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


on tap

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RATINGS: 744   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvsn (1452) - ISRAEL - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Shmupi. Orange golden with a big head. Smell of stale fruity hops, orange jam and caramel. Sweet-sour with some fruitiness and caramel, strong hops bitterness, a bit harsh and not balanced. Medium-bodied, not fresh enough.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Florya (1443) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: hazy golden color, small white head. Aroma: orange, pine, caramel. Palate: medium to full body, low carbonation, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1430) - - JUN 7, 2014
Pours a hazy orange. Aroma is oranges and piney. Taste follows the nose with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1425) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle thanks to Magnus! Pours a totally clear amber with a small white head. Aroma has lots of grassy hops, citra or simcoe as well. Taste is fruity and bitter with a balanced malt backbone. Light and drinkable for it’s style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fajry (1398) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1395) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBeer45 (1394) - Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Bottle, the pour filled the glass with burnt orange and some red colors in the center of the glass, there was a two to three finger faint off-white, foamy head, some of the bubbles had a slight orange tint to them, this beer was pretty hazy and it was hard to see the bubbles flowing but I could see some effervescence at the sides of the glass but it was too hazy to see anything in the center of the glass, this ale always had a cover of bubbles, and left spots, fingers and some rings of lacing on the glass, I found a partial cover of dark sediment at the bottom of the bottle, there were aromas of orange and quava citrus, bread with faint toasted malt in the background, a mixture of orange fruit and bread like sweetness, and a little alcohol ester, the flavors were toasted malt, bread, pine and citrus hops and orange fruit, the finish had a hop piney bitterness with some malt flavor, and it dried the palate a little, this drink had a mouth feel that was more than medium, and felt creamy, a nice IPA2, but I thought this ale bordered on a IPA and IPA2 in hop bitterness, I was expecting more hops, a very good drink though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 22, 2013
szuretlen barackle szine van, habja kozepes meretu, gyorsan mulik. Illata es ize is igen gyumolcsos, nagyon komlos, igen kiegyensulyozott, boroka bogyos, finom. Kuvvva joooo!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alusmamuts (1386) - LATVIA - NOV 5, 2013
Light amber with rich but fastly disappearing cap. Light aroma and excellent very rich IPA taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1374) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2012
A-- Poured a dark, cloudy, dirty, brownish honey orange color. Two finger dirty off white head the quickly faded to just under a finger in height. Left nice looking lacing on the sides of the glass when receding. Good head retention on swirling and a little better put together on swirling. Much more compact. S-- Fresh orange, orange peel, cotton candy, grapefruit and Carmel. Almost like Caramelized oranges in a way. A couple of flashes of pine but this much more about fruit and Carmel. T-- Big dose of pine and fresh grapefruit and grapefruit peel in the first few sips. Doses of bitter orange peel as well. M-- Smooths out a lot in the mouth. Started getting peach along with orange and grapefruit peel again. Gets a touch syrupy here and there but quite nice. Finishes quite clean with pine and bitter grapefruit peel. More low carbonated in the mouth and medium feel. O-- Really a total stunner. Did not expect this to be that great but really caught me off guard.

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