Brewed by Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)
Style: Imperial IPA
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 708   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
English: Jan Halvor Fjeld, winner of the Norwegian home brewing championships 2010 brewed his champion Imperial IPA at Nøgne Ø. We at Nøgne Ø are of course proud to be with him in making this happen.
Ingredients: Grimstad water, malted barley, hops and English ale yeast.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2015
Murky orange colour with a heavy off-white head, aroma of oranges, mangoes, hops, lemons, sweet caramel, candied citrus peel and a lot more delicate flavours. Lots of grapefruit, loaded with hops, really good DIPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (3019) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2015
Taste with beerfriends this @ Bourgondische Kruis on Wacho birthday evening 19.08.’15. Bottle 50 cl.. Hazy golden color, with good white head. Aroma: malts, very fruity, hops. Medium body. Taste: citrus and fruits, great hops, bitterness, malts notes. NICE !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sugahshark (100) - POLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Uwagi: Kupione w strefie bezcłowej na lotnisku Oslo-Rygge Podane: 2015.08.23, 0,33l Lager. 8°C Partia: (nr. partii nieczytelny) 30.04.2017, 0,5l butelka
Wygląd: Piana obfita. Bez pomocy prawie wyszła ze szkła. Opadła umiarkowanie szybko, ale do końca pozostała trwała i spójna, półcentymetrowa warstwa. Zamglona, głęboko bursztynowa barwa. Z prememdytacją dolany spory osad, głównie zbite chmieliny. Koronkowanie bardzo skromne.
Aromat: Zdecydowanie chmielowy. Głównie zielony, pierwszy raz określenie "trawiasty" jest w moim mniemaniu pozytywne. W połączeniu z kwiatowymi nutami przypomina kwitnącą łąkę. W towarzystwie cytrusowy, głównie cytrynowy i grejpfrutowy. Mango. Po dolaniu osadu, wyraźniejszy ziołowo-trawiasty aromat chmielu i bardzo subtelna nutka drożdżowa. Alkohol niewyczuwalny.
Smak: Wyraźna słodycz słodowa, bez tępych smaków zbożowych. W tle owoce cytrusowe i tropikalne, ale na pierwszym planie wielka bitwa słodyczy z goryczą. Goryczka potężna i szlachetna, piołunowa. Długi i czysty posmak chmielowy.
Odczucie: Pełnia oczywiście spora. Lekkie rozgrzewanie dopiero w żołądku. Wysycenie miękkie i dość niskie. Lepkie, ale bardzo pijalne.
Ogólnie: Bardzo zacny DIPA. Piwo mocarne i zbalansowane.
English version maybe later.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cimbasso (491) - - AUG 20, 2015
Purchased in 0.5L bottle at Sola Airport, Stavanger. Pours a thick, hazy bronze with a white-ish head. Taste is also thick and heavy with some fruitiness but mostly a full, bitter hop taste of hay and straw. It is like a typical English IPA but much more so, with an exaggeratedly heavy hop taste and a thick texture heavy in alcohol. An excellent Imperial IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2727) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2015
Bit of a war buff so love the North American F-82 Twin Mustang on the label - have no idea the relevance but cool none the less. Into a tulip at just on cool it goes as it was keen to get out the bottle. Hazy and opaque, amber chestnut with fine conditioning. Head is a lofty mess of suds that daubs a thick lace. Huge, sticky malt and hop nose brimming with resinous, sappy notes, hints of marmalade and pinewood, nettles, rose petals and grapefruit. On the palate it cedes a juicy, fruity sweetness hinting at apricot, peaches and orange before a husky, whole pineforest of hops takes over. Chunky with good body and a dry, resinous and assertively bitter finish. Long, piney and woody swallow with plenty of floral pot pourri. Not afraid to show the alcohol there is good warmth in the finish but it melds in well. Drinks well even as it warms to room temperature. A great homebrew as it was. Lovely!! (50cL, brewed 05/12/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1413) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2015
Bottle in garden 8th August 2015. Pours slight slight haze grapefruit juice colour. Aroma is rich, loads of hops, pine, citrus, malts. Taste is slick and well accomplished, pine resin, citrus. Really good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brew_Cat (98) - St. Ives, Cornwall, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
500m bottle @Bierhof, Athens. Pours hazy orange/amber with some particles, rich lasting off-white head, medium to full body, rich oily mouth feel, dry and bitter finish with some hints of sour aftertaste. Malts and hops mix wonderfully and give a very balanced Imperial IPA. Caramel sweetness and, at times, bread combined with citrusy aromas like orange and bitter fruit peels, tints of apricot and exotic fruits. Very tasty, very drinkable. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielecamo (845) - ITALY - JUL 31, 2015
In bottiglia. Data di produzione antecedente di un anno rispetto alla data di consumo. Aromi di caramello, mou, biscotto seguiti da erbaceo, resinoso. Al palato corpo rotondo, molta dolcezza con caramello eccessivo ed in evidenza con di nuovo biscotto. Alcool percettibile e nel finale arriva un amaro non troppo aggraziato, molto graffiante, erbaceo, resinoso, terroso con solo un ricordo della luppolatura che fu.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gEUS (1583) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2015
bottle shared amongst beer afficionados. A well balanced IPA, getting very close to a noble barley wine though. Very rich, very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beers0mniac (59) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2015 One of the finest samples of Imperial IPA. Well balanced, lots of fruits and citrus in taste, Nogne beers always amazes me

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