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


on tap

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RATINGS: 639   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 14/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 21, 2012
Brownish copper in colour with a creamy white head that sat thickly on top of the beer like a layer of marzipan. Aroma first and foremost was of rich chocolaty dessert with dates, spices and caramel sauce. Along with this is the scent of grassy, resinous hops and a suggestion that you’re in for a massive beer and a memorable experience. The flavour is thick, syrupy and alongside the bitterness is that unctuous dessert sweetness. This is a bold beer with plenty of bitterness and a sickly-sweet and bitter finish. I’m not sure it goes together terribly well, but if anything this is remarkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2012
Pours dark amber, not too much haze. Aroma of caramel, then it’s thick chewy caramel to taste, hard work. Too syrupy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8699) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2012
On tap at Beer Temple, Amsterdam, Netherlands on Saturday 01.10.11 Pours red amber with an off-white head, slight haziness. Quite thick in the mouth, heavily sweet and quite hoppy in fact very hoppy. Little floral at times, slight rub of hops on tongue A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov15 3.7 Had this again Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Gent, Belgium 26th May 2012 consumed sat outside Frank (camper) Salzburg, Austria Friday 2nd June 2012 Murky mud-amber with white head, very thick and quite syrupy and heavy in the mouth. Very similar and in the vein of an American DIPA but perhaps lacking a little overall sweetness.The bitterness is quite deceptive leaving a furry dry coating across the tongue. I like this but was hoping for greater things, there are not enough singular aspects of this beer that are jumping out at me. A7 A3 T7 P3 Ov14 3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarBache (33) - NORWAY - JUN 9, 2012
floral, alcohol, amber, cloudy, tan foam, Would like som more head, taste of alcoholmedium sweetness, lightly sour, long finish, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrmartin (777) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Orange ambery with big off white head and lots of lacing. Grassy Slighly skunky hop nose. Light body. Clean and bitter. Prominent malt backbone. Resiny finish. Nice and light but boozy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (4513) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2012
500ml bottle. A beer worth celebrating. Pours a deep dark amber almost copper colour with a light beige coloured head. The aroma fills the nose with lots of hop notes, rich and inviting. Full mouthfeel with a slight alcohol burn in the back of the throat. A beer not to be messed with.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (10914) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 31, 2012
draught@erzbierschof - clear reddish beer with a poor head retention; grassy aroma with notes of red fruits; juicy palate and thick, full-bodied; moderate carbonation; huge yet not overly aggressive bitterness; the finish is very hoppy, spicy and malty with some residual sweetness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hE5AdEv3qeqAsU5r (80) - - MAY 30, 2012
Rich cloudy amber/orange with light head. Wow this smells great! Definitely a big IIPA. Immediate sweetness followed by big hop flavor, but not overly bitter. Approaching syrupy but not too bad; thick and heavy. No lingering bitterness in the finish, which is a bit disappointing. Smells great but more to be desired from the taste and finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (4686) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2012
On tap at Brewdog Camden. Pours a clear amber red colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet and boozy with only a hint of tired flowery hops. Raisin and caramel. Taste is similar: overly malty and boozy with caramel and toffee. Mild flowery hops, but the star ghere is booze. Medium to thick body with soft carbonation. Overall, go for it only if you enjoy boozy beers, and don’t expect hops fireworks in this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kiptheyip (46) - IRELAND - MAY 25, 2012
Nice, although more restrained nose than I expected. Light hop, fruity, caramel and floral scent. Pours opaque dark copper with a small white head. Hops, fruit, molasses, malt and oak on the palate. Delicious!

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