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


on tap

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RATINGS: 759   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (3180) - 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 (2209) - 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 (1018) - 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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Florya (1802) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: hazy golden color, small white head. Aroma: orange, pine, caramel. Palate: medium to full body, low carbonation, dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tbonde (315) - DENMARK - JAN 21, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2015 50 cl. bottle at home bought at Oslo Airport Duty Free. Like with some people, an aggressive introduction sometimes turns into a great friendship! The hops aroma of this IIPA attacked me more than it pleased me, but actually having this brew in my mouth convinced me that it was just its way of asserting itself! Have drunk it over more than two hours and like many younger wines, it just gained with being exposed to air and room temperature. So, the veridict? A great IIPA! Can compete with the best. Well balanced, high alcohol content kept in check, and a wonderful palate of hops, bitternes and just plain pleasure to drink. Will I buy this rather expensive IIPA again? Yes, but I might just let it breathe for 10 minutes, so it can find its balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beers0mniac (114) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2015 One of the finest samples of Imperial IPA. Well balanced, lots of fruits and citrus in taste, Nogne beers always amazes me

   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 (140) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHopster (1049) - 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.

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