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


on tap

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RATINGS: 609   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnicolaescu (1154) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - FEB 9, 2015
BOTTLE 50 CL from SharkyDodson. Huge malts - big sweetness and sweet-and-tart fruit, some dank hops balance this out. The strong bitterness is only able to reduce the sweetness, but cancel it completely. You cannot smell o taste the alcohol, but you can feel it making your palate numb. An excellent, and sophisticated big beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gbgbrouge (317) - SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2015
Poured from bottle, dark cloudy amber with low orange head. Aroma with notes of dried fruit, caramel, resin and honey. Taste is bitter sweet and grows a little in sweetness, good malt body and oily after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VamboladeTolly (594) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle @ Keller, Tartu. Pours hazy oranges with white creamy head, Really big settimentcame from bottom. Aroam is malty and sweet, pine and citrus. Taste is heavy sweet that kills other taste, slight bitterness, citrus, caramel, pine. To sweet for me, never again. Well hidden ABV.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
LomYst (617) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2015
citric piny hops with some hay... very big.. bit boozy sick thick sweet bitter taste awesome

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PapaVillum (607) - Valby, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2015
40 cl på fad, 10,0 % ABV, nydt på TAP10 på Østerbrogade på Østerbro, 30. januar 2015. Ravfarvet, rolig og klar norsk dIPA/Imperial IPA med mindre of flygtig offwhite skumkrone. I næsen: masser af humle og blomster samt noget dybere citrus. Dejlig kraftfuld smag med solid bitterhed og let sødme. Masser af krydderier og alkoholvarme. Seriuos stuff! Starter umiddelbart lidt harmløst, men så kommer krydderierne og varmen buldrende. En vellykket karbonering har gjort øllet både friskt og samtidig blødt i munden. Kroppen er fyldig og konsistensen olieret. Afslutningen er skarp, bitter og toucher lige lidt beskhed. En fed øl! Og fedt bryggeri!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Smalle (208) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2015
50cl bottle at home. Aroma: oily hops, not as frutiy as expected. Something strange in nose as well: something cheesy / sweaty sock. Taste: piney hops, orange, bitter and also quite sweet. Alcohol in the finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbnz (81) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2015
Draft @ Kaschk in Berlin

Appearance: Dark hazy orange, good creamy head
Aroma: Orange, caramel malts, fruit
Taste: Quite sweet almost sugary, orange, caramel, tropical fruits, citrus
Palate: Medium to full body, slight alcohol burn

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 14, 2015
The head is good, the body, orange. It smells hoppy, fruity aromatic. The taste is fruity, creamy, aromatic, intensive, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (510) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle at home, batch nr.1262. Slightly hazy orange colour, white creamy head. Hoppy citrus and orange zest dominate the nose. These aromatic hoppy tones hit the tongue first too, then caramel malty sweetness with resinous, petroleum-like and marmalade hoppyness kicks in, followed by big bitterness and alcoholic warmth. Complex altogether, with a long finish. Firm and really full body, medium carbonation, oily mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nogva (46) - NORWAY - JAN 9, 2015
Pours a hazy golden orange with a thick and creamy off-white head. Sweet aroma of orange zest, herbs, dried fruit and honey. Full body, oily feel, medium carbonation. Taste starts off very rich and vinous with lots of hops and some alcohol before moving towards caramel, malt and citrus. I wouldn’t be surprised if I woke up next morning with this looong and bittersweet finish. A real powerhouse IIPA.

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