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


on tap

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RATINGS: 703   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2012
500 ml bottle. Cloudy amber. Medium-sized fine white head. Vinous apricoty and bready nose. Lots of hops, but also a lot of bready malts. A little too many things happening at the same time. Sharp hoppy bite against the rich bready malts. Balanced though. Enough malts to stand up to the hops. A beer that is something between a barley wine and a double IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8022) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2012
50cl bottle from Hopduvel, BB 13/10-2014, batch# 708. Orangé, col blanc cassé léger. Arôme présente un fruité profond entre agrumes avec des notes de pamplemousse, feuilles de thé vert, orangé et mandarine léger avec qcq pointes de pin. Palais est houblonné, léger épicé, orangé/mandarine, agrumes et thé vert, notes de houblons US pour un palais assez tropical-fruité. Le tout garde un côté effervescent et épicé boisé en fin de bouche rappelant presque le cèdre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2012
bottle. Cloudy IPA. Sharp deeply citrus. Perfect soft landing in mild malts and smooth yeast. Cool art. Pricey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (4175) - Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Hoppy aroma has a strong, sharp, slightly dusty fruity overtone. Pours a dark, hazy, coppery amber with a fairly thick and fluffy buff head. Flavor is quite hoppy and fruity, nothing special but still enjoyable. Texture has average body and good fizz. If not the best Imperial IPA I’ve had, still a decent one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TyggaBrown (430) - NORWAY - OCT 13, 2012
500 ml bottle. Really close to a top class beer. Aroma of green apples, squash, cognac and nuts. Clear and sharp and wellbalanced bitterness. Needs time and deserves to be enjoyed like a fine cognac.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (1064) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Pours a hazy amber-orange with a monstrous white head (arguably the best retention I can recall seeing... and while I didn’t try it, I would almost bet on a penny not sinking through it) Nose is fairly resinous with a hint of farmy grassy-ness (cows?). Mouth is thick, full of pineapple and big tropical fruits and orange at the end, along with some of that farminess I was talking about. A whole lot like the WC IPAs from microbrewers in Cali (Port, Stone) and the hop-heavy Midwestern types (Three Floyds, Pipeworks). This one differentiates itself with that farmy-ness though. An outstanding beer that makes me want to go to Norway and drink some more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJester (2218) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
500 mL bottle. Very hazy copper-brown with a nice off-white head. Big American high alpha hops in the aroma - very appealing, but no longer particularly original. There is something different in the flavour though - an herbal, medicinal note. Still some booze in there too, but this just adds complexity and body. The flavour stays with you, in a good way. I really like this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bygers (1014) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle 0,5l. Hazy dark orange-amber body. Moderate sized off-white head. Streaking lacing. Nose is fairly malty but is accentuated by floral/grapefruit notes and a bit of sticky raisin. Flavor is similar but even more intense.Medium bodied, assertive carbonation, prickly, very bitter finish. IPA has never been my favorite type of beer, and a double IPA is intense, as expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
matty (265) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2012
On draft at Monk’s Cafe on 2012-09-02. Thin film of foam at top. Coppery-orange color. Citrus aroma with balanced malt. Full body, coats the mouth and throat. Warming alcohol presence. Spicy hop notes with a balacnced malt flavor. Very good! I’ll probably never see this one again, although I wish I did.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (1183) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2012
Tap 33cl. Grünerløkka Brygghus. Nice white sidesticking head. A citric fruity aroma, hard to tell. Sweet rotten pear perhaps. Sweet taste of syrup and sugar. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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