Nils Oscar India Pale Ale | the Nils Oscar Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
the Nils Oscar Company
Sweden
nilsoscar.se

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malt: Pilsner, Müncher and Caramel
Hop: Amarillo

13.1° Palto

In September 2009, the beer style was changed from American IPA to English IPA /BFG Sweden.

Due to US rules and regulations, this beer got a purple label and the name "India Pale Ale" when imported (to the US).

Added by bark on 09-27-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
100
Reviews:
75
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
11.9%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Photo of kylehay2004
3.18/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of JakeScully
3.89/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Forsman
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pretty standard IPA. Balanced bitterness but not that much hop flavours.

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Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aleigator
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%

Bottle from rlgk, thanks Ronny!

Clear golden-amber color, with a decent white head.

Wheat, straw, grassy hops and musty malts. Taste is defined by sweet malts, with slick yeast, pinched by citrus hoppy notes, resulting in a short bitterness, coated up by a bready malt aftertaste. Dry, smooth mouthfeel, in which hops go well along with toffeish malts, without letting the bitterness getting out of hand. Carbonation is lively, adds copper metallic hints to the refreshing aftertaste.

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Photo of DanielJ91
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of kgo9
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of sebastian577
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of andyhurley
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Schmoog
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of zippy236
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of gnikola
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of simont1
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Skeeze
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of mizx
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of EgadBananas
2.59/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear copper colour with a light tan head leaving plenty spotty lace. Aroma okay with some citrus and malt sweetness, though it seems somewhat stale smelling. Taste has little bitterness, mostly sweet bread malts and caramel. Somewhat nutty too. Somewhat of a creamy, slick mouthfeel, medium in body, lower carbonation.

Overall, kinda sux. A new arrival to my store, but it just comes off as stale. Last minute toss into the basket and I regret it.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Imaster
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of sneaks2210
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Blissmo
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of hreb
2.6/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

33 cL bottle purchased at a Systembolaget in Stockholm. Sweden's "India Ale" (orange and green label) courtesy of Nils Oscar Company. For what I expect is an IPA, the beer pours surprisingly amber, with very little head. Great clarity for the dark color, though. Back label reports this beer is best before Jan '13, and, also in Swedish, what appears to be the standard story about 19th Century Englishmen making IPA for the "long transport to India".

Aroma is unusually sweet and caramely. Flavor is...slightly more hoppy than the next under-hopped Euro macro lager, but along with the familiar thin, lagery mouthfeel and low carbonation (beer is cool but not cold), this beer is only marginally better than the above.

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Nils Oscar India Pale Ale from the Nils Oscar Company
3.53 out of 5 based on 100 ratings.
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