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


on tap

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RATINGS: 683   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (10406) - 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 (2212) - 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 (374) - 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 (1770) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2092) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2012
En aning skum framträder. Kraftig och frisk doft med smak av tropisk frukt, främst ananas med en tydlig grapebeska.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AWISLguy (1712) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2012
500ml bottle from Discount Waukesha. Pours an unclear coppery orange with a foamy head. Very nice lacing that sticks around forever. Aroma has sweet caramel and resin with some citrusy hops. Taste is of orange juice, caramel, resin and piney notes. A bit sticky. A nice blend of quite sweet and quite bitter. Finishes smoothy bittersweet with some alcohol showing up in the end. A good one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7431) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2013
50 cl bottle. Batch #937. Brewed on 12.03.2013. BBE 12.03.2015.
A lot crispier and floral hops on this bottle, lots of exotic fruits and some caramel. Some resin also. Resiny hops on the flavor also, mandarin, caramel and goose berries. Definitely better than I remembered.
50 cl bottle @ Gastropub Nordic, Tampere.
Originally rated on 20110114.
Pours amber color with a medium head. Aroma of hops, fruits, mild caramel and grass. Flavor of hoppy fruits, caramel, some malty notes and hay. A bit stuffy but ok.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (1107) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2012
Tap 33cl. Grünerløkka Brygghus. Nice white sidesticking head. A citric fruity aroma, hard to tell. Sweet rotten pear perhaps. Sweet taste of syrup and sugar. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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