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The Sinner Series - Gluttony - Amager Bryghus

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The Sinner Series - Gluttony
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87
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amager Bryghus visit their website
Denmark

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: bark on 09-22-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

mverity, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of Mar02x
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
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.

Mar02x, Oct 01, 2011
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socon67, May 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

aztraz, May 29, 2012
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4.2/5  rDev +8.5%

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Photo of Boozecamel
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Boozecamel, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of CrazyDavros
4/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

CrazyDavros, Mar 22, 2012
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3.83/5  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.

Phyl21ca, Nov 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Kroehny_Loves_Hops, May 01, 2014
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jaydoc, Nov 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

mtbdonn, Oct 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Liquoric3, Jun 09, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
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!)

BEERchitect, Mar 28, 2014
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Mattias, Apr 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

monitorpop, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of Louisville-Beer-Reviews
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Louisville-Beer-Reviews, Jul 01, 2014
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The Sinner Series - Gluttony from Amager Bryghus
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