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


on tap

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RATINGS: 698   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (1155) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Orange pour and slightly cloudy. Big hop finish and very dry. Aroma of some citrus. Biting bitterness throughout with a medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fajry (1153) - 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2011
The pour is a nearly murky, ambery, copper color with notable sediment and a full, white, pillowy, rocky head which settles to lasting pillowy layer and leaves plenty of drippy lace. The nose is predominantly piney, slightly resinous and floral, faintly smoky, a simcoe-like passion fruit or mango, maybe some toasted breads. The flavor is interesting with similar passion fruit, some white grapefruit, resinous pine, an odd tobacco note, still faint smoke, slight caramel, and bready yeast notes. The palate is more than medium, nearly lively, sticky, and oily. The beer finishes quite long with resins, slight smoke, faint bread, and a bitterness moving towards herbal. The beer is light to moderate in acidity and high in bitterness but only dries out in the lingering herbal bitterness. Not sure what to make of this one - lots of notes and qualities I enjoy in the style but the beer just seemed to not work well as a whole. The juicy fruit notes were nice, the palate worked well, the bitterness was balanced and not overly dry, and the pine gave the nose a wonderful dominant note. But the herbal bitterness in the finish was a weird twist, the tobacco note was just completely unexpected for an IIPA, and the more I try the beer, the flavor reminds me of chewing tobacco?? Not bad but this certainly would not be my winner for the competition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scottw86 (1151) - Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Poured an orange-amber color with a froathy off-white head. Aroma is mostly grassy. Not very carbonated. Slightly sweet with fruit. Finish has grassy hops. Not the most complicated ipa but it is well balanced and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1145) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
Rating #1084 - May 18, 2014 - Bottle from CBI - 8.5% Pours a hazy copper with a fairly frothy head. sticky lacing. Aroma is mild pine, mild floral aroma.Taste is mild sweetness (citrusy, piney, floral) and a lingering bitterness - cookie dough, caramel malt character really brought out. Excellent balance - despite an aging bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (1138) - Lille, FRANCE - MAR 10, 2013
Color: orange amber beer with medium carbonization and small ivory white head. Smell: exotic fruits as mango, litchi, hops, citrus, orange. Taste: hops, strong bitter, grapefruit. Aftertaste : strong wet bitterness, exotic fruit and grape fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
humlelala (1137) - DENMARK - FEB 23, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2013 (50 cl bottle courtesy of Mark, thanks!; Batch 922; Brewed on June 2nd 2013) Pours a slightly hazy amber with little, white head. Decent retention, lace and regeneration. Aroma is yeasty with notes of citrusy hops. Oily texture, medium carbonation, full body and an astringent, warming finish. Flavour is bitter and boozy with sprucy notes. Original rating from February 23rd 2013: (50 cl bottle from Den Nordiske Ølhandel; bbd: March 6th 201<illegible>) Pours a hazy amber with medium white head. Good retention and lace. Decent regeneration. Aroma is a subtle hoppy with fruity notes and an acidic hint. Oily texture, medium carbonation, full body with a warming finish. Taste is boozy with fruity notes and an astringent finish. Dipa is just not my favourite style. Girlfriend says "I like the aroma but it’s too bitter for me." Ar: 6; Ap: 3; Ta: 6; Pa: 3; O: 12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Peter_L (1135) - SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2013
Flaska från Vinmonopolet i Norge. Ljus bärstensfärgad med vitt skum. Citrus och apelsin paras med maltig sötma i doften. Lätt sötma möter rivig beska som brer ut sig eftersom. Fyllig munkänsla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (1132) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2015
Hazy orange color with small white head. Aroma has a heavy hop kick, tangerines. Taste is also very hoppy, but also a nice (not immediate) sweetness, the bitterness in the finish is well-balanced. It lacks the last kick of body though. Anyway, delicious! Good mouthfeel and carbonation, foamy. It’s not an immediate wow-beer, but it really has something to it, is also easy to drink and very well-balanced. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2012
Smells grrrrrreat... then taste... symphony... BANG ALCOLHOL!!!... symphony... BANG ALCOHOL!!!... symphony... BANG ALCOHOL!!!... BANG ALCOHOL!!!... BANG ALCOHOL!!!

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