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

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RATINGS: 764   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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3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hop_Hedonist (614) - Perth, - FEB 16, 2014
Murky brown - very malty - thick on the tongue - just enough hops to make it drinkable - not my style.


3.4
roaldjorgensen (1) - - SEP 5, 2017 does not count
Fruity strong yellow beer with Nice smooth soft sweet taste. I want to drink more but it is quite strong ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Bamsen78 (5487) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2017
Bottle @ Fox & Hounds, Sønderborg. Pours hazy straw with stable white head. Clear aroma of hops and citrus, with fruity and malty notes. Bitter flavour of hops and grass, with round, sweet notes of fruit, malt and yeast. Hints of orange peel. Bitter aftertaste with grassy hints. Decent.

3.4
alvaro78 (577) - Sevilla, SPAIN - AUG 3, 2017
Aromas citricos y frutales. Buen aspacto carbonatacion media. En boca fruta madura y final citrico y seco

3.6
klm1 (1738) - Bled/SF, - AUG 1, 2017
[email protected]: pours copperish golden, light hazy with off-white fluffy head with good lacing. Aroma: caramel, bread, toast like malt character & pune, citrus, resin like, fruity hop character. Flavor follows aroma. Hop bitterness is high, finish is slightly dry bitter. Body is medium to full, texture oily smooth, carbonation is medium.

4.1
Bosbouw (2959) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2017
Oranje kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt fruitig, zoetig, kruiden, honing. Smaakt fruitig, vol, bitterzoet, honing. Bittere afdronk.

3.6
nearbeer (5523) - 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 (344) - 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 (6882) - 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 (1150) - 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 (5561) - 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...


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