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

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165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.33%
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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paulmcm, Nov 15, 2011
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4.97/5  rDev +27.4%

What a luscious, lovely beer! I let it warm up some out of my cold fridge. Poured with a thick, foamy, frothy, creamy, light tan head and lots of lace. Color is a clear medium orange, copper, amber. Aroma at first was hops, malt, and yeast; then I got pineapple, grapefruit, cherries, cigar. Flavor is much the same and has interplay between the heavy hop and malt sweetness. Very full, round, lush body with perfect carbonation to cut through it. Finish has some hints of the alcohol and ends up a wisps of lingering sweetness. Good for session sipping.

drpimento, Jun 23, 2011
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Edruil, May 11, 2012
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4.6/5  rDev +17.9%

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass

a - dark, deep red heading towards blackish brown. Thick but shallow head the slowly fades into thick treackly lacing with some visible patches of head remaining on top. Pretty gorgeous.

s - doughy, hefty malt base with similarly hefty, dirty slightly sweet hops.

t - can't fault it, this tastes like it smells. very smooth, dry bitter finish as you'd expect from a 100IBU beer. The alcohol's noticeably present but not overpowering. Quite a lot's going on in this beer without it being either contradictory or overwhelimg.

m - thick, smooth, satisfying but manages to stay on the right side of cloying

o - Awesome beer. It's not a traditional IIPA, but it's not so out there you go "WTF am I drinking?". I've had slightly better beers in this style, but not many. Gives Stone Double Bastard (which I love) a total kicking and leaves Brewdog Hardcore (which I also love) trying to get the name of the bus that hit it.

aidanskinner, Oct 28, 2011
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KVNBGRY, Feb 01, 2013
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4.47/5  rDev +14.6%

To say this beer is intense is an understatement. It will beat you down, and you'll like it.

It was a raspberry red color with a good head that quickly dwindled to lacings. The smell was incredibly floral and fruity, with a hint of cherries. Actually, overall it kind of smelled like funky cranberry juice, which was great.

It tasted like berries mixed with caramel, and was understandably bitter, with an undertone of straight-up alcohol that slaps you on the inside of your mouth. The concentration of hops makes it feel full, almost creamy.

This was the most expensive beer I've gotten at a bar in awhile, but it was worth every penny. Nøgne Ø is rich, intense and wildly different. Maybe the Norwegians are on to something...

Dmart1223, Jan 10, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +13.6%

The beer pours a dark mahogany colour with a fluffy light tan head. Head retention could be a bit better.

Rich and nutty malt aroma with a piney, citrussy hop aroma. There's a strong ripe tropical fruit note as well.

Beautifully balanced malt and hop character with dark, lucious malt playing against fruity, piney hops. Nice, solid bitterness in the background.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Good.

A luscious, full flavoured IIPA in the European style which has a bit of malt to it. A great celebration beer for this brewery's 500th brew.

dgilks, Nov 16, 2010
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4.41/5  rDev +13.1%

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.

boddhitree, Mar 18, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +12.8%

A clouded dark amber beer with an off-white head leaving good lacing and curtains.

The smell is earthy, dust, some honey sweetness, but mainly hoppy grassy tones.

The taste is initially sweet, toffee and caramel, then some porridge with honey, bitter oranges, a sherry nuance, and of course an abundance of hops!

Medium carbonation, soft and dry.

A really, really nice DIPA.

rarbring, Oct 21, 2010
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Imperial India Pale Ale #500 from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
87 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.