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


on tap

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RATINGS: 553   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABS (463) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2011
Dark brown, hazy color. Smell of hops, fruit and alcohol. Starts a tad sweet, ends bitter, but not over the top. Taste of hops, fruit, then some alcohol at the end of the tasting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2011
copper/amber/hazy dark brown colour. liquid is hazy and deep. pours a white/tanned creamy foamy head with a very good intact texture. appearance is extremely good and balanced. aromascape consists of fruit, citrus, grapes, resin, sweet toffee, caramel, milk chocolate, a bit of coffee, mild roasty, cream, dough, vanilla, mild liquorice, herbs, cheese, malt.. very broad. taste is medium bitter with a very nice tingly distinct sweetness. wide sourness and tight saltiness rounds up the package. the body is medium with a thick texture. a very complex beer with unique character. one of the best from nogne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2011
The pour is a hazy, coppery, deep amber with an average, pillowy, off-white head which settles to a thin, pillowy, froth and leaves some frothy, drippy lace. The nose is interesting with some toasted caramel, faint roast, resinous pine, peach, maybe some kiwi? (Nelson Sauvin), and honey-dipped cereal. The flavor is a pleasant mix of toasted caramel, honey-soaked cereal, and slight roast before the assault of the hops bringing a medium to high bitterness; notes of resinous pine, a slight tangy/spicy rye note, similar fruit profile (kiwi, peach), and some floral tones. The palate is perfect with a medium to full body, less than lively carbonation, and a round velvety mouthfeel. The beer finishes with growing bitterness and less sweetness with still an overwhelming pine and slight rustic, honeyed cereal, dry floral, and dried apricot. One of the more unique hoppy beers I have had in a while; plenty of malt complexity but still full of hop flavors and bitterness. No sign of the 10%, feels more like 7%. Not quite was I was expecting but certainly pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5872) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2011
Draught at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, hops, fruit and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (1905) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2011
From tap at CBF 2011. Small and quickly disappearing off-white head. Hazy, dark red-brown colour. Hoppy berries with a yeasty aroma. Powerful roasted malt flavor with a good deal of hops bitterness and pine notes, highly carbonated. Long bitter aftertaste. A very good beer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2011
@CBF. Pours clear deep mahogany amber with a small off white head leaving lace. Aroma is cat bin, piny, malty, sweet and citric. Flavor is follows the aroma with a good pungeant touch. Finishes pungeant tart bitter and longlived, vry nice indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
berlinoise2go (613) - NORWAY - MAY 27, 2011
Bottle (50cl) from Vinmonopolet (Storo), Oslo. Dark reddish amber colour, slightly hazy. Inch-thick offwhite head, reducing quickly, but settles as a thick film and some solid lacing. Rich, fat, hop aroma with caramel, resin, melted sugar, grapefruit, licorice. Full bodied, soft carbonation, very smooth mouthfeel - both oily and velvety. Taste is sweet and bitter, and a bit salty - very harmonious. Long bittersweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1122) - FINLAND - MAY 16, 2011
50cl bottle. Deep amber colour with a medium-sized tan head. Orange, grapefruit and toffee in the aroma. Flavour is toffeish malt, grapefruit, orange, pine and good amount of bitterness. Medium to full body, bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (2231) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2011
Pours slightly hazy brown with a low head. Strong aroma is malts, yeast, citrus fruits and hops. Flavor is equally strong, dominated by sweetish malts and yeast with a very strong hoppy finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3103) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a very murky, dark copper with a thin beige head. Aroma is fairly sweet and alcoholic. Candy sugar, caramel and alcohol on the nose. Additions of quite zesty citrus and pine as well. Very resinous aroma as well as a sticky, resinous mouth feel. Loads of toffee in the taste with a big dose of piney and citric hops. Slight alcohol warmth on the finish. Fantastically well crafted beer. Very big but still has amazing balance

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