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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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CitizenMeow (18) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2012
Pours deep amber, fluffy off-white head. Good head retention. Huge fruity aroma, some malt and booze shines through. Mostly just big warm hops though. Medium to thick mouthfeel with good carbonation. More fruits and more malts in the taste, with the alcohol driving up the heat. Long bitter and sweet aftertaste. Awesome

4
Linnet (1832) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2012
Ar: Burst of tropical fruits, grapefruit, pineapple, fruit candy, resin, mango, very thick maltbase and alcohol is evident. Ap: copper/Amber colour, medium beige head. F: Boozy, lots of alcohol, thick malt prescence, big aggressive bite, harsch resinous notes of hops and à slightly citric and fruity finish. Taste is subtle as a sledgehammer to the face. M: thick mouthfeel, lots of small bubbles. T: solid example of the style, and it is indeed both big and bold.

3.9
NordicV (2347) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2012
Kopparfärgad, lätt grumlig öl med smutsvitt skum. Doft av kolasötma, humlebeska och en antydan av alkohol. Smaken är ännu bättre. Fruktighet, mörkt bröd, humle med inslag av såväl frukt,citrus och tallbarr. En riktigt bra IIPA.

3.6
ekstedt (6782) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2012
UPDATED: APR 19, 2012 Bottle (50 cl) from Systembolaget. Murky orange brown, medium off-white head. Strong piney, perfymy and citric hop aroma, on a bisquity and slightly caramelly malt base. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry with a bit alcoholic bitterness.

4.1
Drake (13738) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2012
500 mL bottle from Greenville Beer Exchange. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of big toffee malts, berries, malt and resiny citrus hops. The taste is big toffee malts, berries, citrus hops, toasty malts and caramel. Medium-full bodied, lingering bitterness and dangerously drinkable. Nice beer.

4
DeliriumT (537) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2012
Aroma is a perfect combination of citrusy hops and sugary sweetness. None of the alcohol content is obvious from the smell, but it hits you in the flavour. The aroma of this imperial is better than the regular nogne o IPA, but the flavour is a hint strong on the abv.

4.1
ComradeK (1236) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours a very hazy deep copper, with floating sediment and a smallish off-white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves some lace. Caramel malt and resin hops on the nose are mixed with some unusual notes of red curry and soy sauce to create an odd but not unpleasant aroma. Very powerful hops up front offer pine resin, grapefruit and a touch of chilli, leading into a mid-palate which is still hop-dominated, but does add a touch of caramel and dark bread malt for a little bit of balance. It finishes with more hop potency, bringing back the grapefruit and pine resin to leave a lingering bitterness. This is a very potent imperial IPA indeed, full of viciously bitter hop flavours - delicious.

4.1
avantdagare (264) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2012
4 finger beige head that slowly sinks to 5 mm, amber body. Batch 758. Nose: Grapefruit, passion fruit, lychee, pineapple, oranges and mango. Aroma: Grapefruit, passion fruit, star fruit, spruce, resin, lychee, blood-oranges, apricot, kiwi, toffee, grapefruit-peel, oranges, mango and pineapple. Long bitter ending.

4.4
Vignale (3829) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2012
UPDATED: APR 24, 2012 En riktigt bra dubbelIPA. Lätt oljig vätska. Massiv fräsch citrusbesk humle. Grape framförallt men även tropisk frukt. Rejäl kropp som inte är för söt. Tuff men välavvägd beska. Bland de bästa jag druckit.

3.5
TheBeerGod (6224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown, murky pour with a short, foamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, floral hops, citrus and cocoa. Taste is much the same with more citrus, chocolate, sweet malt, caramel, floral hops and faint earth hops. Body is medium-full with a soft, creamy carbonation. Finishes with chocolate covered oranges, caramel, cocoa, sweet malt, soft grains and floral hops. Not really an imperial IPA.


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