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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 758   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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (6486) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (3883) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkopen (1058) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Nice floral and citrus nose on this amber brew. Medium tan head and somewhat clody pour. Surprisingly bitter and woody on the tongue, medium body and smooth. Finishes with a touch of cheese, bitters, and oak. Very complex and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RexTalionis (3516) - FINLAND - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle 50 cl. Pours hazy golden in color with a whitish head. Grapefruit, pine and bark of spruce in aroma. Bitter grapefruit in taste, no sign of any sweetness at first, some wooden notes too. Harsh mouthfeel with some earthy and green herbal notes. As I was looking forward to something near the standard of their #500, this was a disappointment as it felt too sharp and in a way the bitterness didn’t fit here that well. Feels more like a regular, quite woody bitter IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (1677) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUN 3, 2013
.5l bottle from Alko Pours murky amber with medium to high head. Aroma is grape fruit, hops and soap. Flavor is alcohol, grape fruit (a lot) and oakwood. Dry palate. Swell!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (1197) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 2, 2013
On tap. Hazy orange body, white head. Aroma of grass, peach, grapes, honey and grapefruit. Taste of grapefruit, grass and caramel. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MisoW (3220) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 1, 2013
0,5l bottle. Pours hazy orange color, medium white head. Smell of hops, grapefruit, citrus. Taste of grapefruit, mango, yellow melone. Strong bitter finish, very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TET (2668) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2013
An orange colour, head is medium and blond. Aroma is tropical and grapefruity, mangos, grapefruits and some pine needles. Fresh and tastefull aroma. Taste is fruitfull and tropical, grapefruits, lots of pine needles, medium and soft bitterness. Nicely balanced with caramelly sweetness and hops. Taste is almost dry, great! The aftertaste is wooden and pine. Medium+ bodied, easy and slippery to drink. Balanced and not too sweet DIPA. More fruits in the taste would be great, now more harsh touch.

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