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

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RATINGS: 776   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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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniel0017 (441) - Yukon, - JAN 17, 2013
Opaque / cloudy golden amber body with much sediment and slight head, no retention. Very floral hops with honey, citrus and some funk to the nose. Weird funk, almost.... nah. Flavor is sharp and bitter at first, then becomes mild as it lingers in the mouth. It has a slightly astringent quality, but the sweet malts counter the effect. Nice, smooth, even mouthfeel. No volcano.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (5163) - 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Korcz (3134) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DwarfeD (3352) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PabloZab (1481) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
basjansen14 (304) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jybi (262) - FRANCE - FEB 20, 2017
Double IPA d’un IBU de 100 pour une densité de 18,3 °Plato et un titrage alcoolique de 8,5 % Abv. Voici le programme de cette Two Captains. Couleur blond vénitien foncé (EBC aux alentours de 31) et une mousse blanche nappant juste la bière...Rien d’exceptionnel, mais acceptable. Premier jugement qui restera de vigueur tout au long de la dégustation pour une IPA plutôt simple, imparfaite, mais agréable. Le nez présente des arômes de caramel, d’agrumes de caramel, de thym et une point de résineux. Classique mais efficace. L’attaque se positionne sur un triptyque caramel, agrume et amertume. D’un bon équilibre, celui-ci pêche par son manque de complexité. D’autant plus que la seconde bouche est la stricte continuité de l’attaque, avec tout de même une présence d’arômes de mangue venant se rajouter. La troisième voit l’amertume s’affirmer. Cependant, la sucrosité étant relativement importante, l’impression d’amertume est atténuée (eu égard aux 100 d’IBU), rendant d’ailleurs cette Two Captains d’autant plus facile à boire. Une arrière bouche simple, sur les fruits jaunes et le caramel équilibre quant à elle de façon satisfaisante l’ensemble. L’alcool est malheureusement trop peu présent pour contribuer à l’affirmation des saveurs (un titrage alcoolique un peu plus élevé serait plus adéquat) et le sucre à l’inverse un peu trop présent. Le final, d’une bonne longueur tout de même, apporte uniquement de petites notes de résineux et manque d’envolée. O Captain! My Captain! Davantage de poésie aurait été de bon aloi.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kaserov (593) - Oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 5, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2017 Color anaranjado, translúcido, con capa de espuma de un blanco amarillento de dos dedos de grosor (no mucha retención). Carbonatación mínima. Aroma lupulado, resinoso, marihuana. El sabor está completamente centrado en el amargor. Se puede captar algo cítrico y algo de malta, pero es casi todo amargor. El postgusto es un amargor seco que dura y dura. No me da más, demasiado para mí.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evilkniamhel (905) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2017
From bottle. Pours hazy bright orange. Nose of white pepper, savoury, candied orange. Taste is pith, Mandarin, moss, resin, juicy finish.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
corkyrory66 (1865) - BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2017
Double ipa de 8,5 % abv, pour 18,3° plato, et un niveau ebu de 100. Bière qui est en fait une bière gagnante d’un concours norvégien de homebrewing en 2010, que la brasserie a reprise en production. Mon exemplaire avait 10 mois de bouteille sur 24 en dluo. Couleur orangé un peu roux, à la clarté nette. Bulles fines, en colonnes droites, à montée lente. Mousse blanche, à flocons moyens, stable à 2 mm. Arômes de malt grillé, abricot, pointe de fumée, thym, romarin. 1ère bouche souple sur malt, agrumes et citronnelle. Arrière-bouche à l’amertume astringente. 2ème à l’amertume incisive, avec un peu d’agrumes. Arrière-bouche plutôt citronnée (zeste). 3ème où le côté zesté est trop en avant. Arrière-bouche sans équilibre. Longueur très uniforme, sans réelle harmonie. Jambes lisses. Levure assez terreuse, ligne basique. Alcool qui n’aide en rien à l’ensemble, il regarde le train. Finale assez banale. CONCLUSION : double ipa qui est un double coup dans l’eau, pour les saveurs et pour l’amertume.. Après cela, il ne reste plus beaucoup dans une double ipa ...


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