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

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RATINGS: 666   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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cityzen (153) - FRANCE - NOV 2, 2015
Une biére magnifique au gout puissant avec des notes de caramel et de banane, on dirait une biére belge avec une amertume prononcée. Un fort niveau d’alcool, 10° Une belle biére

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (1490) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2015
0.5 l bottle from De Bierkoning, bottled in September 2014 (just over a year ago, batch #1262). Clear, golden amber with a medium large, almost stable, frothy, tan to white head. Sweetish, fruity-resiny aroma of mango, orange, honey and pine with minimal hints of alcohol. Sweetish, fruity-resiny taste of mango, orange, honey and pine, followed by a long, bitter finish with minimal notes of alcohol. Medium to full body, very creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation. Very tasty stuff, still very hoppy but also with a superb mouthfeel. Should have been my 500th rating but that didn’t work it due to a battery of bocks.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jyrsa (424) - - OCT 14, 2015
Bottle from Alko. Batch #1294. Pours dark copper with small white head. Caramel and grapes with hints of floral. Molasses, caramel, floral aroma and some citrus. Slightly bitter but very sweet with a sticky palate and long bitter after taste. To be honest a bit disappointing for an IIPA. Perhaps due to the fact that it was bottled a year ago affects this. Not much by way of hop delight.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thirstyrabbit (1690) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 8, 2015
Bottle. Actually a batch #1294, ha! Bright opaque sunset orange body, medium head. Aroma has sweet caramel and plenty of Centennial and other American hops. Sweet caramelly taste with resinous piney hops and medium to high level sweetness. Tangerine peel and caramel. This might not be to everyone’s universal liking but I really like these caramelly DIPAs. PS: Did the brewer wear a suit for later batches of this beer too? I really hope so, because this is a suit-worthy DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
artiredbirds (453) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 4, 2015
Отличны& образец двойки, насыщен& с утяжеле& послевк& которое не хочется забыват&

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
VogelFilschner (12) - - SEP 26, 2015
Pine and citrus on the nose. A full body with a rich caramel backbone and a hint of molasses and brown sugar. Lots of fruity flavours of citrus and stone fruits from the hops. Medium bitterness. Nice smooth and oily texture on the tongue. A great imperial IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1186) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 22, 2015
Deeper amber colored, cloudy, lots of floaters, medium to strong off white creamy head. Aroma is of fruits and floral hops, caramalt background but also carob and walnut. Taste is medium+ sweet caramel malt, some fruitiness, carob and walnut and lots of them, some toasted notes, alcohol, low+ bitterness. Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation, thick and sticky. An old bottle, so lots of aged notes and a dead IPA unfortunately. A shame, especially since I’m sure it was delicious when fresh :( (ancient bottle, Bottle Park, Bratislava, SK)

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niller (1341) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle@ølmesse, Voldby (29-08-15). Pours hazy amber with a beige head. Aroma and taste is hops, citrus, pine, grass, caramel. Full body. Soft carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Nice bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ngeaney (97) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2015
An incredibly rich and hoppy Imperial IPA. Malty enough to be almost a barley wine, but intensely fruity, mainly because it is dry hopped with generous amounts of Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand. This beer has a reddish brown appearance, more towards amber brown and was quite murky. Not the prettiest of DIPA to look at due to the cloudy body but this is long forgotten when one moves on to the aroma and taste. This type of beer I could spend hours and hours just sniffing it, I LOVE the aroma to this beer where it has all my favorite characteristics, tropical fruits, hugs amounts of sweet citrusy fruits, sweet malts, pine and resin. Right away one can tell that this beer is highly hopped but also has huge amounts of malts to back this up and the balance is just perfect. The body was sweet, oily and quite meaty with an abundance of exotic fruits bursting out. The sweet malt backbone is very caramel/toffee on the tongue and it is easy to see why many people say this beer is between a very hoppy IPA and a Barleywine.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
bgb1991 (131) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2015
Salty and bit solvent like aroma. Great looking beer. Palate is awful, mouthcoating, milky, thick no carbonation, awful. Nothing I look for in an IPA. The actual taste is alcoholic, mid palate bitterness, fruity, dates not bad.


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