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


on tap

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RATINGS: 692   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!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
colui72 (900) - HONG KONG - MAY 14, 2016
It pours orange, very murky with floating elements. Thin white head. Aroma is very fruity and grassy. Fruity in palate as well: grapefruit, mango, peach, booze. Complex and tasty, starts sweet and it’s later very well balanced by a strong hoppy character. Full bodied and boozy. Great ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (5347) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 23, 2016
Old rating rerated 23.04.2016, 0,5l bottle (tapped 3 days ago) shared at local tasting:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head, hazy. Aroma is fresh grassy, moss, fresh hops, citrus peel, lawn, minerals, light malts, hop pellets. Taste is slightly sweet grassy, weeds, wet leafs, fresh hops, light malts, bark, alcohol, hop pellets, citrus peel, lawn, grain. Medium to longlasting bitterness, dry grassy mouthfeel. Nice, but just too fresh...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mateuszk (2668) - Poznań, POLAND - APR 4, 2016
Draught. Very hoppy beer, lots of grapefruit, tropical fruits, lemons, tangerines backed by solid maltiness, sweet but not clogging or overly caramel. In taste some resin also shows. Medium to full body, strong bitterness in the finish along with light alcohol note. Solid and strong IPA, on the sweeter side of IIPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alteregoo (1303) - Kalisz, POLAND - APR 2, 2016
Piana żółta, drobna, trwała. Barwa bursztynowo pomarańczowa, mocno mętna, pływające kawałki drożdży. Aromat chmielowo słodowy - są iglaki, cytrusy, kandyzowane owoce i karmel. W smaku pełne, treściwe, dość słodkie, mocno żywiczne, świerkowe i likierowe, a w tle dojrzałe mango i papaja. Czuć moc, czuć potężną gęstość, czuć mocne nowofalowe chmielenie. Goryczka średnia, długo pozostająca w posmakach, alkohol mocno rozgrzewający, nagazowanie niskie.
To raczej Triple IPA i American Barley Wine w jednym. Piwo sprawia wrażenie syropu wymieszanego z płynnym ekstraktem chmielowym. Trudno wypić całą butelkę... Chyba trzeba je traktować bardziej w kategorii ciekawostki, bo przyznaję, że jeszcze czegoś takiego nie piłem!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
antykowalsky (102) - Boleslawiec, POLAND - MAR 24, 2016
Aroma of resin, citrus, tropical fruits. Deep orange colour, cloudy. One finger, fast reducing off-white head. Taste is fruity, medium sweet, high bitter. Light alcohol. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Bitter and alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
babymammoth (63) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2016
From the rich malty aroma of honeycomb through to bursting hopped bitterness that finishes sweet. I can’t fault it to my taste but nothing is perfect. This is awesome!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
budedou (917) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - FEB 22, 2016
Pours a murky amber with a white head. Hoppy aroma with some caramel and slight tropical fruits. Overripe mango. Taste is sweet and sticky with a very bitter finish. Sticky body and a fairly light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzgorog (825) - FRANCE - FEB 16, 2016
Couleur brune orangée trouble et gros dépôt, mousse blanche moyenne. Nez de houblons résineux, oranges confites, léger côté mentholé (?!). L’amertume est forte, le corps très dense, sirupeux, l’alcool est présent mais bien balancé, bel équilibre, les saveurs sont sur la résine et le pamplemousse. Une IIPA très bien faite, puissante, mais il lui manque un petit quelque chose pour qu’elle soit vraiment extraordinaire...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (3498) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 11, 2016
Bottle 500 ml. Color: a little smoky amber, good foam. Aroma: honey, candy, candied fruit, dried yellow raisins, honey, floral, tropical fruit, citrus. Taste: candy-sweet, nectar or muscatel, strong hop bitterness, grapefruit with sugar, raisins, fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2016
9/27/2011 1:15:31 AM On tap at Beer Temple. Dark black body with medium tan head. Vanilla and chocolate flavours. Lots of honey in there too and plenty of hops. A really deliscious and yummy beer. Hats off to Nogne!

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