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


on tap

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RATINGS: 662   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (6734) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stefannilssons (1515) - SWEDEN - APR 14, 2012
Det här är en välhumlad och välbalanserad sak, smaken präglas främst av lite citrus och kanske lite lakrits. Slutsats: en mycket god öl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5466) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy amber with a tall, fluffy beige head. Aroma is malty and sweet with caramel notes but has lots of citrus, melon and floral hops. Taste is citrus hops, orange juice, caramel, sweet malt and light spicy hops. Body is medium-full, slightly chewy, resinous and moderately carbonated. Finishes with more citrus fruit, apricot, hints of melon, caramel, sweet malt, spicy hops and floral notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2395) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 5, 2012
Bottle from Great Grog, Edinburgh
Deep orange amber, some haze, thin frothy white head, some lacing
Aroma of citrus hops, orange, tangerine, some soft grapefruit, light grassy hops, very slight peanut, juicy soft caramel malts, soft orange zest, subtle but quite complex, well blended
Taste of resinous hops, soft pithy grapefruit, soft orange zest, orange, juicy citrus fruits, soft grassy hops, slight pine, juicy malts , soft caramel, everything very well blended, complex, nothing astringent, dangerously drinkable, alcohol very well masked, more fruits in the taste than aroma, more understated than another DIPAs....but perhaps a bit too understated?
Palate soft carb. medium body, fairly light viscosity compared to other more viscous DIPAs. Finish as main flavour, soft bitterness, soft orange zest, clears off palate very well.
Overall - very elegant double IPA, very well balanced, nothing over the top.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
faber (17) - Rome, ITALY - APR 2, 2012
Me l’ero persa l’anno scorso, ho rimediato al volo ieri alla brasserie 4:20, non lasciatevi ingannare dal nome, di double ha ben poco, ma rimane una signora Ipa che si lascia gustare tra dolci aromi di luppolo e un perfetto equilibrio in bocca tra caramello-resina-erba. Finale secco che prepara la seconda sorsata. Mi aspettavo di meglio dai maestri norvegesi. Ps lasciate perdere se per voi le ipa devono essere un concentrato di amaro....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
#1402 draught; nose is cane sugar, bittersweet hops, weak red grape, feel is quite fat, carb is mediumheavy, taste is sweet fruits, dry hops, cloves, late weak bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (1113) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 27, 2012
04/07/2011 Brasserie 4:20 (tap). Ambrata, intensa, con riflessi color arancia, buona schiuma biancastra morbida, non molto persistente. Aroma di malto, caramello, luppolo, ben bilanciato ma un po’ monotono. In bocca fa meglio, risulta sempre ben bilanciata, amara, appena caramellata, senza eccessi né dall’una né dall’altra parte, e risulta più secca della #500. Corpo medio, carbonazione corretta. Gradevole e ben fatta.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (781) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2012
Poured a little flat. A cloudy IIPA which has a great nose, which did not follow through on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstraw (1943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Muddy orange-amber with creamy beige head / Dull nose of cooked citrus & pineapple, and caramel / Medium to full body, sweet and somewhat syrupy, with biting hops and good finish / Somewhat clumsy flavors of caramel, cooked citrus, and pine / Disappointing, but some concern this bottle is fresh.

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