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


on tap

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RATINGS: 708   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8797) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2011
Bomber from Capone’s. Nice to see the Nords have finally named a beer after the Captain married to Toni Tenille and Captain Kangaroo; definitely two of the best captains ever. Prank news caller Captain janks would be high on my list, too. Anywho, the pour here is turbid orange with a huge fluffy white head, and mild gushing upon opening. The nose is orange marmaladey and mangoey fruit, hops, resiny, with a solid earthy caramel malt bill. Tastes resiny, hoppy, heavy on the IBUs, with rich caramel malt, tropical fruit such as tangerine, mango, pineapple, navel orange, and even more bitterness as it warms. Palate is medium to hefty, astringent, complex, and a hop lovers wet dream. This one kicks substantial ass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdamRowland (6) - - JAN 18, 2012 does not count
A very tasty double ipa. One of my favourites. The alcohol is there, but not too strong. Floral citrus abounds. Nicely bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Farmgirl73 (10) - - MAR 4, 2012
Lovely aroma and mmmmmmmmmm I love beer. Beer, beer, beer, in my belly. Sweet sweetitude

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
0.5L bottle. Orange pour, thick creamy off-white head. Aroma of hops. Floral aroma covers up the heavy scent of biscuit malt. Herbal hop essence coats the tongue. Flavors carry a tropical fruit character; pineapple, grapefruit, orange zest. Perfect balance, hearty body but not heavy, smooth flavors. Loads of citrus rind bitterness carries through the end of the palate. Soft and easy to drink. (3627)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - JAN 9, 2014
Oh capitani, miei capitani! Questa birra stupisce e toglie il fiato, imbizzarrendo i sensi. Corpo denso, maltoso e con caratteri resinosi, che accompagna un gusto amaro intenso, arricchito da note di luppolo, fruttate e agrumate. Il retrogusto è persistente e avvolgente. Un bocconcino prelibato che salpa con il vento in poppa verso gli sconfinati oceani dell’eccellenza!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
uruha (2) - JAPAN - APR 12, 2014 does not count
Rich malt body, hard-hitting hop’s aroma, I think Nøgne Ø is very favorite beer of Japanese !!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eckan (11) - Høvik, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2014
The perfect beer? Very bitter, a beer for "hopheads ". Murky appearance, unfiltered with yeast sediments in bottle. Don't worry if yeast makes it into glass, still tastes terrific. Highly recommended!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kosmokrator (684) - ITALY - NOV 11, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2015 Limpido color ramato con soffice cappello di saponosa schiuma biancastra. Aroma intenso e dolciastro con sentori di pesche sciroppate, luppolo, biscotto, fiori e toffee; gusto rotondo, pieno e ben bilanciato che riprende i profumi e si conclude con una luppolatura intensa. Corpo medio, effervescenza nella norma e struttura oleoso-vellutata. Molto buona e di grande carattere!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
donpakko (2) - MEXICO - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
Nariz : Notas cítricas que recuerdan a naranja y mandarina acompañadas de algunas especias como pimienta y cardamomo con un fondo a caramelo Boca: Un amargor perceptible pero buen equilibrado ligera nota a dulce y se acentúa la naranja con un final ligeramente seco Vista: Semiturbia, dorada pálido con tonos rojizos acompañados de una espuma densa y compacta de buena sostenibilidad blanca

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mrnoluv (248) - long beach, California, USA - FEB 20, 2015
The smell is malty, hops, one of the best smelling beers I have had. Beautiful honey blonde just like your favorite stripper. The taste is barley, hops, honey which surprises you. Great taste, the sweetness really evens out the bitterness. Great double IPA.

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