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

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RATINGS: 767   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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Cool_Bond (2795) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2013
The aroma is fruity. The flavor is wonderful and also fruity with a little tone of caramel. Not too dry. Long aftertaste. Even a really good Double IPA. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.9
Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2013
The hops assault you the second you either smell or taste it. But this is not just a simple hop monster, this has a fruity kick. If you have ever owned a cricket bat the smell of linseed oil come through as well. This is a serious beer, this beer could look after itself in a bar fight.

3.9
nilsas (4547) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2013
frisk god syrlig duft av citrusfrukter. Lite skum langs kant. Gulbrun dunkel farge. Frisk og nydelig litt surlig smak av citrusfrukter. Leskende og godt.

3.7
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1120) - FINLAND - AUG 31, 2013
50cl bottle. Amber color with a medium sized white head. Fruity hoppy aroma with orange, pine and malt. Flavor is quite bitter with orange, pine, grapefruit, sweetish malt and some herbal notes. Medium bodied, bitter aftertaste.

3.8
Dalar (21) - FINLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Nice palate. Taste is pretty deep. Really fuity aroma. Thick mouth feeling. Like a peachy nectar but with a ton of hops. It takes some time to swallow down. If one likes a fruity IPA with a full-blown aroma-hop-blowjob, with a Belgian yeast-twist, this is the one.

3.9
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
Belle bière couleur de miel, voilée et où flotte un col mousseux laissant une fine dentelle au verre. Des arôme de caramel, de biscuit et de résine. Moyennement amère avec un peu de sucres résiduels. Elle est crémeuse, de corps robuste, doucement effervescente et se termine sur d’interminables arômes et une belle amertume.

3.9
Vighals (4464) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Uklar, lys brun. Grape og en anelse fersken i lukten. Mineralsk, litt tobakk. Bare noen få dråper gir masse smak. Bitter lang ettersmak. Smakt igjen 27.12. 2013 (2009 årgang) Brunorange med tynt hvitt skum. Moden stenfruk og grape. Fyldig, bitter litt søtlig smak. Medium kullsyre behagelig fyldig og bitter ettersmak ( første rating 3.3 )

3.4
zenkis (1079) - Ogre, LATVIA - AUG 10, 2013
bottled, batch 937, brewed 12.03.2013. Pours intense light amber to orange, clear one with white-off medium top, light lasing, average duration foam, frothy one. Aroma - first was dominant hops, but later became more malty, light spicy, mild pungent, ... hmm a bit boiled vegetables as well, hops are mostly herbal-spicy, malt sweetness. Taste - malt sweetness plus good bitter from hopping, also some notes of roasted or toasted malt bitter reminds me of nutty flavor notes. Palate - medium to full body, thick, slick-oily texture, soft carbonation, long, bitter finish, pleasant herbal bitter aftertaste. To me this brew is interesting in two things. First it has nutty flavor what is something new to me in this style and second is that I actually can’t say exact what this is DIPA or IIPA, cause malt profile is enough to confuse to say it is or not Imperial IPA. Some critics in aroma. Overall - liked, but this is mostly due to IBU.

3.8
Borup (15373) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
Sample at DØE 2013. Hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, alcohol, fruit and malt.

3.8
BeerBaboon (2127) - FINLAND - AUG 3, 2013
Kaksi kapteenia kaatuu lasiin kuparisen oranssisena nesteenä muodostaen vaalean ja kestävän vaahdon. Tuoksusta pistää ensimmäisenä esiin eksoottinen hedelmäisyys ja aromaattinen humalointi. Ainakin greippi ja veriappelsiini tulevat mieleen hedelmistä. Alta pilkistää karamellinen maltaisuus ja Sellainen on tuoksusta vastaava kapteeni. Mausta vastaava kapteeni taasen on katkeran, mutta kuitenkin hillityn humaloitu (tai humalassa?). Greippinen hedelmäisyys melkein muistuttaa saman panimon perusipaa, joka onkin tyylinsä parhaimmistoa varsinkin tuoreena. Alta pilkistää taas karamellisuutta. Ei ollenkaan ällömakea tuplaipa. Kapteenien ulkonäköä en viitsi tässä sen kummemmin kehuskella, mutta suussa he tuntuvat varsin runsailta ja jollottelevat merimieslaulujaan varsin iloisesti. Varsin onnistunut tuplaipa, joka ei kuitenkaan mitenkään erityisesti erotu massasta.


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