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


on tap

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RATINGS: 617   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Nothing is like celebrating your own milestones. This is a celebration of our 500th batch of ale. It was brewed with joy and splendor; the brewer wore a suit, and a TV station filmed the event. As a base for this ale, we have elected to play with numbers: 5 hops, 100 IBUs, 10% alcohol by volume. Indeed it is an Imperial India Pale Ale. Big and bold. Great for a celebration!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KW92 (288) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 24, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa bursztynowa, opalizujące. Piana drobne, średniej wysokości. Oblepia szkło.
AROMAT: Intensywny. Żółte, słodkie owoce. Zapach marakui i ....mirabelki!!!. W tle nuty kwiatowe.
SMAK: Tutaj również dominują owoce, ale do głosu dochodzi karmel. Trochę ziół oraz cytrusy. Goryczka średnia. Alkohol świetnie ukryty.
OGÓLNIE: Kapitalny aromat tego piwa jest jego wizytówką.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElManana (1086) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle bought at Bierhalle Deconinck. Orange with little head. Nose is hops, citrus, caramel, boozy. Taste is very alcoholic, caramel, some hops, not very good unfortunately.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ston3s42 (37) - - MAY 15, 2015
Dark golden brown appearance with almost no head. Full bodied with tastes of toffee, vanilla, nuts, caramel, alcohol, raisin and wood perfectly balanced with a great hoppy aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sulawang (709) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 15, 2015
Visual: Their signature plain label with just the Ø, but the true excitement is inside. Pours murky root beer brown with a very small head, a thin layer of micro retention, a few micro slow streams here and there. Nose: aromatic caramel+toffee sweet malt (lvl-7)-pungency Attack: alcoholic crisp Mid-palate: (lvl-7)-sweetness, (MAIN) caramel malt, toffee, nutty, brandy Finish: subtle soft bitter hops, malty sweet smooth finish. Summary: This drinks way too smooth for a 10%. Not much bitterness for an IPA, tastes like a strong amber. Good taste:$$$ ratio.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mollegar (5) - Kristiansund, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
Bottle. Pours copper coloured, with light head. Hoppy, floral, caramel, citrus. Boozy. Everything you’d wish for. Bitter finish with the hops lasting long. Medium to heavy body. Massive beer. An absolute must try. And try. And try...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbertels (209) - NORWAY - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle. What can one say? This is an imperial variety of an imperial ipa - in all aspects of that term. Divine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mindwarp (129) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2015
Pours a dark hazy orange with a small white head. Big aroma of dark fruits. Taste follows the nose with a small bit of hoppy bitterness. This bottle got lost in the mix so it may be a little old but regardless, the flavor is unique when compared to other DIPA’s. A little booziness is starting to be present as it warms. Would like to try a new bottle if I can find one but this old one is still good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SNL (388) - - APR 17, 2015
Bottle. Hazy caramel pour, frothy tan head. Sweet hoppy nose, with a round mildly bitter taste. Notes of smoke in the long finish. Heavy body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
eivmyk1983 (3) - hovland, NORWAY - APR 6, 2015 does not count
Den aller beste IPA jeg vet om.Må ha riktig temperatur når den nytes.Nok et flott brygg fra Nøgne ø

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
asimeow (205) - Sandsli, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2015
UPDATED: APR 27, 2015 0,5l bottle. Second rating. First one left me disappointed as I was expecting a lighter brew. This time I was prepared. Amber. Slightly off-white, two-fingered head. Lovely hoppy aroma with sweet yeasty tones. Taste is heavy on the alcohol, but the aftertaste is fruity and nice. The bitterness and hops drown somewhat in the ABV, but it’s quite pleasant. Not a cool, summer brew, though. For that I’d still go with the standard, non-Imperial IPA from Nøgne Ø.

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