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Imperial India Pale Ale #500 - Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

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Imperial India Pale Ale #500Imperial India Pale Ale #500

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BA SCORE
88
very good

163 Ratings
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S visit their website
Norway

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brendan13 on 09-10-2010)
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Reviews by MattSweatshirt:
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.98/5  rDev +1.8%

Brewed in March and drank in November. Got this bottle as a present from a badass Belgian dude in Oostvleteren.

Poured into a chalice. Comes out dark orange/brown with a small off-white head.

Lots of caramel sweetness and hopsss of the fruity citrusy variety especially lemon and orange.

Nice hit of bitterness that is somewhat balanced by the caramel maltiness. The hops give off a citrus flavor that the nose showed off.

Nice carbonation and medium bodied making for easy drinking.

01-09-2013 06:17:27 | More by MattSweatshirt
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oberon

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +0.5%

Had this on tap last night at the Blue Monk.Came to the table ina goblet a deep somewhat murky lighter amber with a very thin white head.A big shot of resiny hops,caramel,and leather in the nose,almost like a big American Barleywine.The flavors are big and sweet alcohol mixed with drunken fruit and resiny hops.Thick and chewey mouthfeel adds to the beer.Its a sipper with a big alcohol presence and sweetness but its a well crafted beer for sure.

09-20-2011 22:50:10 | More by oberon
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warnerry

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev -2%

A - Pours a ruddy caramel color with one and a half fingers of tan head. Head has decent retention and leaves some pretty solid lacing.

S - Lots of caramel and toffee, also a bit bready.that Assuming this bottle is old based on other reviews and the very mild hop presence in the nose.

S - Similar to smell with big caramel and toffee, along with some citrus and a bit of molasses. Does have an herbal bitterness that partially counters the sweet malts. Leaving style aside, it is actually pretty tasty. Leaves a strong tea-like aftertaste.

M - Big, sticky sweet mouthfeel that becomes more bitter on the finish.

O - While this is an old bottle, I find it hard to believe that even a fresh bottle would have seemed like a DIPA. At this point, it reminds me a bit of Double Bastard. Pretty tasty, but definitely a big malt bomb.

06-09-2012 03:14:48 | More by warnerry
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Shagator

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-02-2014 04:46:00 | More by Shagator
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iemailjack

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

01-08-2013 04:06:17 | More by iemailjack
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kaneel

France

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-27-2014 14:13:01 | More by kaneel
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jisak74


4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-08-2012 09:45:07 | More by jisak74
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innominat

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

04-20-2013 11:19:23 | More by innominat
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fionn13

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

10-06-2012 14:02:20 | More by fionn13
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

09-29-2013 01:54:14 | More by Cynic-ale
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%

500ml bottle. Very, very nice to see this brewery make its way to the remote outpost of Alberta.

This beer pours a dark, somewhat hazy ruddy amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, bubbly ecru head, which leaves a low lunar landscape of lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of bittersweet grapefruit pith, moderate bready, crackery, understated caramelized malt, a subtle alcohol edge, and more bitter spicy, leafy hops. The taste is more bitter grapefruit and soused orange fruitiness, a stronger bready caramel maltiness, some lesser toffee and molasses addenda, even a twinge of field honey, some tannic tea/red wine notes, and a further mediated bitter generic fruity/leafy hoppiness.

The bubbles are fairly sedate, the body a sturdy medium weight, and actually quite smooth, given the swirling hops and booze. It finishes on the sweet side, the malt gaining a dusty, old character, while the hops prance about in their merry way, not really forcing the issue, as the alcohol simmers mostly unheeded underneath.

A rather impressive way to celebrate your 500th batch, as I am a confirmed hop-o-holic. This offering, however, only alludes to such an overindulgence, preferring instead to render an actual balanced DIPA experience, which of course means a hefty malt offset - in the end, things work out, somebody gets the girl, and there's grinning all around.

07-07-2012 05:14:01 | More by biboergosum
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seanthornton152

Oregon

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-17-2011 06:58:27 | More by seanthornton152
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Mar02x

Netherlands

4.3/5  rDev +10%

I had this one at the Borefest beer festival 2011.

A - Had a amber/orange color and a white lasting head. Very good lacing.

S - A strong aroma of hops, pine, and citrus fruits.

T - Almost the same as the smell gave away. Taste of hops up front, with a definite piney taste in the finish.

M - Not so much carbonation and a surprisingly smooth finish.

O - A very good beer, to my opinion the third best beer at the festival. Definitely worth buying as we did straight away in de Molen shop.

Yesteday I tried the Bottled version (friday 23th of december 2011), yes it was the bottle I bought in de Molen shop.
A4 - the color was deep brown this time with swirls of red in it. Also was there a decent light beige head. It retracted slowly though until a decent layer.

S4.5 - I would say the smell did come out a bit stronger and more fruity.

T4 - You can taste it is not that fresh anymore, nevertheless the taste is great. Medium sweet, hops, pine and fruits and some kind of a honey feeling/taste.

M4.5 - A creamy, soft carbonated liquid that gives a real pleasant feeling in my mouth.

O4 - I think the tap version was slightly better. Freshness does pay off on IPA's.

09-27-2011 11:22:46 | More by Mar02x
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%

Recent bottle from Maria's in Chicago. Sales people said it must be a recent delivery, and given that it would and should disappear from the shelves, I must believe. That contradicts the ultimate tasting, which yielded a hoppy American barleywine/American strong. Still enjoyable! With a good citrus orange and grapefruit taste, and minty piney hops in the finish. Good drinkability, a little boozy.

05-13-2012 02:46:11 | More by Sammy
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jbowers56

Australia

4.05/5  rDev +3.6%

Pours a brown/copper colour. Murky as hell, with a couple of big old yeast chunks falling out of the bottle. The nice little head is the saving grace but to be honest not a very enticing looking beer.

Big aroma. Pine, grapefruit rind, orange and a big caramel kick. Smells excellent actually, not my ideal IIPA but I can't really fault it. It's going hard in the direction nogne have obviously chosen to go.

Big whack of citrus early up but then it's all a pale malt/crystal malt party. Finishes bittersweet with heaps of IBU, but also plenty of crystal malts grasping to hold on. A nicely hoppy beer considering the malt profile - they have gone hard on this. This is not my kind of IIPA, but it is VERY good for what it is. Reminds me of hercules, and I probably wouldn't score that as high as I originally did to be honest.

Carb is moderately low, with a nice thickness but not over the top. A very big beer in every sense, reminds me a lot of hercules actually. Very enjoyable, I expected the yeast to come through more in the flavour profile, but was pleasantly surprised. Maybe the big flavours are hiding it.

12-02-2011 10:26:51 | More by jbowers56
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-18-2014 22:42:41 | More by Ciocanelu
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tempest

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%

Had a glass at the Trapp Door in Emmaus, PA. I often take issue with strong DIPAs in the 10% range for being too thick and sweet. This has a similar rich, caramel/bready malt backbone, but it's not too thick and actually complements the spicy, citrus hops. Yeah, it's a touch chewy, but the barley's a great backgroup to the fruity pine that runs through this pale ale.

11-21-2011 01:19:07 | More by tempest
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Vanz

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-16-2014 10:40:21 | More by Vanz
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cliff1066

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-22-2012 21:31:03 | More by cliff1066
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2bet

Norway

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-15-2013 21:23:57 | More by 2bet
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aztraz

Sweden

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-07-2012 23:22:49 | More by aztraz
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Picked this up at the Biergarten in Jenks, OK.

Pours an effervescent chestnut with 3 fingers of tan head. Great lacing & above average head retention

S: Rich breadyness, leafy hops, some grassyness, rich dark fruit

T: Follows the nose. leafy hops dominate along with minty hops, much figgyness & a touch of toffee & some booze warmth. Dryness & dark fruit as this warms, a little cherry sneaking in, plus more leafy hops, some herbal & woody notes as well. Finishes with bready notes, figgyness & a touch of cherry & plum, some pipe tobacco & boozeyness

MF: Chewy, some what coarse with slight carbonation, very warming, skews sweet

To me this seemed more like a Barley wine. So although I enjoyed this, style-wise it warrants deductions for taste, mouthfeel & smell.

01-31-2012 14:49:14 | More by russpowell
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -3.8%

A - fully hazy swampy red-brown, one finger of head receded to a random thin cover with fairly consistent lacing
S - some pine resin with caramel, earthiness, and booze
T - pine and perfume hops with significant booziness, some mild fruitiness and bread pudding flavour, somewhat musty finish
M - light and carbonation but packs a punch with a mix of hops and alcohol
O - this has a very much barleywine like flavour and feel, the hops are there but the sweet alcohol aspect definitely takes this over, worth a purchase regardless

02-02-2013 04:43:16 | More by joemcgrath27
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zonker17

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-02-2012 00:04:01 | More by zonker17
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Bisho

Australia

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%

For me, this Norweigan brewer can do not a lot wrong. I have tried almost every brew they have produced and there is barely a bad one between them. This one is no exception either!
Big bold and hoppy with plenty of alcohol bite on the finish. Loved it, but I don't think I could drink too many in a sitting.
Great beer :)

10-04-2010 09:11:28 | More by Bisho
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Imperial India Pale Ale #500 from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
88 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.