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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 708   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (4207) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Goodgrief (1907) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1298) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scouser (316) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Pours a hazy gold color with a little white head and no lacing. Aroma is one of the best! Floral rose hip, violet, lavender. Taste of hop citrus, grass, alcohol, and malts. A nice beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3091) - 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 (6195) - 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 (4917) - 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.

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