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


on tap

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RATINGS: 687   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 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
venom666 (969) - Elche, Alicante, 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 (2274) - 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 (2430) - 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 (5248) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cagou007 (1110) - FRANCE - MAY 19, 2016
Pours hazy amber with almost no head. Nose is caramel and fruits. Aromas are caramel, candi, tropical fruits, honey. Low carbonation, full body. Long sweet and boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
colui72 (808) - 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 (5126) - 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 (2512) - 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 (1195) - 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.

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