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

Imperial India Pale Ale #500Imperial India Pale Ale #500
BA SCORE
3.92/5
205 Ratings
Imperial India Pale Ale #500Imperial India Pale Ale #500
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Nøgne Ø - Det Kompromissløse Bryggeri A/S
Norway
nogne-o.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brendan13 on 09-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,223
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
205
pDev:
13.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
18
Trade:
1
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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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
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