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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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85
very good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website
Norway

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: lacqueredmouse on 02-11-2013)
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.01/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 20:28:48 | More by Phyl21ca
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WaterCzar

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

11-24-2013 19:16:04 | More by WaterCzar
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mmurphy525

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

12-09-2013 02:13:04 | More by mmurphy525
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CelticAleMan

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

08-25-2013 05:03:58 | More by CelticAleMan
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pixieskid

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

02-20-2013 09:54:22 | More by pixieskid
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-11-2014 09:31:06 | More by aztraz
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-30-2014 17:10:24 | More by nmann08
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Mortiz238

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-26-2014 05:48:19 | More by Mortiz238
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-30-2013 22:59:45 | More by RobertColianni
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AgentMunky

California

3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2013 01:52:52 | More by AgentMunky
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seand

California

3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2013 01:36:09 | More by seand
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-19-2014 04:56:22 | More by Lovely85
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brotherloco

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-22-2013 03:57:11 | More by brotherloco
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Duesler

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-19-2013 18:48:05 | More by Duesler
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-08-2014 02:23:02 | More by kylehay2004
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-07-2014 21:53:04 | More by nickfl
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-23-2013 03:42:08 | More by tripledbrew
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PatGreer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-28-2014 20:43:25 | More by PatGreer
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 04:27:05 | More by biboergosum
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Vanz

Australia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-28-2014 00:08:12 | More by Vanz
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-01-2013 18:15:50 | More by JohneHoodlum
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-22-2013 16:33:03 | More by InspectorBob
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SoPeL

Poland

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-04-2014 20:51:10 | More by SoPeL
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-14-2013 01:15:42 | More by IanSpindler
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Poupae

Thailand

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-08-2013 16:56:16 | More by Poupae
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Citrus Hystrix IPA from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
85 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.