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

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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1669) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Tulip. Memphis Taproom. Pours a hazy amber orange with 2 fingers of off white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, mango and grapefruit. Taste of peach, mango, caramel malts.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2012
Whilst I thought this was good, it didn’t really knock my socks off as I thought it might. Quite a sweet palate detracted from the beer for me. I love seeing what this brewery does and I would try this again, their philosophy is fantastic, they make whatever they feel like.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimthechap (1997) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 4, 2012
Ful apricot-golden colour with some semblance of a white head. That it was hazy was probably my own fault for pouring in a bit of sediment as well. Never mind. Like several imperial IPAs I have had it has a good nose full of spruce, stonefruit and alcohol. Good carbonation and a deceiving palate: there aren’t many indicators that this beer has a high alcohol content. Dangerously drinkable. Plenty of hop characters and a great deal of bitterness. The finish brings that astringent "I’ve had a faceful of hops" quality. Good, drinkable beer and worthy of the accolade its home brewing creator earned. Well done that man.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
heminator (72) - Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2012
Good imperial IPA. Supposedly a Pliny the Elder clone, but more malt forward and less grassy. Still pretty good. -- Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6783) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle in Perth, WA. Sweet, malty aroma with some orange fruit. Flavour had more caramel and fruit, before a dryish finish with a noticeable alcohol kick. Fine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle from the Abner Ale House. Pours hazy golden orange with small white head. Aromas of mangos, peaches, grapefruit, yeast, and bready malts. Flavors of bitter hops, grapefruit, tropical fruits, light yeast, and bread. Has a nice body and bitterness. Pretty solid I must say.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3783) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 21, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2012 Dark golden color, nice foam High intensity hoppy aromas Full body & high complexity Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2012
Orange and tangerine aromas. Orange and tangerine flavors. Overall a very tasty double IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (6827) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 18, 2012
50 cl bottle @ Gastropub Nordic. Rated on 13.03.2011
Aroma has lots of hops with exotic fruits and hints of caramel. Flavour is sweetish with exotic fruits, hops, biscuits and caramel. I like the bite of hops here, otherwise this would be just another DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2012
500 mL bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus hops, herbal notes, caramel malts and and a bit of a chlorine note. The taste is big citrus hops with big toffeeish malts. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer.


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