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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 758   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mattsmaslow (4) - USA - DEC 20, 2012 does not count
This is one of the better DIPAs that I have enjoyed. Good colour and string smell. The taste is almost like a carmel candy, leaving my mouth bitter afterwards, thus demaending more beer. I could have drink 6 or 7 of these easy. Reminds me a lot of the summer Ale Smith DIPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DerWeg (1594) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
Full balanced long lingering flavours of hops over a perfect balancing middle of pale malts. Citrus and sweet grass, hints aromatic pine. Pale tree fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BillHick420 (456) - California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Pours hazy orange with a white head. Nice fruity grapefruit on the nose. Aroma of fruit, notes of pine and citrus. Very well balanced. For me, a flagship for IPA’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robinvboyer (4170) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
Good aroma, some nice citrus and grapefruit with some light caramel malts. Medium mouth feel, regular carb. As it warms the malts really meld with the hops and become quite sweet, and turns the beer into a hoppy caramel mess. Finishes quite bitter with a big dose of resin hops and sweet malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1254) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2012
(500mL bottle from the LCBO, 5mo from bottling) Poured a deep brownish-orange with some fine particulate, small white head that faded quickly. Aroma citrus (grapefruit, orange rind), mango, wet vegetation, a little caramel malt; nice and juicy. Palate follows the nose with citrus, peach, dried apricot, brown sugar, finishes with a dry peppery hop bite and some lingering dried fruit. Balance of malt sweetness and bitterness to start, fairly bitter towards the end but not massively so. Mouthfeel is fairly full and sticky but carbonation just a bit on the high side of medium. Alcohol well-hidden, peeks through in the finish as it warms. Good DIPA, well-balanced, juicy and drinkable. Badass Twin Mustang on the label!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Meh..I’m not a big fan of IPAs/IIPAs from other countries. Not a bad beer, though. Aroma was good. Lemon, grapefruit and earth. Pour was a nice medium gold with a one finger white head (got dark towards the bottom of the bottle). Taste was typical for a Nogne O hoppy beer. Not very hoppy, a little sticky and syrupy. The lemon and grapefruit were there, but they were very muted. Stronger malt profile. Good carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
500ml bottle from the LCBO. Thick and cloudy deep amber with a large fluffy/fizzy lasting beige head. Smells great - alcohol, citrus zest, pungent floral bitterness, acidic and juicy - definitely a big one. Taste follows, but it seems a bit light-bodied barleywine-ish - very floral, borderline boozy, lightly sweet. Not as thick-bodied as I expected it would be, nicely carbonated, finishes medium-short, moderately bitter - surprisingly drinkable, I really expected this to be a monster - solid stuff, I will buy more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heavy (2773) - Split, CROATIA - DEC 13, 2012
21/11 0.5 l bottle @ La Cerveteca, Barcelona. It poured hazy dark brown body with medium sized head. Strong cascade and some other hops aroma. Fruity flavor, bitter and same so sweet malty. Fruitiness was of course mostly citrus but there were some from the malts, like peaches and even dried fruits. Biscuit and caramel malt was dominating sweet component. Medium bodied with long bittersweet finish. Alcohol was awesomely hidden throughout the tasting. Quite a nice double IPA, although I wouldn’t mind more malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1093) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2012
Pours a particulate strewn honey gold with a tight lacing white head. Nose of leafy citrus hops and the tiniest trace of caramel. Nice mouthfeel. Lots of hop with some good chewy biscuity english influence on the malt. Quite bitter but backed up with a very smooth and even sweetness. Some peach, cotton candy, burnt sugar, and pepper. Finish is very bright. Fun beer. I can imagine that a year in the bottle would really make this shine. On a side note... the label is very attractive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (2014) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle from LCBO. Pours foggy coppery-orange, with thin lacing. Aroma is piny and spicy with fruity hops. Grassy hops dominate the taste, but there’s also spice, sweet malt, and a very bitter finish. A good double IPA.

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