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


on tap

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RATINGS: 691   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopObessaison (21) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 11, 2011
Tap at HashigoZake - not much aroma, awesome colour. The taste makes up for the lack of aroma, caramel body with a huge resiny bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Bottle:   Caramel in color, thick and hazy, a bit dirty, moderate frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Bright citrusy nose, zesty, sweet candied hops.   Smells like a winner!   Moderately sweet up front, candied citrus peel, bitter but not biting.   Really smooth, mellow, fairly flavorful.   Finish loses a bit of umph tho.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   I wonder how this one would be fresh?   Mild bitterness lingers, semi-sweet citrus peel.   Better than I expected!   Well balanced in my book.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8320) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle from My Favourite Beers, Cheltenham, 11.02.12 consumed the same day in new Frank at Brierfields campsite, Cheltenham, Glos after a day of Morris dancing at Cheltenham Folk Festival Pours warm gold with a light haze and white head. Touch sweet at first but very decent IPA with a good bitterness, some sweet orange and a nice substantial mouthfeel, alcohol is noticeable. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov15 3.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1738) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2012
500ml bottle, Coppers, Ncl. Earthy fresh hop aroma, with initial caramel taste. There’s peach, gooseberry and mango flavours, with some jamminess. Had a thick sediment that held together very well during the pour, resulting in a good looking beer, with just a trace of haze.A really great DIPA, that warms slowly on the way down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (10507) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 18, 2012
500 mL bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus hops, herbal notes, caramel malts and and a bit of a chlorine note. The taste is big citrus hops with big toffeeish malts. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2215) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2012
Bottle from the Abner Ale House. Pours hazy golden orange with small white head. Aromas of mangos, peaches, grapefruit, yeast, and bready malts. Flavors of bitter hops, grapefruit, tropical fruits, light yeast, and bread. Has a nice body and bitterness. Pretty solid I must say.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Tulip. Memphis Taproom. Pours a hazy amber orange with 2 fingers of off white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, mango and grapefruit. Taste of peach, mango, caramel malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kestral (506) - Årnes, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2012
Tap at Håndverkerstuene. Hazy dark orange with a small, white head with large, soapy bubbles in it. Good amount of supersticky lacing. Loads and loads of hops on the nose, grapefruit, resin and peach. Very juicy. Some burnt sugar, caramel and alcohol, and a little of the fruit liqueur sweetness I don’t like too well in IIPAs. Nice, clean flavour profile. Big bitterness, enough sweetness to back it up. The hops are a bit harsh in the finish, making it almost peppery and burnt-feeling. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated. Would have liked a bit livelier carbonation. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeliriumT (382) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2012
Pours a thick and cloudy amber and smells of bitey hops, citrus fruits and blood oranges. The taste is very refreshing but, unlike the best IIPA’s you can taste the alcohol volume, because some strong, harsh alcoholic notes are evident here

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abio (1773) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2012
Orange coloured beer, head is ok. Sticks good. Good hoppy, grass, citrus. Slightly earthy, good biterness, with a good amount of sweetness that gets trough.

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