Doppelt IPA - Double India Pale Ale - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
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Reviews by ojiikun:
4.25/5 rDev +6%
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!
01-17-2013 08:03:30 | More by ojiikun
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3.53/5 rDev -12%
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.
03-26-2010 22:35:37 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.72/5 rDev +17.7%
Big creamy beige head, dense non transparent red copper colour, lots of lacing. Hoppy aroma, pine citrus, oranges grapefruit, very appealing! Flavour is less intensethan expected, but still hops is dominating the palate.There is a lot of malt-flavour to balance the hops which makes this beer more wellrounded than for example Hercules despite higher IBU. Mouthfeel is crisp with small bubbles. This was my first from Nögne ö and I really liked it!
03-08-2009 13:43:37 | More by linnet
3.95/5 rDev -1.5%
Thanks for this tasty treat Jon. Amarillo driven tangerine double IPA that is just great hops, and not a monster despite 100 IBU, caramel balances it out. Thick lace, orange body with soapy white head. The hop aroma is attractive and there. Average mouthfeel.
10-15-2009 21:29:27 | More by Sammy
4.35/5 rDev +8.5%
Appearance: It pours a very hazy, brown color with a distinct orange tint. It's topped with a very foamy, gigantic three finger head that's vanilla in color. Saying it receded slowly is inaccurate. It took for-friggin'-ever for this thing to die down. Thick waves of lace lined the glass.
Smell: The nose is good, but lacking just a little in strength. There's a strong citrus wave of grapefruit, pineapple, and orange to kick it off. Smells like there's a decent bit of caramel malts sweetening the field. But, they don't smell strong enough to have a negative effect. Hops come through pretty strong. Good sign. They're citric and a little piney smelling. Very little alcohol is noted.
Taste: It's sweet and citrusy initially. Grapefruit, pineapple, and orange flavors blend well with a very nice caramel malt flavor. They really nailed the malts in this one. It's just enough. Hops are very flavorful and have a nice citric, slightly piney flavor. It came across as very well balanced at first. But, the hops seem to get more aggressive and bitter as it goes down. Very, very well done. Alcohol is faintly noticeable. My bottle indicates abv is 8%. It's very mild mannered for that level. Finishes dry and bitter. Damn, this is a fine tasting beer.
Mouthfeel/Drinkability: It's medium bodied and smooth. Carbonation is a little too high to keep it from smoothing out any more. Goes down easy though. Drinkability is very high. This is a very flavorful DIPA, isn't overly strong, and is a outright joy to drink.
Nøgne Ø's got a winner here. I'm not very familiar with the other collaborators on this one. Suffice it to say they did one hell of a job. My only (very small) complaints are that the nose is a tad weak and carbonation's a little too high. But, there's a ton of great flavor here to make up for it. Very strongly recommended.
02-22-2009 03:45:29 | More by prototypic
3.63/5 rDev -9.5%
Be careful with your pour -- the head on this beer can be overwhelming. I had hopes that I could say the same for the taste. Despite the combined brewing talents of Norway and Japan, it's hard to recommend the cocoa/licorice taste of this IPA over more complex (and hoppier) IPA's from American brewers. On the other hand, beer lovers who aren't fans of a big hop flavor might want to give this one a try despite its "doppelt IPA" label. Although strong citrus and pine flavors are missing, it has a pleasant maltiness despite the high ABV.
09-20-2009 04:51:47 | More by plinythethirsty
4.9/5 rDev +22.2%
500cc bottle. Camping, drank from plastic cups.
Very interesting, collaboration between Norway's craft brewmaster and a japanese craft brewer. even though we couldn't see this brew properly, the massive, living tan foamy head was a joy to behold and intricate lace was left down the insides of our plastic cups. The aroma was subtly chocolatey with some fruitiness, lacking the fresh piney-citrus hoppiness usually found in American DIPAs. Flavor is where this brew ble us away. Subtle and complex, full of an array of cooked fruit, tea, and bitter chocolate flavors perfectly balanced by malt that was never too sweet. Creamy mouthfeel. Lingering bitter finish that complemented the next sip perfectly. The overall impression was a masterfully crafted brew with true attention to detail in the choice of malt and hops. One of the top beers I have had.
10-20-2009 01:53:20 | More by kenito799
4.22/5 rDev +5.2%
500 ml bottle into an oversized snifter.
Pours a brilliant clear ruby with several massive fingers of frothy and foamy dirty looking off-white head. This eventually shrinks down into an equally thick and frothy layer of retention that just drenches the sides of the glass with huge swathes of sticky lace. The aroma is floral and a touch spicy, with some robust smelling tropical fruit character and some additional grainy malt sweetness behind it. Bit of warmth gives this bouquet some edge as well.
The overall hop profile is spicy and piney, but probably feels less aggressive than it is, thanks to that same tangy mix of toasted grains and just HUGE sticky notes of tropical citrus that just dominates the profile. I think that the hops show themselves most in the finish, with a spicy lingering bitterness that mixes on the breath with some light heat. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and despite some alcohol beef in the body, retains a soft creaminess to the carbonation that keeps things moving nicely. Really nice drinkibility at work here considering the higher ABV.
This DIPA kind of took me by surprise, as I hadn't heard too much about it and had originially picked it up because of it being a collaborative effort between Nøgne Ø and Yoho Brewing. I was pleased to find this packed not only a lot of hops but even bigger citrus and a really nice drinkibility for the size. Solid stuff!
05-21-2009 16:53:49 | More by Kegatron
4.03/5 rDev +0.5%
Pours an opaque muddy copper with a huge, meringue-like pale yellow head. Some sediments. Aromas of citric, grapefruity hops, sweet tropical fruits, and a good deal of caramel malt. Tastes of sweetish roasted malts, more tropical fruits, and citric, herbal hops. A lot going on here, but the bitterness takes over in the end. Light-medium body with high carbonation. Too big and bitter to be extremely drinkable, but still great for what it is.
05-07-2009 04:01:25 | More by philipquarles
3.8/5 rDev -5.2%
- 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.
02-19-2010 00:51:26 | More by beerthulhu
3.85/5 rDev -4%
500 ml bottle. Served in a Sam Adams BL glass, the beer pours a cloudy amber/brown color. The head is huge, it took a while for it to settle down before I started drinking the beer. The aroma starts off as being pine hops, but as the beer settles the citrusy hops come out more. There's also some caramel and toffee noticable in the aroma. The taste is similar to the aroma, but there's more of a balance between the hops and malt. I can taste pine, earthy and citrusy hops (grapefruit, orange and lemon peel), caramel, bread, and a bit of peppery spice. Mouthfeel/body is medium, and the beer is very carbonated, a bit too carbonated for my liking. Drinkability is decent, but would be better if there was less carbonation. With that being said, it's a good beer that I would try again in the future.
04-25-2009 22:17:26 | More by bluejacket74
4.05/5 rDev +1%
Pours a deep cloudy copper with a ridiculous, soapsudsy froth yellow head. Lacing is decent, but the thick head remains throughout, so deciphering lacing is a non-issue.
The smell is great--strong grapefruity & orangey hops with floral & alcohol notes & a caramel roasted malt that shows up late. The taste seems bitter from the citrusy hops at first, but then goes into this sweet roasted caramel malt flavor with honey notes. Delicious. The mouthfeel is its weak spot in that it is a little too acidic.
This is a drinkable DIPA. It's not the best I've had but definitely a nice representative from the style.
04-16-2009 03:38:28 | More by theghost3
4.15/5 rDev +3.5%
500ml bottle into nonic.
Deep cloudy amber hue with a two finger light tan head that ends up as a very thick and frothy cap. Thick and solid lacing.
Ultra sharp, piney, minty hops. The malts add a little bit of a toasty quality, along with a little burnt caramel.
The hops are dominant in the flavor, with very strong bitterness, a touch of spiciness, and very sharp again. The malts have more toastiness, however they are somewhat dry. Full bodied. The hops linger for a while toward the finish.
Not a bad DIPA, which seems to have American roots, although it's a collaboration. Nogne O makes another idiosyncratic beer, and it's a good one. Recommended.
09-08-2009 23:15:11 | More by BeerSox
3.98/5 rDev -0.7%
500 ml bottle picked up at Worden's in Missoula a bit back.. paid a seemingly pricey $9... I wanted something a little bit less pedestrian tonight for my first beer, and picked this one out of the fridge... poured into my shaped SA glass.
3 finger head foams up and nearly over the lip.... the brew is a seemingly very carbonated hazy orange.
Nose is very hoppy... yet it seems a bit muted by a fair amount of maltiness.
Flavor is big bracing bitterness out of the gate ... more bitterness than expected... more than expected malty sweetness is punctuated with some toasty (again unexpected) elements.. but there is a fairly bright citric/mildly piney hoppiness that pushes through mid palate.. finish sorta drops off quickly with a tiny bit of fruitiness and a mildly lingering citrus and floral hoppiness...
The carbonation "looks" high, but seems to fit in nicely with the body .... could the extra sugars help reign in the bubbles? I think so.
I figured that this brew was gonna be past it's prime judging by the dust on the bottles surrounding it at Worden's... but I am fairly impressed... a pretty good DIPA from 2 countries that I would never have expected this kind of palate.
08-05-2009 07:19:17 | More by JohnGalt1
2.9/5 rDev -27.7%
Pours out a hazy brown like old Ice Tea with three fingers of off-white suds that stick around for quite a while and leave lots of lacing around the tulip glass.
Smell is sugary caramel malt with a burning yeast. If the hops are here they are hiding aroma-wise.
Taste is a dirty watery slightly hoppy mish mash. I get no pine whatsoever and the aftertaste is a boring watery mess.
Pretty sad beer here. Mabey this is a bad one but I will never buy another one to find out.
Disappointing to say the least.
05-30-2009 01:24:13 | More by peabody
4.4/5 rDev +9.7%
So I think this is supposed to be a big IPA, though I have to admit it drank much more like imperial red ale. Served cold and poured into several tasting glasses, we all enjoyed this one tremendously on 10/04/2009.
Rich caramel color is very evident coming right out of the gate on the one. Huge foaming white head of light tan came up and over the top and settled down nice and quickly really giving it a very nice overall look complete with tons of side glass lacing. Nice big piney hops are coming out right up front on me. Rich caramel malts, hints of pine tar and a really full flavor are all coming together now to form a very tight and well put together aroma. Such a smooth, sweet flavor coming off of this one right away, quite impressed here again as the flavor seems to really pop here and push the piney hops way up front before mellowing out mid palate and really showing some quality depth. Smooth, subtle ABV then kicks in and it's over. This one is a fine sipper I would have no issue at all with trying any day,
Overall this was about as solid as they come and really stole the show quite nicely for me. I would love to be able to have this one again, it was just that damn good.
10-07-2009 00:49:46 | More by mikesgroove
4.08/5 rDev +1.7%
Bottle shared by CrellMoset... thanks!
A: End of the bottle, which stirred up some sediment, giving it a murkier quality than it normally would. It's still a little on the darker brown side, though - iced-tea like. Head forms into a little foam collar, rather thick as far as 'lace collars' go.
S: Citrus hops take this one all the way, to my nose. A sweet, 'sugared grapefruit in the morning' aroma, with the scent being more like the fruit itself than the rind. There's a pleasant caramel backbone that is often quite nice to find in a DIPA.
T: Taste has a more bitter edge to it, but there is still that little touch of malt character to it that keeps it from being a hopbomb. Citrus has more of a 'zest' flavour than sweet, as the nose had. There's a little earthiness to it, as well.
M + D: Softer, moderate carbonation with a smooth medium body. Alcohol gives a little touch of warmth on the way down, and it finishes rather clean - just enough flavour left on the palate to appreciate. A nicely done brew, and one that I think I would eventually like to come back to.
08-23-2009 18:10:20 | More by Proteus93
3.65/5 rDev -9%
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.
01-25-2010 19:28:51 | More by billyshears
4.55/5 rDev +13.5%
This came highly recommended from the staff at Bierkraft and I caved on my self-imposed ban of nothing brewed more than 6 hours away. Exceptions to rules I suppose. It poured a dark reddish-brown. I am not really sure what I would call the color exactly. The head, as advertised, was voluminous and glacially collapsed in on itself. The nose reeked of slightly sharp and peppery flavors, sweet boozyness, just the hint of a more European yeast. The taste was smack on with super bitter hops and almost nothing but. Tender notes of malt and sweet alcohol were barely audible on the back of the tongue. This was highly carbonated and certainly the hop bill contributed to that slightly scratchy nature that comes with huge bittering schedules. Wonderful brew and if only I could have purchased several more.
04-08-2009 22:29:50 | More by GreatPondBrewer
4.5/5 rDev +12.2%
Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a Struise tulip.
From the label: 19º P : 100 IBU : 8% alc/vol
"This limited DIPA is the result of a collaboration between brewmasters Kjetil Jikium, Nøgne Ø, and Toshi Ishii, Yo-Ho Brewing, Japan."
"Ingredients: Grimstad water, pilsner malt, Munich malt, crystal malt, English ale yeast, and Millenium, Centennial, Chinook, Amarillo, and Brewers Gold hops"
A: Pours a hazy, coppery-orange color with a towering five fingers (!) of creamy, light-orange meringue. Aside from some pretty active carbonation upon initial pour, this settles down quickly. The head features excellent retention and leaves a ton of sticky sheeting in the glass. I swirled all of the sediment for the last pour. It looked just like apricot nectar.
S: Delicious aromas of pineapple, mango, clementine, aspirin, and orange with a helping hand from toasted malt, sweet caramel, and a bit of alcohol. As it warmed, I also detected aromas of red apple and maybe a touch of apricot.
T: Sweet and juicy tropical fruit dominates along with fresh cut pine, sweet caramel, apricot, clementine, toasted malt, alcohol, ripe peach, red apple, and a touch of pepper in the finish.
M: Starts off pretty slick and sweet/juicy, the middle takes a turn towards something drier and spicier, and finishes with a definite peppery-ness that plasters itself to every square inch of the inside of my mouth.
D: What an impressive DIPA. Some American breweries could learn a thing or three from a couple of brewmasters...one from Norway and one from Japan. A wonderfully fruity, sweet, bitter, and balanced DIPA.
02-11-2009 00:42:05 | More by GbVDave
4.05/5 rDev +1%
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.
10-26-2010 03:48:53 | More by TheManiacalOne
Doppelt IPA - Double India Pale Ale from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
89 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.