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


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RATINGS: 704   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2012
bottle. Cloudy IPA. Sharp deeply citrus. Perfect soft landing in mild malts and smooth yeast. Cool art. Pricey.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjoeng (257) - - OCT 13, 2015
8.5%ABV. double IPA Poured out of the bottle a deep rich Amber. 16°SRM. Nose has sweet tangerine, orange, mandarins. Mouthfeel is syrupy. Deep malty palate with slightly disjointed transition to hops, alcohol and then the finish. The malt flavors are predictably toasty, nutty like pecans, walnuts, graham cracker. Palate is hefty and there is an umami roundness to it. Finish is bitter, herbaceous, piney and resinous. Aggressive hop palate. Hop balanced. Overall, vested with great ingredients in oodles, just a little hamfisted in general to be truly good. I appreciate the effort! Love you guys although Two Captains won’t be making it to the favorites list.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvsn (1155) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aggiebob (401) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Bomber bottle. Hazy amber orange with a white head. Malty and fruity aroma with flavors of apricot and citrus.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rayaron (839) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle sample at Vova’s Hoppy Beerthday tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin, Tel Aviv. Thanks Shmupi. Deep golden-orange with white head and some particles. Piney aroma, some citrus, skunky with notes of socks. The flavor has medium hoppy bitterness, piney with some citrus (orange), sweetish, old and unbalanced, dry. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (8665) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle sample at Vova’s Hoppy Beerthday tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Shmupi. Hazy orange. Aroma of stale hops, orange marmalade, malt, caramel. Sweetish flavor with malt, caramel, marmalade, stale hops bitterness. Medium-bodied. Not fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mariuszek (621) - Gdynia, POLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Amber, medium head, some lacing. Not intensive fruity and citrus aroma, taste malty sweet, balanced with medium bitterness and some alcohol on finish. It is drinkable but nothing extraordinary. If the recipe is the same as in 2010 it is no surprise this beer today is not that spectacular, as it was 5 years ago. 100 IBU? No way.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeaney (96) - SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2015
Murky orange colour with a heavy off-white head, aroma of oranges, mangoes, hops, lemons, sweet caramel, candied citrus peel and a lot more delicate flavours. Lots of grapefruit, loaded with hops, really good DIPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jerre (3019) - Waregem, BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2015
Taste with beerfriends this @ Bourgondische Kruis on Wacho birthday evening 19.08.’15. Bottle 50 cl.. Hazy golden color, with good white head. Aroma: malts, very fruity, hops. Medium body. Taste: citrus and fruits, great hops, bitterness, malts notes. NICE !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sugahshark (100) - POLAND - AUG 22, 2015
Uwagi: Kupione w strefie bezcłowej na lotnisku Oslo-Rygge Podane: 2015.08.23, 0,33l Lager. 8°C Partia: (nr. partii nieczytelny) 30.04.2017, 0,5l butelka
Wygląd: Piana obfita. Bez pomocy prawie wyszła ze szkła. Opadła umiarkowanie szybko, ale do końca pozostała trwała i spójna, półcentymetrowa warstwa. Zamglona, głęboko bursztynowa barwa. Z prememdytacją dolany spory osad, głównie zbite chmieliny. Koronkowanie bardzo skromne.
Aromat: Zdecydowanie chmielowy. Głównie zielony, pierwszy raz określenie "trawiasty" jest w moim mniemaniu pozytywne. W połączeniu z kwiatowymi nutami przypomina kwitnącą łąkę. W towarzystwie cytrusowy, głównie cytrynowy i grejpfrutowy. Mango. Po dolaniu osadu, wyraźniejszy ziołowo-trawiasty aromat chmielu i bardzo subtelna nutka drożdżowa. Alkohol niewyczuwalny.
Smak: Wyraźna słodycz słodowa, bez tępych smaków zbożowych. W tle owoce cytrusowe i tropikalne, ale na pierwszym planie wielka bitwa słodyczy z goryczą. Goryczka potężna i szlachetna, piołunowa. Długi i czysty posmak chmielowy.
Odczucie: Pełnia oczywiście spora. Lekkie rozgrzewanie dopiero w żołądku. Wysycenie miękkie i dość niskie. Lepkie, ale bardzo pijalne.
Ogólnie: Bardzo zacny DIPA. Piwo mocarne i zbalansowane.
English version maybe later.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cimbasso (409) - - AUG 20, 2015
Purchased in 0.5L bottle at Sola Airport, Stavanger. Pours a thick, hazy bronze with a white-ish head. Taste is also thick and heavy with some fruitiness but mostly a full, bitter hop taste of hay and straw. It is like a typical English IPA but much more so, with an exaggeratedly heavy hop taste and a thick texture heavy in alcohol. An excellent Imperial IPA.

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