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

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Doppelt IPA - Double India Pale AleDoppelt IPA - Double India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by baggio on 09-24-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by imaguitargod:
Photo of imaguitargod
4.97/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured to a very much still alive and unusually large head which takes it's darn time to die down to a nice white froth with lacing. When held up to the light it has this most beautiful amber, cloudy glow that I find myself wanting to look at more and more (although it's got a decent amount of sediment). The taste is definitely an IPA but not your standard IPA, there really isn't much emphasis on the bittering hops. Most of the taste profile comes from the aroma hops which is a welcome change.

Right off the bat there comes a subtle malty sweetness but almost immediately it's swept up by two separate, floral hop tastes. Extremely complex this one is....take like Yoda it makes me. The floral taste continues into the after taste which is where the bittering hops appear on the palette.

I would say this is my second favorite IPA ever! WOW! And this is coming from someone who generally doesn't like IPA's. If you find this, get it, heck, get two, one to drink and one to age because a beer this good, gets better with time!

~Jonathan Passow

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.52/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

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Photo of linnet
4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of Sammy
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of prototypic
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of plinythethirsty
3.62/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of kenito799
4.88/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of zonker17
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of philipquarles
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of theghost3
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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

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.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of peabody
2.91/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Proteus93
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of billyshears
3.66/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

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Photo of GreatPondBrewer
4.57/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 from Norway and one from Japan. A wonderfully fruity, sweet, bitter, and balanced DIPA.

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