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


on tap

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RATINGS: 615   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PapaVillum (626) - Valby, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2015
40 cl på fad, 10,0 % ABV, nydt på TAP10 på Østerbrogade på Østerbro, 30. januar 2015. Ravfarvet, rolig og klar norsk dIPA/Imperial IPA med mindre of flygtig offwhite skumkrone. I næsen: masser af humle og blomster samt noget dybere citrus. Dejlig kraftfuld smag med solid bitterhed og let sødme. Masser af krydderier og alkoholvarme. Seriuos stuff! Starter umiddelbart lidt harmløst, men så kommer krydderierne og varmen buldrende. En vellykket karbonering har gjort øllet både friskt og samtidig blødt i munden. Kroppen er fyldig og konsistensen olieret. Afslutningen er skarp, bitter og toucher lige lidt beskhed. En fed øl! Og fedt bryggeri!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smalle (214) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2015
50cl bottle at home. Aroma: oily hops, not as frutiy as expected. Something strange in nose as well: something cheesy / sweaty sock. Taste: piney hops, orange, bitter and also quite sweet. Alcohol in the finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbnz (86) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2015
Draft @ Kaschk in Berlin

Appearance: Dark hazy orange, good creamy head
Aroma: Orange, caramel malts, fruit
Taste: Quite sweet almost sugary, orange, caramel, tropical fruits, citrus
Palate: Medium to full body, slight alcohol burn

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 14, 2015
The head is good, the body, orange. It smells hoppy, fruity aromatic. The taste is fruity, creamy, aromatic, intensive, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (561) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle at home, batch nr.1262. Slightly hazy orange colour, white creamy head. Hoppy citrus and orange zest dominate the nose. These aromatic hoppy tones hit the tongue first too, then caramel malty sweetness with resinous, petroleum-like and marmalade hoppyness kicks in, followed by big bitterness and alcoholic warmth. Complex altogether, with a long finish. Firm and really full body, medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nogva (49) - NORWAY - JAN 9, 2015
Pours a hazy golden orange with a thick and creamy off-white head. Sweet aroma of orange zest, herbs, dried fruit and honey. Full body, oily feel, medium carbonation. Taste starts off very rich and vinous with lots of hops and some alcohol before moving towards caramel, malt and citrus. I wouldn’t be surprised if I woke up next morning with this looong and bittersweet finish. A real powerhouse IIPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oliodnb (520) - ITALY - JAN 7, 2015
500ml bottle. Brewed january 2014. Pours hazy orange golden with a low off white head. Aroma is malts, sweet and candied fruits, marmalade. Hops gone due to the time. Taste is similar with caramel and fruity notes. Final bitterness still present but without particular flavors. Medium body, medium carbonation. Should have had it fresher.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Florya (753) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2015
How: Bottle. Appearance: Amber, hazy.. Aroma: honey, caramel, sweet fruits Palate: full body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LaViolette (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 28, 2014
A great round, hoppy, fruity aroma. Colour is very beautiful: dark cloudy orange. The taste is very complex and quite interesting, the bitterness is very well balanced. I just thought it’s a little bit too sweet. But overally a great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rammer (346) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 28, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2015 Bottle, dipa and barley wine at the same time. Sweetness and bitterness, dry malty finish, that’s just a little aftertaste but on tap aftertaste and aroma is better.

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