Amager / Three Floyds Arctic SunStone | Amager Bryghus

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Amager / Three Floyds Arctic SunStoneAmager / Three Floyds Arctic SunStone

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Amager Bryghus

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ADZA on 01-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 128
Photo of GuyFawkes
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2014 vintage; drank 12/22/14 in the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Semi-opaque dark orange color.

HUGE eggnog head (careful pouring!); a curtain of lace.

Mango & pineapple nose, with a hint of cream.

Creamy, medium mouthfeel.

Pineapple flavor up front; creamed coffee on the finish. A hop bite prickles the lips. An odd mix of flavors that are strangely muted; unique, interesting but not altogether great. Worth a quaff though...

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Photo of josanguapo
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From Miguel. In Teku glass. Playing Broken Sword 5. Initially feels soft and sweet, with tangerine-like fruityness. Later the bitterness becomes much more noticeable. Memorable aftertaste

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Photo of woomThomas
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer is hazy, dark yellow when you pour it.
The foam is beige / white with big bubbles that disappear at a leisurely pace.
However, leaving the fine grooves in the glass. Lovely aromas of hops.
Behind it citrus, grapefruit, sweet tangerine, pineapple and passion fruit.
With hints of caramel, pine, resin and grass.
The flavors of the hops, passion fruit, citrus, cherry, pineapple, grapefruit.
Tastes a little sweet mandarin, mango. A little sweet at the end. But it is more reminiscent of an IPA than a monkey. Rich body. Medium-high bitterness. Crispy carbonic acid.

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Photo of kitch
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 500ml bottle from batch #942 with a best before date of December 2015 (drank on 23rd November 2015) and poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: It poured a cloudy orangey copper colour with a fluffy two finger off white head that had great retention and left nice sticky lacing.

Aroma: Citrus zest, grapefruit, sweet mandarin and pineapple with hints of caramel, pine and grass.

Taste: Much like the aromas, taste is mainly sweet mandarin, mango, pineapple, passion fruit, citrus zest and grapefruit. There is also some light caramel and candied sugar notes.

Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall: I enjoyed this and it was very easy to drink. It was sweeter than expected even though the citrus and hop bitterness was there in the background.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky dark golden-orange with a foamy orange-tan head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, candied citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and earth aromas. Taste is much the same with earth, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is fairly old from what I can tell, but it is still quite hoppy and not showing its age in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of madelfonatree
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Very thick white frothy head with thick carbonation. Bright gold, almost orange color like the label. The head has little retention.

Smell - Hoppy, lightly dank. Wheat. Bready. Faint fruit.

Taste - Wheat upfront with a hoppy finish. Bubblegum. Toasty. Slight red wine in the after taste.

Feel - Body shows a lot of carbonation but doesn't come through on the mouth. Medium bodied.

Overall - I like this. It does remind me Gumballhead which makes sense with Amager's wheat mixed with Floyds' hops.

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Photo of smcolw
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Large, frothy white head that settles slowly and a rocky fashion. Leaves large chunks of lace on the glass. A bit cloudy to the light amber colored liquid.

Biscuit and light white bread toast are the predominate smells. Light floral hop aroma in the background.

Smooth, light crystal malt provides the base. Straight up hop bitterness--not very distinctive, but it is well-balanced. Leans to the thin side. Light carbonation.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy bright orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of citrus hops with nice floral notes. Taste is also dominated by floral citrus notes with light tangerine notes and some residual sugar notes that are also noticeable. Body is full with good carbonation. Nice hops profile but a bit too much residual sugars.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, apple, light pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops, moderate bready malt, and light fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, apple, light pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, apple, light pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops, moderate bready malt, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming lingering after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice pale ale. All around great complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops, moderate bready malt, and light fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. This is definitely unique as it generally feels like an American pale ale; but English yeast is still definitely noticeable, but fairly restrained. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.03/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Super boring collaboration. passive hop profile and sits very solidly in the east coast overly malty pale ale category ...except it's supposed to be an interesting collab. Not terrible but I wouldn't pick up again

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Photo of mverity
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly hazy orangey amber. Tons of fluffy white head that had hints of peach color to it. Amazing lacing and the head held fantastically. Aroma is bright tangerine, apricot, sweet grass and floral. Mildly bitter. Taste is much like aroma. Tangerine and apricot followed by the grassy floral notes. Medium body and carbonation; but a creamy quality to the body as well. Very good beer.

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Photo of aleigator
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Creamy, soon collapsing, head, leaving thick sheets of lace on the glass. The brew has a slightly hazy, golden-amber color.

A bready maltiness accompanies fruity, floral hops in a perfect sense. While mango, peach, and ripe grapefruit build a very convincing hop-impression, this gets pushed a lot further by the discreet, enjoyable malt tones, resulting in a very smooth, balanced impression.

The flavor echoes those same sentiments, with orange and lime cutting through smooth, dough malts, carried by a lively, slighty metallic carbonation. The interplay between earthy silkiness and metallic, citraic bitterness is the most convincing part of this IPA, as both parts build up a fascinating dramaturgy.

The finish shows a short glance of evenness, until a bitter, slick hoppy bitterness flows down the back of the palate, with malty hints still shining through. As smooth as it began, in the end the tongue almost dries out to fruity, dry hops, while it remains its drinkability.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 01/10/14 notes. Had an 8 oz. glass of this on tap at Torst in Brooklyn, NY.

Pours a somewhat hazy deep orange color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Maltier than expected, lots of fruity malts, candied sugar, bready malts, wheat, grains, dough, floral notes, and sweet fruity malts. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall a decent APA, but I was a bit disappointed. Very very malty, and I guess I was expecting more hops to it. Lots of fruits, wouldn't seek it out again.

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Photo of larryarms847
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours brilliant orange with a lemon tinged two finger head of foam, medium carbonation.

Way more floral notes than I was expecting, citrus, melon, and a hint of hop resins.

Notes of citrus, bread-like and caramel malt backbone, and very floral and earthy.

Mouthfeel is light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation. Finishes dry.

Overall, not the hop bomb I was looking for from a 3F collab, but glad to try it regardless.

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Photo of barczar
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Citrusy, floral, and a bit resiny in aroma.

Flavor is resiny, with soft citrusy underpinnings and a fairly bitter finish. A little too bitter for my liking.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Tangerine solid orange colored body, with a bit of opaque and almost unfiltered appearance. Head creation is a bit out of control. Thick, huge frothy light cream white but taking over the glass and outrageously way too tall. Big shampoo and soapy retention, clingy, thick, and aggressive, but just too large and ridiculous.

From a rough start comes a real impressive bouquet. Hop bursting notes of citrus orange, lime zest, and spritzy kumquat like fruits all over. Airy grains and mild toast and biscuit aroma but much more powdery and not dense. Explosive nose of grain and hop surprisngly, and a citrus explosion all over, with a bring sweetness to match not of sugars but true citrus fruit. Real impressive.

Palate follows nicely. Light body with a big hop juiced front that ironically gives depth to the malt body which at first seems quite wet on first sip. Juiced citrus and tropics, hints of mango dominate. Light body and quenching aftertaste as well, with more fruit body thickness coming out on the palate. Great lingering aromatics on the finish of kumquats and giant zest and rind.

A real impressive beer, sort of going off kilter in it's presentation and delivery though, but one of those classic American pale ales that you sort of remember from Three Floyds and a brewery that just knows how to get it at least right on the palate.

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Photo of Tilly
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Very complexed APA. Pours a typical amber colour for an APA. Nice head that dissipates to a lace on the top. Heady, hoppy, banana/lemon aroma. Tastes like a mild lemon drop. Mild malty mouth feel. Slight bitterness. Nice colaberation between Amager Bryghus of Denmark and 3 Floyds Brewery of Munster Indiana.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +1.3%

It seems that all things hoppy are turned to gold with the masterful brewers of Three Floyds at the helm. Their influence over Amager brewers complex set of ester, dryness and crisp complexity gives this pale ale a perplexing flavor without compromising its effortless drinkability.

It golden orange pour hinges on light copper as it sheds a billowing fluffy white column of froth. Juicy aromatics plunge forth, big on orange, apricot and leaf as the tropical, citrus and herbal medley is just getting started. Supportive caramelized sweetness couples with toasty-sweet grain and hints of graham cracker gives the hops a quick but rounded undercurrent.

As the sweetness recedes, its arid malty structure continues to prop up the hops. Bursting with blood orange, tangerine, red grapefruit, mango, apricot and passion fruit, the ale's hop-forward taste gains command of the session and refreshes the palate with ease. Delving into finish, its herbal companionship joins the fray with fresh-cut grass, torn pine needle, and lemony verbena.

Its refreshment of citrus tea gives the pale ale much of its charm. Its piquant carbonic bite allows the final impressions a citrusy and minerally zing, much like reisling or volcanic grecian wine, with only a smooth pithy bitterness remaining on the gullet.

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Photo of danieelol
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden with great head and lacing.

Nose is tropical hops- paw paw, mango, pine. Bit of sourness.

Taste has more tropical flavours. Pine. Very present but underplayed, subtle hops. Lemon.

Mouthfeel has a malt bite, a bit of sourness.

Overall an enjoyable pale ale which perhaps would have been even nicer a bit fresher.

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Photo of ADZA
3.74/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a collaboration with Three Floyds and pours a hazy apricot hue with a two finger head and done lacing around the place,the smell is like tropical punch with mangoes,pineapples,paw paw and passionfruit with a nice sweet boiled candy malt backbone,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and the taste is a nice balance between boiled candy sweet malts and a tropical fruity hop cyclone where each compliment each other and overall yeah I enjoyed this but at the price it won't be a repeat cheers.

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Amager / Three Floyds Arctic SunStone from Amager Bryghus
3.95 out of 5 based on 128 ratings.
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