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


on tap

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RATINGS: 697   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7671) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours cloudy golden with a massive off-white head and a floral citrus aroma. There is a sweet full-bodied caramel malt flavor with lots of citrus and pine. Very tasty.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6656) - ITALY - FEB 3, 2012
ambrata buon aschium apersitente naso lupolato agrumato intenso leggere note di caramello discreto corpo amaro deciso aromatico persitente

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8416) - 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 (1761) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
#1402 draught; nose is cane sugar, bittersweet hops, weak red grape, feel is quite fat, carb is mediumheavy, taste is sweet fruits, dry hops, cloves, late weak bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5592) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy amber with a tall, fluffy beige head. Aroma is malty and sweet with caramel notes but has lots of citrus, melon and floral hops. Taste is citrus hops, orange juice, caramel, sweet malt and light spicy hops. Body is medium-full, slightly chewy, resinous and moderately carbonated. Finishes with more citrus fruit, apricot, hints of melon, caramel, sweet malt, spicy hops and floral notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (10689) - 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 (2216) - 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.

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