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Citrus Hystrix IPA - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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Citrus Hystrix IPACitrus Hystrix IPA

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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: lacqueredmouse on 02-11-2013

Citrus Hystrix IPA from Nøgne Ø is an attempt to put new and wonderful flavours in an IPA. To do this we added rye, oats, kaffir lime and some mandarin juice. Taste profile of this IPA is developed in cooperation with chef Trond Moi.
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Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 7
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3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a hazy burgundy color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of spicy rye notes with some caramel malt, some spices and light citrus hoppy notes. Taste is a kitchen sink type mix of spicy rye notes with some caramel malt and some citrus hops notes. The tangerine juice was hard to detect and didn’t play an important role. Body was full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. There is a lot going on with this beer and probably too much at the end of the day for my taste buds.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.55/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.64/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in a footed glass at the Mikkeller Bar in SF. From notes. Reviewed 9 November 2013.

A: Red and deep with a finger of head. Hazy-auburn.

S: Raw pine cone. Rank citrus.

T/M: This is an interesting beer, mostly because of the wild, crazy-sour yeast. It works. But barely. If this were a railroad gauge, it would be problematic.

O: A beer that is hoppy and fruity and sweet. Sort of a fan.

Photo of seand
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy brown with a small amount of off-white head. Some film retains, along with a ring around the edge of the glass, leaving a few splotches of lacing.

S: Sweet fruit and citrus; while the hops are certainly noticeable, the malt backbone seems stronger. I wouldn't expect this to be an IPA based on the smell.

T: Also primarily sweet, with a good balancing hop flavor. Again, though, it's not as hoppy as you'd expect an IPA to be; it's more of an American style strong ale.

M: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

Overall, quite good, but not really what I'd call an IPA. It's dark and sweet and not that hoppy for a modern American style craft beer. It's tasty though.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. Hmmm...rye, oats, kaffir lime and tangerine juice - those wacky Norwegians! I don't know about the rest of the world, but my label clearly states: I...P...A! And I'm assuming this Trond Moi person has something to do with Norway's version of Top Chef?

This beer pours a hazy dark dishwater orange/amber hue, with four fingers of superfluously foamy, puffy, and yet still thin beige head, which leaves some decent linked island lace around the glass as it quite slowly sinks out of sight.

It smells of bready, biscuity, mildly spicy grainy malt, sharp orange and yes, I know - an indeterminate citrus bitterness, further tame herbal hop notes, and a faint hint of booze astringency. The taste is edgily dry, grainy, bready malt, a subtle herbal spiciness, warm tropical orange and acerbic lime rind, and an increasingly forward alcohol warming.

The bubbles are generally quite subdued, and not really in play, the body a decent medium weight, mostly smooth, with just a slight twinge of those now fervently pithy hops. It finishes off-dry, the fleshy, multi-faceted citrus, lingering spicy malt, and loitering alcohol meshing in a sort of newbie, first attempt sort of way,.

A decent enough base IPA, I have to surmise, with the attendant side-steps in yin and yang adjuncts doing well to integrate themselves. By the strictest measure, this went down rather well, to the extent that I was agog when tipping the empty bottle for the last time. That says enough, methinks.

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Citrus Hystrix IPA from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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