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

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RATINGS: 671   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.


LinusStick's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LinusStick (2969) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Meh..I’m not a big fan of IPAs/IIPAs from other countries. Not a bad beer, though. Aroma was good. Lemon, grapefruit and earth. Pour was a nice medium gold with a one finger white head (got dark towards the bottom of the bottle). Taste was typical for a Nogne O hoppy beer. Not very hoppy, a little sticky and syrupy. The lemon and grapefruit were there, but they were very muted. Stronger malt profile. Good carbonation.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lbjor (21) - NORWAY - MAY 29, 2015
Hazy dark golden. Powerful taste og hay,pine and green grass. Little sweet taste of honey somewhere in there. Bitterness lasts a while in the mouth.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inbreak (2638) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2015
Old rating rerated 07.03.2015, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is mild grassy, leafs, fresh hops, light malts, moss, citrus, lawn, hay. Taste is slightly concentrated harsh grassy, leafs, bark, hops, pine needles, lawn, moss, citrus peel, soil. Longlasting bitterness, slightly dry harsh mouthfeel. Nice enough.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (6051) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Tallahassee, Fl - Quick N Save - 500 ml bottle. Slightly hazy, medium orange pour, off-white head that clings to the edge of the glass. Strong spruce aroma, floral hints, some nectarines. Flavor is full bodied with heavy citrus bitterness, a touch of nectarine fruitiness, some cake mix sweetness. Mouthfeel has a nice thickness to it. Pretty decent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ABT_S54 (256) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
50cl bottle served in a Four Hands pint glass. Bright orange colour with floating flakes of sediment and a welcoming fluffy white head which lasts admirably. Aroma is flowery hops with a slightly medicinal quality. Taste is hop dominated but not as bitter as you would expect at the IBU level. This is down to the quite generous malt content which does not overpower but allows the intense flavours of the hops to be showcased whilst not destroying your palate for future beers with intense bitterness (ala Ruination). I quite like both interpretations of IIPA but this is certainly more friendly if you wanted to have a few different styles in a session.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
liinis (1667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Very strong imperial maltiness Followed by Good balanced hoppy bitterness. Turning into soft sweet acid. Orange clear beer with lace leaving head.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4172) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy orange pour with a frothy white head, aroma is zesty citrus along with some pine aspects, taste has marmalade, quite sweet, with some underlying tropical fruit action consisting of pine, grapefruit and papaya, excellent IIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1228) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2015
500 ml bottle, pours burnt orange with a light haze, aroma is light caramel, zesty long grapefruit, peppery spice, light body, oily texture, medium sweet, finish is long, grapefruit and finally light bitter and spice

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solvaris (120) - - MAY 15, 2015
Vollmundig bitter, Grapefruit Hopfen, zitrus, lecker --------&# via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (529) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAY 8, 2015
the aroma is fruity with hints of pine, citrus, spices and, a little bit, resin... the taste is rough, malty and fruity with notes of grapefruit, pine needles, pepper and some other spices... sweet, bitter and very spicy aftertaste...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asimeow (182) - Sandsli, NORWAY - APR 24, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2015 24.4.2015: 0,5l bottle from the duty free shop at Flesland. Orange, very hazy. Off-white head, two fingers. Yeasty and fruity aroma. Heavy on the pineapple. Some gum. Really fresh and light aroma. Woody and earthy hit on the flavour. Yeast. Not as fruity as expected. No citrus. Thick and oily. Stark contrast to the aroma. Taking small sips, this is lovely. Larger sips, the ABV and yeast gets overpowering. All in all, a slight disappointment. Score: 3,7. 12.05.2015: Lovely aroma and appearance. First whiff is fruity and fresh. A deeper whiff reveals the underlying high ABV and yeast. This time the first hit of flavor reminds me of bark or dried leaves. It really is too heavy on the yeast and alcohol, perhaps also a bit too bitter, to be really enjoyable. I find it hard to come up with a good food pairing for this beer. This is a meal in itself. Again, slightly disappointing. Score still: 3,7 though as this definitely has character and stands out.


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