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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Pours burnt orange with white head. Certainly some interesting flavors going on here, with vegetal combining with sweet cherry, soy sauce, and smoke malts. Can’t say this is my favorite, but not terrible.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBeer45 (1247) - Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Bottle, the pour filled the glass with burnt orange and some red colors in the center of the glass, there was a two to three finger faint off-white, foamy head, some of the bubbles had a slight orange tint to them, this beer was pretty hazy and it was hard to see the bubbles flowing but I could see some effervescence at the sides of the glass but it was too hazy to see anything in the center of the glass, this ale always had a cover of bubbles, and left spots, fingers and some rings of lacing on the glass, I found a partial cover of dark sediment at the bottom of the bottle, there were aromas of orange and quava citrus, bread with faint toasted malt in the background, a mixture of orange fruit and bread like sweetness, and a little alcohol ester, the flavors were toasted malt, bread, pine and citrus hops and orange fruit, the finish had a hop piney bitterness with some malt flavor, and it dried the palate a little, this drink had a mouth feel that was more than medium, and felt creamy, a nice IPA2, but I thought this ale bordered on a IPA and IPA2 in hop bitterness, I was expecting more hops, a very good drink though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3716) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2011
Bottle at home. Light haxy, red-orange with a medium off-white head, nice lacings. Aroma moderate malty (caramel, roasted), heavy hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet, heavy bitter (piney, dry hopped), smooth. Almost full body, with the strength well hidden.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bmeup (515) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2011
Massive open white head over a amber body. Intense floral, fruity and citrus hops.Malty biscuit/bread base and great balance in taste for this style. Big resinous bitterness is lengthy. One of the finest IPA’s out there.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (4598) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2011
very hoppy aroma,golden, clear, white foam, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, bitter, long dry finish. nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (6569) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2011
A bit unharmonic. Golden brown coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Heavy hoppy aroma, US-hops, citrus, spicy. Notes of rubber. Almost no sweetness, but heavy to harsh bitterness. Heavy dry texture.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nisse666 (4142) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle from Ölkonsortiet cons 2011-07-17 Karlskoga AR: fruity apricots, some grape fruit, heather honey AP: hazy apple juice, 5 cm high frothy/stouthy/rockey ceme white quite steady head F: heavy grape fruit bitterness, sticky pine niddles, apricot jam, dryness, rock salt, loaded with carbonation and alcholic to the edge.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2011
500ml bottle from State Line. Very cloudy pour, just shy of dark orange, with a sticky head - kinda screams ASA or barleywine. Nose is certainly quite sweet, but not as much as I’d feared. And the flavors are even more of a relief. While there’s enough breadiness here to suggest this one’s a bit over the hill, it was nonetheless super dry, earthy and impressively clean, with tons of understated fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (5992) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
In short: A piney, yeasty, and boozy IIPA that is a bit too abrasive.
How: Bottle 500ml. Consumed approximately 8 months after bottling date, more than 4 years before expiration date!!! Norwegian IPAs are good for 5 years!?!?!?!??! Anyway, 8 months after bottling date is pretty much as fresh as we can get Norwegian beers in North-America
The look: Cloudy amber body topped by a medium beige head with medium retention
In long: Nose is mostly pine-tree with some solvent-like notes so basically it smelled like a green pine-tree air freshener that you hand on you car mirror. Taste is fluffy cake, some caramel, flowers, pine-tree, hops resin, yeast. Bitterness is a bit aggressive and it is joined by a little alcohol bite in the finish. Once again like too many European IPAs, this one was a bit too yeasty for my taste. The malts just do not come through in these yeasty IPAs and the bitterness and alcohol just become too in-your-face without a malt backbone to support it. Not a bad beer at but imho a bit below average for the style. Not sure what is the meaning behind the name but I have heard that when a Captain eat too much red meat they make a long Captain’s log.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mile (2944) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2011
Draught at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Light amber ,hazy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, lots of tropical fruitiness, grapefruit hoppyness, some caramel. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, piney and grapefruit hoppyness, some caramel and fruitiness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, piney hoppyness, some caramel and fruitiness with some alcohol. Nicely hopped DIPA - too sweet for me, but hoppyness dries up the the flavor/finish.


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