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

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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.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHopster (839) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2011
(bottle) A great and generous pick from Keg_Juggler. Wow, this is a treat! So smooth for a 100 IBU. Cloudy amber color with resiliant white head. Distinctive balance with hoppy flavor No trace of alcohol. The pinnacle of this style.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
csaso (1464) - Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2011
Bottle - nice big foamy head, medium amber color, very good hop flavor (not too over the top) with a decent malt backbone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3739) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2012
500ml bottle. Deep amber colour and a good two fingers of foam, looks solid in the glass and carries some weight. Lots of piney citrus hop notes which set you up for what is to come in the flavour. Long on the palate with plenty of flavour.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
500mL bottle from the LCBO. Total surprise to me that this was coming. Pours a hazy orange with a large off-white head with a lot of yeast. As the beer settles over a few minutes, tons of yeast chunks form on the bottom, which looks weird but fortunately I’m not off-put by these things. The aroma is quite striking, it almost reminded me of carrots at first, but in a weirdly enticing way. Loads of hops with some hefty dry yeastiness and a nice tangerine quality. Flavour is equally pleasing, very hop forward but with a substantial malt body to balance it out, with a dry finish. The hop characters are sort of fruity and complex. Feels full on the palate, with minimal carbonation (always a plus in my mind). A richly satisfying beer, I’m always glad when expensive Scandinavian beers end up not being over-attenuated malt bombs!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vidar_Lund (20) - Trondheim, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 Have to admit I’m biased on this one. One of my favorite beers. Very floral aroma, nice golden color. The generous use of hops brings out a great sparkle and sting that I find very attractive in a beer. Good balance between hops and malt. In my opinion this is the best Nøgne Ø beer even though there are some close competitors (like #500).

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hlynx (10) - NORWAY - DEC 23, 2012
Hmm - the day before Yule and I wanted something good as a reward for washing and hoovering - and this was it: It is tasty, citrus-like - echoing the grapefruit juice for breakfast. A medium body and easy to drink. I have one more bottle, and that is tempting. It is bitter as a Double IPA should be - but perhaps without the hops really coming through. When I poured it, the head did not come out well - but I might have shaken it too much bringing it down from the attic and dissolved som of the yeast sediments. Anyway - a high overall rating. Enjoy!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mczee (21) - NORWAY - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. caramel, hay, herbs, citrus, grass, leaves, alcohol, golden, cloudy, frothy, very bitter, heavily sour, medium sweetness, bitter, long finish, lively, slick feel, full body,

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thorongil2 (1396) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
(bottle) hazy copper colour with a small off white head; aromas of grapefruit, fruit, honey; balanced flavour with a long strong bitter finish; excellent

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaross (27) - - JAN 25, 2013
Roasty smell for an ipa. Roasty Taste brings up the hops which is sharp but not invasive. Hops fade a little to back to sweet roast. Bitter hops aftertase. Very solid dipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyBudgie (757) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2013
hay, roasty, citrus, grass, cheese, ginger, skunky, cloudy, brown, golden, minimal head, light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, umami, medium body, oily feel, thick feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,


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