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


on tap

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RATINGS: 708   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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.

joshwilfong's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2011
orange with large white head. nose of oxidized citrus and herbal hops. firm bitterness before touches of low crystal sweetness o perhaps munich malt before solid citrus and herbal hop flavors that are slightly muted with age. the beer shows little alcohol presence and has a relatively dry finish for the abv. overall a pretty traiditional double ipa that at its prime would probably be solid but not spectacular and now is below average

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foffern (1499) - Bodø, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle. The color is slightly hazy orange with an off-white head. Fruity aroma of apricots, pine, grains and some lemon. The flavor has more wood, bread, dried apricots and some alcohol. Has a slick mouth feel, medium body, and a medium to heavy bitterness. A fruity and well-balanced DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ken1 (1439) - DENMARK - NOV 2, 2015
Aroma: Fruity hops. Flavour: Very fruity bitter with a graplike bitter finish and a creamy mouthfeel. Colour: Orange with a white head. From: Tap @ Volby Ølmesse August 2015

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cristobal37 (464) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 31, 2015
Hoppy biscuity aroma. Roasted malts and hops. Surprising how high the abv is. The alcohol is well hidden below the heavy malt a piney hops. Cool beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werthergoethe (215) - Moscow, RUSSIA - OCT 23, 2015
Неплохо& двойной ИПА, горечь подчерк& солодов& вкус, а не подавля& его.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjoeng (326) - - OCT 13, 2015
8.5%ABV. double IPA Poured out of the bottle a deep rich Amber. 16°SRM. Nose has sweet tangerine, orange, mandarins. Mouthfeel is syrupy. Deep malty palate with slightly disjointed transition to hops, alcohol and then the finish. The malt flavors are predictably toasty, nutty like pecans, walnuts, graham cracker. Palate is hefty and there is an umami roundness to it. Finish is bitter, herbaceous, piney and resinous. Aggressive hop palate. Hop balanced. Overall, vested with great ingredients in oodles, just a little hamfisted in general to be truly good. I appreciate the effort! Love you guys although Two Captains won’t be making it to the favorites list.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvsn (1189) - ISRAEL - SEP 29, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Shmupi. Orange golden with a big head. Smell of stale fruity hops, orange jam and caramel. Sweet-sour with some fruitiness and caramel, strong hops bitterness, a bit harsh and not balanced. Medium-bodied, not fresh enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aggiebob (451) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Bomber bottle. Hazy amber orange with a white head. Malty and fruity aroma with flavors of apricot and citrus.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rayaron (877) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle sample at Vova’s Hoppy Beerthday tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin, Tel Aviv. Thanks Shmupi. Deep golden-orange with white head and some particles. Piney aroma, some citrus, skunky with notes of socks. The flavor has medium hoppy bitterness, piney with some citrus (orange), sweetish, old and unbalanced, dry. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (9343) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle sample at Vova’s Hoppy Beerthday tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Shmupi. Hazy orange. Aroma of stale hops, orange marmalade, malt, caramel. Sweetish flavor with malt, caramel, marmalade, stale hops bitterness. Medium-bodied. Not fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mariuszek (702) - Gdynia, POLAND - SEP 14, 2015
Amber, medium head, some lacing. Not intensive fruity and citrus aroma, taste malty sweet, balanced with medium bitterness and some alcohol on finish. It is drinkable but nothing extraordinary. If the recipe is the same as in 2010 it is no surprise this beer today is not that spectacular, as it was 5 years ago. 100 IBU? No way.

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