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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: 662   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - DEC 29, 2012
0.5l bottle from LCBO. Served in a tulip. Appearance: Cloudy orange, huge frothy white head. Little visible carbonation. Aroma: Grassy and fruity. Notes of lemon, pine, cedar, banana. Palate: thick bodied, dry, oily, long finish. Taste: faintly sweet at the start, but rapidly gets bitter, and stays bitter through the long finish.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
asimeow (172) - Sandsli, NORWAY - APR 24, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hideipa (20) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
D’un orange cuivré, elle laisse une mousse de bonne ténacité, qui colle au verre. L’arôme dégage pleinement le houblon: mélange d’agrumes, de pêches, de kiwis et d’herbe. En bouche par contre, le houblon s’avère plus herbeux et résineux ce qui réduit les fruits perçus en arôme. S’ajoute des saveurs sucrées du malt et une petite touche d’alcool, le tout sur une amertume équilibrée. Le corps est plein et la carbonatation adéquate. Bref, la longue finale s’avère amère et astringente.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
00german00 (4) - Florida, USA - APR 3, 2015 does not count
Great double IPA without the bitterness in the palate with the sip. Still shows the hoppy flavor at the end in a smooth manner.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Senka (846) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle. Thick, fruity and all around fantastic brew. Unfortunately the place had only one bottle. Poured dark orange with amazing head, and beautiful lacing. Very well hidden ABV. Fruity hoppy bomb. IBU is gently masked within the body. Looking for another one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (5060) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle (33cl): Served in a shaker at 13 degrees Celsius: Cloudy hazy warm orange with a small sticky white head. Aromas of hops, fat hop fruit, some hop acidity, herbs, grapes, peach, citrus, yeast, hint of wild yeast, light vinous and some very light funk. Flavours of earthy hops, bitters, fruits, herbs, chalk, yeast, wood, herbs and light creamy tone. Aftertaste is a mix of earthy tones, hops, bitters, herbs, grass and earthy hops. Low carbo, creamy close to silky mouthfeel, more than medium bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ej1oo1 (25) - New York, USA - MAR 25, 2015
Very tasty ipa not as bitter as I expect from a double ipa. Fantastic flavor. Would order again

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlioi (24) - - MAR 25, 2015
A full bodies IPA. There is a hint of malt but the IPA is consistent yet not overpowering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frode (358) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle 50 cl.
Unclear dark orange, off-white head. Fruity hops and caramel on a malty background. Medium sweet and bitter flavour, long.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
al53 (85) - FINLAND - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. Batch 1305, brygget 12.11.2014 Clear bronze colour with medium white head. Aroma is grapefruit, hops and tropical fruits. Very strong bitter and piney taste with more grapefruit and bit tropical sweetness. Medium+ bodied with good crisp carbonation. Finish is dry, long and strong, bit soapy in good way and very piney. Very good and crispy piney dipa.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bjorninn (42) - - MAR 20, 2015
Af krana á Skúla. Flottur ilmur af þessum en poppar ekkert sérstaklega, situr flötum beinum. Vel beiskur án þess að skrapa góminn. Barinn tæmdist uppí rútu skömmu eftir að ég settist niður. Það var ekki eitthvað sem ég sagði.


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