Úlfur IPA Nr. 3
Borg Brugghús

Úlfur IPA Nr. 3Úlfur IPA Nr. 3
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,547
ABV:
5.9%
Score:
87
Ranked #15,840
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 11.22%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
73
From:
Borg Brugghús
 
Iceland
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Wants
  4
Gots
  19
SCORE
87
Very Good
Úlfur IPA Nr. 3Úlfur IPA Nr. 3
Notes: Icelands first IPA, very limited availabilty
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Reviews by robbirefur:
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4.76/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

madprops67 from England, Apr 05, 2016
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3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at R5 in Akureyri. Non-NEIPA of two Borg's available. Not quite as flavor-packed/smooth as NEIPA, but I'll take it given location. Amber color

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

npendres from Wisconsin, Oct 13, 2019
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4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

gbw5009 from Massachusetts, Sep 25, 2017
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3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

bobbyhands from California, Jun 04, 2016
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3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
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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cfalls from New York, Sep 13, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

AGust82 from Connecticut, Feb 02, 2020
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

iRun2Beer from Minnesota, Nov 28, 2017
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4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thesidewayz01 from California, May 03, 2017
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

zotzot from Vermont, Jul 28, 2018
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1.5/5  rDev -61.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

BdM from Netherlands, Oct 01, 2018
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4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Had at Café Bar in Reykjavik. Told by restaurateur as the best IPA in Iceland than he fessed up and said, at least it's the best in here. Tasty, American style with floral hops and medium high bitterness. Great color and poured with a nice 1.5-2 fingers. Favorite beer I've had here. If you are a US hop head, look no further.

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amorpork from Florida, Mar 22, 2015
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4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jcarriglio from Missouri, Dec 17, 2017
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4.39/5  rDev +12%
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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faetati from Brazil, Dec 28, 2015
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4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

avalonbrewing from Tennessee, Sep 16, 2015
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

CharlesK from Pennsylvania, Nov 19, 2015
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4.43/5  rDev +13%
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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codekiln from Massachusetts, Sep 28, 2015
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3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

yoshie from Massachusetts, Aug 10, 2017
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

YvesB from Belgium, Jul 27, 2016
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3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

JimT01851 from Massachusetts, Dec 06, 2015
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4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

flek from Massachusetts, Jun 30, 2017
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3.02/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Jacob17 from Maine, May 30, 2017
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4.43/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

BlythinD from Colorado, May 04, 2018
Úlfur IPA Nr. 3 from Borg Brugghús
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 73 ratings