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


on tap

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RATINGS: 681   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2934) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2012
500 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained ivory head, with extensive lacing, over a slightly hazy, amber (SRM 13) body.....nose is treacle, raisin, fig, light hop spiciness.....taste is sweet malts, with fig, raisin, dominate treacle, finishing with a light hop bitterness.....mouth feel thick, chewy, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation low. This is an English style Imperial. The malts are in ascendancy, with the hops slightly muted. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
77ships (5247) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2012
50 cl. bottle split with Belgbeergeek // I have been trying a lot of Nøgne Ø lately & more is coming up but I do really like their guys much like Thornbridge they appear to have managed to combine bigger production, distribution & reasonable prices whilst still being unquestionably craft & making some incredible stuff // I would say that Duvel in a way fits that bill in Belgium, they are cutting corners but their productions is huge // light amber with a smallish white head // smells fruity, apricots, yeast, fruity hops, touch tropical, my kind of DIPA // taste lightly bitter, touch floral, apricot, peach, exotic fruits, yeasty, hoppy, touch caramel, sweet punch // lightly tuned down carb. & medium body // lovely DIPA, fruity & with a light sweet touch, suits me perfectly

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4827) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2012
A nice sugary hop aroma. A cloudy orange brown. This is pretty good. Very dry hops right of the bat but with a lot of follow up fruitiness, mostly grapefruit but a bit of lemon too (which takes it down just a hair to me). Overall though very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2012
Thx to Eugene for sharing !

Head: small, away fast
Colour: amber/orange
Smell: very exotic, lots of hops, fruity
Taste: kinda in line with the aroma, bit bitter in the end, peels in the aftertaste, very very nice !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (13175) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle, from a trade with Cunningham. Clear golden beer with a rich offwhite head. This is just the aroma I want from a DIPA. Fruity, hoppy and creamy. Citrus, grass, pineapple, mango, grapes, pear, pine, perfume notes, hay, lemongrass, whipped cream, vanilla notes. Hoppy grassy flavor, perfume, metal, citrus, grapefruit, pine, mango, citrus, pear notes, some pineapple, some warming alcohol. Long bitter fruity finish, pine, mango and apples, some hay and perfume. Wonderful beer, almost on the same level as Zombie Dust and other world class DIPA:s

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElDesmadre (2218) - Mikołów, POLAND - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle from a trade with Palme. This beer is like blood orange and red grapefruit combined. First the looks - lovely amber red with a not too big head. Then the aroma - citrus, citrus and citrus. Orange, mandarine, grapefruit. Also some resiny note, melon, strawberries, ripe red apples, some toasted maltiness. Rich and highly aromatic. Rather full body, sweetish taste with a massive grapefruity bitterness. Citrus and resin in the flavour, with an aftertaste of strawberries, melon and mandarine. Warming finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (8336) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2012
16.9oz bottle, shared with abistany. Totally hazy amber / red / brown color. Darker than your typical IPA. Very nice thick off-white head, leaving good lace. Definitely very bitter, no shortage of that here. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Very dry finish. Citrus hops, some grapefruit, but also plenty caramel malts, especially through the finish. Spicy hops. Decent DIPA, but not terribly easy to drink. Weird bite and texture. I liked it more than Nogne O’s regular IPA I had a week or two ago, though. This is definitely more fresh. Probably still tastes better in Norway, though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bricktop86 (629) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Pours red orange with a lot of creamy white head. Aroma of citrus, floral, and caramel. Taste follows the nose starts out sweet and ends bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012
Im a big fan of the regular IPA so was looking forward to this. although it did not disappoint, it wasnt up to the former. a lot more bitterness in there than the regular. big fresh citrussy hops though which go down well. very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nick76 (4312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2012
The aroma is incredibly hopped with citrus and pine. There is a lot of malt too but it's overplayed by the hops. The appearance is amber with a large head that fades fast. The taste us like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall a good example of the style.

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