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The Sinner Series - Gluttony - Amager Bryghus

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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bark on 09-22-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Here at Amager Bryghus we are comfortably situated far away from small-town modesty; we are not afraid of excess, and the term “moderation” is simply not found in our vocabulary. To us, gluttony is considered a
virtue rather than a sin - at least when it comes to one thing: hops! While making this beer we targeted the hops which shone brightest in our hop room, as if they were almost begging to be used in copious quantities. And that is what we did, as befits a Double IPA of the highest caliber. We have squandered to a sinful degree
- and we love it. And we bet that you will too
We’re not proud to be sinners, but at least we’re open about it…

Brewed with Pilsner-, Pale-, Munich-malt. Hercules-, Citra-, Simcoe-, Centennial-, Amarillo- and Sorachi Ace- hops. Fermented with a American ale yeast.
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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 11
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Photo of Mar02x
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer on Borefts beer festival 2011.

A - A hazy amber colored beer, no carbonation visible.

S - A nice and good smell of fruity hops mixed with some pine.

T - Its to strong in its hops for me. The bitterness overtakes all other flavors.

M - Medium carbonation and very smooth in the mouth, not bad for a beer that is so strong in its hops.

O - A good beer but to bitter for me.

Photo of Boozecamel
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Gluttony is a perfect name for this beer. It is over the top in many aspects and leaves me salivating wanting more!

It's a good looking beer with a nice white head and lacing, but marked down slightly on the carbonation.

Smell is sweet and piney, caramelly goodness.

Taste is awesome with huge piney bitterness, but also a balancing syrupy sweetness.

Mouthfeel is perfect for a beer named gluttony, it is suprisingly thick, syrupy and coats the mouth. May not be what everyone would care for in this style, but I'm liking it.

Overall I wish I had grabbed a few more of these while in Denmark. Great beer.

Photo of CrazyDavros
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows hefty pine, passion fruit, nectarine and white peach. Underneath is masses of sweet syrupy malt and caramel.
Flavours are just as bold, with aggressive hops met by a fair amount of balancing malt. Lots of pine along with some peach notes, followed by hefty crystal malt. All this rounded off by a tongue-coating, almost abrasive, piny bitterness.
Could use some more carbonation, and the body seems overly thick and syrup-like.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty beige color ale with a quite large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of medium citrus notes with some lightly sweet caramel malt notes. Taste is dominated by some citrus hoppy notes with a good dose of semi-sweet caramel malt with some earthy notes. Bitterness level is somewhat higher then the average with good carbonation and a full body. I was expecting an even bigger hops punch but well brewed nonetheless.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

With a pop of the cap and a whiff of the perfume within, one thing's for sure- this "Hop Head" is glutton for punishment!

This sinful beer pours with a fully hazed amber-peach and honey color that's dense with a filmy gaze as its creamy, frothy and foamy head construct on top. Ivory in its color, the head is long lived and laces the glass with a scattering of rings at each sip.

With a swirl of the glass and a dive of the nose right in, a deep sniff relaxes the senses and I nearly drown in the flood. Its malten hop medley weaves together with the citrus oils of pink grapefruit, tangerine, kumquat, pineapple, mango, apricot and lemon- all dripping with the candied sweetness of honey. An underpinning of biscuit, pound cake and baking bread prop up the hops without stealing the stage.

Its candied malt taste greets the taste buds with confection and fruity- surprising the taste with "Pez" candy. That's right- fruity with all that citrus, orchard and tropical fruit medley that's laced with powdered sugar, playful tartness, and pulled candy. All that bready and cake character of the aroma is replaced with juicy fructose-like sweetness to inform the ripeness of fruit impression. As the ale trails toward its finish, fruit turns smoothly resinous with pine sap, fresh-cut grass, chive and peppery bitterness in closure.

Gluttonous in its reckless hop abandonment- the absurd ale is creamy and dry all at once- as only highly hopped beers can. Woven into its creaminess is the tangy sweetness that dissolves patiently while the beer dries, intensifies its bitterness and its resinous dryness to boot.

Aaah, and I'm basking in the surplus of hops that I encountered with a sip of this ale that quickly turned to a gluttonous drink and then a guzzle. The way this beer flooded the gullet, I barely had time to finish this review. (hiccup!)

Photo of Louisville-Beer-Reviews
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, light amber, with a fine, dense head and lacing that coats the glass.

Aroma: Subtle, hop-centric aroma, full of overripe stone fruit like peaches, and apricots, with some bright citrus in there as well.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Flavor on the tongue is sweet, citrusy, syrupy resin, like sap and orange peel, with a smooth, buttery texture. The finish is spicy hop, with a very pronounced, resiny bitterness. Complete devotion to hop flavors.

Final Word: While the aroma was fairly subtle, or even nondescript; and the flavors weren’t rich, but instead were nuanced; the finished product is very satisfying! Make no mistake, this beer is utterly and completely devoted to the Hop, and thus presents a lot of unique, subtle flavors, but it actually never feels like it goes overboard. Every different variety of hop used contributes its own unique spicy, earthy, zesty, fresh, green, citrusy, and piney flavor to the beer without just adding to the overall bitterness of the brew. The effect of the extra hops isn’t a cumulative one, but instead they all seem to augment each other while keeping the bitterness at a point of balance and reason. It never gets so harsh that it hurts, but is bitter enough to keep the experience crisp and clean. This is certainly a beer for hop lovers only, but presents the true nuance of different hop varieties instead of just punch-in-the-face bitterness. You’ll need some experience with IPAs and DIPAs to enjoy this one, but it does stand out from the crowd in its nuance and subtlety, and I’d recommend it over Amager’s Envy, as it presented the hop character without Envy’s too-intense, harsh finish.

Photo of ADZA
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the label and spin on the label and pours a hazy light apricot hue which leaves a two finger head and a rim of lacing,the smell is piney hops,pineapple,cocconut,lychee and boiled candy,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated with tastes of freshly cut pineapple,goosberries,paw paw,boiled candy and finished with a piney hop bitterness and overall very nice and would drink again cheers.

Photo of Killoran
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: light-Amber - see-through

Smell: Hay, Sweet Apricot, Mango, Pine, Orange Zezt, Grapefruit Zest/oils, Almond,
Toffee, Tupelo-Honey flavored turkish delight.

Taste: Hay, Alcohol, Pine or spruce. Bitter hops. Light malt

Mouthfeel: Resinous aftertaste. Foamy carbonated midfeel. Sweetness right at the front. Sweetness lingers until the bitterness overtakes it, which is after swallowing.

Overall: Not my favorite Double IPA. I’d go for a "Detour" by Uinta brewery, or an "Enjoy By _/__” by Stone Brewing before choosing this brew.

Photo of pkalix
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

nice creamy head set upon a fluorescent dark gold with almost no carbonation. super nice coating on the sides as the glass tilts....
smell is of hops and a little medicine(?), but nothing overpowering and almost kind of bland.
bitter, yet syrup-y sweetness on the palate. perfume-like sweetness, in fact. very interesting. very tasty, but I imagine not something I want to drink many of. but then, at 9.4%, do you need many of these? I mean, there's always whiskey, right....?

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

perhaps the most appropriately named beer of all. this is pure gluttony, overdone on purpose, and just an absolute hop resin bomb, nearly to the point of absurdity, save for that i like it so much, i would drink this regularly if i could afford to. its only slightly hazy radiant pale orange color, with an inch of pure white and fluffy white head that holds on to the glasses edges quite well. the nose is nondescript, even boring. very tough to tell this is even an ipa, let along a total explosion of west coast hops. it sort of smells like a dumbed down version of something green flash would make, not as yeasty as the other danish made hop forward beers ive had. the flavor is fantastically hoppy, and textured thick like honey from all the resins, its seriously like fly paper consistency, but i like it like that. floral and sticky, buddy, but not outrageously bitter, certainly with a purpose. its more refined than "hey, lets throw as much hops as humanly possible into a beer" it has more of a "lets see what we can get away with" and "how big can we go and still have it taste good?" vibe. it absolutely tastes good, and while i know its huge, its alcohol is hidden well. amager has impressed me a lot, but until this one i have only had big dark beers from them. this is a treat, and makes me want to find the other beers in this sinner series. not for the faint of hop!

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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle enjoyed in a mikkeller glass

Pours clear and golden, with a loose bright white 2cm head.

Aromas of caramel, sweet biscuit malt and fresh citrus, delicious. I can definitely smell passionfruit from the citra.

On the palate there's more sweet caramel and lots of grapefruit. The bitterness on the finish is very herbal and jumbled.

Great texture, nice and oily yet not chewy.

This is a nice beer. A little mixed up on the palate (I suspect there's just too many awesome hop varieties) but I'd definitely revisit.

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The Sinner Series - Gluttony from Amager Bryghus
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