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

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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

144 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.27%


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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beerdrifter

Germany

3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up while on vacation in Oslo. Batch #758. Cloudy copper-amber pour with one finger head that quickly fades with excellent lacing. Big, bold nose with tons of resiny hops along with hints of orange, mango, rye bread, caramel, brown sugar, and just a touch of squash. The taste mirrors the nose. The hops are huge and resiny, but a solid caramel malt backbone really balances it out. Hints of orange peel, mango, pine, brown sugar, caramel, rye, and just a bit of grassiness. This is close to being in barley wine territory. The mouthfeel is thick, syrupy, and chewy with a little creaminess as well. The 10% ABV is well hidden making this highly drinkable. The finish is bold with a great tangy, bitter hop bite. The Norwegians are definitely in the craft beer scene!

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 19:53:07 | More by beerdrifter
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boddhitree

Germany

4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
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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Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Washington

4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
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

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Netherlands

4/5  rDev +2%

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Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +2%

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New Jersey

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Washington

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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Norway

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

09-24-2013 02:24:02 | More by ohyayitstrey
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy, cloudy golden orange with a thin, creamy beige mousse that sticks around far longer than expected despite leaving very little in the way of lacing.

S: Aromas of caramel, honey, cream, biscuit, juniper berry, pine, cedar, herbs, lemon, lime, tangerine, and mandarin orange are heavy on the nose.

T: Notes of caramel, honey, brown sugar, biscuit, cream, pine, spruce, cedar, herbs, juniper berry, lemon, lime, kumquats, bitter orange, mandarin orange, tangerine, and grapefruit are underscored by heavy, fiery alcohol. The finish is malty and sweet with robust notes of cream, honey, caramel, and brown sugar mingling with kumquat, herb, lemon, lime, pine, and juniper berry flavors before intense, fiery, almost peppery alcohol takes over on the fade.

M: Relatively full in body and sticky. This is not a dry ale; in fact, it could almost be mistaken for an American strong ale or barleywine. Carbonation is incredibly subdued, imparting a silky, creamy texture after the initial stickiness has faded. Alcohol presence is very pronounced, even for the style, but really is not all that much of a distraction. Honestly, the alcohol kind of tames the extreme malt sweetness and hop bitterness in this beer. Definitely a sipping ale.

O: For an imperial IPA of 10.00% abv, this ale is fairly easy to drink. It lacks the pronounced citrus and pine flavors of many American examples of the style (at least to a certain extent), but has a wonderful malt body and a unique earthy, herbal, woody hop bitterness that lets it stand out from the crowd. One can easily tell that this is a European brew, and I mean that in the best possible way. Another winner from this brewery, and a refreshing change of pace for fans of bold, hoppy strong ales.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml into a pint

A - Pours a deep brown color. Pretty opaque color. Off white head formation, not much for being retained.

S - Hefty nose profile, lots of hops - citrus and fruity. Some background of caramel malts.

T - Starts off with some citrus hops, very fruity. Mid-stream gets some bitterness. The big malt backbone makes its way through. Some alcohol warmth in the finish.

M - Full bodied, thick and sugary. Not much for carbonation. Some alcohol warmth as it stis on the tongue.

O/D - A huge big Double IPA. Lots of everything, super heavy hop profile that leans heavily towards the citrus. Filling of course, goes down slow but easy.

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Imperial India Pale Ale #500 from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
88 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.