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


on tap

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RATINGS: 672   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2010

Bottle 500ml.

Unclear medium amber orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, heavy hoppy, citrus - orange, pine, resin. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to medium full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100904]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40160) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2010
From tap at MikkellerBar. Pours hazy dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is pinewood hoppy. Mild acidic hoppy and pinewood. Mild citrusy and bone dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34246) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2011
Bottled. A hazy orange-red beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of fresh lemons, and over ripe fruits, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, lemons, over ripe fruits, caramel, and some malt, leading to a bitter finish, where the hops and alcohol are felt on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25841) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2010
Bottle at home. Hazy orange red coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and hoppy aroma of citrus, pine needlesm dried fruits and fridge. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, hops and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25224) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 7, 2011
Bottled@Gastropub Nordic, Tampere. Deep reddish amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is fruity and floral hops with also rather strong maltyness. Mild herbal and spicy notes as well. Flavour is quite similar in a quite nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2010
On tap. Pours an opaque dark brown with a small off-white head. Intensely fat hop aromas, oniony! Quite full-bodied, plenty of caramel, some overripe fruit and then again fat and intense hoppiness in the finish. Somewhat medicinal. The high ABV is pretty well hidden. 200910

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23324) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2010
Bottled at Akkurat, Stockholm. Cloudy brownish copper colour, creamy head. Rich aroma of gooseberry, grapefruit and caramel. Sweet, softand full bodied. Plenty of mango, slight notes of coffee, hugely bitter finish. Remains reasonably balanced, despite all the power.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit and piney flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21796) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
24th April 2011
Cloudy brown beer. Light tan head. Light palate. Rich malt giving this DIPA a distinctly barlywine like character. Underneath are sweet red berry fruits. Alongside the malt there is pine hops and fresh orange hops, the latter in the finish. Decent barleywine!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21199) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 29, 2011
Draft at BBF 2011, courtesy of the crew, thanks! Murky brown color, off white head. Aroma of grass > pine. Taste is balanced bitterness. Nice.

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