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


on tap

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RATINGS: 707   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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2011
It’s hazy, warm golden with a creamy head, and a fruity and very delicious aroma. The flavour is moderately sweet and has a nice, dry bitterness and notes of caramel, loads of fruits like papaya, peach and pineapple, citrus and spruce. The finish is dry and bitter. It’s a very well-balanced and harmonic beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bmeup (588) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2011
Massive open white head over a amber body. Intense floral, fruity and citrus hops.Malty biscuit/bread base and great balance in taste for this style. Big resinous bitterness is lengthy. One of the finest IPA’s out there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alexus (241) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2012
500ml bottle @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Hazy deep orange color with a nice little head. Aromas of citrus and clean hops and some light fruits. Good dosage of bitterness to balance the heavy sweetness from the malts. Full body. A really great IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HecRotweiler (3) - Drammen, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2012 does not count
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2012 Bottle at home. Incredibly tasty and very aromatic. Dry and very hoppy and malty, some graphe and orange.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bernts (14) - - NOV 27, 2012
Poures with a thick creamy head, amber .. some resin aroma, grass Heavy body and bitternes with a good mouth feel.. Overall a fantastic beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thearmi (31) - Riga, LATVIA - JUL 21, 2013
A rather mild double IPA with a smooth and mildly bitter taste and a nice, bitter finish. It has a full body as the finnish stays long in your mouth. A really enjoyable beer for a night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alusmamuts (1164) - LATVIA - NOV 5, 2013
Light amber with rich but fastly disappearing cap. Light aroma and excellent very rich IPA taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (1918) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 29, 2013
Batch: 1009, 0,5L bottle. Intense aroma of hops, pine, honey, citrus, mayb even some grass. Pours copper with hints of red. Nice big white head (with very light tan). Head stays for a long time. Lively carbonation. Taste is intense bitter with some honey sweetness thrown in. Very nice choice of hops used - feels old and fresh at the same time. There are also noticable floral and maybe some malt in the background. It really doesn’t feel like 8,5% abv, no noticable alcohol. Overall: there is so much more to say, but the bottom line is that this is just really great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1656) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 6, 2013
hazy light orange colour, not too much off-white head; aroma of pine resin, citrus, some grass, floral hops and some minimal sauerkraut; taste is dominated by bittersweet-ness - pine resin, citrus, significant maltyness...and intensive bitter aftertaste - my first Norwegian beer - and a masterpiece at the same time

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kalervo (896) - FINLAND - MAR 13, 2014
Very well balanced double IPA! Hides alcohol well, quite easy to drink, still complex and really enjoyable.

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