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


on tap

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RATINGS: 774   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (2171) - 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 (2189) - 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 (1151) - 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 (6214) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndyW68 (1525) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (2579) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2920) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (930) - 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.

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