Dismiss Notice
Get 12 monthly issues of BeerAdvocate magazine and save $5 when you select "auto-renew."

Subscribe now →
Dismiss Notice
Join our email list →

And we'll send you the latest updates and offers from BeerAdvocate, because knowing is half the battle.

Amsterdam Fracture - Amsterdam Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Amsterdam FractureAmsterdam Fracture

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

20 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 20
Hads: 69
Avg: 3.87
pDev: 16.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada | website

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA | 9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Sammy on 04-26-2013

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (55) | Events
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 20 | Hads: 69
Reviews by Digimaika2:
Photo of Digimaika2
3.96/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

(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.

 831 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of talbotjf99
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJ63
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

 263 characters

Photo of 312brew
4.39/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LanceH
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveBar
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for a might steep $16.95 for a 6pk. I say again MIGHTY steep for a 6pk of 341ml bottles. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a 1/4" high white head that films out within a minute. Rather dark gold colour and filtered clear. Has a touch of a red hue to it.

S- Not what I expected. This has a mellow scent. Not a lot here.

T- Very boneshaker style so citra hops. Also tastes like some cascade, Columbus and Chinook hops are in there as it has that certain bitter bite to it. Has quite a bit of heat. Due to the selection of hops you get your standard grapefruit flavor. Overall the malt is heavy but this is a DIPA for you.

M- Creamy and sticky

O- I like the brew ok but prefer Boneshaker believe it or not. This brew can benefit from a lightening of the sugar and addition of some depth by blending in some moderate flavor hops such as a fuggle. Yes it's not the rage but if the blend is right it will definitely make this one a 4.5 on the flavor scale. Not pinning it down to fuggle but just a bit of contradictory to the "C" hop base.

Food Pairing

This nice little DIPA went very well with...... BBQ hamburger with cheese, tomato, onion, mayo on the bun with a pickle on the side.


 1,250 characters

Photo of Boozecamel
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Rutager
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

 565 characters

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

 393 characters

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of WillAndSarah
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of mtomlins
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liamt07
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of SebD
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gloryhole
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of philmen
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of thehyperduck
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

355 mL bottle from a six-pack picked up at the LCBO; coded L2015 (Nov 20 2015), listed at 9.1% and served slightly chilled. Pretty damn fresh - I'm impressed.

Pours a sparkling clear orange-amber hue, throwing up one finger of loose, frothy, bone white-coloured head. It lasts for only a couple of minutes, scattering some sea-foam lace onto the glass as it is steadily reduced to a wide, foamy collar surrounding a patchy, bubbly cap. Intensely hoppy aroma; one which seems particularly focused on pithy grapefruit/orange citrus and piney, resiny, earthy tones. Hints of pineapple, candied apricot and alcohol also come through, backed by a solid wallop of caramel sweetness and lightly toasted malts. Well, I'm intrigued.

And with good reason - this DIPA is every bit as tasty as the nose suggested. It's equipped with a sturdier-than-average malt backbone, consisting mostly of caramel/brown sugar sweetness supported by a toasted, doughy malt quality. Cantaloupe and apricot become noticeable by the midpoint, but are quickly overwhelmed by the tsunami of hop flavours that follow. Suggestions of mango and pineapple are quickly overlapped by blood orange and grapefruit pith; these in turn are pushed aside by a wave of resiny pine needles and dank earthiness. Resiny bitterness carries on well into the aftertaste, which is mildly warming - you can tell the alcohol is there, but the hops manage to distract the palate and prevent any real burn from occurring. Medium-bodied, leaving a moderately oily/slick feel behind on the tongue, and relatively light carbonation levels that provide some weak agitation. An excellent, well-balanced example of the style with above average drinkability.

Final Grade: 4.08, a worthy A-. I've been eager to try Amsterdam's Fracture for a few years now, but today happened to be the first time I spotted it locally. At $16.95/sixer, this extra-strong ale is definitely on the pricey side, but as one of the best year-round Ontario-made DIPAs you're likely to encounter, the tag is arguably justifiable. Good stuff; this is not a style that I get the urge to purchase with much frequency, but I'm certain I'll be back for more Fracture at some point in the future. The best of their three mainline IPAs, IMO.

 2,250 characters

Photo of SSS
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Nice orange colour, with a brown tint, white head dissipates quickly
S-Dank Columbus hops resonate, with a feint caramel aroma
M-Light to medium mouthfeel with adequate carbonation that does not overpower
T-I get a dank bitterness upfront with a sweet balance and caramel like finish
O-This is a nice IPA, heavy on the malt and dank hops, I would have another.

 364 characters

Photo of real_human_bean
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Djl
3.25/5  rDev -16%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Amsterdam Fracture from Amsterdam Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.