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

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RATINGS: 754   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elbernays (1228) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
erickok (5396) - 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)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2966) - Helsinki, 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.

4.2
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fantti (935) - 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.

4.7
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (6414) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2013
50 cl bottle from Alko. BB 03/2015. Unclear golden color with a thin but lasting white head. Aroma has citrus, herbs, dusty notes. Flavor is similar, citrusy, herbal and stuffy. Grapefruity bitter finish. Not near as good as I had hoped it would be. At first it felt very light but as it got warmer the beer gets more musty. Flavorwise not much going on.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3842) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle - 500ml. Hazy amber body with a thin white creamy head. Sharp hoppy aroma with pineapple and mango hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Its robust, very well balanced hoppy taste carries malty, citrusy, and some subtle woody notes. Ends with a long, sharp, moderately warming bitter finish. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkopen (1056) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2013
500 ml bottle. Hazy amber colour, thin off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus, caramel malt and floral hops. The flavour is malty, with grapefruit and mango, and a dryish, herbal, woody hoppy finish. Very tasty.


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