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

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RATINGS: 592   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!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bernatbeer (417) - barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 3, 2011
En tirador en el Drunk Monk. Color bronce oscuro.con buena espuma y buenos encajes . En aromas se nota mas el alcohol que el lúpulo.Sabor dulce con final amargo.Despues de un par de pintas entra mucho mejor.Muy lograda. Mas tirando a una barley wine,pero muy buena

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2011 Keg at North Bar, Leeds. Pours quite a deep, darkish bronze-brown. Aroma is of brown sugar, caramel with vanilla notes and a few hops. Taste is very sweet, with malts dominating. Sweet caramel as well, with hops coming through towards the end. Unusual to have such a sweet double IPA, but I like it a lot. Maybe a little unbalanced (sweet-heavy) but not any less enjoyable for it. Flawed but brilliant. Mmm.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2011
Looked good in the glass and smelt lovely, from there it wasn’t downhill but didn’t live up to the expectations of its appearance and aroma. Bitterness comes late in the taste with the malts a little too dominant for me, overall easily drinkable though not a standout.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
D_i (33) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 30, 2011
Perfect aroma. It should perhaps have been a little more bitter, but the taste is really heavy with a large body. A superb Dubbel IPA but may be to strong...

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (4133) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle. Very unusual brown/bronze appearance.Poured with a small head and an amazing amount of maltiness for a double IPA. At one point I wondered if there where any hops present.After drinking American double IPA’s this came as a shock.Hops did finally appear. A very pleasant beer-but a double IPA? I dont think so.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (3293) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2011
50cl bottle. Pours surprisingly very dark, maybe coffee colour. The nose has marmalade and white chocolate mousse - wierd! The taste has pine grapefruit, dried apricots, then earthy, spiceness, parsnip, I think. The palate has a big structure, a big creamy texture then a very dry finish. Overall, I wasn’t sure but the more I drink, the better this gets.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2011
I love the colour of this. Mahogany is the best word I can come up with. It’s a really dark brown but if you hold it up to the light there’s a hint of red around the edges. Head is a creamy colour and sticks around for a while, with some lacing all the way down the glass. There’s a really strong caramel aroma which comes through more than the hops or malt. Resin, malt and caramel on the palate. This is a very, very good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2956) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a small head. Aroma is pineapple, mango and bready malt. Taste has pineapple to start. Very mango hoppy, sticky, strong bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Bottle from Charleston Beer Exchange. Pours a deep amber with nice 1/2" head. Hoppy nose with touch of earth...but good citrus as well. Caramel comes through too. Flavor starts out hoppy, but is a bit over sweet for my taste.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
portableparty (1979) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2011 Bottle to snifter. Pours hazy amber with a off white tight frothy head that fades to a film. Aroma is pungent bitter pine and caramel very resiness. Taste is sweet sugar and bittering pine resiness and malty (very tasty!). Palate is full creamy and sticky dry. Wow this is how I think about DIPA’s and this is AWESOME!


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