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


on tap

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RATINGS: 679   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steliospal (5) - - SEP 19, 2012
caramel, floral, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, lively, long finish, quite a good beer, not much to my style though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HPDalen (376) - DENMARK - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark golden with a solid white head. Very layered aroma, there is caramel, demerara sugar, orange, orange zest, lemon grass and alcohol in the aroma. Wonderful palate, full body, sticky, softly carbonated with a bitter finish. Flavour is heavy on the bitterness, with a sweeter finish. Not for the faint of heart, but a terrific imperial IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (6272) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2016
BB Backlog, Sampled in 2012, pours an amber brown color with average head and nice lacing on the inside of my glass. Smell and taste are caramel malt, pine, orange skin, rye and overripe pineapple. Body was medium. A little spicy and big for us.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vincentvega72 (459) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2016
Mooi amber - oranjekleurig kleur met witte schuimkraag die snel wegzakt. Redelijk harsig aroma, zeste van appelsienschil. Smaken van mout, caramel, toffee, grapefruit met een warme afdronk. Zoals een Imperial ipa moet smaken. Top.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewhemia (239) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2016
Hazy orange with white head. Looks good. Lots of fruity aroma (tangerine, citrus, melon etc.) and grassy and piney aroma as well. Really nice mix of different hop aromas. The taste has lots of sweetness, lots of bitterness, a honey melon flavor somewhere in there and a grassy finish. So good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (686) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2016
Bottle at home (batch 1623, bb 04.04.20, brewed 04.04.16). Pours a hazy orange amber with a small white head. Quite some yeast deposit in the bottle. Aroma of floral resiny hops, sweet malts, boozy alcohol. Taste is over moderate bitter, moderate sweet, malts, boozy alcohol, floral resiny hops, full light stingy alcohol mouthfeel, floral resiny hoppy bitter aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorIBU (3) - - OCT 1, 2016 does not count
Bla bla!!!!!!!! beer!!!!!!! By bbbbb bbbbb

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Silvan7 (1139) - 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 (1930) - 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 (3043) - 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 (2458) - 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.

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