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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (6042) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
From a bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy pale amber with an off white head. Aroma of citrus. Flavors of pine resin, orange peel, Astringent mouth feel. Light bitter finish. Very nice DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (717) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy rosy/amber with a light beige head, and some visible sediment floating. Nose is big resinous hops, caramel, alcohol, and some nice tropical fruit notes. Mmm. Taste is a pretty good balance of resinous notes, and tropical fruit notes adding some bitterness to a beer that might be a little too sweet. It’s tasty stuff, if maybe a little too sweet, but it’s a minor complaint. This is one damn good brewery.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
0.5L bottle. Orange pour, thick creamy off-white head. Aroma of hops. Floral aroma covers up the heavy scent of biscuit malt. Herbal hop essence coats the tongue. Flavors carry a tropical fruit character; pineapple, grapefruit, orange zest. Perfect balance, hearty body but not heavy, smooth flavors. Loads of citrus rind bitterness carries through the end of the palate. Soft and easy to drink. (3627)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fmandal (10) - Steinkjer, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle, 500 ml. A decent IPA, but not close to being bought again. Actually, this was quite a disappointment. Don't get me wrong, it's a really good beer. But it's not top notch, and after reading so much praise of it at Norwegian home brew forums I'm not sure what the fuzz is all about. An average IPA, but nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2551) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2013
500ml bottle. A pleasant amber with a biege head. Muted pine, some grapefruit and mango rind, caramel malt undertone, butterscotch, bit of banana sneaks in at the end unexpectedly. Moderate+ body, with a soft carbonation, sweet with a nice bitterness that develops and eventually dries out the palate leaving a hop resin coating. Tasty beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (4740) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2015 Prøvd hjemme flere ganger, og det er en like stor fornøyelse hver gang. Dette er en IPA man kan nippe til og hygge seg med hver dråpe. Uklar og mørk oransje med mye kremskum. Herlig humlearoma med citrus, aprikoser og andre godsaker. Mye sødme, men den er fint balansert av bitterheten (grapefrukt). Behagelig karbonering skaper sammen med smaken en fin munnfylde. Lang og tørr, bitter ettersmak - knallgod! Flaske fra taxfreesjappa på Sola, batch 1328: mest grapefrukt og furunål, med noe karamellmaltsødme men en ganske så tørr ettersmak denne gangen.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
humlelala (1298) - DENMARK - FEB 23, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2013 (50 cl bottle courtesy of Mark, thanks!; Batch 922; Brewed on June 2nd 2013) Pours a slightly hazy amber with little, white head. Decent retention, lace and regeneration. Aroma is yeasty with notes of citrusy hops. Oily texture, medium carbonation, full body and an astringent, warming finish. Flavour is bitter and boozy with sprucy notes. Original rating from February 23rd 2013: (50 cl bottle from Den Nordiske Ølhandel; bbd: March 6th 201<illegible>) Pours a hazy amber with medium white head. Good retention and lace. Decent regeneration. Aroma is a subtle hoppy with fruity notes and an acidic hint. Oily texture, medium carbonation, full body with a warming finish. Taste is boozy with fruity notes and an astringent finish. Dipa is just not my favourite style. Girlfriend says "I like the aroma but it’s too bitter for me." Ar: 6; Ap: 3; Ta: 6; Pa: 3; O: 12

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
50 cL bottle from the LCBO, served in a snifter. Pours hazy orange-amber with a moderate off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are big citrus notes of orange and lemon, along with flowers, tropical fruit, and touches of grain and caramel. The flavour is intensely bitter throughout with big pine and grapefruit, but there is also a moderate caramelly, biscuity malt background that doesn’t quite balance. Notes of mango and peach peek through as well. Bitterness kicks up a notch towards the end, leading into a long, dry piney bitter finish. Overall, this is a very nice double IPA with a surprising subtlety despite a huge amount of hops. Very well constructed, and well worth another try. 2012-12-15

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cmc619 (501) - California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Living in Belgium, I have the great privilege of being surrounded by some of the best beers in the world. However, one thing is missing: hops! Luckily, I also have the privilege of being centrally located in Europe, and thus a short train ride from Paris, home of one of the coolest beer stores I’ve ever been to: Brewberry. Which is where I purchased this fine specimen from Nogne O. From 0.5L bottle into Lagunitas mason jar. Pours dark bronze with off-white head and nice lacing. Aroma is rich piney hops. Taste super earthy and deep--tons of dirt in the finish. Very chilled out and smooth--despite being boozy, it doesn’t drink like it. Palate stays pretty dry. Somehow a double IPA that doesn’t overdo it and turn into a hop bomb--I like it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (21720) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
6th May 2012
Very hazy amber beer, decent cream coloured head. Palate is dry and a little crisp. Rich deep orange peel marmalade, pretty bitter. Not much else going on. Finishes dry and minerally with a long long bitter finish. Aggressive and lacking balance but as I love hops - pretty drinkable.


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