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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Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by brendan13 on 09-10-2010

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Photo of dgilks
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of rarbring
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Bisho
4.13/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

For me, this Norweigan brewer can do not a lot wrong. I have tried almost every brew they have produced and there is barely a bad one between them. This one is no exception either!
Big bold and hoppy with plenty of alcohol bite on the finish. Loved it, but I don't think I could drink too many in a sitting.
Great beer :)

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Photo of ADZA
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is this breweries 500th batch of beer which contains 5 hops,5 malts,100IBU's and 10% alcohol and it was brewed while a TV station filmed it anyway it pours a murky amber hue with nice carbonation that leaves behind a creamy tanned two finger head and nice lacing here and there,the smell is strong pine,medicinal hops,toffee malts and some dark fruit,it has a rather sticky lightly carbonated mouthfeel to it with tastes of medicinal,herbal hops on the forefront followed by some caramel malts,dark fruits and finishes with a rather roasty bitterness,overall not bad but have had better but in saying that you have to at least try it as it is an interesting intepretation of an IIPA.

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Photo of brendan13
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured into a oversize wine glass a hazy amber colour with a 3cm dense light beige head that slowly falls away.
S - Pine sap, toffee, stewed dark fruit & a bit of spice; not what I was hoping for.
T - Much like the smell with the toffee malt taking over & the spice more noticeable.
M - Low carbonation, higher side of medium bodied. Bitterness is there but balanced by plenty of malt.
D - A Imperial/Double IPA that is crossing over into an American Barleywine territory. It certainly is a good to very good American Barleywine but can't be reviewed as such because the label clearly states Imperial India Pale Ale.
Worth trying but do not expect an American Hop Bomb.

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Imperial India Pale Ale #500 from Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 205 ratings