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

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RATINGS: 622   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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!


NeuroPliny's rating

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (222) - Calgary, Alberta, - MAY 9, 2014
Poured from a 750 cc bottle shared with JB. Pours cloudy copper with a quickly fading tan head. Aroma is an amazing fusion of tropical fruit (papaya, banana, mango), sugar cane, caramel, and sweet malt. Flavour is roasted malt with notes of caramel, coffee, and dried dark fruit. There are surprising hops giving a crisp bitter finish. Medium body. Awesome Imperial IPA!


3
   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?

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmrmwel (1290) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vestergaard (912) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rouhlas (1167) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Klimaet (702) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukasmh (556) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2015
Rating #500! Bottle. Purs really hazy dark orange with small white head and big chunks of yeast. Aroma is bland, slight cat-pis, malt, old hops, bread, slight candy. Taste is sweet and malty, some liquorice, dry medium bitter finish. Rather full body and creamy carbonation. Think this one was off..

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sharkydodson (631) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUL 3, 2015
the aroma is hoppy and, a little bit, fruity with some hints of pine, lemon and spicy herbs... the taste is rough, hoppy and fruity, with notes of pine needles, spicy grasses, garden fruits and black currant... the aftertaste is dry, bitter and spicy...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maakun (1538) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle shared on the beach. Slight hazy amber with short lasting off white head. Strong citrus aroma but also a quite citrus-like taste with fruity tartness. Pine, dank hops, nice sweet nutty malts underneath, quite sweet but not overpowering the nice hops. Some fresh aromatic Italian herbs and light Indian spices towards the finish. Medium to full bodied. Lovely.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
henrikzar (1) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015 does not count
roasty, bread, coffee, citrus, herbs, soy sauce, brown, hazy, tan foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
[Draught at Brewberry Bar, Paris, May 19] 19th rating of my Paris/Amsterdam trip. Pours a deep copper with an average size semi-lasting frothy off-white head. Decent amount of lacing. Aroma: Doesn’t smell as "big" as I expected. It’s fruity and hoppy along with caramel malt and a hint of herbs. Flavour is mainly tropical fruity and hoppy along with a touch of alcohol and a long semi-big bitter finish. Like I said, there’s alcohol but it’s fairly well hidden considering the abv. Medium bodied. Not as good as expected but still pretty good.


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