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

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RATINGS: 749   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8146) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle from HWC. Pours a mostly cloudy deep copper color with a medium thick white head. A rich nose of caramel and fruity hops, some grapefruit. A rich fruity hop flavor, light yeast, something almost peppery, some candied fruit. Odd in some ways, very different than American IIPAs, more mellow and the hops don’t really shine in some ways. Still, drinkable and pretty nice.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (1790) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Appearance golden amberhazy aroma citrus and hops taste citrus and a strong long palate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Dark orange with white foam. Hop and malt aroma. More malt than I expected. Some sweetness. I don’t get any definable hops. Well balanced flavor. Malt, hops, some caramel, orange peel with a lingering bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
Pours a deep orange colour with a bunch of floaty bits I’m not too sure about. The aroma is fresh and hoppy, candied orange, grapefruit, with an undertone of caramel. The flavour reflects this to a t, ends on a semi dry candied citrus not that trails off until the next sip. Good stuff, not sure about the floaty bits though. . . .

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardGretton (4611) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy amber beer with a strong whitish head. The aroma is malty and vinous, and the flavour is deeply sweet and roasted with plenty of hopped bitterness. Overall a really nice malty, roasted and bitter beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
morri (273) - NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
500ml bottle from Oslo Bar & Bowling. Small white head. Hazy orange body. Very hoppy aroma, fruity, pine, spices. Bitter finish. A good, rich IPA, perhaps a little too bitter for my taste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Larsius (6) - - MAY 1, 2013 does not count
Pours orange colour with creamy white head. Aroma of citrus, orange and caramel. Creamy, piny and orange, towards grapefruit taste with extremely dry, bitter, citrusy and piney finish. Lovely

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (6281) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2013
50cl Bottle from De Hopduvel, Gent. Hazy light-amber/orange colour, white head. Aroma of clementines, oranges, lemon, some grapefruit, a bit of caramel, just light buttery. Flavour is medium-sweet, oranges, bittersweet grapefruit, light yeasty, some lemon sweetness, nice bitter grapefruit hoppy finish. Medium-bodied, good mouthfeel. My kind of DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2013
Bottle @ home, thans benzai! Aroma is big bready malt and massive hops, fruity, herbal and spicy. Flavour is a big lasting bitterness fading from sweet fruity hops to spicy herbal hops. Long bready and caramel malt note, intermingling with the hops. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3669) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
Brown bottle, 0,5 1, lot 792, bottled on 20.04.12, best before 20.04.14, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on April 15 2013; eye: caramel with an orangey hue, hazy, no effervescence, beige head that turns into a ring, slight lacing; nose: resinous hops, pine, tangerine, malt, light “dirty socks”; mouth: resinous hops, pine, slight tangerine, malt, light astringency, caramel, dry finale in resinous hops with presence of caramel, medium-full body, good carbonation, mildly bitter, slightly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 0,5 1, lot 792, embouteillée le 20.04.12, meilleure avant 20.04.14, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 15 avril 2013; œil : caramel avec une teinte orangée, voilée, pas d’effervescence, mousse beige qui se transforme en un petit anneau, très légère dentelle; nez : houblon résineux, pin, tangerine, malt, léger chaussons; bouche : houblon résineux, pin, très léger tangerine, malt, légère astringence, caramel, finale sèche en houblon résineux avec présence de caramel, corps moyen-corsé, bonne carbonatation, moyennement amère, très légèrement sucrée, texture légèrement rugueuse; en résumé : bien


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