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Brewed by Nøgne Ø
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Grimstad, Norway
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 538   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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!


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oOJUXEOo (233) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Pour is very cloudy dark orange. Smell is slightly floral and boozy. Little to no head. Taste is overly caramel. Biting hop that's not pleasant. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arsol (482) - NORWAY - MAY 4, 2014
Uklar brun farge med flott, noe kremet skum. Lukter masse humle og karamell. Fyldig og humlepreg også i smaken. Nydelig bitter avslutning.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3567) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2014
A little boozy, kind of takes over beer. Some caramel. Some sugar malt. Light sweet finish. Pours orange amber with some head and lacing. Ok. Tap at Churchkey.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4531) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4oz pour at Churchkey’s Nogne O Tap Takeover. Pours a clear orange with some swirling white head. Nose is nice and chivey, orange, pine, soap, grapefruit, a little candy, fairly close to that West Coast style. Flavor has a bit more candy sugar than the nose lets on, soap, orange, tangerine, heavy soap, mild herb. Full, astringent finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (620) - LATVIA - MAY 1, 2014
My precious. this is the kind of IIPAs that I love. Right amount of maltiness and that huge caramel presence.. then comes awesome fruitiness, mango, orange, some berries, intense hops, bit pine. Moderate to heavy sweetness, combined with moderate bitterness. Actually this is close to barley wine. Well balanced and highly enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeanF (1662) - Nunavut, CANADA - APR 25, 2014
With some coaxing I got this to an appearance of 5, a solid dark beige head with a foggy muddy brown body like sludge from a swamp. Strong fusel alcohol on the nose with some malt and cherry, grape. Flavour is heavy barley overrun by alcohol and cherry notes, with a tarry dry finish. Nice, but too thick and strong, it could use some restraint and balance to make all of its elements shine.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1359) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - APR 20, 2014
Appearance: Batch 1020. Medium brown, slightly hazy. Good amount of light tan head. Aroma: Hops, floral. Sausages and mash (though we were cooking that at the time). Taste: Good hops, floral. Some malt and caramel? Warming. Good! Info: 500ml bottle, 19/4-2014, BB: 27/8-2017

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
bistobhoy (5) - dublin, IRELAND - APR 18, 2014 does not count
Smell is lovely. The initial taste is fruity and smooth then there is a kick like a shot of vodka after that. Niiiccccceeeee mmmmmmm. There is sediment in the bottle I thought it was gone off. But its cool and is well worth it. However at ?9 a bottle for take away its a rare occasion I will be buying it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (194) - HONG KONG - APR 17, 2014
Bottle from Gooden in Taipei. Cloudy dark orange pour. Sweet fruity hoppy honey aroma. Taste is sweet, orangey citrusy hops, bit of pine. Slightly vegetal finish followed by lingering bitter booziness. A bit like I Hardcore You, in the big big flavors and vegetal finish. Very good though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karol (590) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 14, 2014
Bottled. Aroma of floral hops dominates. Color is honey hazy golden copper. Taste is awesome! Initial malt becomes hoppy in anfew seconds and finishes with a long lasting hoppy aftertaste. The hops becomes really strong after a minute or two of swallowing. Alcohol warming, deceptive. Overall a good imperial IPA.


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