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Úlfur - Borg Brugghús

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Úlfur
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BA SCORE
88
very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.42%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Iceland

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Icelands first IPA, very limited availabilty

(Beer added by: stulowitz on 01-19-2011)
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Reviews by sfprint:
Photo of sfprint
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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A: Cough syrup orange, champagne like carbonation, single finger head.
S: Hoppy but very neutral, not bitter which implies sweetness. Dried apricot.
T: Very good, not too bitter, semi sweet honey/lemon tea.
M: Mild moderate sting somewhat soft going down.
O: Lovely, a very nice IPA

sfprint, Oct 29, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

dcbeers, Aug 31, 2013
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andylipp, Mar 11, 2013
Photo of oline73
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this at the Icelandic Bar in Reykjavik. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a half finger of fluffy, off white carbonation. The head leaves a layer on top of the pour throughout.

Smell: Fruity hops with a very mild malt sweetness. Simple yet nice.

Taste: This beer has a very nice balance to it. Citrus hop bitterness with just enough malt backbone. The bitterness builds to the finish where it really shines.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: This was a real solid IPA. The hop profile was nice and the balance was well executed. I would have another.

oline73, May 13, 2012
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Chronark, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of ahalloin
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I thought I might have the honor to add and be the first to review this beer but it looks as though someone beat me to it by a few hours! Regardless, I am happy to report Iceland has finally made a great beer that isn't a Euro Pale Lager! Look for this brewery to do great things if the locals catch on to flavorful beers.

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle. Pours a brilliantly clear very light golden color with a full egg-shell white head of about three fingers width. The head slowly receded to a thin cap that stayed with the beer down the glass.

The smell is very nice with sticky resinous hops dominating. Very piney with touches of floral citrus. Malt backbone is slightly present in the aroma with a light toasty quality.

The taste is much the same with a nice assault of pine driven hops over a simple malt backbone that provides a touch of honey sweetness. The finish is massively bitter and drying which prompts me to grab another sip.

Mouthfeel is medium light. Medium high carbonation provides a good tingle. The alcohol is undetectable.

Overall this is a very nice beer that is worth seeking out if in Iceland, particularly since everything else there is pretty much the same style.

Just a note, when I went to the Vinebud (something like that) in downtown Reykjavik to buy beer, I had to ask for this as it wasn't on the shelf. They had it in back.

ahalloin, Sep 08, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

lgmol, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Erik-P, Jun 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

jrempel, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of juicestam
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Proud to be the first to review this beer!

A great, straightforward IPA from Iceland of all places.

I say straightforward because it smells and tastes like a bunch of cascade hops and a modest amount of light malt - simple and great in my opinion.

The more exceptional part on this beer lies in the Icelandic water they must have used; it gives sush a smooth and appealing mouthfeel.

Wonderful to taste an example of a good craft beer made in the middle of the Atlantic. Too bad they don't export to my tiny island in the mid-Pacific!

juicestam, Sep 07, 2011
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sveinnbirkir, Dec 20, 2013
Úlfur from Borg Brugghús
88 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.