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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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152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
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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 ThickNStout:
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3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle from Lucky's (Woodstock, GA). 6.99. No bottling info noted. Served in a snifter. 

Pours deep murky amber with 2 fingers cloudy pale tan head. Nice lacing all the way down.

Smells of orange and mango citrus hops with sweet biscuity malts. Smells great but not quite like an imperial IPA. 

Taste has some hops but they seem to play second fiddle to the malts. There's a huge malt base. Nice thick sweet biscuits. Then the hops come in with mild orange and mango as promised in the nose. A nice bitterness start to finish. It hides the 10% abv quite well. 

Medium thick body with low to moderate carbonation. Slighy sticky with a long bittersweet aftertaste. 

I'm guessing that this one was past it's "prime". It drinks more like an imperial red or a barleywine. Don't get me wrong- I truly enjoyed the entire bottle (I happen to really like a good thick imperial red ale) but the hops have all but entirely faded. I would buy this again- and like it- but not when I want big hoppy goodness. I enjoyed it enough that I can't bomb it's score but I just can't give it an outstanding score as an imperial IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 04:23:15 | More by ThickNStout
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-19-2014 00:22:17 | More by tykechandler
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3.16/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A: Deep Copper opaque brown. Off white head that stick around at a finger or so. Lacing throughout.

S: Before getting close, I can smell caramel. Let's get in closer. Caramel malts overpower a spicier hop profile. Brown sugar. Dark fruits.

T: Whoa! Holy sweet malt, batman! Some lemon and orange bittnerness, hit with a fantastically fruity malt. Some alcohol is present, but all in all, very smooth.

M: To me, the sugar/malt mouthfeel isn't supposed to be here. Tastes a lot like my first homebrew attempt at a hop bomb... overly sugary and thick.

O: Not fully impressed, however... it works for he style. I had never had a Norwegian beer, I think, so this is nice to add to the list of countries... but not something I would want regularly.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2014 22:17:45 | More by ahommell
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-05-2014 15:35:42 | More by YobroitsJoe
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-04-2014 00:45:00 | More by Coopersbeer
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

05-28-2014 11:36:30 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -23.3%

05-20-2014 21:01:19 | More by Caudalie
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-04-2014 20:50:08 | More by SoPeL
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

04-30-2014 17:18:40 | More by nmann08
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-04-2014 17:58:25 | More by Synapstic
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-21-2014 02:00:09 | More by afsdan
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4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Braukunstlive 2014 in Munich, Germany. It tasted really fresh, considering they must have flown in or drove down from Norway....another WOW beer: a huge IPA, full of all kinds of fruity flavors, but it was also very alcoholicy, which in my book means it needs more lager time.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2014 13:10:03 | More by boddhitree
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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-06-2014 00:52:25 | More by wookievath
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-27-2014 14:13:01 | More by kaneel
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

02-05-2014 03:20:36 | More by KeeganRohovich
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-12-2014 18:35:59 | More by anders
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3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours Amber with orange hues and with almost zero head.

Blood orange and some grape in the nose. More of a barley wine character. Resins and pine coming from the hops.

Almost candy-like. Still coming through as more of a barley wine. Fairly balanced between malt and hops. More blood orange. Sipping this one for sure as some alcohol notes come through. Candy and toffee comes to mind from what I would think would be crystal malts but the bottle says barley, wheat and rye. Comes through more complex then I would initially believe.

Not as boozy as I initially thought. Some alcohol, yes. Overall this is more of a barley wine bit there are some DIPA characteristics. Strong hop presence with slightly stronger malt characters. Doesn't finish as dry as some DIPAs on the market.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 03:18:35 | More by stewart124
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-02-2014 04:46:00 | More by Shagator
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-22-2013 16:18:46 | More by jaydoc
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4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy medium coppery amber with a half finger off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, light and dark dried fruit, stone fruit, light citrus and light citrus hops; smells like an American barleywine. Flavor is caramel malt, vanilla, thick stone fruit syrup (but not very sweet), unusual light fruit esters, light citrus, grassy hops, lightly buttery. Finishes with lingering piney, citrus rind bitterness. Warming and a bit boozy. Medium bodied, lightly syrupy. An interesting take on an IIPA; reminds me of an aged English style barleywine, but drier. This was a freshly imported bottle (for whatever that is worth), so perhaps this has a small amount of age on it. If I was going to rate this as an IIPA, it would take some hits for not being to style, but it is quite good and satisfying to drink, so I'm letting enjoyment rule the ratings here. Recommended for fans of off-beat barley wine style ales.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 04:55:32 | More by LiquidAmber
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

12-19-2013 12:23:19 | More by safaricook
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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