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

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RATINGS: 661   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tandembrauer (1000) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dark dried fruits, alcohol. The beer is too old (11 months after brew date), so it is more an American barley wine now. Tastes sweet with some balancing bitterness. Smooth mouth feel.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kosmokrator (794) - ITALY - NOV 27, 2015
Double IPA ambrata, corposa, profumatissima, resinosa, astringente, maltosa e luppolata all’inverosimile! Gusto rotondo con note fruttate e caramellate immediatamente sostituite da un’esplosione al luppolo. Buonissima!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarioAdictipa (44) - SPAIN - NOV 19, 2015
Deu nidor! Quina cervesa, es la meva eleccio per avui, l’estic degustant a poc a poc I descubrint els seus sabors que varien mentre passa l’estona. Un bon format de 0,5 litres, perfecte per degustar tranquilament. He servit la cervesa I tot I que ho fet a poc a poc a mostrat bastants sediments, que han embrutat rapidament el got fent un xic de mal a la vista. De color taronjos presenta una bona corona d’espuma densa que poc a poc deixa bona marca al got. Sabor penetrant I intents a maltes amb tos subtils a caramel sense ser empalagosa, cereals, terra....molt matisos..10 graus de maltas que es fan notar pero no amb gust alcholic. Passa que dona gust com la majoria de les bones imperials ipas. Llupols molt marcat I presents, al principi pots notar un fort aroma a llupol que poc a poc va desapareixent deixant pas a olors mes a malta. Toc d’amargor perfecte, amb potencia pero alhora molt equilibrat en boca. Tot I que els sediments han embrutat molt el got al principi poc a poc el sediment ha anat quedant al fons I en cap moment ha molestat o presentat mes densitat de la compte, bastant curios ja que feia molt que no veia una cervesa amb tant sediment, imagio que normal despres dafegir tal quantitat de malta. La seva germana petiteta la ipa de norke era clara com l’aigua, binissima eata pendent de comentar. Avui gaudim d’aquesta gracies a la cerveseria belga DrunkMoon de Mataró, un bon lloc per gaudir d’un sortit infinit de cerveses espectaculars acompanyat d’ambient cerveser, bona musica, menjar I tapes de qualitat.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Karlsen (34) - Hønefoss, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2015
Et herlig øl. En fullkommen ipa. God fylde. Masse fruktig både aroma og smak. Herlig balanse

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ken1 (1596) - DENMARK - NOV 2, 2015
Aroma: Fruity hops. Flavour: Very fruity bitter with a dry aftertaste. Colour: Dark amber with an offwhite head. From: Tap @ Volby Ølmesse August 2015

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cityzen (145) - FRANCE - NOV 2, 2015
Une biére magnifique au gout puissant avec des notes de caramel et de banane, on dirait une biére belge avec une amertume prononcée. Un fort niveau d’alcool, 10° Une belle biére

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (1197) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2015
0.5 l bottle from De Bierkoning, bottled in September 2014 (just over a year ago, batch #1262). Clear, golden amber with a medium large, almost stable, frothy, tan to white head. Sweetish, fruity-resiny aroma of mango, orange, honey and pine with minimal hints of alcohol. Sweetish, fruity-resiny taste of mango, orange, honey and pine, followed by a long, bitter finish with minimal notes of alcohol. Medium to full body, very creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation. Very tasty stuff, still very hoppy but also with a superb mouthfeel. Should have been my 500th rating but that didn’t work it due to a battery of bocks.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jyrsa (402) - - OCT 14, 2015
Bottle from Alko. Batch #1294. Pours dark copper with small white head. Caramel and grapes with hints of floral. Molasses, caramel, floral aroma and some citrus. Slightly bitter but very sweet with a sticky palate and long bitter after taste. To be honest a bit disappointing for an IIPA. Perhaps due to the fact that it was bottled a year ago affects this. Not much by way of hop delight.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirstyrabbit (1657) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle. Actually a batch #1294, ha! Bright opaque sunset orange body, medium head. Aroma has sweet caramel and plenty of Centennial and other American hops. Sweet caramelly taste with resinous piney hops and medium to high level sweetness. Tangerine peel and caramel. This might not be to everyone’s universal liking but I really like these caramelly DIPAs. PS: Did the brewer wear a suit for later batches of this beer too? I really hope so, because this is a suit-worthy DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
artiredbirds (453) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 4, 2015
Отличны& образец двойки, насыщен& с утяжеле& послевк& которое не хочется забыват&


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