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


on tap

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RATINGS: 684   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simonsen (1220) - - 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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Evilkniamhel (689) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2017
From bottle. Pours hazy light amber. Nose of mango, rust, lychee, pineapple, forest floor, resin, violets. Taste is candied orange, boozy, allspice, ginger, full bodied, spiky, long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (2425) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2017
0,33l fles gedeeld met Bryan. Moutig met tarwe rogge daarnaast ook aardbei en perzik zeer vol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bawelt (691) - Lyon, FRANCE - DEC 27, 2016
C’est excellent et assez particulier. Nez surtout porté sur les agrumes (très orange et kumquat) et un fond assez malté. Bouche très épaisse, sirupeuse. On retrouve beaucoup d’orange et un fond résineux. Une petite présence éthylique et maltée qui lui donne son petit coup de fouet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nudiebear (321) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2016
Bottle at bar shared by Meilby, thanks. Poured a light golden yellow. Floral and peach notes. Delicious apple sweetness, light bitter. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (631) - ITALY - DEC 10, 2016
500 ml. Batch 1657, brasata il 2 giugno 2016, aperta il 10 dicembre 2016. Arancio opalescente, velata dai lievito, quasi impenetrabile, schiuma bianca appiccicosa di ottima persistenza visto l’alto grado alcolico. Aroma resinoso ed erbaceo, durian, agrumi caramellati (forse cedro), etilica. Al palato sempre resinosa ed erbacea, agrumi caramellati, zucchero candito e durian, finale etilico, resinoso ma anche dolce a differenza di molte IPA. Corpo pieno, non molto carbonata, pericolosamente beverina.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HPDalen (376) - DENMARK - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark golden with a solid white head. Very layered aroma, there is caramel, demerara sugar, orange, orange zest, lemon grass and alcohol in the aroma. Wonderful palate, full body, sticky, softly carbonated with a bitter finish. Flavour is heavy on the bitterness, with a sweeter finish. Not for the faint of heart, but a terrific imperial IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (6488) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2016
BB Backlog, Sampled in 2012, pours an amber brown color with average head and nice lacing on the inside of my glass. Smell and taste are caramel malt, pine, orange skin, rye and overripe pineapple. Body was medium. A little spicy and big for us.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vincentvega72 (505) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2016
Mooi amber - oranjekleurig kleur met witte schuimkraag die snel wegzakt. Redelijk harsig aroma, zeste van appelsienschil. Smaken van mout, caramel, toffee, grapefruit met een warme afdronk. Zoals een Imperial ipa moet smaken. Top.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brewhemia (274) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2016
Hazy orange with white head. Looks good. Lots of fruity aroma (tangerine, citrus, melon etc.) and grassy and piney aroma as well. Really nice mix of different hop aromas. The taste has lots of sweetness, lots of bitterness, a honey melon flavor somewhere in there and a grassy finish. So good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (722) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2016
Bottle at home (batch 1623, bb 04.04.20, brewed 04.04.16). Pours a hazy orange amber with a small white head. Quite some yeast deposit in the bottle. Aroma of floral resiny hops, sweet malts, boozy alcohol. Taste is over moderate bitter, moderate sweet, malts, boozy alcohol, floral resiny hops, full light stingy alcohol mouthfeel, floral resiny hoppy bitter aftertaste. Nice.

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