Brewery: Nøgne Ø
Style: American Double IPA
Other Notes: 100 IBUs.
Brewer Description: (from bottle) Jan Halvor Fjeld, winner of Norwegian home brewing championship 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.
My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.53
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5
Intro: A 500ml bottle from batch #1328 with a best before date of 15th December 2016 and poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Appearance: It poured a clear dark amber orange colour with a one finger off white head that leaves nice lacing.
Aroma: Heavy citrus orange and grapefruit with a hint of floralness and caramel.
Taste: Sweet-ish pineapple and grapefruit hop bitterness with some light caramel malt. The grapefruit bitterness sticks around for a while.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with light to medium carbonation.
Overall: A pretty decent Double IPA with good lasting bitterness. It’s still well within its best before date, but I have to wonder if a fresher bottle would be even more impressive.