1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Doppelt IPA - Double India Pale Ale - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

Not Rated.
Doppelt IPA - Double India Pale AleDoppelt IPA - Double India Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

84 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 84
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website
Norway

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Brewed in collaboration with brewmaster Toshi Ishii from Yo-Ho Brewing, Japan.

Malt: lager, münchener, crystal
Hops: Millennium, Centennial, Chinnok, Amarillo and Brewers Gold.

19° P, 100 IBU, 8% ABV.

(Beer added by: baggio on 09-24-2008)
View: Beers (60) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 84 | Reviews: 73 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ojiikun:
Photo of ojiikun
ojiikun

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saw this bottle on a shelf and just had to grab it. I mean, come on, a beer collab between guys from Norway and Japan? That is just too strange to pass up. It also had a complete ingredient list, which always buys you into my good graces.

That said, I made the purchase over 3 years ago. The (in my opinion) stunningly handsome bottle sat in my fridge at 57 degrees for that long, so I imagine some strange things are in store.

Bottle popped with a huge hiss and foam slowly crept up the neck. Not so fast I lost any, but the head was massive and required a few minutes to tame. I suppose we can't blame some residual yeast for doing a little extra work, since they had so long to go at it! Head is a dark cream and very, very sticky. Body is a full sunrise-to-caramel gradient and has plenty of fine little yeasties kicked up in it. Maybe a little murky, but a pretty enough colour.

Nose is a sheer wall of old barleywine. Tropical jam and new wood. Some fresh apple skins. Surprisingly little dustyness. Tiniest hints of leather.

Body is stunningly laid-back given the nose. No bitters up front, then a touch of malt, then a ton of bright and spicy bitters, then a slow burn of darker malts. Rather simple, realy.

Mouthfeel is downright creamy, then very lightly syrupy. Almost feels like a lot of the carb blew out upon opening, sadly.

I can't even imagine what this was like when it was released or how they thought it would age, but it turned out pretty damn well. If you find a bottle that was well-stored, don't hesitate because of the dating!

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 08:03:30 | More by ojiikun
More User Reviews:
Photo of afsdan
afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +6%

03-21-2014 02:10:38 | More by afsdan
Photo of jaydoc
jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +6%

12-22-2013 16:17:52 | More by jaydoc
Photo of ari32
ari32

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.2%

07-24-2013 05:31:50 | More by ari32
Photo of hackmann
hackmann

Michigan

3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: misty-cloudy deep amber body with a two finger creamy looking light tan head that leaves nothing on the glass

Aroma: soft citrus, soft sweet grains, overall delicate

Flavors: soft citrus reminding me of pink grapefruit rind; some soft fruits, pear comes to mind; firm caramel malts and grains; tasty overall

Mouthfeel: decent carbonation to keep it refreshing; medium body; moderate bitterness – I would never guess 100 IBU’s; soft bitterness and earthy on the aftertaste

To the Point: a pleasing IPA; a weak Double; for 9 or 10 bucks a bottle I would spend my time with a real DIPA

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 02:08:44 | More by hackmann
Photo of mrfrancis
mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.2%

06-25-2013 15:32:34 | More by mrfrancis
Photo of t0rin0
t0rin0

California

2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

11-28-2012 05:38:55 | More by t0rin0
Photo of FEUO
FEUO

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.2%

11-15-2012 12:23:58 | More by FEUO
Photo of TheBronze
TheBronze

Washington

3/5  rDev -25.2%

05-30-2012 16:27:29 | More by TheBronze
Photo of zonker17
zonker17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

03-11-2012 01:06:18 | More by zonker17
Photo of Tyrawlings
Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.2%

02-16-2012 15:54:54 | More by Tyrawlings
Photo of GRG1313
GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

12-19-2011 07:34:47 | More by GRG1313
Photo of JAHMUR
JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +6%

11-18-2011 22:12:48 | More by JAHMUR
Photo of kawilliams81
kawilliams81

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a 16 oz snifter.

A- Dark golden orange. Huge overflowing head with lots of lacing on the glass.

S- Sweet malts, biscuit, some citrus and pine.

T- Sweet biscuity malts, followed by citrus and bitter pine. Has grassy/pine hop bitterness at the finish.

M- Medium bodied, but on the thinner side. Fairly smooth with high carbonation and dry finish.

O- Glad I picked this up, but don't think I would get it again. Too many good DIPA's in the US to keep searching for good DIPA's overseas.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 01:09:59 | More by kawilliams81
Photo of brentk56
brentk56

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Spews like a volcano and then pours with a massive head that sits atop the very cloudy amber liquid; fine stickage and lace are the by-products

Smell: Toffee, pear and some pith

Taste: Bread and toffee, up front, but the 100 IBUs still make an impact, even after all of this time, bringing fruit and pith elements that build, after the swallow, though in a rather mellow way; the finish is rather malty but this is neither sweet nor sticky

Mouthfeel: Full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Found this in the back of the fridge and opened it, without checking to see its age; as others have noted, even when this beer was fresh, this has a barleywine character to it and, if I were blindfolded, I would guess English Barleywine or Old Ale; thinking of it that way, this is a fine drinker, indeed

Thanks, mrmiles, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2011 23:00:09 | More by brentk56
Photo of avalon07
avalon07

South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an amber color with dark tints. There was an inch of foamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A subtle, yet well-defined aroma of hops, caramel, pine and malt.

T: Tasted of hops and a big shot of caramel up front, with malt and a piney quality in the finish. Not quite as hoppy as most DIPAs, but this doesn't stop it from being flavorful.

M: A lot of carbonation with a slightly slick finish. Medium-bodied.

D: An interesting and totally drinkable DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 13:11:21 | More by avalon07
Photo of Gobzilla
Gobzilla

California

3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: poured a chocolate brown in color with pale yellow highlights that had a thin head and left a little lacing sticking to the glass.

S: pear fruitness was upfront with caramel, sweetness from the malts and faint citrus with brown sugar was also noticeable.

T: the caramel was more apparent on the palate a very mild hop bite alongside pear citrus accents and good sweetness from the malts.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had a sweet, milds fruity, hoppy, and sticky finish.

D.it drank below average and was not as hop forward as I like my DIPA's to be; oh well.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2011 18:49:56 | More by Gobzilla
Photo of TheManiacalOne
TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, a good amount of hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out malty and sweet with flavors of caramel, citrus and a hearty malt character up front that take control and dominate. The hops presence is rather subdued but very complementary and creates a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium-to-heavy body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, slightly filling, good kick, decent representation of style, although it's not the typical hop-bomb that you expect in this style this is a very solid beer that is worth drinking for a long time.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 03:48:53 | More by TheManiacalOne
Photo of charlzm
charlzm

California

4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Consumed April 21st, 2010 at 55 degrees F in a Samuel Adams "special" glass.

Beer is a slightly hazy deep copper with abundant carbonation. A two-finger, foamy light yellow/eggshell colored head forms and soon collapses into a frothy, very sticky half-finger. Awesome head.

Aromatic as hell: lemongrass, grapefruit, vanilla (?!?) sweet malty bread... mint? Good stuff.

Flavor is lightly piny and resinous. Fleeting citrus. Sweet malt is barely perceptible. A trace of powdery, Belgiany yeast and herbal mint before a significant, lingering bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is creamy (due to the luxurious head, no doubt) and moderately dry at the end.

Noting all the adjectives above, I'd have to conclude that this is a well-balanced, highly drinkable DIPA with nary a trace of alcohol taste. Despite pulling off this notable feat with flying colors, I have to say this beer doesn't excite as much as it quietly impresses. Maybe if it were fresher? Impossible to tell the beer's age as there is no date on the packaging.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2010 05:52:27 | More by charlzm
Photo of jdense
jdense

Oregon

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served during Tuesday night tasting at By the Bottle, Vancouver, WA, 3.30.10.

Clear amber body, some carbonation rising from bottom of glass, clean white head, medium dissipation with significant lacing. Nose is hop forward, citrusy, with firm malt backbone. Taste is grapefruity, piney, caramel malts, nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is firm not sticky. Very drinkable. The brewery rep was pretty excited about the use of New Zealand Nelson hops, which I though gave it a nicely balanced hop bill. Worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2010 00:40:44 | More by jdense
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another find at the Old Bridge Pub in Reno. Bright orange color. Good astringent feel to the aroma, not harsh.

Taste, very bitter, maybe no dry hopping at all. Who knows how old it was too, coming from half way around the world, there may have been less bitterness and more hop character to it when it was fresher. Nonetheless, still enjoyable. Probably the most unbalanced beer I've had outside of the West Coast, again, in a good way.

Excellent to sip, I took my time, the mouthfeel and development of the citrus compounded over time. Drinkability suffers as this is a pricy drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2010 22:35:37 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of Jmoore50
Jmoore50

Nevada

4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on a snowy afternoon with my boss. Paired with a sub sandwich, this thing surprised me on the level of hops.

The appearance is a cloudy, dirty water color that actually looks disgusting. The only thing that saves it is the enormous head that sticks to everything and lasts throughout the entire bottle. The color of this one is brown, amber, or some weird 'toilet water' color.

The smell is a punch in the face with aggressive hops. Delicious. There are lots of sweet sugars involved as well, but this thing is hop overloaded.

The taste is great, with citrus and pine hops that are just spilling over the beer. The palate wrestles with the bitterness from the 100+ IBU's. There are citrus and sweet honey flavors in this one as well, but the hops are strong. There is a very strong malt backbone in this that presents a sweet caramel taste that was evident in the smell.

The brew is good. I was surprised to taste what I did. I wonder how old this thing is as well. You figure it was bottled then shipped and imported, then shipped yet again. Then it sat on the shelf and then into my glass. This thing fresh would no doubtingly be outstanding. Too bad it looks kind of gross.
J

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2010 23:14:46 | More by Jmoore50
Photo of beerthulhu
beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

- A collabration brew between Nogne O and Yo-ho brewing of Japan. Limited edition labeled at 100 ibus.

A: Poured a murky water orange with a solid tan colored head that occupied a near 90% occupancy of the glass. Needless to say the head was rigid, a towering structure of foam with a well sense of retention that exhibited large cavenous pockets and voids along the outer perimeter. Random oblong splashes of foam speckle the glass with a medium state of density. Visible carbonation was medium. A head this large and quick to rise usually suggests an infection or use of Belgian wild yeast.

S: The Amarillo hops provide a fresh lemony scent along with hints of toasted cereal grains and dried rice. Feather touches of citrus also appear but was a bit light per double standards.

T: The flavor was malty with a wet lemony touch and a dry toasted grain bill that was laced with a flowery citrus nature. The hopping is bitter, of medium-strong proportions, but never mouth puckering. The beer finishes rather clean, leaving no signs of its malty appeal or dry citrus nature. I love the fact that this ipa is so malty, nicely bittered but still comes off fairly easy to handle.

M: The mouthful provided a full bodied affair, both malty and creamy with a good feel of carbonation. Thick and viscose and overall a solid hold.

D: A malty ipa with a warm, wet citrus hopping masks the 8%abv quite nicely making this enjoyable and a meal within itself. A bomber is sure to fill one up and satisfy.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2010 00:51:26 | More by beerthulhu
Photo of billyshears
billyshears

Maryland

3.65/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great dark amber color with some nice pillow-y tan head. I found the citus zest aroma/taste a little off for whatever reason. Sharp, bitter hops, ends dry. The malts were nice but nothing impressive. Decent mouthfeel but I felt maybe it was a bit too carbonated. It went down quite fine, and it's not a bad DIPA, but it's certainly not the best I've had (or in the top 10). Americans just do it bigger and better. I like Nøgne Ø, but this was a bit of a disappointment to me, especially after looking so great on the pour.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2010 19:28:51 | More by billyshears
Photo of scruffwhor
scruffwhor

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Holy head!!! First pour from the bottle unleashead a Mount Fuji-esque like eruption of beige foam that takes some time to settle. Good bubbling mixed in with this deep copper highlighted amber translucense. Citrus rinds, homemade whitebread crusts, spearmint, and garden flower roots. This beer smells nice! Mild grapefruit peels mixed well with caramelized bread. The middle has a more minty taste and feel to it, while the citric bitterness remains and some toasted mlats. The finish is a warm baked bread and mixed mandarin orange and grapefruit marmalade. A mix of silky and resiny palate with warmth showing up only towards the end of the palate. Nice, complex, sipping DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2009 00:39:00 | More by scruffwhor
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Doppelt IPA - Double India Pale Ale from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
89 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.