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


on tap

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RATINGS: 665   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (1751) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
Aroma of light malt, tropical fruits, citrus, some pine, light resin, floral notes, strong hops. Flavour is moderate sweet with a dry bitter finish. Nicely balanced, very good Imperial IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (372) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Pours amber with a frothy white head. Aroma is slight citrus. Taste is initially sweet, citrus which then follows on to heavy hop bitterness. Nice beer but could use more balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LomYst (616) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2014
thick dense citric hops, grapefruit and passionfruit... heavy sweet and bitter, extreme yet balanced long citric bittersweet finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mindwarp (123) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2014
Pours a medium gold with a small white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Heavy bitterness at first taste, pine resin and a slight citrus with more bitterness at the tail end. This is a good DIPA, way to go Norway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
Rating #1084 - May 18, 2014 - Bottle from CBI - 8.5% Pours a hazy copper with a fairly frothy head. sticky lacing. Aroma is mild pine, mild floral aroma.Taste is mild sweetness (citrusy, piney, floral) and a lingering bitterness - cookie dough, caramel malt character really brought out. Excellent balance - despite an aging bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2183) - Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Rich amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, pine hops, some fruit, & citrus; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel/toffee, pine hops, tropical fruit, and citrus (notably orange); Finish is smooth & fairly bitter; Nicely balanced; Good!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
donpakko (2) - MEXICO - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
Nariz : Notas cítricas que recuerdan a naranja y mandarina acompañadas de algunas especias como pimienta y cardamomo con un fondo a caramelo Boca: Un amargor perceptible pero buen equilibrado ligera nota a dulce y se acentúa la naranja con un final ligeramente seco Vista: Semiturbia, dorada pálido con tonos rojizos acompañados de una espuma densa y compacta de buena sostenibilidad blanca

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
eluosiren (126) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 26, 2014
From all the nogne that I have tasted this one so far is the weakest one. Too flat, the taste is average

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brentv (460) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Wow. Bottle pour in Xiamen, China. A surprisingly nice beer at the suggestion of the proprietor of the Beer Station in Xiamen. Hazy dark orange pour, almost brown. Big head with lots and lots of lacing on the glass. Big aroma of oranges and caramel. Delicious orange flavor with lots of caramel, but not a lot of the sweetness that many big IPAs suffer from. It has a perfect amount of sweetness, but not sweet., if that makes any sense. Medium oily mouthfeel. Dry bitter finish. This is a beer that gets better as you finish the glass. Some of them are great at first, but get tiring to finish. Lovely. Just fantastic. Please, can I have another.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (694) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2014
Dark red with white head. Loads of floaties. Aroma is earth, grass, caramel, tropical fruit and spice. Slick and fruity palate. Aftertaste is dry, earthy, grass, caramel and lingering bitter hop finish. Overall: Excellent!

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