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

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RATINGS: 780   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BillHick420 (460) - - DEC 20, 2012
Pours hazy orange with a white head. Nice fruity grapefruit on the nose. Aroma of fruit, notes of pine and citrus. Very well balanced. For me, a flagship for IPA’s.


3.6
nearbeer (5413) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2017
500 ml. with no bottling date. Mostly clear orange-bronze brew with an island and ring of cream. Aroma of caramel, pineapple, wooden hop and earthy apple. Tastes of caramel, lemongrass, cherry, wood, chocolate and a hint of minty booze. Medium plus brew has a medium carbonation and a delicate balance.

3.7
Banzale (311) - FRANCE - JUL 6, 2017
Bu avec Nutjes ! santé! bouteille de 50cl. couleur cuivre , un peu trouble avec de beau reflet bronze. peu de mousse , qui libère un léger col. Au nez : malts caramel, note légèrement houblonné et un peu de sucre. En bouche : il y a de la puissance ! le houblon marque bien cette bière. un peu de levure en bouche . belle amertume toute en longueur . un peu de sucre je pense peu etre avec la sensation malts caramel . une bonne fin de bouche non sèche et moelleux . très bon corps bien portant et n’oublie aucun aromes je recommande fortement.

3.3
mike_77 (6657) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2017
Copper colour with lasting head. Aroma and flavour have a little bit of sweet caramelised tropical fruit. Also some spicy bready notes.

3.6
nutjes (938) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2017
50cl-fles van bij Bierhalle Deconinck te Vichte. U: Helder oranje met een witte schuimkraag. G: Tropisch fruit, karamel, citrus en hars. S: Karamelzoet, den, tropisch fruit en een stevige citrusbitterheid. Licht alcoholisch M: Medium body en medium carbonatie.

3.7
Alengrin (5334) - BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2017
Norwegian DIPA from a 50 cl bottle bought at Bierhalle Deconinck; apparently a Nögne Ö classic, having been in existence from before Hansa acquired this acclaimed brewery in 2013, and originally a home brew by a guy named Jan Halvor Fjeld, who was lucky enough to see Nögne Ö commercialize his recipe already in 2010 after winning a home brewing contest. Egg-white, very moussy, frothy head, fairly thick and retaining well, leaving behind some ’dots’ of lacing, over a warm orange blonde beer, as good as clear initially but still with a very slight haze to it, turning equally misty but still attractively warm orange - near to amberish - with sediment. Citrusy, malty and lightly ’dank’ aroma of fresh orange peel, mandarin, tamarillo, biscuit, moist cigarette shag, sweetish plum tomatoes, white pepper, dried mango cubes, juniper ’leaves’, whisky, ginger, dry marihuana, withering dill, hints of chicken stock, old potatoes, dried rosemary, bitterroot liqueur, minerals, fresh wormwood leaves, green algae, rainwater, something very vaguely sweaty. Clean, measured fruitiness in the onset, nothing overly expressive, hints of dried peach, unripe green banana and a dash of tamarillo, restrainedly sweetish and dito sourish but neither of them coming to full force, medium carbonated with a slick, very oily (almost ’glueish’) mouthfeel. Biscuity malts provide basic but again clean and measured sweetishness underneath a growing hop presence, which finally - or early on, better put - amounts to a very resiny, piney, wormwood-like, thorough bitterness lingering on for a long time, releasing piney and ’dried’ grapefruity aromas retronasally. The malt sweetishness, having acquired a vaguely toasted accent by this time, is almost completely blotted out by this hop bitterness while a whisky-like alcohol presence announces itself, adding further wryness on the root of the tongue. Oily hop bitterness lingers along. Decent example of a classic West Coast DIPA, the type of beer American geeks raved about in the last years of the previous century and early years of this century, but feeling a tad obsolete in this day and age - prompting me to wonder what the lifespan of all these new American beer types is, now that NEIPA is all the new craze and even BIPA seems to be on the road to oblivion. Clearly inspired by the ’cleanness’ and piney, resiny hop oil bitterness of legends like Pliny the Elder, and in that segment, whether it remains relevant today or not, this one performs well, though I have to say that I would probably have been more impressed by a beer like this several years ago than I am now; feels a bit ’understated’ in its hop expressivity, aromatically at least (because the bitterness is certainly there and well in balance with the maltiness). But that may be just me after all those NEIPAs of the past few years...

3
Korcz (3372) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 7, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Mocno słodowe, wychodzi też alkohol. Wyraźnie utlenione, co zaskakuje w kontekście zaledwie miesiąca od rozlewu.

3.8
DwarfeD (3513) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2017
50cl bottle at home. Pale golden with a medium white soapy head. Medium to full body with low to moderate carbonation. Fruity sweetness with a lot of hoppy bitterness. Citrus, pine, tropical fruits, malts and caramel. Good IIPA.

3.9
acemilan (460) - POLAND - APR 2, 2017
Piwo o barwie ciemnozłotej z ładną pianą. Aromat intensywny, cytrusowy, pomarańcza, cytryna. W tle czuć podbudowę słodową. W smaku tym bardziej, fajna goryczka cytrusowa. Wszystko bardzo ułożone i przyjemne. Goryczka grejfrutowa, dość długa, ale niezalegająca. Solidna IPA.

4
PabloZab (1543) - Wroclaw, POLAND - MAR 31, 2017
Tap (Marynka, Wroclaw). Golden-orange colour with long-lasting, white head, very good lacing. Tropical fruits in aroma with aggressive character but very nice. Malty, semisweet in taste with big tropical notes and aggressive bitterness. Really good, drinkable beer.

3.9
basjansen14 (387) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2017
Golden orange coloured beer with a nice white head. Aroma: tropical fruit, spicy, malty. Taste: fruity, spicy, nice malty backbone, orange peel, some alcohol and a nice bitterness. Really nice DIPA.


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