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


on tap

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RATINGS: 639   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PatBateman81 (178) - Caserta, ITALY - NOV 30, 2011
Bottle 50 cl bought @ Bir & Fud Bottega (Rome, Italy) and on tap @ Karhisma Birroteca (Piedimonte Matese - Caserta, Italy). I had Nogne #500 on tap just after when it was bringing out for the first time @ Brasserie 4:20, and I remember it as a fantastic DIPA: robust but refreshing, strong but drinkable, complex but session anyway. I’m pretty sure of my memories, it impressed me so much that I drunk greedily my pint that time. So I wonder if recipe has changed during time and since the brewery decided to insert this one in the common production. The fact is, now I’m in front of a different beer from the color: actually is dark orange, even cassock, and I remember a more light and pale orange aspect. Anyway, let’s concentrate on this - supposed - new version. Aroma is complex, a hop stratification that complicates too much things in my opinion; a breath will take out pineapple and mango, another dough and yeast, then grapes and grapefruit, caramel and green apple and so on. All is really FRESH, maybe too much. Need absolutely to age one bottle for at least six months. But, you know? The feeling is that of something in which they forced things to overemphasize. Undoubtly a good aroma, but you’ll get tired of. Going on to the flavor, there’s a very well balanced carbonation (more balanced than #100) in a medium creamy body where resinous and grassy boss the show; it’s difficult to extract something different except for citrus and some caramel (but not invasive as the common european DIPAs). Finish is astringent in a crescendo of grapefruit and lime, harshes tongue like the most freshest hops and last very well. In the end? The hoppier and less enjoyable version of the #100.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (5877) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Glass at Gallo’s Tap Room. Hazy copper pour with a thin off-white head. Caramel and grainy malt nose with earthy hops. Flavor starts with dark fruit and moves to caramel malt before the piney and earthy hops take over. Not bad, but definitely more of a barleywine than an IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4955) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2011
500ml bottle in a mug. Pours amber with a lacy, cream-colored head. Aroma of citrusy/piney hops, caramel malts, and some spice. Flavor is similar with a lot of hops. Thicker texture. A good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ads135 (3690) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Alcoholic and a bit fruity. Dark amber with rye malts taking over the finish. Tried this at BBF, 2011.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Psytron (1631) - Turku, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2011
Smell of malt and citrus, maybe some herbs. Hazy reddish-brown colour. First taste is quite bitter, followed by nice sweetness and some heavily malty aftertaste. Very large variety of tastes and feelings. A delicacy. With higher temperature the sweetness comes through even more. An almost fresh, yet heavy beer becomes like candy. This goes through most ranges of beer experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3681) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
Bouteille de 500ml. Merci Patrick. Couleur cuivrée foncée avec une mousse beige. Elle est plus foncée que la plupart des IIPA. Le nez est bien caramélisé avec des houblons herbeux. Il y a une forte présence de la levure au nez, une levure classique des bières du nord de l’Europe. La bouche est forte, puissante, avec des saveurs de caramel, de houblon. La finale est sucrée avec une forte amertume. Très scandinave comme bière.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9998) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2011
On draught at Gallo’s. Pours a hazy orange-brown color with a thin off-white head that recedes steadily to a film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, dank malt and hops. Rich body with flavors of citrusy hops, brown sugar, and caramel malt. The finish is hoppy with a lingering slightly zesty citrus aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maledictum (733) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - NOV 17, 2011
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy dark amber with a small off-white head. Sweet with strong piny hops aromas. Also aromas of barley, alcohol and residual sugars. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Long dry finish with more hops and alcohol notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (4130) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2011
(Courtoisie de JB84, thanks John!) Un anneau de mousse flotte sur un liquide à la robe ambrée et passablement voilée. Le nez est expressif et bien entouré par des houblons boisés et fruités. La base maltée est riche, le caramel et le sucre brun en sont les témoins. L’alcool est bien intégré, son parfum est doux et complémentaire. Les saveurs sont bien houblonnées, touchées par les agrumes et par des notes florales et boisées. Les céréales maltées s’immiscent dans la tempête avec facilité: on sent bien leur caractère grillé. La bouche est bien grasse avec une effervescence modérée et justement appropriée. La texture est proprement huileuse. La finale se fait sur des notes amères assez rudes et vigoureuses.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Koelschtrinker (14073) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 13, 2011
Sehr süßer Antrunk mit vergleichsweise wenig Hopfen. Zu süß, alle anderen Aromen gehen unter. Flop. /5/5/7//6

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