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


on tap

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RATINGS: 558   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElDesmadre (1623) - Mikołów, POLAND - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle. A powerful blend of malty and hoppy notes, ranging from pumpernikel bread, raisins and candy to lychee, citrus, flowers and peach. Fruity and spicy, also a bit boozy. Lots of flavour depth, also lots of sweetness but the senses are distracted from concentrating too much of the latter by means of the depth, the alcohol and the bitterness. That being told, because of the massive, chewy malty body the 100 IBUs are far from being overpowering. Very tasty evening sipper, not the best one from Nogne by far but definitely enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HaakonBjerkeli (44) - NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
Aroma of malt, slightly hoppy but on the low side even for imp. Taste is sweet, some cara, some bitternes. Alcohol in finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"not really what I look for in a double ipa (too sweet, too malty, too thick) but just judging it as a beer...pretty dang good. interesting interplay with the earthy sweet malt and the pine & spice character of the hops. strong aroma and flavor. nice brew, likely overpriced, though, in the bottle."

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
amanita (3) - oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 23, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2014 Botella de 0?5 L bebida en el lúpulo feroz el 23-9-2014 muy buena, espuma no muy abundante.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (177) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Tap@Konttori. Amber color and silky head. Pine, hops, fruits, caramel in aroma. Taste is a bit sweet but ends with long lasting nice hoppy and bitter aftertaste. Alcohol, spices and caramel also in flavors. Some barley wine elements.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (4663) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
Hazy/clear deep golden colour with a nice off white head. Good lacing. Rich grape and ruch fruity aroma. Very sweet and rich hoppy. A bit to sweet for my likings. Had some batches that the alcohol came thorugh too much also. This one was nice. But forgot to write down the batch number.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Senka (502)
- Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 13, 2014
50cl bottle. This is the king of double IPA! Pours as clear as virgin IPA but is thick, heavy and hoppy as hell. Aroma of various hoppy subflavors and yeast. You have to share the bottle, otherwise you are done for the evening, or even a month. Pours a perfect IPA. No need to explain here. Full bodied double ipa - thick, fat and creamy at the same time. This is a blast. Get it as soon as you can!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kingvit (227) - - SEP 12, 2014
Aroma: pine, citric, roasted nuts, weak; Appearance: pale gold, minimal head; Taste: medium bitterness, slight sweetness, medium sourness; Palate: average carbonation, long hoppy finish, oily texture, medium body Weak aroma, too much alcohol sensed, stronger body could have helped this beer (excessive filtration?)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2281) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2014
50cl bottle. Strong aroma of hops. Quite a malty body, with some grainy caramel and a tiny bit of raisin. Taste is hoppy, very bitter, with a dry aftertaste and some warming alcohol. Like a strong imperial ipa, with a touch of barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (1309) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget. Long lastning off white head. Clear dark smber color. Big hoppy aroma that is mostly piny. Big alkohol taste with firm lingrring bitterness.

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