Beer review: Ægir Ratatosk Double IPA

Ægir Ratatosk Double IPALooks

Hazy dark orange color with a big and thick beige head.

Pretty dark for a DIPA.

Aroma

Lovely balance between the bitterness from the hops and the sweetness from the malt.

I’m getting mostly grapefruit and pine. After some minutes in the glass some honey notes can be found as well.

IMHO the aroma is a wee bit too sweet.

Flavor

I’m getting mostly the same in the flavor as in the aroma. I feel the aroma is also a bit too sweet. A bit more punch from the hops would be perfect!

It’s a very balanced and enjoyable beer nonetheless.

Finish

Medium long light bitter finish. There are some hints of alcohol as well in the finish.

Food matches

This beer would go well with some BBQ dishes or perhaps some medium strong blue cheeses.

Rating

A bit too sweet for my taste. Also the (too strong) hint of alcohol in the finish ruined it a bit. Score: 4/5.

This beer is available at Vinmonopolet.

Ægir Ratatosk Double IPA

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3 Responses to Beer review: Ægir Ratatosk Double IPA

  1. Martin HB says:

    This was quite an enjoyable brew iMO. I do think that it’s closer to an Barleywine, American Strong Ale or maybe even an East Coast Style iiPA.

    The bottle were almost 6 weeks old. That’s about as fresh as I’ve been able to get beer in Norway.

  2. Christer Edvartsen says:

    I agree that is feels like an American Strong Ale. Definitely an enjoyable brew. :)

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