Amager / Grassroots - Shadow Pictures - Skyggebilleder
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American Imperial IPA
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4.04 | pDev: 8.66%
Amager Bryghus
Amager / Grassroots - Shadow Pictures - SkyggebillederAmager / Grassroots - Shadow Pictures - Skyggebilleder
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Photo of REVZEB
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bitter, dank and uncompromisingly hoppy dipa. Has a little smoke to the malt, to go with biscuit, all of those moldy basement hops and some orange. No balance to be found here. Hop bomb, but not a great one. Smell is the star, where hops are fun, taste is too much. Only for the brave.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Consumed on 7/28/16. Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a Cigar City Brewing goblet.

A: Hazy orange-gold, with fairly low visible carbonation and a thin white head that fades almost instantly.

S: Citrus and resin hops. Biscuit malts that have a punch of sweetness but minimal caramel aspect. Some vegetal and herbal hops in the background.

T: Orange citrus, resin and bitter citrus pith. Cereal sweet malts. Some mild oxidation and/or aged hop flavor. Moderately bitter in the finish with citrus flavors and some ethanol sweetness.

M: Medium body, with relatively low carbonation sensation. Alcohol is noticeable but not terribly hot.

O: This tastes a bit old to me - though my local bottle shop just got it in two weeks ago. I can find no date on the bottle, so I guess that will remain unknown. Old school hop profile and an East Coast malt bill. Certainly not terrible but nothing I'll look for again.

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Photo of jzlyo
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is earthy/biscuit malts, citrus and spices. The flavor is citrus, English/biscuit malts, strong fruit, grapefruit/mild tropical fruit and a spicy/bitter/warming alcohol finish.

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Photo of trevorpost
3.15/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On draft at Lord Hobo in Boston.
Poured clear and amber.
Aroma was stale hops and caramel malt.
Flavor was more of the same. Oxidation and sweet tea leaf hops.
Either the brewery or Lord Hobo dropped the ball here, this beer tasted very old and stale. At least I hope this isn't what it was supposed to taste like. Mediocre American Barleywine territory.

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Photo of Skrip
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bottle poured into a SARA Cellar oversized wine glass.

A~ clear dark orange/copper with a fluffy head that disappears quickly and a little lacing.

S~ biscuity malt up front along with some burnt sugar. followed by candied oranges and slight grassy pine.

T~ not as malty here! thankfully more balanced than the nose would lead you to believe. more bitter hops mid pallet, nice and grassy. all followed by some white wine like tannins and a tiny bit of lemon of the finish.

M~ a little thick but very drinkable and nice carb of course!

O~ this was probably a little old at this point but still held up pretty well! definitely a little more bitter than most recent IPA's but i feel like thats what they were going for. worth a shot for sure but don't crazy looking for it unless you need HF/Grassroots ticks like me! haha

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L-Pours clear golden with a 3/4 inch fluffy off white head. Large islands of lacing linger.
S-The nose is citrus up front with a piny finish. The combination blends seamlessly . Not the strongest nose out there, but that's ok.
T- The taste like the nose starts out with some citrus, but is quickly replaced with piny dankness. Bitterness is fairly mild, but does linger on the palate for a few seconds.
F-This is the best aspect of this beer for me. I've seen people talk about an beer being oily. This beer is all that. Call it oily. Call it smooth. It really is fantastic. The carbonation is light and the overall mouthfeel is pretty full.
O-A very well executed beer. I'd certainly rebuy. Not a juice bomb, but not overly bitter either. Really a nice blend of East and West coast DIPA styles.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a real delicious double ipa, a little something different. it still has all the hoppy oils and honey sort of textures to it, real west coasty and intense, but its also super drinkable in a way so few of these are. maybe its that much lower on the bitterness, maybe its not quite so heavy and sweet on the malt base, but something about it just lends it self to high volume consumption, and we all dug it. i have been so into amager stuff lately, and am excited to see a lot of it coming around. this is crystal clear bright sunset orange in the glass, with some apparent density and a tall white head with astounding retention. a nose of fresh sliced pineapple and green pinecone, it has the best of both words with the tropical fruit and the northwestern pine forest thing going on. the taste is just like that too, with very little interference from the malt in terms of flavor, but its weight is a welcome addition. i would guess there is some simcoe in here, but beyond that the varietals are tough to nail down, so pungent and fresh, but a lot going on. even hints of mango and peach in the hops too. soft carbonation seems to fit this well, doesnt cut through the hop oils too much, and leaves just a little sweetness on the tongue in the end. not very bitter, more citric on the hops as it winds down. overall an awesome double ipa, of of my favorites ive had lately.

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Photo of sprat1960
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: Golden in color; slightly hazy but largely transparent. Pours with a 1 finger bright white head that dies down leaving an even layer of foam on the surface of the beer and some lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Pine; mild citrus (grapefruit, lemon); slightly acidic.

Taste: Citrus start (mostly grapefruit, some lemon); slight pine finish. Refreshing Low bitterness. Overall mild flavor.

Feel: Medium body; slightly acidic/bitter start, velvety finish. Mild carbonation. Minimal dryness.. Near perfect.

Overall: Mild flavored, smooth DIPA. Refreshing, with minor bitterness or almost dryness.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Where the Amager brewery inspires famed brewer Shawn Hill, he inspires them right back. And all that admiration spills over into a collaborative IPA that shares the taste, culture and individuality of what both brewing families do best.

Glowing brightly with a peachy-orange glow, the beer thwarts a creamy white froth that lasts and laces beautifully. Equally bright aromas of oranges, peaches, mangos, grapefruit and passionfruit fill the nose while its malty-sweet taste of caramel and honey are suggestive of fructose.

The beer simply blossoms on the middle palate as the sweetness dissolves and the fruity hoppiness grows. That tropical taste of pineapple, mango, apricot and passionfruit links up with citrusy red grapefruit, lemon and orange for a sense of cream sickle and sherbet. Richer garden variety nectarine round the fruity taste while its finish is rife with fresh grass clippings and chive.

Medium bodied, the beer trends remarkably dry and drinkable for its imperial status, though its bitterness is smooth- seemingly lacking the resinous grip on the throat that the proper balance to the residual sweetness or its radiant fruit flavor suggests.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500 mL bottle. Orange body. Smell has caramel malt. Tropical fruit. Light orange. Smells sweet like lactose? Tastes bright and tropical. Heavy orange. Immediately kicks in with a strong grapefruit and orange flavor. Sweet lactose flavor in the back end. Not sure where I'm getting the lactose. Creamy body. Medium heavy body. Nice.

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Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: poured into a tulip to a hazy bright orange with a finger of soapy white head that retains well and leaves some lacing
S: smells of juicy citrusy hops with some tropical fruits and a little caramel sweetness
T: Taste is resinous grapefruit rind with some tropical fruit and more bright citrus flavors. Slight caramel sweetness as well to provide some balance. Swallow is resinous with more notes of grapefruit and tropical fruits.
M: Medium body with slightly prickly carbonation and an oily hop finish that coats the mouth well.
O: This is a fantastic DIPA that drinks well and isn't too abrasive. Really well done and definitely one to try.

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Photo of babaracas
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light orange with thin but dense cap of white foam, lace streaked down the glass. Smell: mango-peach juice, a little pineapple and orange, a little biscuit. Digging it but it's subdued. Taste: tangerine, a little of that mango peach combo again, crackery back, pineapple finish. Robust and fruit forward. Medium bodied, sugary with creamy feel and a touch of alcohol. Really nice and as the label says it's a quick drinker for a double.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pt .9 oz bottle on December 28, 2015. Look is hazy rust orange with a finger of white head and good lacing. Smell is pineapple, pine, mango, floral and sweet honey malt aromas. Taste is bitter pine resin, grapefruit, pineapple, mango with honey and toasted malt flavors. Feel is medium in body with a decent balance of hop bitterness and malt sweetness.

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Photo of rblib
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful medium amber with a one finger head and light lacing. Taste is tropical fruit with a hint of dankness. Very nicely done. Will certainly get more soon...

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a speiglau IPA glass with a thin head with small bubbles.

Look is a pale with orange gold highlights. Very hazy and cloudy.

Aroma is light a little lemon herbal maybe a slight orange pith.

Taste is much more robust. Lots of herbal hops lemongrass and resin a strong sweet malt running through it.


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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy dark orange color with white head. Juicy fruits on the aroma, also a little dank. Taste starts sweet and fruity with tropical notes and sweet malt. Soft body and carbonation. Bitter on the aftertaste. Really good, juicy and fruity IPA.

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Photo of Meyers1023
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden orange color, very clear. One finger head that disappears slowly leaving a lace on the glass. A very piney smell with undertones of citrus. Definitely an earthy pine flavor up from with a light bitterness. The mouthfeel is a little lower than I would expect. A very easy to drink Double IPA.

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Photo of tbryan5
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another surprise DIPA from Amager.

Pours a hazy orange with a little white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of sweet citrus complemented by the hop bitterness. The hops have faded a little from their journey across the Atlantic, but still prominent nonetheless. A great Euro DIPA but not as excellent when compared with its American counterparts.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aens Ol - Pours amber with a thin white white head. Smell - huge citrus overtones, melon, passion fruit. Taste - pine, sweet malts with a bitter finish. Superbly well balanced ale. Real quality here.

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Photo of Chico1985
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Classic Amager 500ml bottle format. Amager has done great hoppified work with Grassroots before (Black Nitro), and more recently I really enjoyed their IPA collab with Surly (Todd the Axe Man). Listed as a Double IPA on the label.

A - Kind of a rusty orange pour with a bit of haze to it and a little over a finger of white head to start. A thick ring bubbly ring, remnants of a cap, and pretty good lacy bits left at the end.

S - Juicy pineapple chunks, danky pine, mango, floral hop, a little bit of sweet honey-ish malt.

T - Bigger oomph of bitter pine sap here with still plenty of potent grapefruit/pineapple/mango to be had. Honey-on-toast malts a bit more present here as well but are slight compared with the hops.

M - Decent body with big ol bitterness, some sweet malts seeping through, pretty good swishy carbonation, maybe a touch of alcohol warmth. Definitely a bit of a sipper due to its bitter and slightly syrupy qualities, 500ml may be best to split.

O - Kind of leans towards an older-style DIPA with its big bitterness and unabashed sweet malt backing, which is a refreshing change nowadays. Pretty nice flavors all around, particularly a nice hop profile, I do wish it was toned down just a bit with the bitterness and perhaps the alcohol as well, but quite good as is.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a slightly hazy orangey color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some excellent lacing. Aroma of citrus and grapefruit notes is quite intense and enjoyable. Taste is also dominated by citrusy and grapefruit notes with almost no bitterness and nice floral notes. Malt backbone is discreet with some residual sugar notes also noticeable. Body is about average for style with great carbonation. Very enjoyable experience with loads of balance.

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Photo of mtomlins
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours golden, orange color with 2-3 fingers of cloudy white head with good retention and lacing. The nose features citrus, pine and floral notes with some toasted malts. On the palate, the same notes come through, nice citrus and floral highlights with a toasted malt backbone.

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Photo of aleigator
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dense, medium head with a clear, glowing orange color.

Aromas show a broad range of hop varieties, fresh cut grass, pine, lemon peel, papaya, kiwi and a golden hint of honey.

Buttery toffee and white-bread malts lay the groundwork to withstand the massive hoppiness of this brew. Unripe citrus becomes visible after some swiveling, adding the last piece to a very impressive nose. Begins very mellow and soft, only revealing malts up front, with a gentle infusion of caramel and rich toffee. Grassy citrus notes rush in, adding a crisp hop bitterness, accompanied by ripe, sunny orange and a touch of mango for the sweetness. Pine and herbal hints add a gentle complexity to this smooth double IPA, which is almost full-bodied. Remains on the sweeter side, altough it reveals a very appealing hop intricacy. Lingering, bittersweet, creamy and fruity finish.

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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 55 ratings