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


on tap

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RATINGS: 598   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (1906) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2012
amber, brown foam, oily feel, sticky, Jag hade förväntat mig mer humle och mycket mer beska. Men det är en god imperial IPA väl balanserad och frisk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
slakemythirst (196) - - APR 9, 2012
Doftar apelsin, lakrits, bröd, persika, smörkola och blommor. Den känns krämig och lite spritig, komplex och spretig. Slutsats: Dipan är välsmakande men lite bordus och spretig men den rättar till sig lite desto längre ner i flaskan man kommer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
uncben87 (65) - Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2012
From bottle into tulip. Pours a cloudy amber with a two finger beige head that lingers. Smells of slightly of grapefruit with a grassy with some sweet malts coming through. Taste is medium sweet with an up front floral hop and finishing very bitter. MF is not overly creamy but very nice. Overall this is a good DIPA but the malt/hop balance is a bit off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonRoller (391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2012
Bottle, pours hazy copper with small off white head. Aroma is citrus, spice, some herbs, pine apple, malts, and hops. Taste is sweet and very bitter with grape, resin and sweet malts. Full body, soft-medium carbon. Nice bitter aftertaste. Almost an barley wine. Really nice and powerful brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (2321) - SWEDEN - APR 5, 2012
Bottle from SB. Pours a slightly hazy deep amber with small off-white to tan head. Aroma is citrus, grape, some tropical fruits, a bit of pine, and caramel. Taste is very hoppy and bitter from the start, slightly pungent midway through and then very fresh hoppy in the long finish. Creamy, full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Toerstig (47) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2012
On tap. Cloudy brown red with a thick soft brown head that disappears pretty quick. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, slightly pungent. Taste strong sharp hoppy with lot of grapefruit, citrus peels, pine and some sweetness. Nice long finish. A great beer in smaller amounts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5535) - 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.

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