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The Sinner Series - Envy - Amager Bryghus

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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Evil_Pidde on 07-03-2013)
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Photo of SABERG
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Poured from a bottle into an imperial pint glass

A - Deep honey color, beautiful creamy cap, lacing lasts like impressionism.
S - Honey, tropical fruit, lots of delicate floral fruits. Grapefruit, passion fruit and a hint of lemon.
T - Fabulous fruits a hint of caramel in the background, honey comb is the thread that keeps them all together.
M - Thick, with strong lingering honey, fruit continues to delight, A wonderful body that deserves all the time to enjoy.
O - Amager clearly demonstrate that the west coast style can be interpreted as a lingering tropical beauty. The honey notes
are a hidden delight.
A real treat.

Cheers all

SABERG, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

zestar, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

pirmannt1, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

DrBier, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

DBow, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of Louisville-Beer-Reviews
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Clear, golden, dark straw color with very persistent, white head and beautiful sheets of lace.

Aroma: Smells just like the West Coast IPA that it is, with tangerine, tart citrus, and piney hop dominating the nose.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Flavor on the tongue is that of juicy citrus fruit, like orange, or tangerine, and very strong, piney, resiny hop. The finish is decidedly resiny, and bitter, but a gentle, honey sweet, biscuity malt flavor helps bridge the gap between the citrus fruit notes on the tongue, and the sappy hops on the back. The medium body and smooth texture suit the honey and citrus flavors.

Final Word: While all of the flavors mesh well together and present a very light-on-its-feet beer, the finish was decidedly more bitter than necessary. About fifteen seconds after swallowing a sip, the blooming bitterness becomes so dry and resiny that you want to scrape it off of your tongue, and you forget about all of the nice flavors you experienced BEFORE said bitterness. Sure, there are plenty of hop heads out there that say “the bitterer, the better”, but it’s less about how high the IBUs (International Bittering Units) actually are, and more about how the rest of the beer feels disconnected from that bitterness. The citrus character is juicy, and light; the sweetness, gentle; and the malts subtle, and content to stay out of the way. This complements the clean, pre-finish hop flavors of pine and citrus, and really lets them shine without creating an experience that’s too bland, or straightforward, but the bitterness that comes through deep into the finish does not suit the subtle experience found in the rest of the beer. It will turn off drinkers who aren’t used to bitter beers, and confuse those that are! It’s still a beer worth a try, and an overall good experience, but the excessive bitterness/dryness in the finish keeps it from being a knockout, and puts it in a realm where it’s only a must try for drinkers specifically seeking out brews with extremely bitter profiles.

Louisville-Beer-Reviews, Jun 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

amano_h, Jun 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

kaelingirl, May 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Bnoise11, May 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Punisher, May 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

bearbeer3125, May 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Black_ox, Apr 27, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

mverity, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of pkalix
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

cool shape of the bottle.... lots of white foam on top of a non-carbonated, listless yellow liquid. smell is kind of perfume-y and bland with some sweetness...
west coast IPA? okay.... some hop bitterness, but definitely the malty-ness that separates the west from the mid-west IPAs in there.... nothing discernible in the way of which hops are in it, just a blend of something. overall, just kind of a bland, ordinary IPA, but decent to drink and a decent attempt at providing something drinkable...

pkalix, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of Killoran
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Biased review. I am not an IPA fan. Still learning to like them and rate them with a level of objectivity.

First Impression…it’s a WCIPA, so I’m already dreading what I’m about to put in my mouth - I’m bracing myself for pine, grapefruit, orange and lemon peel, maybe some resinous aftertaste that will destroy my palette for the night.

Appearance: Straw-colored.
Aroma/Nose: sweet apricots, pine, ripe mango, honey. This is pleasant.
Taste: I wasn’t wrong, but it’s not nearly as strong as I anticipated - this is a West Coast IPA? Pine, grass, orange peel, resinous aftertaste. I was dead-on except it doesn’t make me want to spit it out. Straw or hay from the malt. Cereal.
Mouthfeel: Resinous, bitter, tannins, dry on tongue, acidic on lower mouth.
Overall: Not the for the hop-weary, but it can actually be a great intro to the style. I expected stronger, and wasn’t pleasantly wrong to do so.

Finish: Fresh breath. Piney taste. Tannins are high. Acid is there too.

Killoran, Apr 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured an orangey color ale with large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and grapefruit hoppy notes is enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by some citrus and grapefruit notes. There are also some light sweet malt notes that are discernable with medium bitterness in the aftertaste. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. This is a very good beer but like mentioned on the label, the recipe book was not rewritten.

Phyl21ca, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Vanz, Mar 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

LoveStout, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

acurtis, Feb 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

JohnParadee, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Rwalford74, Nov 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

TheBeerAlmanac, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

For years, the U.S. has gotten a bad rap for our bland and watery lagers. There's no doubt that the bastardization of beer has fallen squarely on the shoulders of American industrial lager makers. But with the insurgence of Pacific Northwest hops, it seems that our current ales are now the Envy and inspiration of forward-thinking European craft beer makers.

The Danes "Envy" ale kicks off with a light hazy gold color with highlights of orange. Its strong haze separates from foam with a heady and rich lather. With strong retention, its cottony froth trickles up the glass with broken lace. It's certainly one handsome yet somewhat bleached appearance.

High citrus aromas are give both tart and bitter impressions. White grapefruit, tantalizing oranges, a spritz of lemon and some tarter tropical fruits give a fresh and vibrant hop scent. With just enough of a pillow of malt to rest upon, the beer's balance heavily favors the hop oils.

Its dry honey-like taste and cookie dough gives first impressions of malt, but more importantly makes the fruity hop flavor a riper and more plump seeming taste. Its delicious middle is teeth-grinding citrusy, fruity and tart- kinda like the sensation that's evoked by sherbet or cream sickle. But is dry finish turns decidedly of grapefruit pith, light pine, sawdust and musty lemongrass.

Though plump to the taste, the mouth sensations promote a drying effect very early on. Its dense creaminess is hurriedly airy, powdery and dry despite being also creamy. As the malts continue to dry, the resinous texture of pine and tannin prod at the back of the tongue with alcohol warmth, bitterness and with echoes of musty dried fruit.

Where many American microbreweries still hold citrus-focused hops and caramel malt in high regard, Amager is employing the newer tropical-type hops and a drier honey malt backdrop for even smoother taste, understated complexity and sheer drinkability. Won't be long before this IPA becomes the envy of brewers!

BEERchitect, Oct 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

jbeervt, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

aztraz, Oct 01, 2013
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The Sinner Series - Envy from Amager Bryghus
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