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


on tap

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RATINGS: 670   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Veitafan (25) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2012
Batch 773. 50cl bottle. Hazy and amber appearance. Smells peach and citrus. Taste hop, pine and spurce. Excelent balance, not as bitter as i assumed this double IPA would be. But great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (8288) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2012
500 ml bottle. Finland. Hazy amber colour with big off-white head. Fruity hoppy aroma with caramel sweetness and marmelade sweetness. Flavour is fruity marmelade sweetness, hops and some bitterness. Balanced and very drinkable. Malty body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5849) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2012
17/V/2012 - 50cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ Klaas’ place - batch: 708, brewed: 13/X/11, BB: 13/X/14 (2012-516) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!

Pretty cloudy orange to amber beer, practically no head. Aroma: very fruity, sweet peaches, pineapple, somewhat piny, little cheesy. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: very fruity, passion fruits, mango, pineapple, piny bitterness, citrus fruits. Aftertaste: very fruity, some grapefruit, mango, piny bitterness, passion fruits and pineapple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2012
Tap at Håndverkerstuene. Hazy dark orange with a small, white head with large, soapy bubbles in it. Good amount of supersticky lacing. Loads and loads of hops on the nose, grapefruit, resin and peach. Very juicy. Some burnt sugar, caramel and alcohol, and a little of the fruit liqueur sweetness I don’t like too well in IIPAs. Nice, clean flavour profile. Big bitterness, enough sweetness to back it up. The hops are a bit harsh in the finish, making it almost peppery and burnt-feeling. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated. Would have liked a bit livelier carbonation. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2996) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2012
Keg at the Grove, Huddersfield. Cloudy dark amber with a clingy white head, lightly sour malty nose, full chewy malt body with tart and peach notes, plus hints of cloves and maybe cinnamon.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (4031) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2012
500ml bottle. Deep amber colour and a good two fingers of foam, looks solid in the glass and carries some weight. Lots of piney citrus hop notes which set you up for what is to come in the flavour. Long on the palate with plenty of flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2530) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2012
Rich coppery, clear color. White head. Lots of lacing. Lemony, yeast, and hop aroma. Sort of like a Saison. Taste is sweet and hoppy. A little yeast character. Nice bitterness. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (9783) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2012
50cl bottle thanks to Dutchdrebus. Slightly hazy orange to copper color, small off-white head. Smell hops, resin, pine, spruce, lightly fruits. Taste hops, bitter, grapefruit, pine, spruce, resin. Medium carbo, medium body, lightly sticky texture. Lovely bitter and piney finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (4598) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2012
Bottle @ home. Slightly hazy copper colour with a decent white head that’s quickly gone. Smells grapefruit, pine, hop, spruce, bitter and a tad sweet. Tastes very bitter, very hoppy, pine and spruce, bitter. Could use a bit more carbo, medium body. Great double ipa! Love it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3785) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Recipe brewed by Nogne for winner of the 2010 Norwegian home brew contest: Jan Halvor Fjeld. Pours a murky tangerine with a fluffy, tightly-bubbled, creamy off-white two-finger head. Aroma of straight fuely grapefruit, wet grass, skunky must, dry, bitter noble hops, and slight notes of dusty farmhouse funk. The nose is very dry and earthy. Very stringent, tight body with an agressively carbonated, tongue-tingling palate. Flavors follow through on the piney, bitter side and finishes with very subtle traces of pineapple, grapefruit, and apricot. The finish is very dry and leaves an almost chalky taste on the tongue. Very cool double IPA.

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