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

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RATINGS: 571   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamdenD (1059) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2011
Very impressive IIPA -- nice hoppy nose and full hopped/chalked taste. This tastes like a double english ipa. Interesting. No citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sunevdj (3120) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
Bottle at Ungstrup’s - Thanks. Pours a clear light amber with a small off-white head. Lots of hops aromas. Spicy and and citrusy hops aromas. Also some grape fruit. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
shared by ungstrup, flowery,malty, strong hoppy aroma. grapefruit. flavor is grapefruit, malts, quite strong hoppy. bitterness. great taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29019) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of flowers and fruity hops on a caramel and malty background. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, spicy hops, fruits, and a bit of alcohol, leading to bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2011
The pour is a nearly murky, ambery, copper color with notable sediment and a full, white, pillowy, rocky head which settles to lasting pillowy layer and leaves plenty of drippy lace. The nose is predominantly piney, slightly resinous and floral, faintly smoky, a simcoe-like passion fruit or mango, maybe some toasted breads. The flavor is interesting with similar passion fruit, some white grapefruit, resinous pine, an odd tobacco note, still faint smoke, slight caramel, and bready yeast notes. The palate is more than medium, nearly lively, sticky, and oily. The beer finishes quite long with resins, slight smoke, faint bread, and a bitterness moving towards herbal. The beer is light to moderate in acidity and high in bitterness but only dries out in the lingering herbal bitterness. Not sure what to make of this one - lots of notes and qualities I enjoy in the style but the beer just seemed to not work well as a whole. The juicy fruit notes were nice, the palate worked well, the bitterness was balanced and not overly dry, and the pine gave the nose a wonderful dominant note. But the herbal bitterness in the finish was a weird twist, the tobacco note was just completely unexpected for an IIPA, and the more I try the beer, the flavor reminds me of chewing tobacco?? Not bad but this certainly would not be my winner for the competition.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Pours hazy amber/brown with a nice sized soapy off-white head. The aroma is quite malty with smooth caramel, light citrus and a bit of cream. It has a medium body that starts off smooth and ends more crisp with fairly soft carbonation. The flavor has crackery malt, dry caramel, vanilla, milk duds and a hint of earthy piney hops. The finish is a bit metallic and medicinal with some leather. This was fair at best. It was consumed within a week come coming into the area, but there seemed to be quite a bit of age on it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11067) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2011
thanks jtclockwork for sharing–500ml bottle-pours a retaining foamy off white head and hazy amber color. Aroma is pine, some medium malt. Taste is pine/pineapple hops bite, secondary medium malt-caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2011
500 ml bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours a somewhat cloudy amber with a medium-sized foamy off-white head that leaves spotty lace and settles unevenly on the beer. Aroma of citrusy hops, caramel malts, tropical fruits, sweet crackers, and toasted sugar. Flavor of tea, leafy hops, sweet malts, mild lemon citrus, toast, and cereal grains. Light-medium bodied, with a tea-like mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice step up from the Dobbel IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3743) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Dry pine in the aroma, the appearance is orange-gold. The flavor is heavy on the grapefruit and very dry. Although there is a bit of syrup thickness to this, it isn’t as much as other DIPAs. Although it has a couple of elements closer to a regular IPA, this is very solid none the less.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2011
Hazy orange with a lasting white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel and rather hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and very bitter. Dry and very bitter finish. 110611


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