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Kåååd - Amager Bryghus

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Kåååd
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: bark on 09-14-2013

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Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 12
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Photo of BGDrock
4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: very hazy, dull orange, and there's a tinge of orange in the head, which dissipates after a couple minutes

Aroma: stunning exotic fruit - kiwi, mango, peach, even strawberry comes to mind; very juicy and sweet, but a spruce hop scent hovers in the background

Taste & Mouthfeel: the fruit aromas have only lightly carried over into the taste, switching prominence with the bitter spruce hop flavour that was only hinted at in the scent; it's a nice effect, with mild orange, mango and caramelized malt notes initially, quickly giving way to the burning hop bitterness that has great length; medium body and good carbonation with a dry finish, every sip leaves you wanting more

Overall: "spring IPA" is the right moniker, as this beer feels full of energy and acts as a good transition between winter and summer brews with it's higher abv and sprightly flavours; really well done

Photo of DaveBar
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO $7.05 for a 500ml bottle so it's at the top of the beer price scale for IPA's. Served at 8deg C in a draught glass

A- Opened well. Poured a good white head 1" high that tappers out to a film in a minute. Unfiltered.

S- Excellent aroma. Hops hops hops.

T- Excellent. Very hoppy and fruity. Lots of grapefruit.

M- Very good. Dry and tart. Very enjoyable.

O- Very good. Only thing holding it back is definitely the price. Other than that I like it. It's definitely an American IPA made over the pond.

Food Pairing

This nice little IPA went well with... Oysters. Raw on the half shell with a splash of this nice IPA and...

Enjoy

Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy bright orangey color ale with a nice huge foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of grapefruit and citrus hoppy notes is very enjoyable with nice floral presence. Taste is also dominated by super nice grapefruit notes with some citrus floral hoppy notes with some residual sugar noticeable and almost no bitterness. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation. Another floral hoppy forward IPA that is very enjoyable even more considering the oversea trip.

Photo of eric5bellies
3.96/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from my Ciney sniffer

Batch 595

A - Pours a gorgeous cloudy honeycomb colour with a smallish white head that reduces and films.

S - Piney citrus, and hop, plenty on offer.

T - Nice hoppy notes with mango, pineapple and citrus. The finish is quite bitter the balance is good.

M - Medium to full body with low carbonation.

O - Great APA. plenty of balance and still plenty of Hop present

Photo of spinrsx
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $7

Appearance - Gold colour with a large size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Hops, apricots, grapefruit, breads/grains

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste apricot, grapefruit, and malts. There is also hops and a grassy herbal flavour.

Overall - A solid beer. I've only had a few beers from this brewer but they've all been interesting. Price tag is a little high, but well worth it to try it once for sure. The best before of 2016 seems optimistic.

Photo of Roby923
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled from the LCBO. A complex EPA (euro pale ale). A fine balance of hops and malts. Smooth and crisp taste- a perfect "spring ipa". The label on the bottle tells a story how the spent grain is used to feed a herd of cattle outside Copenhagen - the herd is so merry when they get the grains that they create a "stampede greater than any seen in Calgary in July." How great is that.

Photo of byronic
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours like liquid gold into the glass while forming a nice two finger white head. Retention holds for a couple of minutes and lacing is persistent.

Very grassy and heavy on the citric fruits.

A nice mixture of citric fruit and bitterness. A bit of earthiness, grass and pine.

Quite carbonated with a medium body, drinks very smooth with a dry finish. Bitterness lingers on the palate.

Photo of DenisKolkin
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle purchased from LCBO. Awesome looking bottle and cool name. Plus I'm curious about a spring IPA. Served fairly cold into glassware.

Appearance- gorgeous slightly opaque orange and copper coloured beer is poured. Big white rocky head that's about two fingers and takes its time in receding. Tons of spidery lacing is left all around the glass.

Smell - very spring light live fresh tropical fruits and an earthy undertone as well. Tons of citrus.

Taste - bright and vibrant, quite a bit of fruit with some dank earthiness blended in there. Fairly bitter, but balanced nicely with sweetness, and makes you want to go back for more and more.

Mouthfeel - lively carbonation helps give it a velvety texture. Very smooth and medium bodied, but packs a lot of flavour. On the dry sides in terms of finishes.

Overall - definite understand what the brewer was going after in labelling this a spring IPA since it does suit the season well. To me quite similar to central city's red racer IPA, which happens to be one of my absolute favourites. It's not quite that good but definitely one of the best of the style I've had in a while.

Photo of bark
2.78/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

The colour is pale amber (15 EBC), the liquid is clear. The white head is 2 finger high, it sinks slowly leaving some fine lacing.

The smell is fresh and a bit green. Fruit candy. Some bitterness, hints of paint, wood and turpentine. It is a bit weak.

The taste is hoppy and a bit bitter. The flavours are overall balanced. Weak citric notes. There is no depth in this one. Green and harsh flavours. Medium to light body. The aftertaste is dry, harsh and green. Some butter and beef stock. Hints of alcohol in the finish.

The carbonation is fresh with sharp mid-sized bubbles. The liquid is dry and harsh.

Too harsh. Too green.

Photo of biegaman
4.18/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kåååd is a name that looks like someone just feel asleep on their keyboard but it's actually Danish for "frisky". I like this ale's thick and honeyed golden complexion - to say nothing of the intricate patterns of lacing left by its tightly-knit bubbles - but I don't know that it really gets me excited. Its aroma, on the other hand...

That's definitely got the stuff to make me randy. A backdrop of toasty, lightly caramelized maltiness is enlivened by a smorgasbord of tropical and citrus fruits: mandarin, grapefruit, lime, and dragon fruit, to name just a few of the many possible scents your nose might pick out of this aromatic and seductive bouquet.

All those fruity flavours are even more generous and pronounced on the palate; passionfruit, apricot, and even unusual traces of pear and green apple are added into the mix. These notes go from bright at first to bitter by the end, combining with grass clippings, tree bark, and resinous, piny herbals to make for a dry, pithy aftertaste.

All those citrusy flavours mark their territory in the mouth via a rather pronounced acidity. Sharp and almost stinging on some sips, this is one seriously invigorating beer - it's clearly understood why the cattle that were fed the spent grain from this beer reportedly let off such a notably loud "muuh" and erupted in a stampeded.

When I think of 'spring' I think of colours (all kinds, but green especially) and rejuvenating plants - this so-called 'Spring IPA' delivers just that: a blend of Herkules, Tomahawk, Summit, Chinook, Simcoe, Centennial, Amarillo and Cascade hops covers all colours of the rainbow and creates an "entire forest brought to life" level of earthy greenness. Simply awesome stuff.

Photo of tbeckett
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours cloudy orange with good carbonation and a two finger off white head. Good rings of lace and a film of retention.

S - Nice grapefruit and orange with pineapple and sugary fruit syrup. Quite a nice aroma.

T - A bit of alcohol, lot's of juicy hops again with a sweeter note. Nice mixed bag of fruit flavours and some sugary notes with a decent but light malt base.

M - Decent bitterness, good carbonation and a medium body.

O/D - This is pretty tasty stuff. I could drink a few of these without issue. Not a beastly IPA, but a nice one to drink and goes down easier than expected.

Photo of mick303
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 758, 500 ml bottle from the lcbo, poured chilled into a lagunitas jar, colour is a light brown gold. Clear with a slow carbonation, good white head and lacing.

S - light florals, lavender, aromatic lemon and tangerine aromas, with a hard to pin down spicy character. Lemon meringue pie.

T - taste has lemon, light nuttiness, ruby berry character, more apple and robust earthy herbal character comes through, quite full bodied character. Rosemary and then more herbal hops on the finish. The florals are really concentrated, it has a hint of sweetness, then transitions into a really herbal character.

M - light start, then a fuller malty body comes through, delicious refreshing character, moderate carbonation. Easy session IPA with a nice herbal bitterness to it. A grainy background with a lot of hops packed on top, but still balanced nicely.

Overall this was an impressive take on an IPA that focused on floral and herbal characters, delicious body, felt a bit thin at points but all round it was a very tasty IPA, I think you would have to be a bit of a hophead to really love this beer, and I found it really solid, a lot of the flavours were hard to describe and ran together, but as a beer to just enjoy for what it is, this is one I would recommend. Hopped up and tasty, well-crafted.

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Kåååd from Amager Bryghus
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