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Ægir India Pale Ale | Ægir Bryggeri

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Ægir India Pale AleÆgir India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Ægir Bryggeri

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by drpimento on 09-16-2009

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 18
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

what i imagine to be a very norway beer, although i have never been there, and still, know not much about culture and tradition there. this is far from an american ipa. it has a bold rusty red color, with a pure white head with some of the best retention ive ever seen, it just stares back it me, thick as cool whip. ice cold, it has a muted nose of floral hops, mild pine board, soft bitterness, and a strident minerality that gives it an earthy luster, more in taste than smell. the hop flavor is all forward, where the malt takes the finish to a fresh baked place. its the reverse of the conventional ipa as far as tasting order goes, and its a welcomed change of pace. i love the density to the body, super full and sturdy, but fluffy too, and not limiting the way this goes down at all. its refreshing for being so big, and i think the alcohol strength is right where it should be. a unique ipa that lack bitterness in the end, even when it comes up to temperature a little but, it stays tame in that regard. both beers i have had from these guys have been memorable, this is a place i must visit in the future. really nice take on a style that has the tendency to be generic.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a hazy orangey color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of nice floral citrus hops with some light floral undertones. Taste is also dominated by some nice floral notes with citrus hoppy notes and light sweet caramelized malt undertones. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Enjoyable but hops punch is a bit lacking which may be due to the trip this bottle had to make before getting to me.

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Photo of rarbring
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The ale is clear amber, has an off-white head with little lacing but good curtains.

A grassy hop character, spices, nettles and resin.

Sweet honey and toffee start, then pepper, nettles, spices and lemon seeds.

Medium carbonation, soft and smooth texture, a good body and dry finish.

Not really a west coast AIPA in my world, more a well hopped EIPA.

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Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap, brewpub in Flam

appearance: .5L signature glass, vivid orange body, adequate white head/lace

smell: hops fresh out of the tank - orange peel, citrus, pine

taste: first serving of the new batch - very fresh. floral hop bouquet - grapefruit, orange peel, very light pine. decent bitterness but overall smooth and well rounded.

mouthfeel: moderate bitterness, oily and fresh

overall : good

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Photo of JohnnyP3
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the brewery on tap in one of their signature .5L glasses. Poured a coppery color with a substantial white head and beautiful lacing.

The smell is of a classic American IPA--floral hops aroma, some spicyness, a little bit of a grass/hay smell as well. Taste was hops and the some! True to the American IPA style, which this one promotes itself as. And the folks at Ægir hit the nail on the head. Delightful spicy hops kick with a little citrus in the finish.

Mouthfeel was pleasant with nice carbonation and hop bitterness combining for a lively, flavorful ale. Drinkability was outstanding. I could have drank these outside by the water all afternoon, although the alcohol was sneaking up on me after a couple.

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Photo of Avagadro
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I tried this brew at the store after a rep dropped it off. I did't manage to snap a picture, but is was a 500mL German-style bottle with a stylish orange label. I reviewed this months ago on a napki, and only now decided it was time to submit it.

A: Deep amber in color with a frothy white head. Decent retention and lacing.

S: Piney hops dominate the bouquet, with a wave of citrus to support it.

T: Very dry with heavy doses of hops. Once again, a dominace of pine supported by juicy citrus.

M: Light body with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a touch of hoppy astringency.

D: A great IPA. It's nothing exceptional, but definitely better than many of the mediocre IPAs out there.

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Photo of drpimento
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer at the Furukroa Tourist Center next door to the brewery. Served with a small, cream colored head and a little lace. Color was a clear, orangey, deep amber. Aroma is earthy hop, roasty malt, and a little caramel. Flavor's the same with the hops dominating like a good IPA. Just a hint of citrus and grapefruit. Great body and carbonation. Satisfying. Session beer.

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Ægir India Pale Ale from Ægir Bryggeri
4.02 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.
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