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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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very good

159 Ratings
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | 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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4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 10:26:51 | More by jbowers56
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3.31/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dense caramel like color ale. Lots of yeast particles suspended in the brew. Almost looks like honey in density. Finger of head on the pour with weak retention and minimal lacing.

Smells like rye bread, biscuits and honey with a pine like hop edge.

Big malt character of buttered biscuits. Dense caramel. Assertive herbal hop but overpowered by the malt. Harsh, bitter, soapy finish.

Full bodied, near syrupy. Descent carbonation.

Just ok. Lacks balance and a little more malty than I prefer my IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 01:26:18 | More by bnes09
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-22-2014 08:06:40 | More by Anatole
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-21-2014 06:48:09 | More by dcmchew
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-20-2014 16:58:02 | More by Howlader
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-18-2014 22:42:41 | More by Ciocanelu
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-18-2014 20:28:21 | More by leitmotif
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

07-16-2014 10:40:21 | More by Vanz
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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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Imperial India Pale Ale #500 from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
88 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.