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


on tap

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RATINGS: 768   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2013
Dark apricot pour covered by a cask-like largeish bubbled foam. Opaque. Slightly yeasty, otherwise fragrantly citrusy nose focusing on earthy orange and grapefruit with a hefty resin background. Underneath, a gently biscuity, albeit not too intense on the crystals, malt base lifts up the minerally, crispy texture that again feels like a cask ale once its rested in the glass for a while and lost some of its activity. It’s a pleasant sensation and enhances drinkability. Has certainly lost a fair dose of its aromatic power, but remains agreeable, with a fun mouthfeel and fitting malt foundation. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rgf001 (323) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2013
Drank from bottle on 8-Apr-2013. Brewed 6-Mar-2012 (Best before 6-Mar-2016 ??). Bottle bought at Barleywine, Copenhagen, it was on a shelf (no cold storage). Hazy, dark orange pour, normal white head, very spritzy. Good nose - grapefruit, orange zest (despite age). Bitterness had a grapefruit-like sharpness. It has some sweetness that goes away quickly. Finishes with bitter hop resins that linger in your tongue for a while making you want to drink more. Carbonation is on-spot providing a great mouthfeel. Hope I can get this beer fresh one day, I bet it is awesome!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
Fruity and berries nose. Pale brown head. Coppery color. Berries and hops in the taste. Too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angelkostvo (1191) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 25, 2013
Dark orange color with small white head. Aroma is floral, jasmin, tropical fruits, citrus peel. Taste is light sweet, fruit and medium bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Really nice double IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1985) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Good for the style but lacks some unique character. With this becoming such a popular category it needed something else. More malt and floral hops aroma with sweetness. Amber/copper color with a small head. Medium carbonation and smooth feel. Some sweet and tart essences. Well balanced with a good bitterness that wasn’t too sharp. Relatively dry finish. Pleasant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Benfi (692) - DENMARK - MAR 23, 2013
Pours a hazy golden-amber colour with an off-white foamy head, decent retention and lots of soapy lace. Lots of sediments floating all-over as well. Aromas of fresh hop at first, but seems to be taken over by the alcohol, caramel warmth with some notes of fruits (orange, peach). Good, almost full body, with some nice mild dryness in the finish, but a better wetness all-the-way, making this one well-balanced. Easy to drink, with the hop in the taste, but not overdone. Grapefruit, malt and hints of toffee. Nice citrus zest in the aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 21, 2013
Bright, hazy, tangerine pour, big rocky brilliant white head. Lots of bubble action in the glass. Looks superb. Huge nose - citrus, orange zest, orange peel, catpiss, candied fruits, sherbet sourness and some brioche from the malt character. Awesome. Intense flavour, a blast of taste up front sharp hops and buckets of the citrus and orange stuff from the aroma, middle is all sweet tongue smacking malt, followed by a huge hop hit in the finish. Lush amd smooth mouthfeel, low-low carbonation soft enough to underpin the flavours but no more. A savage beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (2164) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2013 Originally rated 14.1.2011. Re-rate 010613. Bottle at home Pours hazy copper with a nice head. Aroma citrus, spices. Very light really. Bitter palate. Nice balance. Not Bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (1100) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2013
Amber pour with thick off white head. Aroma is citrus, tropical fruits, pine. Taste is bi up front bitterness, grapefruit, resin, some caramel, a little warmth from alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (6097) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
Bottle: Poured a hazy bright amber color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of citrus and resinous hops with pretty dominant with some dry caramel malt notes also perceptible. Taste is a mix between some citrus hops with nice floral touch and some resinous and slightly earthy hops with some dry caramel malt wand light residuals sugar notes. Body is slightly fuller then average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed and a beer I would seek again.

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