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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fellebag (1448) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2013
0,5l bottle. Shady peach ice tea caramel color. Pours a fizzy white head which settles. Very small bubbles. Aroma has fruits, pineapple and cherries. And pine resin obviously from the hops. Quite full body for an IPA, balanced palate. Flavour is as for aroma with a hint of caramel fudge. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPad

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prokroustis (744) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JAN 3, 2013
Clear dark red body with an off white head. Amazing hoppy aroma with caramel and grapefruit, fresh grass, pineapple. Full, smooth body. Great balanced, rather than mostly bitter, flavour with caramel, grapefruit, honey, pineapple. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vidar_Lund (20) - Trondheim, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2012
In my opinion this is one of the best by Nøgne Ø. A well balanced Imperial IPA with lots of aroma from the generous amount of hops and malt. The strong alcohol isn’t really noticeable until you feel it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
24th April 2011
Cloudy brown beer. Light tan head. Light palate. Rich malt giving this DIPA a distinctly barlywine like character. Underneath are sweet red berry fruits. Alongside the malt there is pine hops and fresh orange hops, the latter in the finish. Decent barleywine!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Vicci (8) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
Amazingly malty, sweet caramel fore notes and a lingering bitter coating. Very special indeed ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simonsen (1258) - NORWAY - DEC 25, 2012
servert av bror i juleselskap. batch 638. hjemmelagret et år. mørk karamell farget med rødskjær. mye malt , en del humle smak. aroma av karamell, lakris, tjære. en veldig god øl. bør rates på nytt da dette var en lagret øl

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 22, 2012
Red brown, slightly hazy, nice white foamy head. Pungent sweet resinous hops in the aroma, along with some pineapple and grapefruit. Flavour is huge, dominated by those intensely bitter hops. Big malt backbone to balance it all out brings some dry bread and nuts. Mouthfeel is thick and a touch sticky. Carbonation is quite soft. Finish is so malty a toffee sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (6144) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Location: .5 L bottle from Sparrow-Downtown, 12/21/12

Aroma: The nose has lots of caramel, a good amount of sweet citrus, and notes of pine and alcohol
Appearance: It pours a murky, dark orange color with a medium sized beige head and some sticky lace
Flavor: This one tastes pretty sweet, with some bitterness, but not as much as you’d expect in this style
Palate: Medium-full bodied, with a creamy, fairly think feel, soft carbonation, and a somewhat sticky finish
Overall Impression: I liked this one, but it missed a little on style for me. I just didn’t get that big hop bitterness that I really want in a DIPA to balance out the big sweetness from all those malts. Still though, as a beer (without regard for style) I did like drinking it, and that is what matters to me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Dab this on your neck and watch the hop lovers run to you! This reeks of sweet hops, and the taste is the same. It is also ABV heavy on the palate with a good bit of bitter. Basically this is a hoppy cluster...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (14384) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle - Perfumy and some dark fruits. Muddy brown with little head. Dark fruits, sweet some smoke and some slight bitterness from the hops. More like a strong ale than an IPA, but still quite nice. The hops are there just a little too subtle. Beautiful long finish, with the slightest alcohol burn.

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