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

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RATINGS: 771   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (14165) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle - Orange, mango and sweet grapefruit with a caramel malt backbone. Cloudy orange with a rich beige head. Caramel backbone with a big dose of resinous and bitter orange hops. Not bad, but a bit over resinous.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (14112) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark amber with a large frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick thick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy hoppy bittersweet flavor with a good bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. Complex very good brew.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13892) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Draft. Cloudy amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some pineapple, grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grpaefruit, some lemon, light alcohol. Resiny medium-full body.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (13811) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle sample at Vova’s Hoppy Beerthday tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Shmupi. Hazy orange. Aroma of stale hops, orange marmalade, malt, caramel. Sweetish flavor with malt, caramel, marmalade, stale hops bitterness. Medium-bodied. Not fresh.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (13801) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours a cloudy orange colour with white head. Nose; explosion of citrus hops and pine. Taste; orange, peach, pineapple, varnish, powerful bitterness, well balanced with long finish. Solid Double IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13744) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2011
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Orange colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Flowery and herbal notes. Heavy bitter flavor. Orange and pine notes. Long great heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (13458) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
Sample at DØE 2013. Hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, alcohol, fruit and malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (13285) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2010
Cloudy amber with a big and lasting off-white head. Aroma of peach and pine with some caramel in the background. Bready malt flavour with grapefruit and pine hops, and a beautiful, very bitter finish

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (13259) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2012
500 mL bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of citrus hops, herbal notes, caramel malts and and a bit of a chlorine note. The taste is big citrus hops with big toffeeish malts. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
(500ml bottle) Pours a hazy orange body with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma of orange, bread, florals, and caramel. Flavor of orange, pine, grass, bread, and caramel with a dry, moderately bitter finish.


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