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Oppigårds Amarillo - Oppigårds Bryggeri AB

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15 Reviews
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Reviews: 15
Hads: 60
Avg: 4.02
pDev: 16.42%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ricke on 10-22-2009

Introduced as a one-off in 2009 as "7th Anniversary Ale". Re-launched as "Amarillo Sping" in March 2010. The name was then changed to "Amarillo" in July 2010.

Hopped with 100% Amarillo.
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Reviews by Lldeegan:
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3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy dark burnt orange-amber. Stark white, sticky head. Aromas of sweet citrus, touch of tropical fruit and pine.
Creamy prickling mouthfeel. Sweet caramel malt, red grapefruit, and pine then an apricot and tropical fruit flavors than run into a lasting, moderately bittersweet fruity finish. Very great pale ale. I'm now a fan of the amarillo. Thanks Avenue Pub for getting these great Swedish beers!

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Photo of ricke
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden amber with a big fluffy white head that leaves lots of lacings.

S: Wonderful hop character. Lots of grapefruit, lemon peel and pine-needles. Notes of tobacco and hop resins. Very intense juice-like character. Hints of malts beneath all the hops. Refreshing.

T: The taste follows suit. Some notes of caramel, but most importantly lots of hop flavors, mostly grapefruits and other exotic fruits but also pine-needles and hop resins. Hints of tobacco. The finish is quite bitter with lingering hop notes and unfortunately a hint of aluminum. The taste is not as good as the smell. It's not as fresh and clear-cut.

M: Medium body, smooth texture. Very easy to drink.

D: Well done. Actually, very well done. This is probably the best hop-forward Swedish beer I've tried so far. It's very American in character, and could probably go head to head with many American pale ales. This one has raised the bar for Swedish brewers doing hoppy beers.

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.4/5  rDev -15.4%

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4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a tremendously clear amber bronze color in my Riedel glass. Nice bubbly thick head which seems to dissappear too quickly, but it doesn't at all ruin my tasting.

S: Oh, I know that smell - and I love it! Great Amarillo aroma, very fresh and floral. I get grapefruit and lychees, light exotic fruits and a very slight but pleasant biscuity maltiness. There's absolutely a resin kind of thing happening here by the way

T: Mmm, very clean and thrist quenching. Much less hop flavor than aroma, but delicous nonetheless. Perfectly balanced, more malt character on the tongue than the nose. Caramel malts and grapefruit. Has an almost smokey, slightly alcoholic bitterness in the finish, but this just adds to the crispiness. It actually feels like a California Common, but with Amarillo rather than the usual Northern Brewer. Very fruity but low on esters and clean. Definitely a spring and/or summer beer, not too different from my own Amarillo Pale Ale recipe which I'm very fond of. This beer makes me dream of green, warm summers...

M/D: As I said, very clean and crisp. Thirst quenching and perfect body for the style. No unpleasant surprises. Very satisfying

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A clear light amber beer, an off-white head that leaves lots of lacing.

The smell is very, very floral and citric. Lots of summer flowers, fresh grass and grapefruit. Nearly overpowering.

The taste is full of hop, bitter floral and grassy and sour citric notes.

Medium carbonated, creamy mouthfeel.

A beer to slowly enjoy, with or without good company. Very soothing.

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4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden/copper colour , with a large head that persist well, big bubbles!

Smells heavenly of tropical fruits, passion fruit, pineapple and citrus abundant, a really filling nose, especially considering that this is a single-hop brew. I seem to get some almond icing, and some additional nuts, hazelnuts maybe. Marzipan? If there is such a thing as tropical fruits flavoured marzipan, this is the smell of it.

Tastes weaker than the nose, but that was not unexpected, only amarillo in a brew like this doesnt really do it in the taste for me, it's wonderful in the nose, but it gets a bit one dimensional when it comes down to the composition of flavours. Some light maltiness backing up the amarillo, but make no mistake, this is amarillos stage, with its tropical fruits making a rather brief visit upon the palate and then fading out in a moderate bitterness, that still leaves you thirsting for more. I really think this might work great in the sun a sunny summer- och springday, it never gets heavy, but still feels slightly incomplete.

Mouthfeel is good, could have been a little lighter though I think, for the refreshing feel, but the carbonation is spot on.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.52/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.51/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Oppigårds Amarillo from Oppigårds Bryggeri AB
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