Amsterdam Fracture - Amsterdam Brewing Company

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 7.75%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Sammy on 04-26-2013

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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Photo of hopsolutely
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Brabander
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of biegaman
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of BeerWatcher
4.37/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A rich amber colour, with a frothy white head which maintains good retention. Aromas are a nice blend of citrus and piney hops, but definitely leaning more towards the citrus side of the fence. Tastes are very much of citrus hops, with some sweet malts producing a creamy center on the tongue in the middle of the draw. Some pine bitterness on the swallow. I’ve been pursuing this beer ("Sorry we’re all out") for years, but it was definitely worth the wait, as I found it at The Brother’s Beer Bistro. I’d say this one challenges Boneshaker, for Amsterdam’s IPA crown.

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.

Photo of swillmeister
3.31/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into standard pint glass

Smell: cat pee and ripe pineapple

Appearance: slightly cloudy, medium amber. Minimal head (maybe 1/4") that dissipates quickly leaving a narrow ring. Lacing non-existent.

Taste: super citrusy on the front of the tongue. Big upfront punch of tangerines and lemons, that mellows to a metallic aftertaste.

Mouth feel: very light carbonation. Despite the 9 per cent alcohol, it is an easy drinking, quaffable brew

Overall: a decent brew, but the smell of cat pee is a bit overpowering. Would not buy again.

Photo of peensteen
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep amber orange colour with two fingers of white head, some lace. Smell is loaded with fruit up front, orange and pineapple dominate, citrusy with a light lingering pine presence, sweet candy/sugar cookie like malts as well. Taste is also quite fruity with tropical/citrus flavours, orange, melon, pineapple, a bit of sweetness mid palate with a bit of pine resin flavour also, moderatley bitter throughout. Mouthfeel is oily and quite slick, mildly carbonated and fairly full bodied. Really quite nice and actually prefered the bottled version at home to the draft version but something I will certainly order again.

Photo of Ryborg11
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance – Deep amber colour with a very nice clarity. Nice thin layer of creamy stable head with excellent lacing that clings to the side of the glass. A few swirls of the glass and the head springs back to life with a thick creamy texture.

Aroma – Gentle but prominent citrus and pine aromas mix well together along with a distinct sweet almost honey quality balancing it all out. A hint of berries accents the sweet malt character.

Taste – A nice malt forward initial taste that flows directly into a strong but well balanced bitterness. The malt creates a strong base to highlight the mix of citrus and pine that leads into a smooth resinous finish. At 9% A.B.V the hop forward taste of this beer balances the higher alcohol nicely.

Mouthfeel – Smooth slightly viscous mouthfeel that coats the tongue and warms the back of your throat. Low carbonation accents to smooth viscosity of his imperial IPA.

Serving Type: Bottle

Amsterdam Fracture from Amsterdam Brewing Company
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