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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 513   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (696) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2014
50cl. Botle.
Pours cloudy dark orange with small tan head.
Aroma grapefruit, citrus, malts, caramel, pine, tropical fruits.
Taste caramel sweet, nice hoppy bitters.
Mouthfeel thick, oily, bit dry.
Nice brew, bit thick.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerardgathier (140) - - FEB 9, 2014
pours dark orange with big white head. aroma is sweet caramel and fruity hops. taste is caramel, sweet sweet fruit, bitterness from fruity hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdobbs (286) - New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
Behind alcohol exists some malty and hoppy notes. Unfortunately, it’s totally dominated by alcohol :( Taste is a little bit better, on the beginnig really sweet and malty, finish is long and moderately bitter. Full body. Soft carbonation. Overall, it’s decent beer, but alocohol could be better hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1197) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange with a white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hops, fruits and pine. Taste is medium to heavy sweet leading to a big bitter hoppy finish. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beertobealive (139) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2014
Beige foamy head. Very strong hops flavors. Amber dark orange body. Taste displays strong hops and strong bitterness, hiding the high abv. A bit extreme and lacks thickness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BaroneBirra (231) - Gorizia, ITALY - JAN 20, 2014
Aroma of grappa. Blackberries liquor also in the taste, sweet malts and strong bitter final. More close to imperial stout than imperial ipa, except for the roasty notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6164) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle, shared with Ian. Hazy orange with a creamy golden head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Lots of chewy malts in here, lots of residual sugars too. This is hoppy, for sure, but the chewy caramel and toasty sugary sweetness brings to mind a barley wine more than a IIPA. I love barley wines so I’m not complaining!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (2201) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle from local Alko. Originally rated 27042012. Colour is cloudy orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops and malts.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
RickTheRick (194) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2014
Cuivrée et à peine voilée, cette bière offre un mince col mousseux qui s’obstine à demeurer dans le verre. Un nez caramélisé, malté et d’houblons subtilement épicés, cette IIPA me déstabilise. Je suis ordinairement habitué à des explosions de houblons soit fruités, résineux ou herbacés, mais ce n’est pas du tout le cas ici, autant au nez qu’en bouche. Beaucoup de sucres résiduels sont présents, quelques pointes épicées et une fine amertume en finale qui me rappelle que je suis bel et bien en train de boire une IIPA. Je crois qu’elle n’était pas très fraîche malheureusement.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparf (101) - Östersund, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2014
2012-04-08 Kraftigt humlearomatisk doft. Metall och granskott, katturin och aning diesel. Fruktig (omogen?) grape/tamarind. Smaken domineras fullständigt av den stora beskan. Sorterna kompletterar varandra bra men integreras inte nämnvärt. Även här finns en fruktighet och kroppen är hyfsat avrundad. Lång bedövande eftersmak med viss finess.


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