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


on tap

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RATINGS: 513   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!

Steliospal's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steliospal (5) - - SEP 19, 2012
caramel, floral, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, lively, long finish, quite a good beer, not much to my style though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1318) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - APR 20, 2014
Appearance: Batch 1020. Medium brown, slightly hazy. Good amount of light tan head. Aroma: Hops, floral. Sausages and mash (though we were cooking that at the time). Taste: Good hops, floral. Some malt and caramel? Warming. Good! Info: 500ml bottle, 19/4-2014, BB: 27/8-2017

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
bistobhoy (1) - dublin, IRELAND - APR 18, 2014 does not count
Smell is lovely. The initial taste is fruity and smooth then there is a kick like a shot of vodka after that. Niiiccccceeeee mmmmmmm. There is sediment in the bottle I thought it was gone off. But its cool and is well worth it. However at ?9 a bottle for take away its a rare occasion I will be buying it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (124) - HONG KONG - APR 17, 2014
Bottle from Gooden in Taipei. Cloudy dark orange pour. Sweet fruity hoppy honey aroma. Taste is sweet, orangey citrusy hops, bit of pine. Slightly vegetal finish followed by lingering bitter booziness. A bit like I Hardcore You, in the big big flavors and vegetal finish. Very good though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karol (508) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 14, 2014
Bottled. Aroma of floral hops dominates. Color is honey hazy golden copper. Taste is awesome! Initial malt becomes hoppy in anfew seconds and finishes with a long lasting hoppy aftertaste. The hops becomes really strong after a minute or two of swallowing. Alcohol warming, deceptive. Overall a good imperial IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaboon (1485) - FINLAND - APR 12, 2014
Pours copper with white head. Aroma is exotic fruits, pine, honey and birch. It’s the whole of the forest in here! Flavour is heavy bitter, light to medium sweet, fruity and fresh. Very, very nice DIIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfest5 (1064) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 11, 2014
500mL bottle from Wine Centre Kilkenny. Pours an orange juice like dull amber into the tulip glass, small off white head that dissipates quickly, good lacing on the glass. Reminds me of some of the Stone Brewing DIPA’s in the aroma, definitely an American style Imperial, big grapefruit and tropical fruit hop aromas plus a pretty sizeable malt backbone. Taste is all bitter grapefruit and floral hops up front. Finish is smoother than expected due to the bready, cereal like malt foundation. Big oily mouthfeel with keeps the bitterness on the tongue long after the sip is over. Impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (614) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Aroma: hay, flowers, heavy sweet notes. Appearance: hazy light brown, small white head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: bitters coming up quite quickly,grass, Overall: great IIPA. Bottle from friends.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MichaelAwesome (2993) - Wanne-Eickel, GERMANY - APR 4, 2014
Hefe rauf und runter, aber zumindest keine Banane, wenn auch schwer und süß. Gewöhnungsbedürftig mit einer guten Prise Früchte und Sämigkeit. Kann man trinken, aber eigentlich nix Besonderes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McTapps (2997) - Ruhrgebiet, GERMANY - APR 2, 2014
Bottle from trade with Meilby - many thanks to you, Kenni! The beer pours out in a cloudy dirty amber colour with fat yeast chunks ( one really looked like a face!), smooth body and steady head. Aroma of yeast and hops. Taste of sweet yeast, overripe fruits, wheat, light hops and bread. Sweet-yeasty finish. Too sweet for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
calm_dreamer (140) - GREECE - APR 2, 2014
Orange medium to full body with a white lacing. Hoppy aroma with some citrus maybe and just that. Full hoppy and sweet taste with caramel. Medium lasting aftertaste. Shows her alcohol soonly.

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