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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 669   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


4.5
   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.

4.5
   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

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie (4350) - 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)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
IPAgutten79 (706) - Skui, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2015 0,5 l flaske. Humle, malt, sitrus og karamell, samt frukter. Dette er en mektig øl, og bitter. Avsluttes med en fin bitterhet i ettersmaken. Merkbar alkohol, men ikke ubehagelig. Medium/tykk konsistens.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - 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!

4.5
   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 !!!

4.5
   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!

4.5
   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

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mrnoluv (205) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tbonde (133) - DENMARK - JAN 21, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2015 50 cl. bottle at home bought at Oslo Airport Duty Free. Like with some people, an aggressive introduction sometimes turns into a great friendship! The hops aroma of this IIPA attacked me more than it pleased me, but actually having this brew in my mouth convinced me that it was just its way of asserting itself! Have drunk it over more than two hours and like many younger wines, it just gained with being exposed to air and room temperature. So, the veridict? A great IIPA! Can compete with the best. Well balanced, high alcohol content kept in check, and a wonderful palate of hops, bitternes and just plain pleasure to drink. Will I buy this rather expensive IIPA again? Yes, but I might just let it breathe for 10 minutes, so it can find its balance.


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