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


on tap

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RATINGS: 683   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reunatar (2) - - MAR 5, 2015 does not count
A very balanced an tasty IPA, strong enough to feel a buzz after a pint, but not too strong so as to taste only alcohol. One of my favorites!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarmok (382) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 2, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2015 Aroma: citrus, candy, piney. Appearance: golden clear liquid, frothy white foam. Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, caramel, greipfruit, pine. Palate: medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, bitter long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7633) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle, Sjøboden, Bergen. Foaming murked honey amber whipped with foam. Hot honey, throat sweets, nectar, deep husk in a balancing bittersweet finish. Understated but with bags of finesse. No real tropical or distinct hop character. Nose bilious peach, cedar and pine. Maybe DIPA just isn’t my thing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mrnoluv (209) - long beach, California, USA - FEB 20, 2015
The smell is malty, hops, one of the best smelling beers I have had. Beautiful honey blonde just like your favorite stripper. The taste is barley, hops, honey which surprises you. Great taste, the sweetness really evens out the bitterness. Great double IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nashka (2) - - FEB 20, 2015 does not count
Des notes de houblon, pin, caramel avec une pointe d’acidité. Légère amertume et carbonation moyenne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (999) - GREECE - FEB 19, 2015
From tap at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Almost clear amber color with off white head. Hoppy piney, citrusy, caramel malty aroma. Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tandembrauer (549) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours cloudy amber with thin off-white head and small lumps. Aroma of citrus, lemon, pine needles, red berries. Taste bitter and malty sweet, a little umami. Smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (464) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - FEB 15, 2015
On tap at The Hoppy Pub, Sallonika Greece. Deep amber color, clear, with a beige head. Aromas of pine, grass, some fruits, lemon. Taste is really great, slightly sweet with a touch of caramel on the front followed by nice citrus, lemon, orange, pine and grass. Sweet aftertaste, long. Medium body with low to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PapaVillum (630) - Valby, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
40 cl på fad, 8,5 % ABV, nydt på TAP10 på Østerbrogade, 13. februar 2015. Kobber-/ravfarvet og ufiltreret Imperial IPA / dIPA med minimal offwhite skumtop. Rolig i glasset. Aroma af appelsin, passionsfrugt, masser af humle bl.a. Simcoe, pomerans, græs. Smagen er humlet-humlet, massiv bitter, let sødme, virkelig god balance, 80 % besk eftersmag, Mundfølelse: medium karboneret, behageligt brusende, perlende. Olieret til cremet konsistens og oveni en stor fyldig krop. En mere end vellykket dIPA, hvor man bare må løfte på hatten for dén norske hjemmebrygger, der ramte så rigtigt. Så velsmagende i den bitter/beske ende! Og flaskeversionen er ligeså velsmagende og med en flot skumtop.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (528) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 4, 2015
Orange color little foam. The smell is sweet and flowery hoppy. The taste is quite bitter, but you don’t recognize it through the strong sweet body. The taste is however relatively harsh. Quite awesome beer.

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