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

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RATINGS: 542   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6100) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Pour thanks to Aaron, out of 22 oz bottle. Aroma has notes of citrus, grapefruit, some slight grass and pine, with a nice caramel and toffee note in there, not overly complex but really smells good. Taste is lots of sweet citrus oil, lemon, orange, with some pine and grass, some toffee, caramel, with a slightly bitter finish. Good, lots of citrus, tasty and fairly full bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
laiti (5572) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2011
50 cl bottle, #569: Brygget 06.12.10, BBE 06.12.13
Rather light aroma has hops and sweetish malt. Thick palate with maltiness. Hoppy flavour has sweet malt and resin. Very well balanced and brilliant DIPA with Nøgne Ø house flavour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Bottle @ Dan’s house. Reddish orange appearance with an off white head. Light piney, earthy hoppy, grapefruit-tangerine citrusy nose. Nice grapefruit-tangerine-orange, lightly piney, earthy hoppy flavor. Delicious citrusy flavor. I’m loving it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 1, 2011
Draught at Brasserie 4:20 (Rome). I think it should be illegal for a beer this big to be this drinkable. I might have paid for it later, but it was a price worth paying.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2490) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2011 Bottled. Pours hazy amber with a large off-white head with fair lacings. Nose of fruits, pine, caramel and notes of yeast. Sweet flavour with caramel, pine, citrus and other fruits. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and average carbonation. Long bitter finish. Enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
soccer290 (225) - Highland Park, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2011
16.9 oz bottle. I’ve had a few other beers by Nogne and enjoyed them, so I decided to give their I-IPA a shot. Pours a dark reddish color (reminds me of apple cider in color) with a small, thick, light-tan head. Smells of citrus, hops, malt, yeast, a bit florally, and has some other fruits as well. Tastes of hints of citrus only, with a fruit flavor that reminds me of apples, a light dash of hops, a fair bit of malt, with an alcohol warming that comes near the end. Decent palate strength to it, but it lacks an overwhelming flavor to it, as most of the flavors just blend together. Overall a very good I-IPA, though I’m not sure it’s worth the cost.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KevBrew (37) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 24, 2011
Pours dark amber. Small wispy white head. Pine, orange, flowers, pepper, cloves, bread dough, honey, toffee, hint of chocolate, some wine alcohol character. Full round oily pallet, spicy yeast on the roof of mouth, long and light bitter finish. It may be a symptom of the distance it has travelled but this beer is to yeast and malt driven to be a true IIPA. But I love it anyway.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit and piney flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6045) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2013 500mL bottle, pours murky dark orangey amber with an off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, resinous piney hops, some grapefruit and a big caramel malt backbone. Flavour is absolutely supreme - a myriad of tropical fruits (peach, dried apricot, orange and pineapple), with heaps of caramel and resinous hops that linger ever so slightly, leaving a fruity, mildly bitter finish. Absolutely wonderful and likely the best I’ve had from Nøgne Ø. Had this a subsequent time, and there had to be something wrong with it. Tasted more like an infected barley wine, nothing like the first time I had it. Have to lower my rating to blend the two experiences.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (3919) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Bottle from the Wegmans in Ocean, I think. Poured solid brown/orange body with a smaller foamy off white head. Aroma is hoppy with notes of pineapple, pine resin, hop syrup, caramel, toffee and vanilla. Flavor is basically the same as the aroma along with some green apple notes and wet bread. Fairly smooth for a 10% abv, thich and chewy body and average carbonation. Very nice.


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