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


on tap

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RATINGS: 747   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 (1500) - 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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
danielyabu (1493) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - DEC 21, 2013
average frothy white head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. aroma: orange peel strong hoppy. if: moderate sweet bitter. ff: light sweet heavy bitter; long duration. palate: medium body, lively carbonation, watery texture, metallic moderate alcoholic fininsh. spicy. 55s

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SanfordBrewer (1462) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fajry (1441) - 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 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alusmamuts (1418) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1415) - 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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (1403) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigBeer45 (1402) - 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.

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