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


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RATINGS: 556   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blade86 (588) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAY 24, 2014
ananas, tropical aroma with pine, citrus, some malty notes; dark golden, very hazy (poured with yeasts), big white strong foam; very heavy bitterness, medium sweetness; full body, thick and oily feel, average carbonation, very long bitter finish; Overall: pretty damn good IIPA, very strong, very heavy, greatly made

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
BigPapaPumpCox (3) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 22, 2014 does not count
I was disappointed with this beer. It had a good taste, but it’s not an IPA for me. It pours a dark somewhat cloudy amber. I don’t know if this means a whole lot, but the head didn’t leave a lot of lacing either. It had a dense, sweet malt liquor smell to it. When I drank it I got a very heavy taste that was sticky in my mouth. The taste reminded me of caramelized onions. It wasn’t a hoppy IPA. It tasted more like bitter malt liquor. Sorry, but I’m not impressed with this IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2419) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2014
At just on cool and into a shallow snifter. Muddy, dull orange; well conditoned with very fine, and very sparse carbonation. Head is ill to form more than a wafer of dense, tight off-white foam. Little lace. Buttery, citrus drowned nose like a wet, brioche mix. Hints of pineneedles, blackbutt honey, rose water and pear-drop candy gives it a little depth, but the diacetyl note is undeniable. A much cleaner, much more stable offering on the palate. Ripe, all encompassing citrus notes flag it all the way into the quenching, clean cut and only gently warming swallow. Caramelised blood orange and tangerine with just an edge of apricot syrup. Not sweet; actually really well balanced as it heads south and dries out. Good body; nice, viscous, oily feel to it makes it a heavy hitter. The carbonation light and spritzy. Toasted grain, light bready yeast note, a little wood and roasted almond across the mid-palate to remind you it is after all an India pale ale that’s being quaffed. The alcohol does build as the glass empties but hey, that’s a good thing. This is a pleasing number; not complex or demanding, but equally just a nice, easy drinking ale that packs a bit of a wallop! (50cL, Batch 819/826A, BB 07/06/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StilleStorm (731) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
DAA; Celebrating our national day and own milestone of 500 ratings. Pours hazy dark golden orange with a creamy, lasting lacing off-white head. Nose fills with malt, caramel, loads of citrus fruit, orange, tropic and pine. Taste is loads of sweet and bitter, light sour and spicy, all balancing warming and lasting. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft. Surely, as described, big, bald and a great beer for celebrations.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (942) - NORWAY - MAY 15, 2014
Cloudy amber. Huge and dense off-white head. Good lacing. Strong aroma of grape fruit, tropical fruits and caramel. Similar taste with lots of citrus. Complex and well-balanced citrusy aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matis (123) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 15, 2014
Draught. Clear, amber colour. Mango, grapefruit and piny in nose. Taste is hoppy, caramel, orange peel, sweet. Strong bitterness, light carbonation, oily body. Cant’ feel alcohol at all! So good Imperial IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
MotherBrother (695) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2014
First all, this is bitch old. Pour is hazy orange, with a small frothy white head. Aroma of pine, grass, plenty of caramel, malts, slightly fruity. Taste is pretty sweet up front, with a medium bitterness from the middle and out. Medium and slightly oily body, with a semi flat carbonation. As ipa, read above, as BW + 0.2

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (151) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
Poured from a 750 cc bottle shared with JB. Pours cloudy copper with a quickly fading tan head. Aroma is an amazing fusion of tropical fruit (papaya, banana, mango), sugar cane, caramel, and sweet malt. Flavour is roasted malt with notes of caramel, coffee, and dried dark fruit. There are surprising hops giving a crisp bitter finish. Medium body. Awesome Imperial IPA!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3303) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2014
On draft at ChurchKey DC. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Aroma of plastic and grass. Flavors of resin and some caramel. Medium to heavy bodied, moderate carbonation, bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oOJUXEOo (291) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Pour is very cloudy dark orange. Smell is slightly floral and boozy. Little to no head. Taste is overly caramel. Biting hop that's not pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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