Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Nogne-O Imperial IPA - Batch 500 Review

Short and pithy is the new standard for these days' posts, as set by Shaun. In that vein, I'll spare verbosity in my Nogne-O Imperial IPA - Batch 500 review, a beer which I just had on tap at Northdown Cafe.  They served it in a shorty pint glass, an increasingly popular style and one I love.   It left a nice one-and-a-half finger head and had a luminous orange color.  Contained in a medium body, a bit of graininess marks the flavor, and I also detected some pine.

Tangerine dominates this flavor show, however, with a bit of a lip smacking tang.  It's really hard to stop drinking this one but it catches up with you quickly at 10%.   Those Norwegians don't mess around when it comes to their girls with those dragon tattoos, and they are certainly not to be messed with in the imperial India pale ale field either.

4.5 of 5 stars.  Exquisite.

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