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Arctic Sunstone - Amager Bryghus

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86
very good

103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 1
Gots: 21 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ADZA on 01-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 103 | Reviews: 17
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy bright orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of citrus hops with nice floral notes. Taste is also dominated by floral citrus notes with light tangerine notes and some residual sugar notes that are also noticeable. Body is full with good carbonation. Nice hops profile but a bit too much residual sugars.

Photo of Sammy
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Well rounded very drinkable pale, private ordering club. Orange sun appearance with dissipitating foam. Orange tangerine Fruity taste.

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, apple, light pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops, moderate bready malt, and light fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, apple, light pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, apple, light pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops, moderate bready malt, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming lingering after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice pale ale. All around great complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops, moderate bready malt, and light fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. This is definitely unique as it generally feels like an American pale ale; but English yeast is still definitely noticeable, but fairly restrained. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of k3ve
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

wow this beer smells just so frutie and hoppie! a very good apa

Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.03/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Super boring collaboration. passive hop profile and sits very solidly in the east coast overly malty pale ale category ...except it's supposed to be an interesting collab. Not terrible but I wouldn't pick up again

Photo of Gorilla_Biscuits
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very refreshing, Highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys citrus in their pale ales.

Photo of mverity
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy orangey amber. Tons of fluffy white head that had hints of peach color to it. Amazing lacing and the head held fantastically. Aroma is bright tangerine, apricot, sweet grass and floral. Mildly bitter. Taste is much like aroma. Tangerine and apricot followed by the grassy floral notes. Medium body and carbonation; but a creamy quality to the body as well. Very good beer.

Photo of aleigator
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Creamy, soon collapsing, head, leaving thick sheets of lace on the glass. The brew has a slightly hazy, golden-amber color.

A bready maltiness accompanies fruity, floral hops in a perfect sense. While mango, peach, and ripe grapefruit build a very convincing hop-impression, this gets pushed a lot further by the discreet, enjoyable malt tones, resulting in a very smooth, balanced impression.

The flavor echoes those same sentiments, with orange and lime cutting through smooth, dough malts, carried by a lively, slighty metallic carbonation. The interplay between earthy silkiness and metallic, citraic bitterness is the most convincing part of this IPA, as both parts build up a fascinating dramaturgy.

The finish shows a short glance of evenness, until a bitter, slick hoppy bitterness flows down the back of the palate, with malty hints still shining through. As smooth as it began, in the end the tongue almost dries out to fruity, dry hops, while it remains its drinkability.

Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 01/10/14 notes. Had an 8 oz. glass of this on tap at Torst in Brooklyn, NY.

Pours a somewhat hazy deep orange color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Maltier than expected, lots of fruity malts, candied sugar, bready malts, wheat, grains, dough, floral notes, and sweet fruity malts. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall a decent APA, but I was a bit disappointed. Very very malty, and I guess I was expecting more hops to it. Lots of fruits, wouldn't seek it out again.

Photo of Seeker_11
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer was okay. Tastes like a FFF brewed beer. I thought it was over carbonated which made it less enjoyable.

Photo of larryarms847
3.64/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours brilliant orange with a lemon tinged two finger head of foam, medium carbonation.

Way more floral notes than I was expecting, citrus, melon, and a hint of hop resins.

Notes of citrus, bread-like and caramel malt backbone, and very floral and earthy.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation. Finishes dry.

Overall, not the hop bomb I was looking for from a 3F collab, but glad to try it regardless.

Photo of barczar
3.89/5  rDev +1%

Citrusy, floral, and a bit resiny in aroma. Flavor is resiny, with soft citrusy underpinnings and a fairly bitter finish.

Photo of smakawhat
4.06/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Tangerine solid orange colored body, with a bit of opaque and almost unfiltered appearance. Head creation is a bit out of control. Thick, huge frothy light cream white but taking over the glass and outrageously way too tall. Big shampoo and soapy retention, clingy, thick, and aggressive, but just too large and ridiculous.

From a rough start comes a real impressive bouquet. Hop bursting notes of citrus orange, lime zest, and spritzy kumquat like fruits all over. Airy grains and mild toast and biscuit aroma but much more powdery and not dense. Explosive nose of grain and hop surprisngly, and a citrus explosion all over, with a bring sweetness to match not of sugars but true citrus fruit. Real impressive.

Palate follows nicely. Light body with a big hop juiced front that ironically gives depth to the malt body which at first seems quite wet on first sip. Juiced citrus and tropics, hints of mango dominate. Light body and quenching aftertaste as well, with more fruit body thickness coming out on the palate. Great lingering aromatics on the finish of kumquats and giant zest and rind.

A real impressive beer, sort of going off kilter in it's presentation and delivery though, but one of those classic American pale ales that you sort of remember from Three Floyds and a brewery that just knows how to get it at least right on the palate.

Photo of Tilly
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Very complexed APA. Pours a typical amber colour for an APA. Nice head that dissipates to a lace on the top. Heady, hoppy, banana/lemon aroma. Tastes like a mild lemon drop. Mild malty mouth feel. Slight bitterness. Nice colaberation between Amager Bryghus of Denmark and 3 Floyds Brewery of Munster Indiana.

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +3.9%

It seems that all things hoppy are turned to gold with the masterful brewers of Three Floyds at the helm. Their influence over Amager brewers complex set of ester, dryness and crisp complexity gives this pale ale a perplexing flavor without compromising its effortless drinkability.

It golden orange pour hinges on light copper as it sheds a billowing fluffy white column of froth. Juicy aromatics plunge forth, big on orange, apricot and leaf as the tropical, citrus and herbal medley is just getting started. Supportive caramelized sweetness couples with toasty-sweet grain and hints of graham cracker gives the hops a quick but rounded undercurrent.

As the sweetness recedes, its arid malty structure continues to prop up the hops. Bursting with blood orange, tangerine, red grapefruit, mango, apricot and passion fruit, the ale's hop-forward taste gains command of the session and refreshes the palate with ease. Delving into finish, its herbal companionship joins the fray with fresh-cut grass, torn pine needle, and lemony verbena.

Its refreshment of citrus tea gives the pale ale much of its charm. Its piquant carbonic bite allows the final impressions a citrusy and minerally zing, much like reisling or volcanic grecian wine, with only a smooth pithy bitterness remaining on the gullet.

Photo of danieelol
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden with great head and lacing.

Nose is tropical hops- paw paw, mango, pine. Bit of sourness.

Taste has more tropical flavours. Pine. Very present but underplayed, subtle hops. Lemon.

Mouthfeel has a malt bite, a bit of sourness.

Overall an enjoyable pale ale which perhaps would have been even nicer a bit fresher.

Photo of ADZA
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a collaboration with Three Floyds and pours a hazy apricot hue with a two finger head and done lacing around the place,the smell is like tropical punch with mangoes,pineapples,paw paw and passionfruit with a nice sweet boiled candy malt backbone,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and the taste is a nice balance between boiled candy sweet malts and a tropical fruity hop cyclone where each compliment each other and overall yeah I enjoyed this but at the price it won't be a repeat cheers.

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Arctic Sunstone from Amager Bryghus
86 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.