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


on tap

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RATINGS: 619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.

   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 (13) - - 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 (23) - 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 (498) - 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 (959) - 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 (1230) - 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 (741) - FINLAND - MAR 13, 2014
Very well balanced double IPA! Hides alcohol well, quite easy to drink, still complex and really enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zoney (144) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2010
Pours cloudy dark amber/golden with a nice looking white/beige head. Powerful hops aroma. Taste is a hop-bomb, a little bitter in the end. A magnificent beer, but then I’m a hop-fanatic, thanks a lot Jan Halvor Fjeld for making this beer with Nøgne Ø :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odland (137) - NORWAY - FEB 7, 2011
Bottle @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Now this is what a double IPA should taste like. Pours golden amber with moderate head. Sweet yet hoppy - a symphony of flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dudebun (136) - GERMANY - FEB 24, 2011
Drank shortly after the Ægir IPA which I loved, so this is slightly compared to that. In any case, it’s definitely double what the Ægir offered. More intense citrus on the nose, but leaning towards caramel malt, more alcohol in the mouth, not tons of carbonation, nice dry end although rather bitter, (not a bad thing). I loved it and it certainly would love a chance to drink more.

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