustomed to, but man is it packed with a hop flavor that pummels the palate into submission.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2009 19:31:26 | More by BeerAdvocate
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hdofu

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another example a smooth. Smell was honey and hops. Taste was about the same with a sweet taste that becomes more intensely bitter the more you sip of it. Somewhat smooth and creamy, medium body. For such a strong beer it goes down easy making it one I could drink all evening long.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2009 02:25:44 | More by hdofu
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ClockworkOrange

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A half liter bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. The ale appears a hazed medium amber color with about two fingers of lingering off white head. Nose and flavor consist of resinous pine, lots of caramelized malt sweetness, medium toasted bread grains, floral and earthy. Decent body and carbonation. Crisp, bitter finish. Not bad overall.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2009 19:57:55 | More by ClockworkOrange
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.35/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this in the Secret Bunny BIF. No discernible freshness date - think it might be a little older. Served in my Kuhnhenn tulip.

A - Two fingers of quick-dissolving dirty blonde foam that leaves a bit of spotty lacing. Hazed dark apple cider orange-brown color that looks nice when held to the light.

S - Definitely a little older - still a decent amount of tropical and citrus hops, some pine, and lots of caramel and brown sugar malt character.

T - Burnt sugar, bread, caramel, a hint of grapefruit and pine. A touch of alcohol and a slightly odd plastic aftertaste. This is really in barleywine territory at this point, but there's still a fair amount of residual bitterness.

M - Soft, active carbonation, dry finish with some residual sugars and stickiness. Medium body.

D - At this point 22oz is way too much for me to drink on my own. I strongly considered not even bothering to review this, but I have no idea if/when it will be made again after Christian's exit from Ølfabrikken. Wish these guys put dates on the bottle...

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2009 18:25:03 | More by MasterSki
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to PSYCOHOPS for this bottle.

Poured from the bottle like a deep and cloudy apple cider with a large-bubbled, rich off-white head.

Big, sharp aroma of pineapple, grapefruit, pine, and malt.

Tastes of hoppy grapefruit, strawberry, and pine. For balance, there's good amount of hearty caramel malts. Bitterness noted in the finish plus mentholated cough drop coming thru. I've never noted that taste that before.

Medium-to-full bodied, thick and syrupy, and moderately carbonated.

This IPA is a big, rich, hoppy beer. I like it, but it might be a bit much for many. Definitely worthy of a try if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2009 21:26:01 | More by Monkeyknife
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beer2day

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy copper with a thin head. Decent lacing.

Big fruity hop-head nose. There's a lot of promise in here.

Hits the tongue a little sour, then turns fruity-tart with the bitters kicking in late. The aftertaste is very dry, with a slight burnt mustiness to the finish. Somewhere in the middle the beer doesn't feel like it's quite polished and could have used a little more aging.

I wanted to like this one more based on the nose, but the taste just didn't quite pull it off.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2009 00:32:51 | More by beer2day
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy apricot nectar color with a rocky head that leaves a few dots here and there

Smell: Despite the age, the piney bitterness still persists in the aroma but the sugary caramel malt dominates

Taste: Starts out with a lot of caramel sweetness, but the piney bitterness builds by mid-palate, when it is joined by a bready, wheat element; the sugary sweetness, however, begins to dominate after the swallow, even though the 100 IBUs make a frantic attempt to assault the tastebuds

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, almost syrupy, with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: As interesting approach to a DIPA, with added sugar and wheat malt, and while I like the bready flavor the wheat provides as a bit of a differentiator, I think the sugar was a mistake; perhaps it helped when the beer was younger, but at this point, with some of the hop power faded, it is a distraction that makes for a cloying concoction

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2009 18:52:42 | More by brentk56
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 10/15/08. Bottle. Pours a hazy dirty orange with a small light tan head. Aroma of bitter hops, sweet caramel malt, and dark fruits. Flavor of brown sugar with an odd vegetal and bitter finish. Definitely a strong beer with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Not bad though and it probably was better fresh, but it's still pretty good somewhat aged.
7/4/7/4/14 (3.6/5)

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 18:58:37 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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badbeer

Iowa

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden color with a white head and some lacing. Smells of pineapple, orange, and some other tropical aromas. Taste is much of the same flavors. Medium carbonation and medium bodied with a bitter fiinish. Pretty drinkable, but I don't know that I'll be drinking too much of this.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 01:36:44 | More by badbeer
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magictrokini

California

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Danish West Coast IIPA? Why not. Pours cloudy orange-gold with a frothy white head. Sticky, thick lacing. Aroma of resin, pine, bitter grapefruit, with a little bit of bread dough. Huge, rich flavor. Grapefruit, strawberry-like fruits, and caramel up front with a huge hop bite of resin, lemon, and more grapefruit in the back. In the end, this drinks like a West Coast IIPA with sharper resiny tartness than normal. Loved it.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2008 21:52:19 | More by magictrokini
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a dark ruby red color with a slight orange tint and a huge frothy white head that settles into a lacing that lasts throughout. The aroma is all about floral and citrus hops with very subtle malt presence. Intensely bitter up front with a huge chunky citrus mouthful. Nice malt backbone, balancing out the immense hop flavor with a bitter dry finish with a nice touch of alcohol warmth.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2008 23:28:32 | More by corby112
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Gavage

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a crystal clear dark orange color with a huge 3"+ fluffy head that lasts a long time. Nice lacing develops.

Smell: grapefruits, pine, and an overall biting bitterness rise from the surface of the glass.

Taste: caramel, some breadiness, huge amounts of pine and grapefruits, some softer orange and honey tones, and hints of alcohol make up one big flavored beer.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp to start, smooth and a bit syrupy and slightly dry at the finish. Aftertaste is very long as the flavors stick to the tongue.

Drinkability: a definite slow sipping beer. Big flavors that keep you interested from start to finish.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2008 12:25:44 | More by Gavage
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oakbluff

Manitoba (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle shared via fisherman34- dark orange in colour with fairly significant head. Nose- orange candy and sweet malts. Taste- syrupy, orange and bready caramel malts, not much bitterness left. Quite cloying at this stage of the bottles life. Finishes with some bitterness. Drinkability suffers some due to overall sweetness and thickness of malt. Would likely been quite nice when fresh.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2008 19:06:36 | More by oakbluff
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter glass.

A: The beer is a dark amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is full of floral hops, caramelized malts and fruity citrus.

T: The taste has some strong flavors competing for dominance. There's an intense piney hops bitterness that you'd expect from the style. There's a heavy sweetness from flavors of citrus and caramel. There's a hearty malt character and a slight sting of alcohol. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and very crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is sticky.

D: Very flavorful with a good complexity, goes down easily, not too filling, strong kick, very good representation of style, this is definitely the hop-bomb you look for from a 2IPA. Although there are better ones out there, this beer is worth drinking for a while.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2008 01:15:31 | More by TheManiacalOne
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BretSikkink

Mexico

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brownish gray color with plenty of orange. Tall head initially, mostly white with some tanning action as well as an orange tint. Very tight and sticky, great lacing it would appear. A little hazy.

Mild malts, somewhat but not entirely sweet. Tons of hops: going with lots of citrics here. Tangerine jello comes to mind.

While a significant amount of hops have been added to this beer, the malt profile is more than capable of matching up pound for pound. Pretty much a draw, which is certainly an acceptable outcome for the brewer's art, but for my palate I was sort of hoping for a more bitter, pungent flavor.

The alcohol is ever-present and a little sharp, but the bitterness of the hops is plenty to make it feel welcome in this big beer. Specific flavors include pine resin and herbal pungency, citric fruit zest, especially oranges and tangerines. On the malt side there is a toasted quality to an otherwise very caramel sweet base. I was very interested to note that not only Wheat Malt is listed as an ingredient, but Sugar as well, which seems unnecessary to me. I wish I could try this beer without the sugar, sacrificing some of the lush, full body for a little more taste bud massacre.

If you prefer American barleywines to double IPAs, try this one on for size. If your idea of balanced consists of an APA's worth of malt loaded up with a truckload of the highest alpha acid hops you can find, look elsewhere because this one takes a more macro view on what Double IPA means. The guide on the back certainly doesn't lie when it puts Bitter at 5/5 and Sweet at 3/5, but plenty of other ale are willing to extend that range a bit. Delicious, interesting, and expensive.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2008 04:47:35 | More by BretSikkink
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Seanibus

California

3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is a really big, strong-tasting beer. I am not sure how successful it is. It was off-putting at first, though it did eventually grow on me.

Pours deep hazy amber with a very small head. The smell is huge, easy to detect from a foot away as the beer hits the glass: grapefruity, dense, sweet and forbidding. The taste is citrusy and almost overwhelming - sweet and malty, almost salty. It has hints of apricot and musky mint. The flavor is huge and dangerously close to unbalanced, with a big bite of alcohol coming through as the beer warms. The mouthfeel is viscous and thick with some bitterness.

This is such a big beer that it's drinkability suffers considerably.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2008 17:18:50 | More by Seanibus
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csmiley

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours thick with a nice copper color. A slight orange hue is detected. The slightly off white head is a little slow to rise and tops out at just over half inch. Retention is average leaving a nice amount of lace.

S - Hops start out thick and resiny with hints of leaf and pine sap. That quickly fades to a huge sweet hop aroma. Orange, bubblegum, and strawberry come to mind. Some caramel from the malt tries to show up and stays in the distant background along with some candied sugar. Very pleasant smell overall.

T - More sweet hops in the flavor. Big orange notes backed by big bubblegum notes backed by more orange. Earthiness starts to come through in the flavor but not much. Base malt is strong enough to give a hint of balance to the big hop flavor. Caramel and brown sugar are hidden in there somewhere. Alcohol is warm on the end but stays very manageable.

M - Full bodied with good carbonation. Finishis bitter and dry, sticking around for a while. Pretty much what I would expect from the style.

D - Drinkability is good. The sweeter hop profile is done well. Alcohol stays in check and lets this one go down with ease. Glad I got to try this one. I could definitely see myself revisiting the 100 gram in the future. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2008 01:37:24 | More by csmiley
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AKBelgianBeast

Alaska

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep cloudy orange brown with a nice fluffy white head and good lace. Nose is extremely sweet and quite hoppy. Wow! As the nose suggested, this is one malty mofo of a DIPA. Super big malt backbone here. Good hop presence, but the malts are a bit overdone here I think. Very resinous hop flavors, citrus, pine, and spice. Mouthfeel is a bit too viscous here I think. Drinkability is hampered by just that, as well as the sweetness which is almost cloying. This is a good beer, but flavorwise it is bordering on american BW territory. Defenitely an interesting brew and a neat concept, but I dont think I will seek this one out often. A fine beer, and one I would buy in lieu of many other IPAs, but not one I will seek out regularly.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2008 03:02:20 | More by AKBelgianBeast
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number1bum

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Part of NEPA BC split #16.

Pours an orange amber color, perfectly clear with a big and creamy light beige head. Head retention is really good, with a very chunky, full lace all the way to the bottom of the glass, and lots of stick, as well.

Smell is malty more than hoppy, with lots of caramel malt especially. Also some citrusy hops which are pretty juicy smelling, but require a bit of effort to really enjoy.

Taste is very sweet, almost candy-ish sweet. Lots of caramel malt but the sweetness is so intense it's almost medicinal. There is some fruity and citrus hops, as well, but they are not nearly strong enough. Bitterness is very modest, too modest for a DIPA. Bottom line, this is too sweet and is really out of balance, but surprisingly for a DIPA the lack of balance tips toward malt rather than hops.

Mouthfeel is super creamy but the sweetness gets cloying. Between a medium and full body, but it feels heavy because it's so sweet.

This is much too sweet for DIPA in my opinion. I appreciate the attempt to add some malt balance but it's overdone, while the hops are underdone. Not a very good DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2008 21:31:05 | More by number1bum
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Wasatch

Utah

4.35/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very nice cloudy dark orange color, nice carbonation, very nice one-finger plus creamy thick off-white head, lots of nice thick creamy sticky lacing follows. The nose is hoppy, with some malts, citrus, and pines aplenty. The taste is slightly sweet on the lips, then the hops kick in, with some nice balance malts, a nice touch of citrus, and rounded out with some pines. Medium body. Very drinkable, this is an awesome little DIPA, highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2008 22:55:51 | More by Wasatch
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Crushinator. Cloudy yellow with a wonderful head. US hop aroma but European hop taste. A good bitterness, this is well hopped. The caramel is not so noticable and it served to create balance. Lots of lines of lace. A refreshing IPA. Oh its a DIPA, even better, quite drinkable then for its style.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2008 12:20:46 | More by Sammy
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Ølfabrikken 100 Gram India Pale Ale from Ølfabrikken
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