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Fyr & Flamme | HaandBryggeriet

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3.7/5
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37 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
HaandBryggeriet
Norway
haandbryggeriet.net

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Brabander on 09-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,789
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
37
pDev:
17.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 18
Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of captaincoffee
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours slightly hazy copper gold with a good head and some lacing. Nose is well rounded (or call it unfocused) with orange/citrus, tropical fruit, and pine. Good start so far. However, I found it a bit light on flavor. Mild biscuit, mild pine, mild citrus...not a lot there. Nice crisp mouthfeel. Overall, parts were very nice, but it just fell short on taste.

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Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brought from Kris Wines in North London. 500ml bottle with a 6.5abv. Pours a dark brown hazy colour with a beige head. Aromas of citrus, hops & spice. Tastes of citrus, orange, grapefruit, nuts, spice & malt leading to a lovely mixed fruity medium bitter finish with the alcohol well hidden.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Stigh
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of yeaprolly
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of Tropicalthomsen
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of biboergosum
3.84/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. Fire and flame, eh? Burn me up, baby!

This beer pours a murky, medium golden amber hue, with three fat fingers of puffy, rocky, and chunky off-white head, which leaves some splattered and sudsy webbed lace around the glass as it slowly fades off the radar.

It smells of musty, almost dank pine resin, orange and grapefruit rind-heavy juice, gritty, grainy pale malt, a biscuity caramel sweetness, further pineapple core and kiwi flesh tropical fruitiness, and a soft earthy yeastiness. The taste is quite reflective of the aroma - biscuity, almost doughy caramel and pale malt, mildly astringent forest floor pine cone notes, mixed domestic and tropical fruit - orange, pineapple, generic melon, white grapefruit, and guava - spicy, earthy yeast, and a faint echo of metallic warming alcohol.

The bubbles are in a bit of a frenzy at first, but duly settle to a more even keel soon enough, the body a sturdy medium weight, and somewhat tight in its mostly unassailed smoothness. It finishes generally dry, the fruitiness from the hops switching gears, the malt tending towards the biscuity, and the yeast stepping in as a sort of lingering matchmaker.

A pretty tasty affair, overall, but I hedge when I call this a pleasurable IPA - it's really more of a pleasurable ESB, the malt bill's oh-so-English Maris Otter the likely happy culprit. At any rate, worthy of a go, no matter the pedantry of wonks like me - this is something I'd be thoroughly content putting back on draft, not knowing the exact ins and outs of its provenance.

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Photo of cdtoffers
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Kirk
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of crosenkrantz
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of CSQ1111
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of stcules
3.69/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Deep amber color, lightly veiled. Off-white foam, beautiful.
Fresh, citric nose, orange ppel, grapefruit, then grass and hay. The hops dominate the beers, but still in balance, and the beer is pleasant, fresh, delicate.
More pine sap notes in the mouth, then again citrus fruits and grassy.
Even a decent caramel, for a good balance with the bitterness.
Light to average body, average persistence aftertaste, resinous finish.

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Photo of TallSaint
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of laituegonflable
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dirty, muddy amber, quite sedimenty at the bottom. Head looks a treat, but it's way too generous, taking up a good three-quarters of the volume. Lace is cascades of dense foam. Seriously, looks great, but a couple of noticeable flaws there.

Smells very hoppy. Very fresh and fruity in kind. Big pineapple aroma on that, with Granny Smith apples, passionfruit and citrus. Tangy, complex; it verges on sour with so much fresh fruit vying for attention. Pleasant, but could use more grounding, or more sweetness, for balance.

Taste is not quite as potent as I'd expected. Hops take hold from the get-go but never quite reach highs of bitterness, or any other sensation. They're largely fruity with hints of pine, flax and citrus. Quite smooth palate, though, with just enough malt to carry the tangy bitterness across, so it's not overpowering. Still, a decent palate that's nothing mind-blowing.

Little bit sharp on the mouthfeel from the alpha acids, but settles down at the end. OK body overall.

A nicely-balanced beer that delivers good, drinkable flavours. If the flavours were bigger and more exciting I'd be rhapsodizing about this, but something about it makes me feel it's too "safe" and borders on mediocre when there's clearly a very big, exciting beer trying to come out. There's nothing bad about it but it disappointed me a little.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.27/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty dark beige color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma of deep dry hops with nice floral notes is quite intense and very enticing. Taste is a mix between huge floral notes with some notes of dry malt. Nice clear notes of citrus with very limited bitterness level and almost no astringency. Body is full with limited filtration and good carbonation. Solid offering with good mastering of dry hops technique.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A 500ml bottle with a BB of April 2013 (bottled on 13/4/12). Batch 464, with a stated ABV of 6.5%. Given to me by my brother for my birthday - cheers bro! I believe this is an IPA that was originally created for the Borefts fest in Holland - I've had the Struise version of this before.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A deep, hazy orange hue, like marmalade, with plentiful carbonation. Yields a huge head of creamy off-white foam with superb retention; it's meringue-like consistency endures for ages before slowly subsiding to a thick surface layer. Aroma of fruity, spicy hops: grapefruit, melon, white grape, citrus and a hint of pine resin. This is underpinned by biscuity caramel malt and notes of earthy yeast. Slightly sweet, with a hint of booze in the background.

Tastes of fruity aromatic hops with a malty backbone and a dry, bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, white grape, melon, citrus, earthy yeast, caramel, sugar and stewed hops. A strident, spicy bitterness upon swallowing, followed by a solventy whiff of booze. Mouthfeel is dry and astringent, with a spicy quality and tingly carbonation. Good body. Dries the palate thoroughly. Aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops and dry yeast.

Tasty Norwegian beer! A solid IPA with tons of hop aroma and good bitterness. Quite yeasty, perhaps overly so, bordering on a Belgian IPA. The result is a great aroma and a somewhat muddied flavour that seems a tad off-balance, with an excessive emphasis on yeast and bitterness. However, it remains a classy effort with plenty of character. Well worth sampling if you have the chance.

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Photo of BeerTruck
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of samEBC
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of katan
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle picked up in Norway

A - Pours a deep and thick brown color. Head is very strong, dirty white in color, 1 cm in height. breaks down slowly.

S - Extremely strong citrus hopping - potent and stingy. A little bit earthy as well, a little bit of piney flavors. Would hold up in any forum as an american IPA.

T - Starts off lightly malty, perhaps caramel, but that doesn't last long. Mid-stream gets very earthy, piney, resinous, and extraorindarily bitter. Very dry. Finishes clean with just a little bit of citrus flavors.

M - A strong carbonation profile, and a moderate to perhaps even light body. Alcohol warmth is light. The carbonation stings the tongue.

O/D - A solid and well made American IPA from Europe. I would drink this if it were available at home. Only lightly filling, and the alcohol is workable.

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Photo of stevied71
1/5  rDev -73%

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