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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 747   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4836) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 4, 2013
passion fruit and caramel. Full body, sweet malty backbone. Well balanced with just some sweetness. Alcohol well hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuinnessHong (147) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Pours a dark copper, rust, orange color. Medium head, with some lacing. Hoppy, citrus aroma, with light odor of alcohol present. Heavy hops, grapefruit, orange peel flavor. Bitter aftertaste & linger.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukin (556) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange. Aroma of pine, citrus. Taste is sharp hops, sweet and syrupy. Solid double ipa, though not amongst the best.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle 50 Cl @ Fiasco Bar, Oslo. Darker hazy amber coloured beer with no carbonation and a large off white head. Strong floral hoppy hopflowery hinted aroma. FUll palate. Finish is strong bitter herby hoppy infused. Ok but not top of the double IPAs.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Albertsen (76) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2013
Sweet, bitter, grapefruit and citrus as smell. Powerfull and golden. Nice. Explotion. Bitterness, hint of caramel, burned malt. Rich taste. Really good. Norways beste homebrew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (884) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
Pours hazy amber colour with medium white head. Aroma of citrus. Nice hoppy touch. Very good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
Pours hazy amber-gold with a minimal white head. Aroma is of juicy hops, with mango, lemon and pine dominating. Taste is pretty malty-sweet, medium-bodied, with slight caramel notes but no hugely discernable malt character. There is a substantial and nuanced hop finish, clean and citrusy. I would prefer this a bit drier and with more carbonation, but the hop character is really great.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaross (28) - - JAN 25, 2013
Roasty smell for an ipa. Roasty Taste brings up the hops which is sharp but not invasive. Hops fade a little to back to sweet roast. Bitter hops aftertase. Very solid dipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Advocate_Ames (568) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2013
The two captains looks lovely. A nice foam head. There is an earthy pine scent, with hops, citrus, and malts. I taste hops, citrus, sweet malts, and barley. The drink has a mild bitterness mixed with a slight malty sweetness. Overall it is a good brew. It will impact the palate mildly too.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (3032) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
Pours a cloudy dark gold with a nice frothy white head. Aroma is big citrus hops. Taste is a great balance of big citrus hops and sweet honey malts. Smooth going down. I can drink a lot of this.


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