Humle Kanon

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IPA - English
3.88 | pDev: 14.43%
May 20, 2022
May 21, 2014
Very Good
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Photo of Sigmund
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Sigmund from Norway

500 ml bottle, batch #700, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.5%. Hazy golden colour, moderate white head. Distinct aroma of fruity and floral hops, some pine too, but less than I expected. Extremely hoppy and bitter flavour (160 IBU), a considerable malty and marmalade-like sweetness too, but the very piney, resinous, minty and peppery hops are what it is really all about. A bit unrefined, and nearly too bitter for me. Yes. I’m a sissy.

May 20, 2022
Photo of NightINgale
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by NightINgale from Russian Federation

500 ml bottle bought at the Duty Free Shop in Oslo back in late November 2018.

A - Pours a hazy orange/golden body with a nice white head. Lots of lacing on the glass.

S - The aroma is not that impressive, but it does give out some IPA fruitiness and some floral and grassy notes.

T - Unlike the aroma the flavour is very intense and quite complex: tropical fruit, citrus caramel, with some floral notes; this beer goes a little further than just an American-style IPA and has a serious hop bite and quite some sweetness too, so it is almost like a Double IPA. The finish is bitter and a bit sweet.

M - Medium-to-full body, with a certain chewiness to it. The bitterness is still strong but not over the top.

O - I am really impressed how this beer still packs such a strong hoppiness, despite not being that fresh. This pretty much beats all other Norwegian IPA's I've had to date, including several kinds from Nogne O. Well done indeed!

May 25, 2018
4 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation on Jul 25, 2016
Photo of Saviour
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Saviour from Russian Federation

L - pale golden with a solid head;
S - not bright enought, guessable notes of grass, citruses, subtle pineapple aroma;
T - taste is very good and complex but a little bit not enough-ish.
F - pleasant smooth bitterness in the aftertaste and somehow the subtle peach notes appears.
O - nice one, but not necessary to try. Still worth it, though.

Feb 12, 2016
1.75 by w5baron from Pennsylvania on Aug 28, 2015
4.01 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden on Jul 03, 2015
Photo of craftbeersweden
3.41/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by craftbeersweden from Sweden

Released 2015-05-22 at Systembolaget, Sweden.

Hazy, orange beer with a three finger high head.

Nose: Hops, orange, citrus, grass an pine.
Taste: Pine, resin, grass, hops and sweet malt.
Body: Medium body with a fresh taste & good bitterness.

Nice beer but it doesn’t live up to it’s name "Hop-canon" - I really expected a more hopped up beer!

Jun 10, 2015
4.19 by Heeenrik from Finland on Jun 08, 2015
3.86 by Waggman from Sweden on Jun 04, 2015
3.75 by aztraz from Sweden on May 28, 2015
4.12 by Wer34truh from Minnesota on May 22, 2015
Photo of dcmchew
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by dcmchew from Romania

Pours misty golden with a humongous fluffy white head, slowly receding to a thick compact cap and lots of frothy lacing.
The nose is aggressively hoppy, with a big emphasis on grassy, pine and floral notes, bitter citrus, and just hints of peach and pineapple. A big spicy feel too, with a bit of a Belgian yeasty edge (somehow), light caramel and a certain saltiness.
The taste is rough and hoppy, with lots of grassy notes and fresh pine from the start, with the fruitiness limited to citrus, some sweetish orange at first, then just tons of grapefruit. Some sweet caramel/honey maltiness wakes up a bit of pineapple, a bit of peach, but the long bitter finish follows quickly and cuts it all off, with lots of strong perfumey floral notes, grass, pine, spruce, just a lot and lot of hop/lupulin extract. There's a pinch of salt in there that does nothing else but enhance. Which is good.
Aftertaste is really bitter, but it's not as disturbing as other "simplisticly hopped" IPAs out there. It doesn't just feel like an aspirin got stuck in your throat. Still, not the usual stuff. Medium body, prickly carbonation.
Big bold bitter hop-forward beer, but the quantity/quality difference isn't big. Yes, thank you!

Apr 26, 2015
Photo of stakem
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by stakem from Pennsylvania

Thanks Jonathan for the share. 500ml bottle into a tulip. The brew is perfectly clear golden yellow underneath a mountain of white foam. Visually its excessively carbonated but that does not impart any charcter to the nose or taste. This beer is quite grassy and bitter without any unique or distinguishable hop characteristics. Its a pretty plain but well executed IPA. At times its slightly fruity/floral as the alcohol becomes evident. Light, crisp and enjoyable. Would I drink it again if offered? Absolutely. Would I seek it out? Unlikely.

Apr 10, 2015
4.25 by Mattias from Sweden on Mar 27, 2015
4.75 by JavierGC from Spain on Jan 24, 2015
3.75 by Stigh from Norway on Nov 15, 2014
Photo of Haukurtor
4.5/5  rDev +16%
by Haukurtor from Iceland

Poured from a bottle to a shaker glass

A: Light golden, a little hazy, but it's unfiltered so it's expected.

S: Fruity. The hops really come through. Pineapple.

T: Bitterness hits you right away, but it's not harsh at all. Really fruity and hoppy. A blend of Pineapple, earthy, floral flavors.

M: Crisp but medium bodied.

O: This is a really tasty beer. Well brewed and the hops really play the lead role.

Sep 13, 2014
3.75 by UbbeK from Sweden on Jul 30, 2014
Photo of Dlish33
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Dlish33 from Italy

Bottle bought in Bologna, Italy in July 2014. Somewhere between golden and orange with a medium white head. Aroma of grass, grapefruit, pineapple and maybe some garlic (mosaic hops?). Taste follows closely the aroma with a lingering bitterness that coats the mouth. Worked well with a risotto made with two types of cave-aged pecorino. Another good one from HaandBryggeriet.

Jul 14, 2014
3.75 by 22Blue from Kansas on Jul 13, 2014
3.5 by jojohaaa from Norway on Jul 07, 2014
4.25 by Florya from Norway on May 21, 2014
Humle Kanon from HaandBryggeriet
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 22 ratings