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

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RATINGS: 539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2011
Draft @ Delirium, Brussels. Brumeuse ambrée, col léger, ocre. Arôme houblonné, fruits tropicaux, malt cara, résineux et pin. En bouche, bière forte, épaisse. Amertume fleuri sans être trop agressive. Malt est présent et donne un profile résineux, mais aussi doux/sucré. Colle aux lèvres, alcool réchauffant. Légère note de caramel/chocolat/toffee avec une pointe de levure. Houlon reste en retrait et noyé dans une mer de malt. Je m’attendais à plus. A faire toujours dans l’extrême on n’obtient pas spécialement une DIPA qui sort du lot. Dans mon cas, j’ai déjà pu gouter meilleur.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2281) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Cloudy orange amber thin off white head light sticky lacing .... aroma of chewy caramel malts little bitter hop and a little fruity ... taste is chewy caramel malts and little bitter smooth little overripe fruity sweetness to it and a nice little bitter touch dry finish. Nice balanced dbl ipa abv hidden very well

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bricks (581) - Delaware, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Earthy hoppy aroma. Ultra smooth for the ABV. This one is a very good IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
culchiem (2408) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 29, 2011
Bottle. Cloudy amber with a thin head. Aroma of caramel, sweet toast, fruit. Flavour is treacle, berries, dried fruit. Palate is syrupy. Finish is sweet with a bitter end

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
INDASTRIA (129) - Berlin & Rome, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2011
Bottle (i had this one on tap sometimes before) @ Bir&Fud Bottega Roma Bronze color. Strong citric, cat piss (i have to say it) aroma. It smells of malt too. The taste is both sweet and bitter (not that much) at the same time. Here again citrus, malt, caramel (a little bit), booziness. The finish is not long, Not so easy to drink but very enjoyable. Definitely an actual DIPA, very well made. Its a hard one but is not a barley wine at least. anyway The #100 is better

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
Pour hazy/pretty cloudy bronze orange with light tan head. Aroma tangerine, citrus, resiny hops, caramel, pine, hints of booze. Taste citrus, orange rind, pine, caramel, resiny hops, pale malt, slightly sweet. MF medium chewy body with good carb. Overall tasty unique flavor and overall a interesting take on the style, good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4308) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2014 Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Rubyamber colour with an off white head. Massive grape and moderate fruity aroma. Very sweet and massive hoppy. Grape and malty. And too much alcohol coming through

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5611) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2011
draft at blue Monk, Buffalo. deep amber orange pour. aroma of sticky, resiny, citrusy hops. flavors of resiny hops, orange peel, orange juice. pretty strong at 10%, sweeter malts & substantial bitterness, good stufff

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cryptobard (281) - DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle. Amber. Malts, citrus, moderate hops but packs good level of bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2011
Clear ruby brown beer, off-white head. Aroma of malts, caramel, spices, grape, white wine, citrus, surprisingly subtle hops for an IIPA. Quite bitter taste, hops, caramel, malts. Fruity. Very enjoyable.
(Draught @ Borefts ’11)


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