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Amsterdam Fracture - Amsterdam Brewing Company

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16 Reviews
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Reviews: 16
Hads: 59
Avg: 3.9
pDev: 16.15%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

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

Availability: Rotating

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

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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 59
Reviews by evil_liver:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Sammy
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveBar
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
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.


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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Rutager
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.88/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.69/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of DenisKolkin
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

355 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. Purchased a 6 pack for the steep price of $16.95 CDN from the LCBO. This vintage is advertised as 9.1% ABV. No freshness indicated but it smells and tastes fresh from my quick observations of the first couple of bottles. Previously a "had" but now there's enough to write a full review.

Appearance - Clear, coppery color with nearly a finger of dense off-white head. Carbonation appears moderate and some gentle lacing forms around the glass as the head begins its demise.

Smell - Plenty of hops, some citrus especially grapefruit. A mild dank resiny undertone lingers with the whole beer.

Taste - Starts mildly bitter, although not overwhelmingly so. Plenty of grapefruit and some sticky pine resin. Some caramel sweetness joins mid-sip and makes this less bitter than anticipated. Not the boldest bitter flavors in this DIPA. The alcohol is exceptionally well hidden.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, reasonably light body and mild carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

Overall - A good DIPA that's well executed, but a bit steep for what you get. The flavors are good but more on the resin spectrum as opposed to a bright citrus flavor. Still worth a shot while it's in stores just before the holiday season.

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Amsterdam Fracture from Amsterdam Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.