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

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RATINGS: 673   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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!


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreamflower (767) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 28, 2012
Bottle shared with northropfrye. Aroma is sweetly malty, some caramel. Taste is a bit bitter, given that it’s an IPA, but there’s more going on here. I enjoyed this a lot. Thanks and god bless.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
northropfrye (3244) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 28, 2012
This was a stellar beer. Quite unique for an imperial IPA. Dark reddish brown colour. It had the usual hoppy bitter IPA taste, but with a great kick of caramel sweet malts. Reminded me of a hoppier Hair of the Dog Adam. Awesome beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - APR 26, 2012
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark amber with an off-white head leaving some lacing. Aroma is resinous hops, malt, and some peat. Taste is boozy, malty and resinous hops.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stefannilssons (1580) - SWEDEN - APR 21, 2012
Det här var en spretig sak. Fruktig till smaken med en bastant kropp, ölen är väldigt alkoholkraftig och den skiner nästan igenom, men bara nästan.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CitizenMeow (18) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2012
Pours deep amber, fluffy off-white head. Good head retention. Huge fruity aroma, some malt and booze shines through. Mostly just big warm hops though. Medium to thick mouthfeel with good carbonation. More fruits and more malts in the taste, with the alcohol driving up the heat. Long bitter and sweet aftertaste. Awesome

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Linnet (1673) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2012
Ar: Burst of tropical fruits, grapefruit, pineapple, fruit candy, resin, mango, very thick maltbase and alcohol is evident. Ap: copper/Amber colour, medium beige head. F: Boozy, lots of alcohol, thick malt prescence, big aggressive bite, harsch resinous notes of hops and à slightly citric and fruity finish. Taste is subtle as a sledgehammer to the face. M: thick mouthfeel, lots of small bubbles. T: solid example of the style, and it is indeed both big and bold.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NordicV (1943) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2012
Kopparfärgad, lätt grumlig öl med smutsvitt skum. Doft av kolasötma, humlebeska och en antydan av alkohol. Smaken är ännu bättre. Fruktighet, mörkt bröd, humle med inslag av såväl frukt,citrus och tallbarr. En riktigt bra IIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6509) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2012
UPDATED: APR 19, 2012 Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Murky orange brown, medium off-white head. Strong piney, perfymy and citric hop aroma, on a bisquity and slightly caramelly malt base. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry with a bit alcoholic bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (11767) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2012
500 mL bottle from Greenville Beer Exchange. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of big toffee malts, berries, malt and resiny citrus hops. The taste is big toffee malts, berries, citrus hops, toasty malts and caramel. Medium-full bodied, lingering bitterness and dangerously drinkable. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeliriumT (491) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2012
Aroma is a perfect combination of citrusy hops and sugary sweetness. None of the alcohol content is obvious from the smell, but it hits you in the flavour. The aroma of this imperial is better than the regular nogne o IPA, but the flavour is a hint strong on the abv.


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