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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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BA SCORE
88
very good

202 Ratings
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 9
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website
Norway

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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4/5  rDev +2%

Eucrid, Mar 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

Peyton5410, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of innominat
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

innominat, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of cyclonece09
3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a nice orange yellow color with a small white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of earthy and piney hops, very inviting. Tastes of syrup and piney hops, quite unique. Beer is light-medium bodied and carbonated quite heavily. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

cyclonece09, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of Yzerman
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very descent DIPA from one of my absolute favourite breweries but still, it cannot compete with the Titan IPA. So what is missing? I would say complexity and possibly also the finish, which is overrun by too-much cascade hops (?). Nevertheless a very descent beer from a brewery that never ever leaves you disappointed.

Yzerman, Feb 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of sholland119
3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Just got this one yesterday. No freshness or brewing info on the bottle (hate that with an IPA).

A-Pour is a hazy amber with a huge frothy off white head with huge retention.

S-Very malty on the nose, perhaps a whiff of hops but not much there.

T-Very malty with a strong crystal malt presence, with a solid bitterness and a bit of orange zest in the finish. Solid but unspectacular.

M-Medium bodied, good lingering bitterness.

O-Pretty much just ok for me. Solid flavor, low on the aromatics.

HV

sholland119, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of jurbanik
4/5  rDev +2%

jurbanik, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of schnarr84
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

schnarr84, Jan 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

zonker17, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

metter98, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of BierVogel
4/5  rDev +2%

BierVogel, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of BrownNut
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

BrownNut, Dec 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

shagal, Dec 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

t0rin0, Nov 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

sneaks2210, Nov 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

TrevorWGrover, Nov 13, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.95/5  rDev -24.7%
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.

Beerandraiderfan, Oct 11, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -1%
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.

beerdrifter, Oct 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2%

Akilles047, Oct 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Molson2000, Sep 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

jdhasse, Sep 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

windypete, Sep 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

telowe, Aug 26, 2012
India Pale Ale from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
88 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.