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


on tap

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RATINGS: 601   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (21895) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2011
Bottled@Gastropub Nordic, Tampere. Deep reddish amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity and floral hops with also rather strong maltyness. Mild herbal and spicy notes as well. Flavour is quite similar in a quite nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (14007) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2011
Draught, KØ11. Grassy hop aroma. Cloudy dark amber colour. Very small white head. The flavour is caramelly and grassy from the hops. Distinct bitterness, rather rough, but good. High alcohol level, but suits the beer well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8365) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2011
Keg at CP&K. It pours hazy deep orange, with a thick fluffy off-white head and low-moderate carbonation. The nose is orange, wood, resin and feta cheese. The taste is sweet tangerine, juicy orange, mango, marmalade, resin, wood, ginger, grass and alcohol warmth, with a long bitter finish. A decent Double IPA, but a bit too much sweetness and alcohol for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
evergreen0199 (2275) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2011
Keg at Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico, London. An amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, tropical fruit, slightly sweet. Really rich and complex and enjoyable. I’ve only had a couple of Nogne beers but I’d love to get my hands on some more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zarin (202) - ITALY - JUN 28, 2011
Aroma: caramel, hops, spiyces. Appearance: dark yellow, low foam. Taste: sweet and hopped. Palate: medium body. Overall 18/20.- Great!>

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Snegurochka (389) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2011
500ml bottle, shared by Rune at the XI Beer Session in Tårnrommet 18. Nov 2010. Thanks! Dark amber murky body. Strong smell of hops, bread and orange. Raisin, tar, tobacco with notes of prunes and tangerines in taste. I found it a tad sour and acidic though, so maybe storing it some more would have been a good idea?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
drpimento (2400) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2011
What a luscious, lovely beer! I let it warm up some out of my cold fridge. Poured with a thick, foamy, frothy, creamy, light tan head and lots of lace. Color is a clear medium orange, copper, amber. Aroma at first was hops, malt, and yeast; then I got pineapple, grapefruit, cherries, cigar. Flavor is much the same and has interplay between the heavy hop and malt sweetness. Very full, round, lush body with perfect carbonation to cut through it. Finish has some hints of the alcohol and ends up a wisps of lingering sweetness. Good for session sipping.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GMCC2181 (1550) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Bottle picked up at SL... Dark orange in color, small head. Aroma figs, dark fruit. Smells like a barleywine or quad... Taste bitter, but not hoppy... Lots of dark fruit, malty, sugary, toasy and some honey. The alcohol is warming but not offensive. This is more like a barleywine... Medium to heavy body.... a little sticky. Overall: Not a bad beer but I was expecting a hopped up brew... not a barleywine...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABS (651) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2011
Dark brown, hazy color. Smell of hops, fruit and alcohol. Starts a tad sweet, ends bitter, but not over the top. Taste of hops, fruit, then some alcohol at the end of the tasting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2011
copper/amber/hazy dark brown colour. liquid is hazy and deep. pours a white/tanned creamy foamy head with a very good intact texture. appearance is extremely good and balanced. aromascape consists of fruit, citrus, grapes, resin, sweet toffee, caramel, milk chocolate, a bit of coffee, mild roasty, cream, dough, vanilla, mild liquorice, herbs, cheese, malt.. very broad. taste is medium bitter with a very nice tingly distinct sweetness. wide sourness and tight saltiness rounds up the package. the body is medium with a thick texture. a very complex beer with unique character. one of the best from nogne.

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