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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
BA SCORE
3.92/5
Very Good
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:
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Added by brendan13 on 09-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,461
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
205
pDev:
13.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of nickfl
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of KVNBGRY
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of Dmart1223
4.47/5  rDev +14%
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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Photo of Gilyano91
4.44/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blameo
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 boddhitree
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
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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Photo of SayBoom
4.39/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 sinfonk
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Strong sweet taste, dried fruits.

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Photo of Jamesthebrit
4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Bottle declares it to be the 500th batch brewed. The beer looks unlike any IPA I've ever seen. It looks like apple cider. It's got that brown hazy color to it. Looks a little thick, good head that leaves some great lacing. Very nice

S: Sweet, a lot of alcohol, not so much floral as the average IPA. Cloves... allspice.. pretty interesting.

T: Verrry interesting. Starts much like an old ale with a sharp alcohol and oaky backbone. The finish though is where the IPA really comes through. Some good hops on the finish. I dare so too many powerful flavors. They all hit very well but it seems like theres just big alcohol, big barley, then a good hit of hops. Not really any subtitles.

M: Mouthfeel is thick and bitter and alcoholy. A little too much bite at the end.

Definitely not what I was expecting. Drinks more like an old ale than an IPA but either way it's still pretty good. Certainly unique and worth checking out. Probably a good idea to split a bottle of this bad boy as it's pretty intense.

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Photo of Oleg85
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mar02x
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this one at the Borefest beer festival 2011.

A - Had a amber/orange color and a white lasting head. Very good lacing.

S - A strong aroma of hops, pine, and citrus fruits.

T - Almost the same as the smell gave away. Taste of hops up front, with a definite piney taste in the finish.

M - Not so much carbonation and a surprisingly smooth finish.

O - A very good beer, to my opinion the third best beer at the festival. Definitely worth buying as we did straight away in de Molen shop.

Yesteday I tried the Bottled version (friday 23th of december 2011), yes it was the bottle I bought in de Molen shop.
A4 - the color was deep brown this time with swirls of red in it. Also was there a decent light beige head. It retracted slowly though until a decent layer.

S4.5 - I would say the smell did come out a bit stronger and more fruity.

T4 - You can taste it is not that fresh anymore, nevertheless the taste is great. Medium sweet, hops, pine and fruits and some kind of a honey feeling/taste.

M4.5 - A creamy, soft carbonated liquid that gives a real pleasant feeling in my mouth.

O4 - I think the tap version was slightly better. Freshness does pay off on IPA's.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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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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