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


on tap

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RATINGS: 673   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!

Ringsvold's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ringsvold (15) - - MAR 24, 2013
Fantastic beer but not for the newbie as it is very rich on flavor, taste and alcohol ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (1097) - Samarate, ITALY - SEP 22, 2016
Bottle @ home. Giallo ambrato opalescente. molti lieviti in sospsensione. Schiuma bianca finissima non troppo persistente. Aroma intenso ma non troppo complesso. fine. Frutta gialla, pesca sciroppata, luppolatura americana tra l’agrumato e l’erbaceo. caramello, lieve tostatura, esteri del lievito. Pane appena cotto. Dolce amabile all’ingresso, decisamente amaro il finale. Fruttata ed erbacea. lievissima acidità. Corposa, molto calda, poco carbonata, rotonda, un filo astringente, Equilibrata ed armonica.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fugitive (1907) - Athens, GREECE - AUG 13, 2016
Bottle @ Bierhof, Athens-Greece. Color hazy dark amber with small white head. Aroma pine, hoppy, citrus. Taste bittersweet, pine, fruits, hoppy, dry. Great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (2816) - SPAIN - AUG 11, 2016
Bottle 50cl @ Cervezorama 2.0, Madrid, Spain. A: Hazy amber T: Malt, hops, sweet, fruity, citrusy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (2207) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 5, 2016
0,5l bottle at Ottakringer Braukulturwochen. Bottled 06.05.2016, BB 06.05.2020. Amber hazy colour, small white head. smells of resin, a bit old hoppy, spices, peppery, not overly exciting smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of resin, peppery, rather sweet, caramel, light herbal. finishes rather sweet and lightly bitter with notes of resin and caramel. overall decent, quite heavy and a bit on the sweet side. overall good though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (2727) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUL 25, 2016
50cl bottle. Orange cloudy appearance. Thin white head. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Dry finish. Aroma is orange, resin, hops, malt, mango, peach, wood, spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZodiacM (841) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 18, 2016
Poured from the bottle. Hazy dark yellow beer. Aromas of hop, and citrusfruit. Taste is hoppy, sweet, bitter, grapefruit. Great IIPA, full bodied, longlasting taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
venom666 (848) - Elche, SPAIN - JUN 27, 2016
Pours a hazy deep amber color with medium bwige head and lots of sediments. Swet aroma, caramel, bread, overriped fruits, but algo mango, white grape and citrus. Taste follows the aroma, sweet and hoppy, caramel, biscuit, citrus and grapes, finishing with a strong bitterness on the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
msbernac (1915) - Krakow, POLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle Aroma-fruits Appearance-orange, hazy, white foam, Taste-very bitter, medium sweetness, medium sourness, Palate-medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-good

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (2169) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 27, 2016
hazy orange to amber colour, medium sized, dense yellowish head;aroma of overripe fruits like mango, some peach, grape, maybe grapefruit, too, marmalade, caramel biscuit, honey and some resins; taste is dominated by syrupy sweetness with overripe fruits, honey and some resiny notes; despite the intensive syrupy sweetness, both the hoppy bitterness and some alcoholic notes can also be felt; amazing IIPA! not a devastating hop-bomb, but still a perfect one! I think, I’m falling in love :-)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (5188) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle.Hazy orrane colour with small white head.Aroma is strong fruity of pineappels,and greapfruits,nice tropical with fresh taste of hops and malt,oily texture and good full body.

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