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

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Pale AlePale Ale

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very good

155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-08-2004

14º P, 40 IBU.

Ingredients: Maris Otter, wheat and caramel malt; Northern Brewer and Centenneal hops; English ale yeast, and our local Grimstad water.
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of beerdrifter
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Clear yellow-orange pour with a huge fluffy white three finger head with great retention and unbelievable sticky lacing. The nose is initially quite grassy with a touch of lemon, but opens up to some nice subtle citrus and pine notes along with some biscuity caramel malt. The taste is a bit bolder than the nose with lots of tangy citrus up front, eventually giving way to toasty caramel malt. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with a subtle tangy, bitter finish. A classic interpretation of a Pale Ale.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Lemke10
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I got a single bottle of this from Binny's in Plainfield, IL. Pours what I would call a port-a-potty brown color with a long lasting off white head. The scent is extremely malty mixed with other grains; I did not find the scent appealing at all. Taste was malty with a hoppy finish with some citrus mixed in. Thankfully the taste was a lot better than the look or smell. Normally my ratings are right on with the beer advocate average, but this time I would rate this beer far below. At least it was good getting to try a beer from Norway.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

So Nøgne Ø makes a plain old pale ale. Who knew? No, you didn't. That's a lie, that was totally a scoop by me.

Pours a vibrant amber, slight russet tinge, with overly generous head that I've forgive for its exuberance because it looks great. Beige, pale, foamy and dense with uneven sinking, slow and clingy all the way down. A cradle of beauty; looks excellent.

Smell is rich and hoppy, almost IPA in stature. Toffee malt front with large resiny hop oil aroma and a hint of lemon zest and pineapple to take the edge off. Slight spicy bitterness at the back. A bit big and hoppy for a pale, but still pleasant.

Taste is far toastier than expected, and I'd certainly sense it's showing its 7 months of age, but the bottle claims quality through 2014 - and who am I to argue with advertising copy? Has a slightly overcooked toffee malt flavour giving way to spicy and resiny hop oils, bitter with a slight bubblegum sweetness on the late-mid. Finishes English, sort of a smooth, flat bitterness without a lot of the piquant arrogance of the American hops I know are in here. Quite palatable in spite of it losing some of its sheen.

Body is OK for a pale, it foams up a bit but leaves a bit empty. I'd like more dryness or more pop in the mouth itself.

Decent pale ale that I do think is definitely past its peak. I dread to think if a newbie genuinely thinks it's worth cellaring this for 3 years. I mean, at 6% it won't be undrinkable but it will have dwindled to bland cardboardy malt by then. If you are storing a bottle, make sure the conditions are ice-cold, dark and preferably air-tight.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours nicely slightly opaque orangey brown in colour with a good frothy head.

Aromas are hoppy with a hint of orange zest and lifted spice??

Smooth and lighter than expected on the palate with good clean flavours of hoppy orange zest and slight malty carmel edge.

Not the crispest of Pale ales but refreshing enough to make me think i might like on a sunny day.

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Pale Ale from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
85 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.