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


on tap

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RATINGS: 600   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (258) - Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Dark orange with white foam. Hop and malt aroma. More malt than I expected. Some sweetness. I don’t get any definable hops. Well balanced flavor. Malt, hops, some caramel, orange peel with a lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hub66 (136) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Couleur orange; mousse blanche (trop abondante; attention en versant); arômes de grapefruit; goût bien houblonné avec un peu de malt; les 8,5% d’alcool sont bien cachés; belle longue finale amère

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (843) - SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2014
500ml bottle. Amber body with a white head. Pine, oily mouthfeel & a hint of caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml bottle served in a pint glass. A: Nice and classic Nogne bottle art. Pours a clear light orange color forming a huge and bubbled white head. Good retention and lots of soapy and lingering lacings formed and left in the glass S: Strong fruity and citrus notes. Grapefruit, pine and pineapple. Sweet pale grains. Flowery hops T: Slightly sweet upfront. Very citrus notes. Grapefruit, pineapple, pine. In overall, a slightly sweet taste followed by a strong and pleasant hops bitterness. Well hidden 8.5% ABV M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Fruity, citrus and piny aftertaste O: Great drinkability. Another Nogne classic [ BA Review @ 6/27/2014 ]

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eckan (8) - Høvik, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2014 does not count
The perfect beer? Very bitter, a beer for "hopheads ". Murky appearance, unfiltered with yeast sediments in bottle. Don't worry if yeast makes it into glass, still tastes terrific. Highly recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"big fluffy head, orange body. pretty well balance though the hops are the main player. citrus and orange peel, nutty malts in the background. pretty good, but a little too much malt/bitterness, not enough hops."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sucharek147 (10) - Dębica, POLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Barwa bursztynowa, piana dość obfita i drobna. Aromat wyraźny, bardzo mocno chmielowy, głównie owoce tropikalne. W smaku na początku naprawdę dużo słodyczy, a na finiszu stopniowo pojawia się przyjemna goryczka o grejpfrutowym posmaku. Alkohol w smaku w zasadzie nie wyczuwalny, za to wyczuwalny w przełyku gdzie przyjemnie rozgrzewa. Jak dla mnie piwo naprawdę dobre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (558) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Ambrée. Sédiment. Jus d'orange. Mandarine. Bonne amertume. Bien fruité. Pêche. Houblon résineux. Sucré avec une finale sèche et acide. Très bien.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nudiebear (110) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle at party. Poured clear solid dark orange with a high but short lived white head. Smells of orange, orange peel and hops. Tastes as a fairly bitter IPA. Good although not my favorite tipple

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
orangesol (876) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Served on tap at O’reilly’s during IPA day.

A - Pours murky golden orange with a nice pillow of one and a half finger tall white head leaving light lace down the glass.

S - Smells of dulled citric hops, lightly toasted caramel malt, pine resin, and some light citric fruit; mostly oranges. This one smelled a little stale but it was still pretty decent.

T - Starts off with a big dose of caramel malt sweetness slowly giving way to a mix of dulled citric hops, pine resin, oranges, grapefruit, and some light chewiness. The finish is a mix of light citric hop bite and dryness, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. A bit syrupy with a nice, dry, hop bite at the very end.

O - Not too bad. I think this one may be on the verge of going off a cliff. I am glad I got to try it but I won’t be running back over here for more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adasko (410) - Poznan, POLAND - SEP 6, 2014
It’s orange color, a bit hazy, with big and steady head and amazing lacing. Aroma is a big sweet mix of different smells. There are: orange, grapefruit, a bit of mango and other yellow fruits. You can also smell there cloves, coriander and flowers. The mouth feel is super smooth. For a moment it feels highly carbonated but it immediately goes away. It also has great bitter aftertaste. The taste itself is a bit simpler. It’s a combination of grapefruit’s bitterness and orange sweetness. Great beer!

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