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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Grimstad, Norway
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RATINGS: 547   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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6854) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Tasted at the big “SeaBass has got to go” tasting courtesy of hopscotch. Pours sort of murky amber with light tan head. The aroma pine and grapefruit and then spicy and a bit on the sour citrus side. The taste is a mix of pine and grapefruit flavor hops and moving more and more bitter to midway. Then into the finish as the hops peak in pleasing bitterness a layer of sweet maltiness comes to the surface. Solid IPA. Pretty good IIPA too.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
banii (236) - Trondheim, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2012 Bottle, Vinmonopolet. Lovely aroma. Very bitter, but it’s still complex. Nice warmth from the alcohol. The best double IPA from Norway, ever.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2246) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 21, 2011
UPDATED: APR 4, 2012 Original rating 2011-01-21. 500 ml bottle @ Villevalla pub. Dark amber/red, with tan head. Some lacing. Aroma is spicy, hops, citrus and grapefruit. Nice. Nice sweet, spicy taste with balanced bitterness. Medium bodied. Nice iipa overall. 7/3/8/4/17

Re-rating 2012-04-03. 500 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy amber liquid with medium off-white head with nice lacing. Smells of grapefruit, citrus, pine, mango, caramel, bready malt and some light booze. A bit overripe fruit as well. Taste is dry and heavily bitter with notes of fruity hops and caramel. Nice hop punch. Full bodied with good carbonation and a really slick, creamy mouthfeel. Sadly, also a bit boozy. The grades stands.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (5998) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 20, 2011
1/15/11. Bottle shared at the Sea Bass going away party! Bottle thanks to hopscotch! Overly malty, caramel aroma with a similarly sweet flavor that provides a bitter kick but not much hop complexity. Maybe better fresh out there?

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11069) - DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle. Slightly hazy dark amber with medium tan head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, flower, bitter, slightly sweet and balanced.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6208) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2011
500 ml bottle @ Gastropub Nordic.
Pours a dark reddish brown colour and a foamy beige head. Very malty aroma with caramel and some floral notes. Heavy malty on the flavour too with a massive amount of hops. Notes of grass, caramel and hay. Full bodied, smooth and heavy malty mouthfeel. Dry, lingering bitter finish. This is almost like a mix of Nøgne’s #100 and IPA. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3311) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2011
0.5l bottle. Pours a dark dark orange body with a thin white head. Nose is hoppy, pines - strong hops strong pine! Also hints of plums and resins. Lightly carbonated and fully bodied. Hopy, strong, sweet, bitter and well balanced. Some brown sugar, a little alcohol in the ending. Weak strawberry, plums, roasted, tons and tons of flavor! Really surprised over how good this actually was. Really worthy the #500 number from Nøgne!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2011
Brewed 28/04/10. Pours a hazy amber with a thin foam layer. Hoppy aroma with a real punch, lots of overripe fruits, caramel and a kind of fermented fruit booziness. Very very bitter with some alcohol sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11056) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2010
Cloudy dark amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma of fruity hops, malt and vineous dried fruit. Sweet peach and tangerine hoppy flavour with a bit too much alcohol showing.

3.9
   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.


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