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

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RATINGS: 578   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.


3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bygers (694) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle 0,5l. Hazy dark orange-amber body. Moderate sized off-white head. Streaking lacing. Nose is fairly malty but is accentuated by floral/grapefruit notes and a bit of sticky raisin. Flavor is similar but even more intense.Medium bodied, assertive carbonation, prickly, very bitter finish. IPA has never been my favorite type of beer, and a double IPA is intense, as expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ddemmingjr (691) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2011
pours cloudy, orange, fluffy white head. lots of sticky lacing. nose of pine, grapefruit, earthy, herbal, fermented fruit. more resinous pine hops, spiciness, biscuits, a bit soapy. alcohol heat. lighter bodied and a bit watery on the palate. decent

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyBudgie (690) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2013
hay, roasty, citrus, grass, cheese, ginger, skunky, cloudy, brown, golden, minimal head, light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, umami, medium body, oily feel, thick feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (685) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
Tap @ henrik. Hazy amber, heavy caramel and grapefruit. Loads of pine and grassy floralness. Taste is grapefruit and pine. Some bubblegum and a solid bitter aftertaste. Full bodied and medium carb.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (681) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2012
Poured a little flat. A cloudy IIPA which has a great nose, which did not follow through on the palate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Phillies08Champs (680) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2011
Pours a golden light brown with slight head with little lacing. Nose is minimal but what is there is, is dry hops, first sip is bitter with simcoe and Amarillo qualities, very little malt flavor upfront but you know it is there in the end. Finish is well balanced, mouth feel is solid throughout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fantti (680) - FINLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin oranssinkultaisena ja sameana, pinnalle muodostuva ja suht säilyvä vaahto on noin sormen paksuinen ja jättää hieman pitsiä. Yleisvaikutelmaltaan jopa kuiva haju on ennen kaikkea greippitarhan ja havumetsän yhdistelmä. Lopussa tulee hieman karamellista makeutta, mutta muuten tämä on kyllä tyrmäävän greippisen havumetsäinen. Maku on hieman raskaampi ja makeampi. Päällimmäisenä on greippinen happamuus ja hyvin paljon on myös pihkaista havuisuutta ja karamellia mukana. Suuhun jää pyörimään tietynlainen ananasmainen makeus, mutta se saattaa olla myös vain mielleyhtymä. Suutuntuma on kipristelevän hiilihappoinen ja valloittavan katkera, joka nousee hiilihappojen alta ja yltyy saavuttaen huippunsa hetki nielaisun jälkeen. Todella miellyttävä DIPA, jossa maun lievä raskaus laskee pisteitä, mutta suutuntuma on taas todella mielenkiintoinen ja valloittava. Hajussa greippi ja havu on jopa yllättävän vahva, mutta allekirjoittaneelle kyllä toimii.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kalervo (675) - FINLAND - MAR 13, 2014
Very well balanced double IPA! Hides alcohol well, quite easy to drink, still complex and really enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StilleStorm (672) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2013
DAA; Pours hazy orange with off-white head. Aroma of fantastic, floral, fruity,citrus and sweets. And yes, taste is much the same, add balance between hop, sweetness and oily mouthfeel. Yes, and yes again; this is beer...!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (655) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2011
Orangey-Golden pour with medium off-white head. Nose is citrus and resin hops, very fresh smelling. Resiny Hops and Toasted Malts. Very bitter and nice! a little oily finisher but quite complex and good to drink. quality DIPA


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