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


on tap

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RATINGS: 764   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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.

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MelvinKalksma (1628) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2016

Medium aroma of malts, caramel, orange, tropical fruit, pine, hops and citrus.

Turbid golden/amber beer with medium yeast and with a slight white/off-white head.

Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, orange, tropical fruit and pine; ends slightly bitter and dry with hops and citrus.

This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Great sweet start balanced by the bare minimum of hop at the finish. Loads of malt, making it extremely creamy as well.

caribou43 (1103) - Lausanne/Sevilla/Lima, SWITZERLAND - DEC 25, 2016
I share this beer with my brother for the Christmas and it is simply a great IPA, in my point of view and better than the IPA from Siders. The color is copper/orange and troubled. The taste is perfect, great bitterness, citrus maybe there are some orange skin, malty and the choice of hop is lovely, the foam is thin and white. I really appreciate the products of this brewery.

DonGregorio (475) - POLAND - NOV 17, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2016 Bottle. Pours hazy orange with small off-white head. Lots of citrusy hops in aroma: grapefruit, orange, with notes of pine and herbs. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter: citrus, grapefruit and spices, leading to bitter finish with light alcohol feel. Medium body, soft carbonation and oily texture. Very good IIPA with lots of citrus in flavour, just a little bit too much alcohol in taste.

ALIBALI (2316) - Kiel, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2016
Ein mit Trübstoff gefüllter See der Hopfenglückseligkeit. Man fühlt sich mitten in einen amerikanischen Kieferwald gebeamt. Im Mund dann schlank und bis zum Ende hin gehörig hopfenscharf. Ein Elixier, zitrusbefeuert und lang am Gaumen. Und da liegt am Ende der Hund begraben, zwar lang aber dann doch zu einheitlich citrusbitter. Aus der BIEREREI Berlin. 0,5l Krug für zu viel Taler. 6 an der Zahl.

BenL8 (227) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 5, 2016
Hazy/opaque light copper colour, little head, some foam remains for a long time though. Aroma is spicy and malty, with only hints of fruitiness. Hops is prominent anyway, aroma is very earthy and herbal. Flavour: Citrus fruitiness is apparent at first. Very spicy and piney, earthiness/ herbal notes still very apparent. Bitter and tangy, especially in the finish. Very very nice double IPA.

mats1337 (113) - POLAND - OCT 27, 2016
Barwa pomarańczowa, lekko w kierunku czerwonego, lekko mętne, piana biała, szybko opadła. W aromacie baaardzo słodko. Głównie landrynki i amerykańskie chmiele. Wysycenie średnie, wporzo. W smaku początkowo czuć lekką słodowość, po czym piwo pokazuje pełnię swoich możliwości. Bardzo mocna gorycz, cytrusy i znowu gorycz. Jest wrażenie jakby momentami gorycz była lekko alkoholowa. Ogólnie piwo, nie licząc potężnej goryczki, zrobiło na mnie średnie wrażenie.

kustie (1244) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle. Golden color with off-white head. Aroma has pine, needles, grassy hops. Taste is malty with quite long bitter and fairly dry aftertaste. Flavors of pine, needles, fruits.

ston3s42 (234) - - OCT 20, 2016
Golden appearance with some head. Tastes of raisin, sweet heavy malts. Medium body, low carbonation and a finish of sweet raisin. Good beer, okay DIPA

spechtacular (245) - Warszawa, POLAND - OCT 13, 2016
Barwa pomarańczowa, piana niska, szybko zanikająca, piwo lekko opalizujące. Bardzo intensywny i skoncentrowany aromat owoców tropikalnych, grejpdrutów, mango oraz cytrusów. Obecne również nieco słodów. W smaku uderza najpierw słodycz owoców tropikalnych, wysoka goryczka, alkohol dobrze ukryty.

Punkero (462) - FINLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Dusty musky aroma. Fresh hop cone. Much malt wow maybe. Some spices. Fine. Delicate.

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