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

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RATINGS: 699   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2013
16.9oz bottle. Completely hazy darker ambery orange-red color. Good khaki / off-white head, leaves good lace. Big spicy lightly earthy hop flavor. A not-overdone amount of caramel malt, some toasty malts. Resin, some citrus hops. Kind of bready and spicy. Big bitter, light sweetness. Flavor is impressive, considering I have no idea how long this has been sitting on the beer store’s shelf. If has some age, than it’s aged respectably. Bigger body, smooth lighter carbonation. Minimal viscosity in the finish. Long, hoppy bitter aftertaste. Good stuff now, must have been incredible fresh. Surprisingly drinkable. Bold indeed.

3.7
Quevillon (3089) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2013
500 ml bottle purchased at Westmere Beverage Center (Albany, New York) on September 18, 2012. Dirty brown foggy little head. Aroma hops mellitus, nutty maltiness. Alcohol taste hoppy, a bit of peach and pine, but alcohol is omnipresent. This is good, but strong!

3.9
AndySnow (7621) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle @ NK Saluhall. Hazy amber colour with a thick white head. Aroma of hops, malt, citrus. Flavour is malt, hops, slightly bitter.

3.8
Alexus (242) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2013
Pours murky pale amber with a film of a head. Aromas of dark dried fruits, floral hops, caramel and alcohol. Full body, and heavily sweet.

4.3
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2013
Pours a murky ruby red with a nice light brown head that leaves lots of sticky lacing. Aroma of sweet malts, bread, biscuit & a light citrus hop aroma. Taste is sweet caramel, bread, biscuit and a well balanced grassy hop taste. Leaves a subtle alcohol warming but over very full bodied and smooth for an imperial ipa.

4.5
RawKuz (60) - NORWAY - JAN 20, 2013
My favorite beer from Nøgne Ø atm. Full bodied beer with a complex and lasting finish. really is an imperial IPA. white/lightbrown head. Really wellbalanced beer.

3.8
fantti (1017) - FINLAND - JAN 13, 2013
Kaatuu lasiin rubiininpunaisena/ruskeana, sameana ja tiiviin näköisellä vaahdolla. Haju on vahvan puumaisen humaloitu, hedelmäinen, tuhkainen, mausteinen ja hieman alkoholinen. Maku on alkoholin polttama, kuivatun hedelmäinen, ruohoinen ja tuhkainen. Myös hieman käynyttä marjaisuutta on joukossa. Suutuntuma on öljyisen liukas ja melko täyteläinen. Kokonaisuutena maussa on jotain, joka häiritsee (alkoholin tunne?), muutenhan tämä olisi todella hieno tuotos.

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fellebag (1476) - 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

4.3
Prokroustis (745) - 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.

4.2
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.


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