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

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RATINGS: 768   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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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndyW68 (1496) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Pours a hazy copper with a white head. Aroma is malty and hoppy with a fruity smell I do not recognize. Seems close to grapefruit. The taste is similar with sour, bitter and sweet notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (2367) - Lille, FRANCE - MAR 10, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2015 Color: orange amber beer with medium carbonation and small ivory white head. Smell: exotic fruits as mango, litchi, hops, citrus, orange. Taste: hops, strong bitter, grapefruit. Aftertaste : strong wet bitterness, exotic fruit and grape fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2916) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle from Baggot Street Wines. Appearance: Very hazy amber, medium slightly off white head. Aroma: sour, very hoppy, lots of fresh weed like hops, fruit peel, leather, a little boozy with a lot of orange peel. Flavour: big hoppy flavour, tons of malt, tons of alcohol, wood, mango, sour with a long sticky hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (883) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
500ml bottle. A muddy orange body, medium white head, good retention and lacing. Lots of sedimentation. Aroma of a classic American IPA: grapefruit, caramel, lots of floral hops, exotic fruits. Taste is again classic: resinous pine, tons of herbal hops bitterness, caramel, grapefruit and a touch of tropical fruits.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (6550) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
From a bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy pale amber with an off white head. Aroma of citrus. Flavors of pine resin, orange peel, Astringent mouth feel. Light bitter finish. Very nice DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (753) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy rosy/amber with a light beige head, and some visible sediment floating. Nose is big resinous hops, caramel, alcohol, and some nice tropical fruit notes. Mmm. Taste is a pretty good balance of resinous notes, and tropical fruit notes adding some bitterness to a beer that might be a little too sweet. It’s tasty stuff, if maybe a little too sweet, but it’s a minor complaint. This is one damn good brewery.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2013
0.5L bottle. Orange pour, thick creamy off-white head. Aroma of hops. Floral aroma covers up the heavy scent of biscuit malt. Herbal hop essence coats the tongue. Flavors carry a tropical fruit character; pineapple, grapefruit, orange zest. Perfect balance, hearty body but not heavy, smooth flavors. Loads of citrus rind bitterness carries through the end of the palate. Soft and easy to drink. (3627)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fmandal (10) - Steinkjer, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle, 500 ml. A decent IPA, but not close to being bought again. Actually, this was quite a disappointment. Don't get me wrong, it's a really good beer. But it's not top notch, and after reading so much praise of it at Norwegian home brew forums I'm not sure what the fuzz is all about. An average IPA, but nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2716) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2013
500ml bottle. A pleasant amber with a biege head. Muted pine, some grapefruit and mango rind, caramel malt undertone, butterscotch, bit of banana sneaks in at the end unexpectedly. Moderate+ body, with a soft carbonation, sweet with a nice bitterness that develops and eventually dries out the palate leaving a hop resin coating. Tasty beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (5244) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2015 Prøvd hjemme flere ganger, og det er en like stor fornøyelse hver gang. Dette er en IPA man kan nippe til og hygge seg med hver dråpe. Uklar og mørk oransje med mye kremskum. Herlig humlearoma med citrus, aprikoser og andre godsaker. Mye sødme, men den er fint balansert av bitterheten (grapefrukt). Behagelig karbonering skaper sammen med smaken en fin munnfylde. Lang og tørr, bitter ettersmak - knallgod! Flaske fra taxfreesjappa på Sola, batch 1328: mest grapefrukt og furunål, med noe karamellmaltsødme men en ganske så tørr ettersmak denne gangen.


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