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


on tap

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RATINGS: 754   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13266) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2011
500 ml bottle poured a hazy amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of crackers, tangerine, pink grapefruit and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of crackers, earthiness, grapefruit, light tangerine and a hint of pine with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13233) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Draft. Cloudy amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some pineapple, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grpaefruit, some lemon, light alcohol. Resiny medium-full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13147) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2011
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Orange colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Flowery and herbal notes. Heavy bitter flavor. Orange and pine notes. Long great heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12884) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2010
Cloudy amber with a big and lasting off-white head. Aroma of peach and pine with some caramel in the background. Bready malt flavour with grapefruit and pine hops, and a beautiful, very bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12728) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle - Orange, mango and sweet grapefruit with a caramel malt backbone. Cloudy orange with a rich beige head. Caramel backbone with a big dose of resinous and bitter orange hops. Not bad, but a bit over resinous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
(500ml bottle) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma of orange, bread, florals, and caramel. Flavor of orange, pine, grass, bread, and caramel with a dry, moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours a cloudy orange colour with white head. Nose; explosion of citrus hops and pine. Taste; orange, peach, pineapple, varnish, powerful bitterness, well balanced with long finish. Solid Double IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2011
thanks jtclockwork for sharing–500ml bottle-pours a retaining foamy off white head and hazy amber color. Aroma is pine, some medium malt. Taste is pine/pineapple hops bite, secondary medium malt-caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Tap. Pours hazy copper with an average, creamy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peaches. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, caramel, toasted), heavy hops (floral, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peaches and pineapple. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation, light creaminess with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (12079) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2010
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Cph.
Deep orange amber with a hint of red. Small, creamy light off-white head. Aroma is sweet, light caramel, resiny, grapefruit, red apples. Medium to high carbonation, dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is elegantly hoppy, piney, resiny, grapefruit. Vinious, warming, elegant. Light strawbeeries, pine, red apples, dryness. Good IIPA. Doesn’t muck around with the malts,just a solid base of hops. Good.

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