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


on tap

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RATINGS: 669   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alteregoo (806) - POLAND - APR 2, 2016
Piana żółta, drobna, trwała. Barwa bursztynowo pomarańczowa, mocno mętna, pływające kawałki drożdży. Aromat chmielowo słodowy - są iglaki, cytrusy, kandyzowane owoce i karmel. W smaku pełne, treściwe, dość słodkie, mocno żywiczne, świerkowe i likierowe, a w tle dojrzałe mango i papaja. Czuć moc, czuć potężną gęstość, czuć mocne nowofalowe chmielenie. Goryczka średnia, długo pozostająca w posmakach, alkohol mocno rozgrzewający, nagazowanie niskie.
To raczej Triple IPA i American Barley Wine w jednym. Piwo sprawia wrażenie syropu wymieszanego z płynnym ekstraktem chmielowym. Trudno wypić całą butelkę... Chyba trzeba je traktować bardziej w kategorii ciekawostki, bo przyznaję, że jeszcze czegoś takiego nie piłem!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
antykowalsky (102) - Boleslawiec, POLAND - MAR 24, 2016
Aroma of resin, citrus, tropical fruits. Deep orange colour, cloudy. One finger, fast reducing off-white head. Taste is fruity, medium sweet, high bitter. Light alcohol. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Bitter and alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
babymammoth (60) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2016
From the rich malty aroma of honeycomb through to bursting hopped bitterness that finishes sweet. I can’t fault it to my taste but nothing is perfect. This is awesome!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
budedou (769) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - FEB 22, 2016
Pours a murky amber with a white head. Hoppy aroma with some caramel and slight tropical fruits. Overripe mango. Taste is sweet and sticky with a very bitter finish. Sticky body and a fairly light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzgorog (675) - FRANCE - FEB 16, 2016
Couleur brune orangée trouble et gros dépôt, mousse blanche moyenne. Nez de houblons résineux, oranges confites, léger côté mentholé (?!). L’amertume est forte, le corps très dense, sirupeux, l’alcool est présent mais bien balancé, bel équilibre, les saveurs sont sur la résine et le pamplemousse. Une IIPA très bien faite, puissante, mais il lui manque un petit quelque chose pour qu’elle soit vraiment extraordinaire...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (1946) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 11, 2016
Bottle 500 ml. Color: a little smoky amber, good foam. Aroma: honey, candy, candied fruit, dried yellow raisins, honey, floral, tropical fruit, citrus. Taste: candy-sweet, nectar or muscatel, strong hop bitterness, grapefruit with sugar, raisins, fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (5416) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2016
9/27/2011 1:15:31 AM On tap at Beer Temple. Dark black body with medium tan head. Vanilla and chocolate flavours. Lots of honey in there too and plenty of hops. A really deliscious and yummy beer. Hats off to Nogne!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kokkenrolv (275) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2016
Bottle. Aroma is hoppy, ananas, grapefruit, tropical fruits, orange, lemon, hints of coriander. Deep golden amber, hazy, medium offwhite head. Medium sweetness, medium bitter, taste is tropical fruits, and tropical fruits, and some more, hints of caramel, bread. Medium+ body, average carbonation, long bitter finish, some warm alcohol. Ipa maximus! Pairs very good with heavy spicy asian food!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cecedrake (30) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, lemon,peach, grapefruit, orange. Flavour is blanced hoppy, malt, citrus, lemon, peach, grapefruit, orange. bitter finish. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tesorino (12) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Roasty, bread, coffee, citrus, herbs, soy sauce, brown, hazy, tan foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

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