Amarsi IPA - Braukunstkeller GmbH
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3.76/5 rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Slightly hazy copper-amber pour with a two finger beige head with decent retention and great lacing. The nose is well balanced with hints of pine, caramel, brown sugar, tangerine, and toffee. The taste follows suit with sweet caramel malt and bitter piney hops equally prevalent. Hints of biscuit, brown sugar, toffee, tangerine, orange zest, and subtle grapefruit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, thick and chewy, with a nice bitter, oily finish. Overall, a bit different from most of the German craft IPA's I've had so far. Definitely will revisit.
Serving type: bottle
03-23-2014 17:45:33 | More by beerdrifter
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4.61/5 rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Deep dark amber, almost burnt orange under a vanilla colored white head.
Aroma; Lots of c-hops, grapefruit, melons...the usual, and it's strong, wonderful with a nice bit of caramel lurking behind, and a hint of alcohol wafting over it.
Front: Nice bite of bitterness, not Noble but US Amarillo bitterness. Sweet fruity mango, melons, grapefruit, tartness and a layer of super sweet sugar flavor. Yum! Wow.
Mid: More mangos, melon, grapefruit, again, heavy but not overbearing bitterness if Amarillo, and here comes the caramel malts, a decent heavy sweetness of Münchner malts combined with crystals, and then an undertone of yeastiness to show off its bottle conditioned aspect and freshness. IBUS - 66 & 7.1% abv.
Back: Lots more bitterness here but again at a comfy level, & even more caramel malt sweetness. Some tartness also present, and los of mango, etc. too.
Aftertaste: Bittersweet, the hops linger as does a sweetness.
Mouthfeel: thick and creamy like a Münchner beer or Märzen with a dry finish.
Overall: Wow beer. Really, it's got C-hop fruitiness galor, above average bitterness that lets you know it's there bit doesn't move in and overstay its welcome. But what I like the most is the balance of malts, caramel is strong enough to almost be a Märzen but not full slap your face and drown in it. It's an incredibly malt/hop balance that not enough American IPAs reach. This gives it a delicious complexity, and no flavor range overpowers any other… that keeps you coming back for more and more. A WOW WOW beer. Outside of Cissy IPA (how can one compete, Rauchmalz & Märzen, C & NZ hops!), the best German IPA I've had.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 13:55:22 | More by boddhitree
Amarsi IPA from Braukunstkeller GmbH
89 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.