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


on tap

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RATINGS: 627   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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!

Steliospal's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steliospal (5) - - SEP 19, 2012
caramel, floral, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, lively, long finish, quite a good beer, not much to my style though

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
bgb1991 (131) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2015
Salty and bit solvent like aroma. Great looking beer. Palate is awful, mouthcoating, milky, thick no carbonation, awful. Nothing I look for in an IPA. The actual taste is alcoholic, mid palate bitterness, fruity, dates not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (297) - MEXICO - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle, 500ml. A cloudy dark amber beer with a small white head. Balanced aroma of hops and malts, with hints of dried fruits and spices. Taste is bitter with a sweet hint. Dense with some carbonation and astringency. Strong imperial IPA character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (538) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 21, 2015
Bottle, 650ml. Murky amber/orange, with a minimal head and visible sediment. Pungent aroma of fruity hops and caramel, with hints of nuts, dried fruits abd alcohol. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Sweet with heavy bitterness. Fiery roasted character with a fiery alcohol finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle at Little Dublin Norrtalje. Pours a copper orange yellow. Aroma is caramel and malty bread notes. Taste is caramel, sweet fudge, some ripe tropical fruit and a hint of orange bitterness. Full bodied with with sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
waiake (466) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 7, 2015
wow the taste is pretty full on loads of hops with spice & herbs & citrus fruity malty flavours with alcohol igniting everything in the background rich creamy mouthfeel & an aftertaste that’s a bit over the top not as good as expected

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2015
Bottle. Chunky dark golden pour with a generous head. Noes of urine, sweat, grapefruit with some vanilla. Might have been something wrong with this bottle?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmrmwel (1316) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle, batch 1294. Pours hazy golden, with a nice, finger thick creamy head. Aroma is bitter hops, with pine needles, resin, sweet citrus and tropical notes of mango and peach, as well as a nice back of roasted malts with grain and toffee. Full creamy body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is bitter hops with resin, pine, orange peel and grapefruit, some tropical notes, and a solid malt backbone with light roasted malts. Lingering bitter finish,with a kaleidoscopic mix of bittering hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vestergaard (948) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle thanks to Magnus. Pours a murky amber with a white head. Hoppy aroma with some caramel and slight tropical fruits. Overripe mango. Taste is sweet and sticky with a very bitter finish. Sticky body and a fairly light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1298) - GREECE - JUL 13, 2015
From tap. Light hazy orange color with off white head to beige head. Malty and hoppy aroma, caramel, pine, citrusy fruity, grapefruit. Sweet and biter taste like aroma, alcoholic too. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (750) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours hazy, muddy dark orange. Lots of chunks. Small white head. Aromas of malt, orange, citrus, some sour weirdness to it, light cat urine. Taste is ripe orange, malt, hops, citrus, some bready notes.

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