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

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RATINGS: 550   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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1204) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2011
500 ml bottle, $7.99. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a murky burnt orange color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both OK. Aroma is mostly citrusy (tropical fruit, mango, grapefruit) hops, along with some pine hops and caramel malt. The taste is similar to the aroma, but the citrusy and pine hops flavors are pretty even with each other in their strength. Some caramel and bready malt is also noticable, and there’s a nice bitter hoppy finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit coating and has moderate carbonation. Another solid overall brew from Nøgne Ø, I liked it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2011
orange with large white head. nose of oxidized citrus and herbal hops. firm bitterness before touches of low crystal sweetness o perhaps munich malt before solid citrus and herbal hop flavors that are slightly muted with age. the beer shows little alcohol presence and has a relatively dry finish for the abv. overall a pretty traiditional double ipa that at its prime would probably be solid but not spectacular and now is below average

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
D_i (29) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2011
Heavy grape/citrus taste. Expected a little bit more from this beer, it left me a little bit disapointed but it still is a really good Imp. IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (4908) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Pours bright orange with a thin ring of foam. Citrusy, slightly medicinal aroma - you know, that weird medicinal flavor that a lot of Scandinavian beers have? This one has that. A lot. All in all, though, not a bad brew, and surprisingly drinkable for 8.5%

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Sample at a tasting at Suttree’s. Pours hazy orange gold with small whitish head. The aroma is woody hops with some floral notes. The flavor is kinda nutty with some nondescript hops and disembodied bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5552) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2011
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeurs d’agrumes avec une pointe de fruits tropicaux. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée avec faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de zestes d’oranges avec une pointe de caramel et de mangue. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Forte effervescence en bouche. Présence de zestes d’oranges en arrière goût. (Rating #3763)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
garza (567) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - AUG 14, 2011
On bottle at Tilt, Oslo. Pours cloudy and hazy orange with a frothy tan head. Powerful floral and dry plums on the aroma, develops better after almost half glass. Very bitter and refreshing taste, good character. Medium body, oily feel, average to soft carbonation and a long bitter after taste. Very good again for Nøgne Ø!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopObessaison (21) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 11, 2011
Tap at HashigoZake - not much aroma, awesome colour. The taste makes up for the lack of aroma, caramel body with a huge resiny bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2011
Pours hazy golden orange beige head. Aroma stone fruits, mango, caramel, citrus, guava, terrific fruity bouquet. Taste slight smoke, quite bitter, citrus, resiny hops, grapefruit, pine sap, sweet malt. MF medium chewy body medium carb. Overall aroma is much better then taste quite bitter but something off.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5376) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
500mL bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours an opaque dirty orange with a big off-white head. Aroma of pungent grapefruit, citrus hops, caramel and a slight metallic note. Flavour is very bitter, with heaps of grapefruity hops above anything; a caramel malt backing is definitely there, but the grapefruit is so potent with bitterness - not terribly complex. Very pleasant, though the other Nøgne Ø double IPAs are superior, especially the brilliant #500.


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