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


on tap

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RATINGS: 747   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erasmus_ro (2335) - Alabama, USA - JUN 23, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2013 Bottle, 21/06/13, thanks bluus for sharing. Pours amber with a decent, off-white head. Aroma is resinous and piney, some caramel. Taste is dry with a lot of resin, pine and pith. Resin and pith are very strong. Light touch of berries in the background. No fruitiness. A bit harsh maybe. Medium palate with good amount of carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2546) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2014 Draft at Farmers Cabinet in June 2013 which tasted a bit funky. Better draft at Eulogy in November 2014. Murky amber pour. Frothy off-white head. Medium caramel malts. Reasonably strong hop bite. Feels nicely unfiltered. Rich dark amber fruits. Sulfured apricots and figs. Blood orange pith and peels. A bit overly sugary sweet in the middle but finishes with a good dry spiciness. Needs some more warmth to open it up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andy_ (1032) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2013 Brown to copper color with nice beige head. Lots of aromas from the hops, piny wood, resin and also some fruits. The body is malty sweet and thick. There’s well enough bitter hops but also fruity aromas. Well balanced DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elbernays (1153) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 15, 2013
Aroma of citrus with sweetness laced with alcohol. Poured light brown with strong head levelling to one finger head. Head kept till end lacing glass nicely. Taste floral citrus with a smooth chocolate hit on the palate with a good bitter aftertaste. Bit of burn at back of gullet with the strength of this beer. We’ll balanced and highly enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkos (306) - FINLAND - JUN 14, 2013
Well balanced. Fruity, hoppy aroma. Peaches. Oily mouthfeel, nice bitterness afterwards. Favourite Dipa of all time, will definitely get me another one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (5095) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2013
Dark orange to amber body with off white stable lace. Very citrusy, thick, humous, grapefruit juice. A tinteling carbonation supporting a malty yet mildly bitter (for the style) taste profile. Not quite as juicy and powerful as I expected yet very flavourful. Good stuff. (50cl bottle from Bière Révolution)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2752) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle from Alko. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, pine, tropical fruits, lots of floral hops and resin. Extremely crispy body with loads of hops that create very distinct grapefruit aroma. Bitter finish with grapefruit and pine. Excellent double IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2013
Det här var bra skit! Humlig, fruktig aroma. Fyllig i kroppen med en fin balans.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fantti (895) - FINLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin oranssinkultaisena ja sameana, pinnalle muodostuva ja suht säilyvä vaahto on noin sormen paksuinen ja jättää hieman pitsiä. Yleisvaikutelmaltaan jopa kuiva haju on ennen kaikkea greippitarhan ja havumetsän yhdistelmä. Lopussa tulee hieman karamellista makeutta, mutta muuten tämä on kyllä tyrmäävän greippisen havumetsäinen. Maku on hieman raskaampi ja makeampi. Päällimmäisenä on greippinen happamuus ja hyvin paljon on myös pihkaista havuisuutta ja karamellia mukana. Suuhun jää pyörimään tietynlainen ananasmainen makeus, mutta se saattaa olla myös vain mielleyhtymä. Suutuntuma on kipristelevän hiilihappoinen ja valloittavan katkera, joka nousee hiilihappojen alta ja yltyy saavuttaen huippunsa hetki nielaisun jälkeen. Todella miellyttävä DIPA, jossa maun lievä raskaus laskee pisteitä, mutta suutuntuma on taas todella mielenkiintoinen ja valloittava. Hajussa greippi ja havu on jopa yllättävän vahva, mutta allekirjoittaneelle kyllä toimii.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Oraakkeli (4) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2013 does not count
0,5l bottle from Alko. Poured a nice head, clear copper color. Loaded with hops, as an Imperial IPA should be. After the onslaught of hops I get some sweetness and a robust body, which brings a needed balance. This is very similar to Brewdog Hardcore IPA, maybe not as sweet. Aftertaste isn’t that long and is mostly all about the hops. Only downside was the amount of flaky yeast in the bottom that didn’t look too good in the bottle. Overall one of the finest samples of Imperial IPAs.

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