Úlfur IPA Nr. 3 | Borg Brugghús

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Úlfur IPA Nr. 3Úlfur IPA Nr. 3
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Borg Brugghús
Iceland
borgbrugghus.is

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Icelands first IPA, very limited availabilty

Added by stulowitz on 01-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
48
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4
pDev:
9.25%
 
 
Wants:
3
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12
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Photo of anteater
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flek
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jacob17
3.02/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of thesidewayz01
4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmdrpi
3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33 cl bottle into glass

Dark copper, white head. Nice hop aroma - pine, floral. Taste is fairly bitter, starts pleasant but ends with odd aftertaste. medium bodied.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Keflavik Airport.

Pours a clear orange, with soft, white foam.

Nice piney smell, quite reminiscent of the classic West Coast IPAs, like Sculpin.

The taste is very hoppy, with pine and grapefruit dominating. Good West Coast stuff here as well.

Soft texture, medium bodied, nice feel.

Overall, a very solid IPA, god balance between the hops and the malt, tastes like it's stronger than 5.9.

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Photo of cfalls
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L - nice head, dark orange, slight haze

S - very floral, slightly woodsy

T - grapefruit, balanced sweetness, medium high maltiness, not too bitter, finishes on a musty pine note

F - typical, but with fine bubbles

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of braican
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mademers
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Lobster and Stuff in Reykjavik, Iceland.

This one pours a slightly hazy yellowish orange, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

Smells like overripe grapefruit and orange, piney and perfumy hops, and a bit of malt.

The taste is pretty similar. The perfume character is a little overwhelming, and gives the beer a bit of a unpleasant slightly skunky flavor. It's too bad, because the grapefruit and orangey hop flavors are pretty good, with a sturdy malt backbone, and a pretty intense bitterness.

This is medium bodied, pretty crisp, with a good level of carbonation.

Not bad but far from the best I've had from this brewery.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NilocRellim
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear yellow/gold colour. Smells mostly of hops, with a slight bit of malts; the hops are clean and floral. Tastes a bit bitters from the hops, floral hops, slightly sweet malts; crisp, clean, and well balanced. Lovely lIPA.

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Photo of bobbyhands
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Served in a tumbler glass.

Pours a clear dark golden-copper body, one finger white head, good retention, thin film and lots of lacing. Smells of crisp citrus and pine, lightly toasted cereal grain, touch of caramel. Not too complicated, but a nice hoppy aroma. Reasonably balanced. Flavour is similarly balanced, with grapefruit, cereal grain, mild resinous and bitter grassiness, touch of caramel. Not all that sweet, which lets the hops take over. This is a solid IPA profile, more of the American vein than the English vein. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, crisp and well carbonated, refreshing and dry with a bitter grassy finish. Overall, a nice change of pace from the other Icelandic stouts that I've had so far. It's probably something you'd find in a decent brewery in upstate New York or Michigan, something similar.

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4.46/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of faetati
4.39/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Traditional West Coast IPA. Hoppy leaning on resinous, Pine and Orange Peel are predominant.
Hops Used: Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade and Columbus

Color: Semi transparent, Golden Ambar

Head: 2 1/2 Fingers of a frothy off white head. Very danse head that lasts. Champagne like carbonation.

Aroma: Pine, orange peel, pineapple, grapefruit. citrusy

Flavor: Pine, very citrusy, resinous, orange, orange peel, grapefruit, medium bitterness at 60 IBUs, medium mouthfeel, well carbonated, great drinkability.

Grade: 94

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Photo of JimT01851
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of havenerbrewing
3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CharlesK
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of codekiln
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This review is for Nr.3 IPA in 330ml bottle from Vinbudin Reykjavik (Best Before Feb 28 2016). Poured into two red wine glasses, there is almost no head to this IPA. Smells like an American IPA through and through - the hops almost make your eyes water, they are so strong and bitter. Some light lace on the sides. Dark amber in color, slightly hazy. It's good quite cold - I would not want this any warmer. Fizzy, hops dominate. No trace of phenols in the smell, but some slight esters on the back end. Solid.

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4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ant1
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Úlfur IPA Nr. 3 from Borg Brugghús
4 out of 5 based on 48 ratings.
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