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


on tap

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RATINGS: 538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - DEC 28, 2010
All-from-memory-review; Holly s**t was the first thing that struck head. Are you a hophead, then this is for you! Loads of bitternes, loads of hoparomas, and everything is nicely balanced with the alcoholsweetnes from the 10%. Not a beer for beginners, but for the drinker that is confident in himself, and knows what he likes!!! It is howevere, alittle over the top. Alitlle to bitter which trows it of balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5522) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2010
Sampled at SBWF-10 Hazy orange. Small head. Fruity and grassy with pretty much alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnurda (1105) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 22, 2010
On tap a saraveza. Fantastic double ipa. Could not finish it due to the high gravity. Felt quite privileged to r this. It was reall good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EHSRanders (1753) - Tjele, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2010
Bottle. Hazy amber colour with small creamy white mostly lasting head. Heavy hoppy aroma. Sweet and bitter flavor. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle at a tasting 17th Dec. Pours a deep amber. Aromas of piney hops and tropical fruit. Flavours are pine, lemon, pineapple, sweet caramel. nice smooth bitter finish. Not my favourite imperial IPA but still quite good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle 500ml.shared
Pours hazy orange-brown with off-white head. Aroma is hops, citrus, peach. Flavour is hops with citrus, orange peel, long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (2033) - NORWAY - DEC 20, 2010
Bottle at Laundromat Mellow brown color, small head, looks really well! Aroma of caramel, some sweet stuff, fruit or berries. Decent mix of hops here too, nice bitterness that ends with orange. Overall it’s a really good, but I think I like the #100 better. Will try this one again too obviously

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (8996) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 11, 2010
Keg (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
6 Unbelievably blackcurrant leafy aroma. Perhaps there was something slightly savoury too, which might have had a minusule kidney aspect, but mjs was waving the idea of cat piss in my direction, but I couldn’t implant that ideda in my brain.
4 Deep browny orange, small tight ring head.
6 Very sugary caramel malt body, similar to many US brews, but didn’t have the malty taste. Maybe biscuity - something I’d normally blame on being a yank and using 2-row. Some of the blackcurret came back too, sweeter than in the aroma context. Just short of aggressive hopping - just kept it within the bounds of sanity.
4 Thick palate, a little slick, carbonation decent.
13 I was horrifically sleep deprived, and completely failed to remark on my overall impression. However, I remember finishing the glass, and not making any negative comments, so I’m guessing this was quite to my liking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esox (1014) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2010
Draught. Hazy orange colour, quite weak head. Strong hop character: excotic fruits, currant leaves some pine and resins. Caramell beneath it all. Sweet caramelly taste, bittaration slightly hidden. Syrupy texture, oily and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tiong (3611) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2011 Draught @ Pikkulintu, Helsinki

Pretty average double IPA with a surprisingly light body and low amount of hops. Smooth and fruity, not very bitter either. Alcohol is well hidden, though. 8-3-8-3-16 =3.8

Re-rated 20.1.2011, 500ml bottle (batch #500) @ Pikkulintu

Wow. Completely different stuff compared to the draught version. Massive malty body and lots of hops and bitterness. Well balanced, awesome DIPA.

Tasted a fresh bottle (batch #678 brygget 150811) today (1.10.2011) and it is again quite different than other versions: more hoppy and bitter, body feels lighter as hops dominate the taste. Not as fruity and malty as the more aged bottle. I still prefer the more aged bottle, but this is still a very, very good beer.

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