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

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RATINGS: 666   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricks (925) - Delaware, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Earthy hoppy aroma. Ultra smooth for the ABV. This one is a very good IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (3405) - 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

3.8
   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

3.5
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2011
draft at blue Monk, Buffalo. deep amber orange pour. aroma of sticky, resiny, citrusy hops. flavors of resiny hops, orange peel, orange juice. pretty strong at 10%, sweeter malts & substantial bitterness, good stufff

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle. Amber. Malts, citrus, moderate hops but packs good level of bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4362) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2011
Clear ruby brown beer, off-white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, spices, grape, white wine, citrus, surprisingly subtle hops for an IIPA. Quite bitter taste, hops, caramel, malts. Fruity. Very enjoyable.
(Draught @ Borefts ’11)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Bottle:   Deep caramel like amber, thin to moderate off-white head, a bit sudsy, spotty lacing.   Looks just like an aged Barley Wine.   Wow, smells like an aged Barley Wine!   Musty malt nose, a little stale brown sugar, minor citrus zest, even softer hops.   Also shows a bit of alcohol.   Thats one citrusy and zesty IIPA!   Fairly big caramel malt like body, not too hoppy, with a dull and somewhat musty/basement like candied citrus peel on the tongue.   Without seeing this listed as an IIPA, I would have thought Barley Wine.   As it warms more of the alcohol comes out.   Not hot, but noticeable.   Could use a bit more heftiness on the body.   Strong citrus zest finish.   Not a terribly hoppy beer, which I would expect for an IIPA.   However, the malt profile and amount of maltiness says this one is more of a Barley Wine.   Enjoyable for me at least.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (5503) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2012 Dark orange to amber colour with an off-white head. Smells spices, hops, lemon and fruity. Tastes lemon, hops and bitter. Great body, great carbo.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2011
Draught @ Borefts 2011. Ruby-amber color, with a tan head. Caramel, red grapes, spices in the aroma. Medium dense with low carbonation. Bitter, dry finish.


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