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India Pale Ale - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 9
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
17.5º P, 60 IBU.

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

(Beer added by: Sigmund on 12-01-2003)
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Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

01-18-2013 07:20:52 | More by schnarr84
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-18-2013 02:23:19 | More by zonker17
Photo of metter98

New York

3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is slightly hazy orange amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high off white head that only died down a bit and left lots of lacing down the sides of the glass. THe beer becomes very hazy and dark as you start pouring towards the end of the bottle.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of caramel malts in the nose along with some notes of pine resin hops.
T: The taste has flavors of caramel malts along with notes of citrus and pine resin hops. A light to moderate amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a well-balanced IPA that has a good mix between the malts and hops. The overall taste seems to remind of some of the better beers in the Mikkeller single hop series of IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 01:32:33 | More by metter98
Photo of BierVogel


4/5  rDev +1.8%

01-11-2013 21:40:21 | More by BierVogel
Photo of BrownNut


3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - 3.5 - Cloudy amber with a nice, thick cream head. Wasn't expecting sediment but there it is, the Heady Topper kind that looks like little white blobs. Great head, ugly body.

S - 3.75 - A pleasant if not particularly original mix of biscuity malt and hop and citrus.

T - 4.0 - First impression is of bright citrus. Fades to a sweet malty, rich honey. It's more like a DIPA in that way. There's just a tinge or flash of bitter there upon swallowing and then for a bit after at a lower volume. Ends a bit dry.

M - 4.0 - Thicker than expected. Approaching medium. Some carbonation sting. Nice.

O - 4.0 - I read that the head guy at Nogne O didn't understand bold American IPAs at first, same as me, couldn't understand how people could like that effect. And so he played around with them, determined to understand them, same as me. Difference is he was brewing and I was tasting. Both of us finally embraced that side of The Force. He came up with an IPA that I would recommend to people who say they don't like IPAs. I say that about Two Hearted, but I'd say it even more so about this one. This is a quality, well-done beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 01:01:20 | More by BrownNut
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-19-2012 02:33:57 | More by shagal
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

11-28-2012 05:35:49 | More by t0rin0
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

11-17-2012 16:53:29 | More by sneaks2210
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

11-13-2012 22:18:12 | More by TrevorWGrover
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-01-2012 07:02:34 | More by schopenhauerale
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2.95/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice mild orange appearance, thin, .56" head on top of it, mostly white, but not pristine white, lacing was half assed, but nonetheless not a detraction, especially for an ipa. Aroma, uh, where's the hops? Another one of those just bitter aroma beers.

Taste, eh, decent, except there's not really anything discernable regarding hops beyond the bitterness, which is substantial. Above average malt bill, sticky at times. Caramel is probably there, but the high bitterness ratio to anything else obscures this a little bit. Mild sweetness. Over and over it bears repeating, where is the hop vegetal taste? All I get is copper pennies from this one.

It was neat they brought a few kegs to the Old Bridge Pub in Reno, but overall, the less hoppy stuff (stout) is where its at, the ipa's, I dunno, at best, they are average for this part of the country. I think its hard to ship an ipa halfway around the world and have it taste like its meant to in the 21st century.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2012 16:38:19 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Hazy orange-amber pour with a two finger head with decent retention and great lacing. Big, bold nose with lots of orange, peach, mango, and pine with a solid caramel maltiness. The taste follows suit with hints of orange zest, tangerine, mango, sticky pine, caramel, grapefruit, with a touch of pineapple and biscuit as well. Extremely well balanced with enough sweet caramel malt to offset the bitter, resiny hops. The mouthfeel is slightly thick and chewy with moderate carbonation and a really nice tongue tingling, tangy, bitter finish. Great drink ability. An awesome example of the style, with a uniqueness all its own.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2012 15:42:13 | More by beerdrifter
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-11-2012 13:59:59 | More by Akilles047
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

09-19-2012 23:08:24 | More by Molson2000
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-16-2012 15:56:33 | More by jdhasse
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-01-2012 20:15:45 | More by windypete
Photo of telowe

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

08-26-2012 14:07:07 | More by telowe
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New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-22-2012 23:34:27 | More by JLapadura
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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy orange-tinged amber with a creamy, thick white head.

S: Aromas of bread, biscuit, caramel, brown sugar, pine, lemon, and grapefruit are present on the nose.

T: Notes of brown sugar, caramel, bread, biscuit, lemon rind, grapefruit pith, bitter orange, herbs, kumquat, spruce, and pine wash across the palate. The finish is bitter and sticky with plenty of pine, caramel, and citrus notes.

M: Medium in body, resinous, and sticky. Sort of chewy compared to many IPAs. Carbonation is delicate. Alcohol is very well integrated.

O: This is a very solid, likable American-style IPA from a brewery that, quite simply, does not make bad products. There is a bit of English character present in this beer, largely due to the use of English ale yeast and Maris Otter malt, so this IPA, while geared more toward American tastes, is very unique. I can't say anything bad about it. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2012 12:54:59 | More by mrfrancis
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-02-2012 21:35:42 | More by kaneel
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-23-2012 03:05:04 | More by rolltide8425
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Alberta (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle.

This beer pours a hazy medium golden amber hue, with two fingers of foamy, cushioned ecru head, which leaves some drooping tree branch lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of grapefruit rind, musty tropical fruit, mild pine resin, dry bready caramel malt, and some further, sightly peppery hops. The taste delves more deeply into the tropical fruit realm - tart mango, overripe guava, blood orange - with a more familiar muted grapefruit/pine underpinning a steady caramel malt backbone.

The bubbles are decently integrated in their duty, the body a sturdy medium weight, and agreeably smooth. It finishes off-dry, but in that kick-ass Yankee IPA way - caramel/toffee/nougat sweetness, but well tempered by sassy, zingy multi-hued hops.

I find it still rather impressive that it's possible to replicate specific regional styles, around the world, with beer. A bang-on, big-ass, West Coast monster of an IPA, here (but from Norway), is the prime example of this axiom. Just sayin'.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 03:55:51 | More by biboergosum
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-13-2012 00:12:06 | More by ms11781
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Alberta (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into tulip 10/7/12

A hazy golden amber with a thumbs width cream colored head that falls to a thin film rather quickly and leaves a few tiny specks of lace

S tropical notes of guava, mango, passion fruit, and lime, slight pine and some sweet bread, smells great

T a little rind and sweet yet spicy hops, what I smells still there but a little toned down, not as tropical but still a pleasure

M somewhat light for the strength but it works well, carbonation is fluffy making it feel even lighter and it has a nice bitter kick with a lingering spicy finish

O great nose, and taste and feel could get bumped up if I was in a better mood, overall this one's awesome

Sip, Sip, slammed.... went down like a sinking ship, this one has a fair bit going for it,

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2012 06:35:05 | More by wordemupg


3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap. ½ Pint glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Honey yellow color, hazy appearance. Yellowish white crown, good retention. Resinous, piney & floral aromas with tropical hues. Mildy toasted & crystal malt & oily hop flavors. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Fruits in the middle. Oily texture & astringent finish. Resins on the aftertaste. Easy drinkable & refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

06-28-2012 22:27:23 | More by GONZALOYANNA
India Pale Ale from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
88 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.