Amsterdam Fracture - Amsterdam Brewing Company
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Reviews by Digimaika2:
3.96/5 rDev +1.8%
(3.75) A: Clear copper with a thin semi-creamy head that promptly recedes to a ring. However some good lacing is evident.
(4.0) S: Lots of pine, toffee, grapefruit pith, orange, and buttery bread. This has that nice full earthy/musky aroma of a good double IPA.
(4.0) T: Very piney, citrus fruits, some toffee, slight nutty elements, and buttered bread. Heavily hopped creating quite a bitterness with a modest finishing dryness as well. That musky quality is coming through in the flavour nicely. The alcohol is well hidden considering this is 9%.
(3.75) M: Full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Oily and creamy with a bit of resin-like texture.
(4.0) D: This was a very good double IPA and in hindsight should’ve picked up another bottle or two at the retail store. This has all the trademark qualities of a good IIPA.
01-26-2014 03:17:33 | More by Digimaika2
More User Reviews:
3.8/5 rDev -2.3%
Cask at Bar Volo. Floral hop aroma. Hazy grapefruit coloured body. Above average mouthfeel. A good blend of malt and juicy hops, some sugar, aiding the palate. Above average DIPA.A sipper, still good drinkability for a 9% bitter beer.Some booziness in the finish.
04-26-2013 23:21:20 | More by Sammy
British Columbia (Canada)
4.2/5 rDev +8%
Thanks for this and all of the killer brews, Liamt07! Cheers!!
Appearance. Pours a clear copper with half a finger of off white head.
Smell. Big grapefruit and tropical fruits, a little pine and some nice toasted caramel malts.
Taste. Nice big trpoical fruits and grapefruit rinds, sweet caramel malts, alcohol is really well hidden.
Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium-lowish carbonation.
Overall. I normally don't like such a sweet malt base with a big ipa, but this works great. Like canied tropical fruits and grapefruit rinds. Nice stuff. Thanks again Liam.
06-02-2013 19:45:49 | More by Rutager
3.73/5 rDev -4.1%
Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a relatively large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma consists of citrusy hops with light floral notes and some sweet malt y notes. Taste is also dominated by some floral citrusy hops notes with a medium sweet malt backbone. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. Enjoyable but nothing to really write home about.
10-17-2013 18:39:52 | More by Phyl21ca
4.13/5 rDev +6.2%
On-tap at the new Amsterdam brewhouse.
The beer is amber with a good-sized off0white head. Nice retention and lacing.
Nose contains bright citrus scents. Very hoppy, with grapefruit sticking out, as well as some pine. Caramel is there too.
Taste is very nice, citrus with grapefruit and some orange. Some tropical flavours as well. a bit of melon. Nice malt backbone, caramel malt there. Big flavour and quite nice.
Full bodied, moderately carbonated. Oily.
Overall, very nice. I was quite impressed by this one. I hope it is now part of the regular lineup. No doubt one of the best DIPAs in Ontario.
06-28-2013 20:50:57 | More by jrenihan
4.09/5 rDev +5.1%
Bottle purchased at the brewery's new (to me) Toronto location last week-end. Wish I'd picked up more!
Pours an oily, clear amber with honey tones. The minimal off-white head disappears more quickly than I'd expected, especially given its excellent mouthfeel. Beautiful "west coast" aroma is a nice mix of bitter resin and candied tropical fruits. The flavour has all the hops for which I'd hoped, but with a surprisingly stiff malt back bone. Lots of depth to the body, and a finish that lingers with scarily little trace of the 9% ABV.
A DIPA of which Ontario and Amsterdam can be very proud.
05-25-2013 21:35:18 | More by hopsolutely
3.86/5 rDev -0.8%
Got this bottle in a trade with Richard, atomeyes! This is a very good iipa from this brewer. I believe i never had a beer before from them. Poured in my Struise glass this beer looks very nice with it's nice head.
This is how a beer from this type should be. Liked it. The cirta hops were very noticable and the alcohol was pretty well hidden.
06-08-2013 10:28:03 | More by Brabander
3.98/5 rDev +2.3%
Amsterdam Fracture sparkles and shines with a clear but dark honey amber tone and a polish that resembles that of an amulet from the Smithsonian. It looks brilliant in the glass but doesn't have much head; come to think of it, it's probably better suited to a snifter really.
The aroma is hoppy, that much is immediately apparent. But a few extra seconds enjoyment of the earthy aromas of pine and you’ll be lost deep inside a wicked dark forest. Hints of overripe fruits and dark caramel notwithstanding, hop notes all rise in a plume above the beer’s malt.
On the palate, pine needles, caramel squares, blood orange and grapefruit swim in brandy-like dried fruit notes (and a touch of alcohol). It's a big beer but doesn't quite taste as strong as it actually is (9%). Again, hop notes dominate this sucker through and through, although heavily caramelized malts taste almost as though they've been slightly scorched or singed.
Unlike Amsterdam's other big IPA, Boneshaker, this recipe doesn't overload the bittering hops. Don't be mistaken, IBUs are stacked high but there's a strong caramelly sweetness that mellows things out. The finish has a dry woodiness, something like bamboo shoot, and a mintiness, both of which stem from a generous use of earthy, herbal hops.
Amsterdam's flagship Blonde and 416 Wheat are horribly mediocre brands (if even that) but if their success is what allows beers like Fracture to be brewed then, by all means, sell away! This brewery has made a few departures now from their customarily pedestrian portfolio and, while most have been good, this one might just be considered great.
06-02-2013 23:09:02 | More by biegaman
Amsterdam Fracture from Amsterdam Brewing Company
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