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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 617   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2010

Bottle 500ml. @ home.

Unclear medium to dark orange color with a large, frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus - orange, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100827]8

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2010
From tap at MikkellerBar. Pours hazy orange with a small tan head. Aroma is mild peachy and citrusy. Peachy, grapefruity and wineous grapes. Bitter, citrusy and grapefruity. Fruity and bone dry into a fruity finish. A bit "tired" on the hops profile.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29847) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of flowers and fruity hops on a caramel and malty background. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, spicy hops, fruits, and a bit of alcohol, leading to bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2010
On tap. Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head leaving laces. Fresh and flowery hops in the nose. Medium body, very fruity and flowery with an extremely hoppy and dry finish. Bitter indeed. The driness makes this beer highly drinkable. 200910

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21507) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2010
Bottle at home. Hazy amber coloured with a huge off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of hops, pine needles, grass and citrus. Sweet and fruity flavour of hops, pine needles, citrus and grass with notes of alcohol. Dry hoppy finish. Nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 21, 2011
Bottled@Gastropub Nordic, Tampere. Hazy orangeish deep amber colour, small longlasting beige head that leaves lace. Aroma is fruity, grassy and floral with quite strong earthy notes. Flavour is floral and grassy bitterness with some mild notes of sweet malts.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19953) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2012
Bottled at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm. Cloudy pale amber, small head. Concentrated mintycitris grapefruit aroma. Above medium bodied with clean, rounded mouthfeel. Mid sweet with an abundance of grapefruit and lychee. Straightforward with all focus on citric hops. Balanced bitterness. Well drinkable for a double IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2010
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity hoppy bitter piney grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty and very hoppy bitter finish with hints of grapefruit in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
6th May 2012
Very hazy amber beer, decent cream coloured head. Palate is dry and a little crisp. Rich deep orange peel marmalade, pretty bitter. Not much else going on. Finishes dry and minerally with a long long bitter finish. Aggressive and lacking balance but as I love hops - pretty drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen
Cloudy amber color; small creamy head. Very nice aroma, mellow, with sweet caramel, candies, and fruity hops (apricot jam, pineapple). Strong body; sweet caramel flavor; the hopping is resiny first of all (you can feel the resins gently attacking the tongue right after, with a light piney impression), then fruity too. The final gets a bit drier, with candi-like sweetish toffee and strong bitterness. Interesting.


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