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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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183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 68
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: brendan13 on 09-10-2010

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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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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...

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Imperial India Pale Ale #500 from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
88 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.