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: 3.82/5   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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chrisv10 (18711) - DENMARK - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle. Slightly hazy dark amber with medium tan head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, flower, bitter, slightly sweet and balanced.

TBone (18558) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2010
UPDATED: APR 3, 2011 [email protected]
Slightly hazy orange color, small white head. Strong cat piss aroma with pine needles. Medium to full bodied. Fruity, piney, passion fruity with pine needles. Compared to #100 this is more hoppy and less malty. (7/3/7/3/13 3.3)
Bottled 500ml (Alko, bottled 080211, batch #589)
Draught version was a bit dissapointing, so it is interesting to taste another sample from bottle. Clear deep amber color, small steady beige head. Nose is very exotic fruity, kind of Nelson Sauvin like passion and kiwi fruit mix - so it is no suprise to read from the bottle that NS and Pacific Gem have been used here. Also aroma has some vegetably notes, alcohol and Nøgne Ø fingerprint yeast. Body is quite thinner than in #100, making it "easier to drink". Flavor is sweetish with similar exotic fruityness than in the aroma. Nice lingering bitterness, but also quite alcoholic kick. Quite different than #100, this is much more double IPA - #100 is more like a barley wine (especially when aged). I still prefer #100, but this bottle version beats tap version easily. (7/4/7/3/14 3.5)

FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 11, 2010
Keg (Pikkulintu, Helsinki)
6 Unbelievably blackcurrant leafy aroma. Perhaps there was something slightly savoury too, which might have had a minusule kidney aspect, but mjs was waving the idea of cat piss in my direction, but I couldn’t implant that ideda in my brain.
4 Deep browny orange, small tight ring head.
6 Very sugary caramel malt body, similar to many US brews, but didn’t have the malty taste. Maybe biscuity - something I’d normally blame on being a yank and using 2-row. Some of the blackcurret came back too, sweeter than in the aroma context. Just short of aggressive hopping - just kept it within the bounds of sanity.
4 Thick palate, a little slick, carbonation decent.
13 I was horrifically sleep deprived, and completely failed to remark on my overall impression. However, I remember finishing the glass, and not making any negative comments, so I’m guessing this was quite to my liking.

yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 24, 2010
On tap at Patricks. It pours a hazy amber body and a minimal beige head that soon diminishes into a rim of bubbles. The aroma is dominated by citrusy, piney hops in massive doses, and a good dash of orange. Really wonderful, and in the back there’s a lovely malty sweetness with some caramel. There’s alcohol too, but just in a pleasant way. It’s full-bodied and slightly warming in the mouth. Some caramel and dried fruits in the flavor, but here too the piney, citrusy hops are dominating. It’s bitter without letting the bitterness run the show. The finish is lasting, with the flavors found initially, and also some alcohol. Overall, a wonderful beer, dangerously easy drinking and extremely tasteful. Pity I emptied the keg. 100624

Ferris (17098) - 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.

Benzai (16923) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2011
Sampled at Borefts Beer Festival @ De Molen, Bodegraven. Light brown / light red color, slightly off-white head. Smell hops, lemon and fruits but all a bit soft, a bit hidden. Same with the taste: nicely hoppy and fruity, but I would have liked it more if the flavours were a little sharper and less ’round’. Good carbonation, full body.

Dedollewaitor (16544) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2010
Bottle @ BeerBiker/Scheffel’s 100 countires celebration. Pours ruby amber with a creamy head and lacings. Sweet malty nose. Orange and tangerine. Barley wine feel. Sweet chewy caramel and peachy hops. Smooth and vinous. A bit of warmth . .

djd07 (16292) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy a orange copper with a small quickly diminishing white head. The aroma is a bready malt, raisin, caramel, and citrus. Thick mouthfeel with toffee, caramel, and citrus hops. Alcohol present but not overpowering, nice balance of malt and hop with sugary sweet finish. A very good and complex IIPA from Nogne.

Scopey (16266) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2011
Keg at CP&K. It pours hazy deep orange, with a thick fluffy off-white head and low-moderate carbonation. The nose is orange, wood, resin and feta cheese. The taste is sweet tangerine, juicy orange, mango, marmalade, resin, wood, ginger, grass and alcohol warmth, with a long bitter finish. A decent Double IPA, but a bit too much sweetness and alcohol for me.

MiP (16055) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2011
Draught, KØ11. Grassy hop aroma. Cloudy dark amber colour. Very small white head. The flavour is caramelly and grassy from the hops. Distinct bitterness, rather rough, but good. High alcohol level, but suits the beer well.

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