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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 672   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 27, 2012
THOUGHTS: Nice, but nothing exceptionally special. Well made and well balance. Hid alcohol fairly well. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy to murky, medium to dark, orange with an average, off-white head that kept a very thin sheet and left fair lacing. The aroma contained moderate caramel; moderate to heavy floral, grapefruit and orange hops; some resinous hops later as it warmed; slight brown sugar; alcohol; apricot; and peaches. The initial flavor was heavily sweet, light to moderately bitter and lightly acidic; while the finish was moderately sweet and moderate to heavily bitter with a long duration. There was caramel, brown sugar, orange hops, grapefruit hops, pine and resin hops, apricot, peaches, and a hint of coffee. The slightly more than medium body was a little syrupy and then a little dry with soft carbonation and a slightly astringent and ever so slightly alcoholic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3066) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2012
Slightly hazy amber body with lasting white head. Aroma comes across a little sweet, orange and orange peel, taste is similar with the bitterness not too full on, drinkable but not my best IIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonnyguns (1099) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2012
500ml bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a reddish amber colour with with a nice 2cm head with solid lacing. Aroma is strong floral, with notes of pine and some tropical fruit thrown in. Taste is dry with lots of lovely tasting hops. Is a big beer but goes down easily for the alcohol level. Great beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlexanderJanku (110) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2012
50 cl bottle @ home. pours a brown-reddish colour with a small head. aromas are very hoppy, grapefruit, but also some caramel malty notes. the taste is very hoppy, bitter, flowery, grapes and piney too. A good DIPA

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
abistany (6) - - AUG 19, 2012 does not count
Amber brownish orange, nice foamny head. A little tangy/bitter AT FIRST but nice caramel aftertaste. Sharp bite with a smooth finish. Grapefruit

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (3088) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2012
50 cl bottle in Grebbestader.Clear amber beer with a small offwhite quickly disapering head. Tropcial frits, hoppy.perfume, sweet and fresh aroma. Similar flavour. Nice hoppy beer with a nice balance.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ruddles (28) - - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ Man in the Moon, Stockholm. Big dry bitterness, no hint at all of the ABV. The fruity notes are huge and dominates by citrus and grape.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ozzak (43) - BERGEN, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle. Batch 808. Pours deep amber, slightly hazy. Small, but dense off white head. Strong, citrusy and piny aromas immediately, even before sticking my nose into the glass. When I do, I get a strong, floral aroma with some tropical fruit thrown in. Also some resin. Lovely! Full bodied mouthfeel. Full taste as well, with good combination between sweetness and bitter. Well balanced. Very good DIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Goodgrief (1846) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - AUG 15, 2012
On tap at Pinocchio’s. Light orange color, smallish head. Immensely fruity and floral. Just plain delicious. Abundant melons, very Sculpinlike. Juicy pulpy mouthfeel. Yum. Only a mild bitterness, but well balanced. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1222) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2012
A-- Poured a dark, cloudy, dirty, brownish honey orange color. Two finger dirty off white head the quickly faded to just under a finger in height. Left nice looking lacing on the sides of the glass when receding. Good head retention on swirling and a little better put together on swirling. Much more compact. S-- Fresh orange, orange peel, cotton candy, grapefruit and Carmel. Almost like Caramelized oranges in a way. A couple of flashes of pine but this much more about fruit and Carmel. T-- Big dose of pine and fresh grapefruit and grapefruit peel in the first few sips. Doses of bitter orange peel as well. M-- Smooths out a lot in the mouth. Started getting peach along with orange and grapefruit peel again. Gets a touch syrupy here and there but quite nice. Finishes quite clean with pine and bitter grapefruit peel. More low carbonated in the mouth and medium feel. O-- Really a total stunner. Did not expect this to be that great but really caught me off guard.


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