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


on tap

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RATINGS: 672   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maledictum (754) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - NOV 17, 2011
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy dark amber with a small off-white head. Sweet with strong piny hops aromas. Also aromas of barley, alcohol and residual sugars. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Long dry finish with more hops and alcohol notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (4986) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2011
(Courtoisie de JB84, thanks John!) Un anneau de mousse flotte sur un liquide à la robe ambrée et passablement voilée. Le nez est expressif et bien entouré par des houblons boisés et fruités. La base maltée est riche, le caramel et le sucre brun en sont les témoins. L’alcool est bien intégré, son parfum est doux et complémentaire. Les saveurs sont bien houblonnées, touchées par les agrumes et par des notes florales et boisées. Les céréales maltées s’immiscent dans la tempête avec facilité: on sent bien leur caractère grillé. La bouche est bien grasse avec une effervescence modérée et justement appropriée. La texture est proprement huileuse. La finale se fait sur des notes amères assez rudes et vigoureuses.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Koelschtrinker (16806) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 13, 2011
Sehr süßer Antrunk mit vergleichsweise wenig Hopfen. Zu süß, alle anderen Aromen gehen unter. Flop. /5/5/7//6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pag977 (3) - Napoli, ITALY - NOV 9, 2011 does not count
Fantastica imperial IPA, colore lievemente amrato con schiuma media. Al naso note floreali di luppoli e caramello che si ripresentano fantasticamente in bocca con un grande equilibrio.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9075) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2011
Draft @ Delirium, Brussels. Brumeuse ambrée, col léger, ocre. Arôme houblonné, fruits tropicaux, malt cara, résineux et pin. En bouche, bière forte, épaisse. Amertume fleuri sans être trop agressive. Malt est présent et donne un profile résineux, mais aussi doux/sucré. Colle aux lèvres, alcool réchauffant. Légère note de caramel/chocolat/toffee avec une pointe de levure. Houlon reste en retrait et noyé dans une mer de malt. Je m’attendais à plus. A faire toujours dans l’extrême on n’obtient pas spécialement une DIPA qui sort du lot. Dans mon cas, j’ai déjà pu gouter meilleur.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2873) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Cloudy orange amber thin off white head light sticky lacing .... aroma of chewy caramel malts little bitter hop and a little fruity ... taste is chewy caramel malts and little bitter smooth little overripe fruity sweetness to it and a nice little bitter touch dry finish. Nice balanced dbl ipa abv hidden very well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricks (958) - Delaware, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Earthy hoppy aroma. Ultra smooth for the ABV. This one is a very good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (3474) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy amber with a thin head. Aroma of caramel, sweet toast, fruit. Flavour is treacle, berries, dried fruit. Palate is syrupy. Finish is sweet with a bitter end

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
INDASTRIA (129) - Berlin & Rome, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle (i had this one on tap sometimes before) @ Bir&Fud Bottega Roma Bronze color. Strong citric, cat piss (i have to say it) aroma. It smells of malt too. The taste is both sweet and bitter (not that much) at the same time. Here again citrus, malt, caramel (a little bit), booziness. The finish is not long, Not so easy to drink but very enjoyable. Definitely an actual DIPA, very well made. Its a hard one but is not a barley wine at least. anyway The #100 is better

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
Pour hazy/pretty cloudy bronze orange with light tan head. Aroma tangerine, citrus, resiny hops, caramel, pine, hints of booze. Taste citrus, orange rind, pine, caramel, resiny hops, pale malt, slightly sweet. MF medium chewy body with good carb. Overall tasty unique flavor and overall a interesting take on the style, good stuff.

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