# 500 Imperial India Pale Ale (Batch 500) tasting notes
Batch 500 Imperial India Pale Ale is the cellebration brew by Nøgne Ø for their 500th batch of ale with this Imperial IPA. The brewer wore a suit, and a Norwegian TV station filmed the brew. To commemorate it further, it was brewed with a blend of 5 hops giving a 100 IBU bitterness and a 10% ABV. Pours hazy orange amber with a solid white head. Lots of fruity aroma—tangerine, citrus, melon—, and also caramel, sugar, orange zest, floral hops and sweet malts. Taste has lots of sweetness, lots of bitterness, malts, boozy alcohol and honey, with a floral resiny hoppy bitter aftertaste. A wonderful and perfectly ballanced Imperial India Pale Ale!
Nøgne Ø (Hansa Borg)