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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 723   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (12201) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 15, 2012
500ml bottle (Old Bank, Turku)
Poured by the barmaid with all the crud, so not necessarily as clean as it could be. Hazy orange, small persistent head. Slightly messy stodgy components to the aroma, but a plasant caramelly sweetness, and good sticky fruity hops. Comes alive in the mouth, a veritable smorgasbord of sticky fruity hops and juicy caramelly malts. Nice bitter tingle in the finish. Big fat and juicy, and feels like one you could return to pint after pint.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (12166) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (12142) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Bottle shared with Jcwattsrugger. Pours orange amber. White head. Nose/taste of spicy hops, pineapple, caramel malt and citrus. Good full body. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (11865) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2012
50cl bottle thanks to Dutchdrebus. Slightly hazy orange to copper color, small off-white head. Smell hops, resin, pine, spruce, lightly fruits. Taste hops, bitter, grapefruit, pine, spruce, resin. Medium carbo, medium body, lightly sticky texture. Lovely bitter and piney finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11752) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (11740) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011
shared by ungstrup, flowery,malty, strong hoppy aroma. grapefruit. flavor is grapefruit, malts, quite strong hoppy. bitterness. great taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11732) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11474) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2012
500 mL bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus hops, herbal notes, caramel malts and and a bit of a chlorine note. The taste is big citrus hops with big toffeeish malts. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (11215) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
500mL bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours an opaque dirty orange with a big off-white head. Aroma of pungent grapefruit, citrus hops, caramel and a slight metallic note. Flavour is very bitter, with heaps of grapefruity hops above anything; a caramel malt backing is definitely there, but the grapefruit is so potent with bitterness - not terribly complex. Very pleasant, though the other Nøgne Ø double IPAs are superior, especially the brilliant #500.


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