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


on tap

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RATINGS: 703   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
CraftBeerNick (1317) - 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 (55) - Athens, GREECE - 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 (1541) - 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 (40) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (1368) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden, with a small creamy head. Aroma is bitter, followed by nice tropical hops with mango, apricots pineapples and lychee. Medium body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is bitter hops with grapefruit, resin, orange peel and peaches, as well as light roasted malts with toffee and floral notes. Sweetly hoppy finish, with a nice lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (2783) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2015
500ml bottle, many thanks to Gunnar! Pours a deep burnt orange with off white head. Orange boiled sweet aroma. Perhaps a little too slick and overly hopped for me. Lots of orange but it becomes a bit overpowering, sticky & boozy to be enjoyable. Disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1004) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle thanks to Magnus! Pours a totally clear amber with a small white head. Aroma has lots of grassy hops, citra or simcoe as well. Taste is fruity and bitter with a balanced malt backbone. Light and drinkable for it’s style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (1854) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle. Little hazy copper color, big white head. Nice aroma has hops, fruits, pineapple and grapefruits. Nice sweet malty body, fruity hops, great balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (716) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear golden with small white head. Aroma is packed with city, grassy, grapefruit, orange peel and mandarin. Slight malt and bit dry booze. Taste is vert juicy and fresh, this is grape nectar, slight minty hops, tropical fruits, mango, grapefruit and grassy bitter and dry finish. Really well hidden ABV. Smooth oily body.

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