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


on tap

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RATINGS: 703   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 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 (4315) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2012
500ml bottle, 3.Mar.2012 Slightly hazy amber body, with small head that rapidly diminishes and leaves patchwork on top and glass. Very pleasant and rich aroma, sea, citrus black elder flowers, buttercup, chervil and wet grass after rain. This impression is mirrored also in taste. Very smooth and well balanced. With grilled stockfish dinner @ Arctandria, Tromsø.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nuffield (3900) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Clear golden with an interesting head. Has a big mealty quality in the finish. Balanced, hops are in control. Frothy smooth. Nice but not wondrous. (tap at Bacchus, Newcastle)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4531) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy appearance which was off putting.Also left some sediment in the bottle. Not up to their usual high standard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6042) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 Bottle. Pours with an enormous head, cascading into a light amber beer with no activity, surprisingly. The aroma is sweet and woodsy. It drinks with the same sweet bite, along with a resiny mouthfeel. Quite astringent. (#4701, 7/19/2012) <<Tried again on draft at the Birch and liked it better. Still quite resinous, not too astrigent>>

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2012
Fruity aroma of citrus, pinapple, peaches, also with some pine and spruce maybe? Aftertaste is bitter, but good balance with the malt. Full bodied, with a almost creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Will definitley have this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2464) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2012
Bottle. Moderate roasted and caramel for the malt, light to moderate grapefruit peel and cooked orange for the hops, light leather for the yeast and date, alcohol and solvent in the background. Head is average size, frothy, off-white with some spots of lacing but good legs and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky orange/tan. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and acidic, then the long finish is lightly to moderately sweet and aicdic and heavily to harshly bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, creamy with a soft carbonation and a finish that’s moderately alcoholic, and both drying and sticky. A little harsh in spots, but this is still a very interesting DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3018) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2012
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Strong hoppy flavor with a lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8660) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2012
Yellow, dense medium head over hazed orange-amber beer. Some UFO’s. Rather intense (muscat)grapey hops’ nose. Cakey malts, sweet and aromatic-bitter smelling. Bitter-hoppy, but also toasted to nearly burnt lining. Faint fruity, as in citruspeel, but not much depth. Retronasal, I get a short, but recurrent strange whiff of ammonia. Hopoils give it a certain astringency; medium bodied, very slick. Excellent nose, but the beer itself is a tad unidimensional.

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