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

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RATINGS: 653   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14796) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2010
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Cloudy brown - white head. High hoppy, baking yeast, fruity, high fruity, citric, orange fruits, light chocolate, medium malty, light sticky sweetness, bitterness, light sharpness, light alcoholic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (14656) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2011
Draught, KØ11. Grassy hop aroma. Cloudy dark amber colour. Very small white head. The flavour is caramelly and grassy from the hops. Distinct bitterness, rather rough, but good. High alcohol level, but suits the beer well.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Koelschtrinker (14596) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (13821) - DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle. Slightly hazy dark amber with medium tan head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, flower, bitter, slightly sweet and balanced.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (13591) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2010
Bottle. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is hop, fruit, citrus, lemon,peach, grapefruit, orange. Flavour is blanced hoppy, malt, alcohol, fruit, citrus, lemon, peach, grapefruit, orange. bitter finish. Full body. Very nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (13059) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes orangegoldenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr fruchtig malzig, leicht würzig, bitter. Geschmack intensiv malzig, würzig scharf, fruchtig, bitter hopfig.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12741) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Draft. Poured a hazy reddish brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex sweet citrus aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy citrus bittersweet flavor with a solid bittersweet finish that was lasting. This is a change of pace good brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12640) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2011
Draft. Hazy amber body, some beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, some pineapple, light dish soap, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/pine, some pineapple, orange, caramel. Medium-full body, some sticky, light resin.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12405) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2011
(500ml bottle) Pours a cloudy burnt orange body with a medium beige head. Aroma of bread, caramel, orange, toffee, and light chocolate. Flavor of caramel malt, nuts, orange peel, pine, grass, delicate florals, and bread with chewy mouthfeel and a dry, bitter finish. Good balance and nicely complex.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12266) - Randers, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2010
Bottle. Courtesy Fonefan. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long nice heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.


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