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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 572   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (3790) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2012
Bottle @ home. Slightly hazy copper colour with a decent white head that’s quickly gone. Smells grapefruit, pine, hop, spruce, bitter and a tad sweet. Tastes very bitter, very hoppy, pine and spruce, bitter. Could use a bit more carbo, medium body. Great double ipa! Love it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3071) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Recipe brewed by Nogne for winner of the 2010 Norwegian home brew contest: Jan Halvor Fjeld. Pours a murky tangerine with a fluffy, tightly-bubbled, creamy off-white two-finger head. Aroma of straight fuely grapefruit, wet grass, skunky must, dry, bitter noble hops, and slight notes of dusty farmhouse funk. The nose is very dry and earthy. Very stringent, tight body with an agressively carbonated, tongue-tingling palate. Flavors follow through on the piney, bitter side and finishes with very subtle traces of pineapple, grapefruit, and apricot. The finish is very dry and leaves an almost chalky taste on the tongue. Very cool double IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1651) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Tulip. Memphis Taproom. Pours a hazy amber orange with 2 fingers of off white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, mango and grapefruit. Taste of peach, mango, caramel malts.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarossaLuke (539) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2012
Whilst I thought this was good, it didn’t really knock my socks off as I thought it might. Quite a sweet palate detracted from the beer for me. I love seeing what this brewery does and I would try this again, their philosophy is fantastic, they make whatever they feel like.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (1539) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 4, 2012
Ful apricot-golden colour with some semblance of a white head. That it was hazy was probably my own fault for pouring in a bit of sediment as well. Never mind. Like several imperial IPAs I have had it has a good nose full of spruce, stonefruit and alcohol. Good carbonation and a deceiving palate: there aren’t many indicators that this beer has a high alcohol content. Dangerously drinkable. Plenty of hop characters and a great deal of bitterness. The finish brings that astringent "I’ve had a faceful of hops" quality. Good, drinkable beer and worthy of the accolade its home brewing creator earned. Well done that man.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heminator (72) - Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2012
Good imperial IPA. Supposedly a Pliny the Elder clone, but more malt forward and less grassy. Still pretty good. -- Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6134) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle in Perth, WA. Sweet, malty aroma with some orange fruit. Flavour had more caramel and fruit, before a dryish finish with a noticeable alcohol kick. Fine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle from the Abner Ale House. Pours hazy golden orange with small white head. Aromas of mangos, peaches, grapefruit, yeast, and bready malts. Flavors of bitter hops, grapefruit, tropical fruits, light yeast, and bread. Has a nice body and bitterness. Pretty solid I must say.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (2966) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 21, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2012 Dark golden color, nice foam High intensity hoppy aromas Full body & high complexity Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GandGKevin (917) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2012
Orange and tangerine aromas. Orange and tangerine flavors. Overall a very tasty double IPA.


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