Norwegian Northodox IPA
Venn Brewing Co.

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IPA - New England
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Venn Norwegian Northodox IPA.
6.5 % ABV. 40 IBU.
Venn Brewing, Minneapolis, MN.

Norwegian Kweik yeast seems to be a thing that's going around. I've barely heard of it, but it seems to be making the rounds here and there, for some reason. Am I so behind the times? Got to catch up and figure this stuff out.

Highly hazed, bright golden hue, tight white ring on top.

In the nose: Soft, lightly fruity, dry. Slightly citric.

In the mouth: Clean, crisp, fruity, slightly sweet, but ending on a dry note. Cool and refreshing. Lush malt and low, almost non-existent bitterness. Light bodied, smooth. Citrus notes, and traces of tropical. This is a calmer version of the regular Northodox, more restrained, less effusive in it's hop expression. I'm not sure if that was the aim of this particular project, but that's what's coming through to me.

It's tasty, though, and it's a good beer and you can drink it. Who could ask for anything more?

Most of the American experimentation with this resurgent Norwegian yeast strain seems to be in the arena of farmhouse ales and saisons, not necessarily hazy IPAs. There's a can in my fridge from Bauhaus and it's a Kviek IPA. We'll get to that one soon, see what's going on there.

Our house IPA, Northodox, fermented at 95°F with Norwegian Kveik Hornindal yeast.

Malts: Domestic Pale, White Wheat, Flaked Oats.
Hops: Citra, Simcoe, Mosaic.
Yeast: Norwegian Farmhouse.

Feb 19, 2020
Norwegian Northodox IPA from Venn Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 1 ratings