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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 749   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - MAR 15, 2014
500ml bottle - Pours a murky darkish amber in color with a small white head that produced some small lacing on the glass and some yeasty "floaties" that settled quickly to the bottom of the glass. Aroma is of spicy hops with hints of grass. Flavor is somewhat muted for the style and for my liking... West Coast style DIPA, for sure, but needed more hops! Medium bitter finish. Really just OK...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 27, 2012
THOUGHTS: Nice, but nothing exceptionally special. Well made and well balance. Hid alcohol fairly well. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a hazy to murky, medium to dark, orange with an average, off-white head that kept a very thin sheet and left fair lacing. The aroma contained moderate caramel; moderate to heavy floral, grapefruit and orange hops; some resinous hops later as it warmed; slight brown sugar; alcohol; apricot; and peaches. The initial flavor was heavily sweet, light to moderately bitter and lightly acidic; while the finish was moderately sweet and moderate to heavily bitter with a long duration. There was caramel, brown sugar, orange hops, grapefruit hops, pine and resin hops, apricot, peaches, and a hint of coffee. The slightly more than medium body was a little syrupy and then a little dry with soft carbonation and a slightly astringent and ever so slightly alcoholic finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Excellent IPA. A semi-sweet aroma. Pours a murky brown and has a well balanced presence of wonderful hops. Not overly bitter, not too weak....just right.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fajry (1493) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 9, 2014
Flaša. Tmavo oranžová farba, krásna biela pena, dlho držala. Vôňa sladká, ovocná, jemne karamelové tóny a broskyne. Taktiež cítiť alkohol. V chuti sladkosť, kvetinové a ovocné tóny, grapefruit, trávovosť a zemitosť. Telo plné, pekná vyváženosť sladkosti a horkosti. Veľmi pitné, ale alkohol je dosť citeľný.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2011
22ish oz bottle from rozis this one is a deeper bracing bitterness rather than a bright citrus IPA still tasty color is a lovely copper nice and dark

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SanfordBrewer (1465) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Very hazy golden orange with a thin sudsy white head. Sticky full body with medium-high carbonation.

aroma: resinous citrusy hops, bready malt, faint crystal malt, subtle fruity yeast esters.

taste: crystal malt, orange rind, excessive whole/stale hops, candied citrus rind, crystal malt finish.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alusmamuts (1456) - LATVIA - NOV 5, 2013
Light amber with rich but fastly disappearing cap. Light aroma and excellent very rich IPA taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1442) - Northville, Michigan, USA - NOV 3, 2011
500 mL bottle for my 700th rating. Hazy orange amber pour with an off-white head. Aroma has a burst of citrus and floral hops at first, quickly receding into caramel and some toasty biscuit. Flavor starts out with an herbal tea impression, biscuit, somewhat faded hops, caramel. This tastes alright now, but it could have used a freshness date.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (1429) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - OCT 27, 2013
Bomb if the evening. Nose maybe not so expressive, but pleasantly filled with fruity hoppiness.. Then tasting. .Perfectly balanced hops with nice touch of maltiness and caramel. Sweetish with quite long bitter finish

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndyW68 (1423) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Pours a hazy copper with a white head. Aroma is malty and hoppy with a fruity smell I do not recognize. Seems close to grapefruit. The taste is similar with sour, bitter and sweet notes.


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