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


on tap

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RATINGS: 598   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
Rating #1092- May 20, 2014 - Bottle from Coop. Clear golden-yellow pour with a bubbly white foam, spotty lacing. Citrusy sweet, mild floral, grassy hops on the nose.. Mouthfeel crisp, mild alcohol warmth, low-medium carbonation. Taste is sweet orangey lemony notes with the spicy tang and huge dry hop bite lingers into the finish - Lots of malty, doughy, sugary spice too, walking the line of a hopped barleywine. Superb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eluosiren (126) - Moscow, RUSSIA - NOV 26, 2014
This beer is something between IPA and barley wine, and is closer to the latter. Absolutely breathtaking!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tobiasoe (65) - NORWAY - NOV 24, 2014
Medium to thin head over deep dark golden beer. Good aroma intensity of citric and piney hops, a faint fruity funk adds interest. Full-bodied, well-carbonated and rounded bitter attack, good maltiness on the midpalate with some fruity and caramel sweetness lingering before the finish bitterness takes over, slightly homogenous exit. Hight quality, for sure, but not this either the one to convert me into an IPA zealot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saeglopur (635) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - NOV 23, 2014
Draught at Craft Bier Fest Wien.
Brown body, with a big, creamy, dark beige head.
Aroma of nuts, slight roast, dark berries, tropical fruits, citrus.
Smooth and complex taste of chocolate, nuts, earth, slight coffee, citrus, berries, peach, tropical fruits, biscuit.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes bitter, but smooth, with citrus and dark malts.

Wow, tasty! A really unique DIPA, that is quite dark in look and taste, with a broad, smooth malt body and loads of various fruity hops. Complex and very smooth to drink, ABV isn’t noticable. This was my highlight at Craft Bier Fest Wien!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frode (317) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle 50 cl.
Amber with off white head. Malty caramel, hoppy citrus. Medium sweet and bitter. Long and nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Unde (486) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2014
Orange to brown colour, pretty long lasting head and some lacing too. Aroma has citrus, orange, tropical fruits and sweet berries. Aroma starts with orange, then citrus, sweet berries. Maybe some citrus-ish herbs too. Really thick and smooth mouth feel. Bold DIPA and very tasty too.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BobyFischer (126) - FRANCE - NOV 6, 2014
Je vais surtout parler de ce qu’elle a de particulier en tant qu’IIPA européenne.C’est son maltage.Il est l’élément le plus présent.je ne parle pas de déséquilibre, au contraire tout se marie bien, mais de prépondérance.Cette bière allie les malts de blé, d’orge et de seigle.Ce dernier est particulièrement rare il me semble et confère généralement aux bières quelque chose d’unique.La ROGGEN de THURN UND TAXIS m’y a initié.Comme quelque chose d’amer dans le corps céréalier de cette bière.Ça se retrouve ici.C’est une bière libre et déchaînée.C’est excellent, et vue que nordique ça réchauffe bien (aussi).

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5188) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a caramel-orange color with a small foamy yellow-white head that faded quickly but left decent lacing. The aroma was very sweet sugar, tropical fruits, pineapple and fruit cocktail. The flavor was tangy, bitter and a bit sour with pineapple, fruit cocktail, a medicinal presence and a doughy off undertone. Very long tangy fruit cocktail finish. Full bodied and syrupy. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kermis (6077) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
Draft at Beer Temple. Pours very hazy Amber brown with an off white head. Aroma of cheesy malt upfront, massively so, with grapefruit, pine and resinous hops hidden behind. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter. Strangely raspberry coming out in the palate on the finish. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1857) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
A pretty awesome Imperial IPA with a bit of a barley wine esque profile. Pours a caramel amber colour with a yellowish head 2 or 3 fingers high. The nose has significant alcohol aromas as well as a heavy pine and citrus hop laden nose. A bit sweet and malty in the middle with a nice toffee and caramel malt base. Hops aplenty with big lemony citrus notes and resinous flavours. The finish is tangy and lingers on for a while with hop bitterness.

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