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


on tap

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RATINGS: 592   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5536) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 2, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy pinkish orange with a fizzy white head. Caramel, yeast, apple, and spice aroma and taste with a brassy bitterness on the back end. Thick sticky palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
#1404 bottle; nose is hay, manure, cane sugar, weak malt, feel is medium, carb is mediumweak, taste is sour hops with rotten fruit, alcohol, burnt malt

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Pours dark ruby red with a small off white head. Nose is caramel malts with some light pine. This smells like an IPA that has been aging to long. Flavor is sweet mostly with a little bit of sour and little bit of bitter. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Average aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamLawsonS (26) - - MAR 29, 2012
Sweet, sticky aroma of candy floss and pineapple. Hazy brown with little head. Tastes bitter with pineapple, dry very bitter aftertaste. Creamy thick mouthfeel. Lovely double IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle from brewdog notts. Thick and dark. Thin head. Huge ipa, very tasty indeed.....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skortila (4665) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle @ home. The aroma has caramel sweetness, even some raisin, grapefruits. Clear (but probably a bit hazy), dar red - brown coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is sweet, moderate bitter, has raisin, caramel, grapefruits, pine. Very full and powerfull. Initial bit sticky mouthfeel but this becomes more dry in the end. This is a very nice, balanced and complex beer. More like a hoppy barley wine. Anyway, great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
liinis (1612) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2012
hezvy mouthfeel, sticky sweetness quite bitter. very strong flavoured but still quite well balanced,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maris (1067) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2012
From a 500ml bottle on 19/3/2012 (batch number 682, brewed on 22/8/2011, bb 22/8/2014). Pours a very cloudy deep orange with a very small head. Has a strong aroma of stewed fruit, resiny hops, and some spices. The flavour is big, sweet and fruity, with orange, peach, apricot, and marmalade, along with lots of caramel malt, brown sugar and a little honey. Has a big, spicy, lingering hop finish, though its bitterness is certainly less grapefruity than yank brews in this style. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheJestersBeer (2156) - SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a cloudy, deep amber/tawny colour, with a beige head. Intensely hoppy aroma, loads and loads of spruce and pine resin, apricots, grapefruit peel, mangoes, almost smokey in its hoppiness. Semi sweet, almost thick, full bodied, high bitterness, creamy CO2. Ridiculously hoppy taste, very herbal and spicy, spruce, pine resin, malt, caramel, grapefruit, dried fruits, mango, smoke, eucalyptus. A powerful sipper, yet balanced. (2012-03-09)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (1050) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 12, 2012
27/03/2011 Brasserie 4.20 (tap). Ambrata limpida, con buona schiuma biancastra abbastanza persistente. L’aroma è molto elegante, malto, caramello e luppolo si sposano alla perfezione, rendendola assolutamente invitante. In bocca l’attacco è dolce, caramellato, quasi mieloso, quindi si fa largo l’amaro del luppolo, che risulta comunque garbato e mai troppo invadente, seppure importante. Nonostante l’elevata gradazione alcolica, il gusto e la beverinità non ne risentono troppo. Forse la miglior IIPA non americana.

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