Hansa Spesial IPA
Hansa Borg Bryggerier ASA

Hansa Spesial IPAHansa Spesial IPA
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From:
Hansa Borg Bryggerier ASA
 
Norway
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,825
ABV:
4.6%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,023
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 11.32%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
17
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 29, 2024
Added:
Jun 20, 2014
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  8
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Rated: 3.35 by Supper1

Jan 29, 2024
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Sep. 2013: 500 ml can, from SPAR Hana. ABV is 4.6%. Clear deep golden colour, moderate white head. Pleasant aroma and flavour of fruity American hops, notes of oranges. A nice grapefruity and piney bitterness in the finish. This beer should be classified as an APA rather than an IPA, but who cares, as long as it tastes good? Remarkably decent beer coming from a Norwegian macro brewery, well balanced. Will definitely buy again.
Jun 26, 2023
 
Rated: 3.71 by Sondre from Norway

May 02, 2018
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Reviewed by zielijo1 from New Jersey

3.11/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Would consider avg beer w some hops, alcohol level is low and only avg taste
As a reference flying fish daylight savings IPA is much better at the same alcohol content
On draft in Oslo Norway
Oct 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by newbeeraday from Pennsylvania

Aug 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.4 by Roguer from Connecticut

May 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by christinelovesbeer from District of Columbia

Apr 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Beate from Norway

Jan 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by dagterjebjerkmo from Norway

Jan 02, 2016
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Gold color and clear. Modest head that leaves little on the glass.

Mild aroma but well blended.

Smooth lighter ale malt flavors start this tasting. When the hop comes in, it completely dominates with a singular black pepper flavor. It leaves a long bitter aftertaste. A bit light on the body with a slightly elevated carbonation level.
Jul 21, 2015
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Rated by DrinkSlurm from New York

3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Really not a bad session IPA - the best Hansa IMO
Jun 02, 2015
 
Rated: 3.98 by oysbot from Norway

May 01, 2015
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Reviewed by Otowi from Norway

5/5  rDev +34.8%
This is one of the best IPA's yiu can get here in Norway without going to Vinmonopolet. A very good IPA from Hansa here. Nice design on the can. Very nice tasting beer indeed for the sort. Ther are better ones, but this is still very good.
Dec 06, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Stigh from Norway

Nov 15, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by voxra from Norway

Sep 20, 2014
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Reviewed by eskilgh from Norway

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
A - golden color and really clear, looks awesome. Nice head with some medium sized bubbles forms and dissipates after a few minutes.

S - Smell is of caramel malts and american hops. They intertwine nicely, the citrus smells a bit further in the background than the caramel.

T - The taste profile is straight forward and basically like the aroma. The beer is nicely balanced, with a medium and clean bitterness.

M - medium carbonation, medium-light body. bitterness is clean and pleasant.

O - If I were to judge this as an IPA I would score it lower, but I guess you can't blame breweries from calling things IPA's so they can sell more of it. IMO this is an APA, and a good example of the style. No fuss - just clean and well balanced. I've had this beer several times from cans and I feel like it always tastes the same - which is hard to achieve when your beer is being taken care of by norwegian stores. For the cost I think it's one of the best session beers available in the norwegian market as of today.
Sep 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by Florya from Norway

Jun 20, 2014
Hansa Spesial IPA from Hansa Borg Bryggerier ASA
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 17 ratings