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


on tap

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RATINGS: 707   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (15322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle, from a trade with Cunningham. Clear golden beer with a rich offwhite head. This is just the aroma I want from a DIPA. Fruity, hoppy and creamy. Citrus, grass, pineapple, mango, grapes, pear, pine, perfume notes, hay, lemongrass, whipped cream, vanilla notes. Hoppy grassy flavor, perfume, metal, citrus, grapefruit, pine, mango, citrus, pear notes, some pineapple, some warming alcohol. Long bitter fruity finish, pine, mango and apples, some hay and perfume. Wonderful beer, almost on the same level as Zombie Dust and other world class DIPA:s

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElDesmadre (2507) - Mikołów, POLAND - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle from a trade with Palme. This beer is like blood orange and red grapefruit combined. First the looks - lovely amber red with a not too big head. Then the aroma - citrus, citrus and citrus. Orange, mandarine, grapefruit. Also some resiny note, melon, strawberries, ripe red apples, some toasted maltiness. Rich and highly aromatic. Rather full body, sweetish taste with a massive grapefruity bitterness. Citrus and resin in the flavour, with an aftertaste of strawberries, melon and mandarine. Warming finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9098) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 4, 2012
16.9oz bottle, shared with abistany. Totally hazy amber / red / brown color. Darker than your typical IPA. Very nice thick off-white head, leaving good lace. Definitely very bitter, no shortage of that here. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Very dry finish. Citrus hops, some grapefruit, but also plenty caramel malts, especially through the finish. Spicy hops. Decent DIPA, but not terribly easy to drink. Weird bite and texture. I liked it more than Nogne O’s regular IPA I had a week or two ago, though. This is definitely more fresh. Probably still tastes better in Norway, though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bricktop86 (675) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Pours red orange with a lot of creamy white head. Aroma of citrus, floral, and caramel. Taste follows the nose starts out sweet and ends bitter.

   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 (4322) - 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 (3910) - 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 (4587) - 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 (6066) - 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>>

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