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Amsterdam Fracture - Amsterdam Brewing Company

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Amsterdam Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 04-26-2013)
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Ratings: 39 | Reviews: 11 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

yancot, Oct 02, 2013
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Griffith, Jan 07, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Sammy, Apr 27, 2013
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Boozecamel, Oct 18, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Rutager, Jun 02, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Phyl21ca, Oct 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

TheSevenDuffs, Feb 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

EgadBananas, Dec 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

WillAndSarah, Jul 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

mtomlins, Apr 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

liamt07, May 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

gloryhole, Aug 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

philmen, Jul 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

real_human_bean, Sep 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Djl, Jul 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Jotora, Mar 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

duimie, May 23, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
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.

jrenihan, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

lgmol, Dec 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

evil_liver, Apr 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

KeKeKumba, Jul 29, 2013
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4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

hopsolutely, May 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Leiting, Jan 17, 2014
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3.86/5  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.

Brabander, Jun 08, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

biegaman, Jun 03, 2013
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Amsterdam Fracture from Amsterdam Brewing Company
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