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


on tap

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RATINGS: 595   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (226) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2014
Golden, amber-yellow, with a decent, small head. My whole room smells like mango, peach and grapefruit, creating summer feelings, fantastic and intense aroma of fruity hops, spiced up with hints of honey. Fruity hoppiness onwards from the beginning, defined by orange, papaya and kiwi, then fruits turn more sour, to a lime impression, as dry hop bitterness hits the palate. Malt plays a minor role in this, adding a gentle sweet note, with hints of grass and oak to the dominating zestful fruit impression, which soon disappears, as the hops turn bitter. As lovely and calm as this beer starts, it soon turns bitter, in an exiting, crisp, refreshing way, without loosing its enjoyable balance. Throughout it remains very smooth, especially during the finish, in which bready malts shine through. Fantastic variety of tastes, every one of them very convincing. This certainly got a fuller body than their usual IPA, without turning too heavy and sweet. Very sour, slightly metallic aftertaste, due to lively carbonartion, which stays long on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Off orange to brown pour big full well laced off white head. Big fruit aroma grapefruit and light grass a touch of strawberry some warm alcohols and sweet malts. Well coated lightly creamy palate. Flavor is pretty bitter a good amount of grassiness in the finish lots of caramel an odd off taste that keeps it from excelling. A good beer but pretty pricey for the quality.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2306) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2014
Keg at the Red Squirrel. Pours copper, sweet toffee, dry and bitter, light pine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (686) - - JUN 7, 2014
Pours a hazy orange. Aroma is oranges and piney. Taste follows the nose with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Humlehode (85) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 6, 2014
Slightly cloudy, pale golden, small white head. Aroma of citrus and grapefruit. Very well balanced. Superb! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2298) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle 500 ml at home, thanks to Cuso! New country tick as well. Brewed on 13/1/14, poured into a tulip glass, ABV 8.5% Pours a very dark orange colour, very hazy, with a small slighty of white head itting on top. Despite looking thin and somewhat froathy, it has a very good retention. After it finally collapses, lightlacing is left around the glass. Aroma is of aramel malts, light citrus, orange peel, mandarines, light cookie dough. Taste of orange peel,grapefruit,mandarines, light caramel malts, citrus, very bitter on the finish while it builds up on the aftertaste, good lasting too, quite hoppy. The alcohol very well hidden Body is medium thick, good levels of carbonation, a bit oily but also dry at the same time on the palate. Overall a very good double IPA

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stefanos (92) - POLAND - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle. Honey-like colour, bit hazy, thick white head, nice lacing. Wonderful aroma of white fruits (grapes, mellon, lichi), citrus and flowers. At first is sweet, but than comes fresh grapefruit-like bitterness. It might be too heavy, but hey, its double IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4482) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Pours a lightly hazy golden orange with a smaller bubbly white head. Aroma of mostly citrus and floral hops and caramel malt. Flavor the same. A touch sweet but overall a well done DIPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ricoslim (116) - - MAY 18, 2014
Poured from bottle. Pours yellow with a nice head. A nice hoppy aroma but the hops did not come through enough in the taste. A good double ipa but nothing stellar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Baton (33) - Łódź, POLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Bottle. Nice head, good lacing. Aroma: hops, tropical fruits, citrous, caramel, a bit of resin, quite sweet. Taste: hoppy liqueur, resin, fruits,nice resiny bitterness. Oily texture. Very good beer.

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