The Sinner Series - Gluttony | Amager Bryghus

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The Sinner Series - GluttonyThe Sinner Series - Gluttony

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Amager Bryghus

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Here at Amager Bryghus we are comfortably situated far away from small-town modesty; we are not afraid of excess, and the term “moderation” is simply not found in our vocabulary. To us, gluttony is considered a
virtue rather than a sin - at least when it comes to one thing: hops! While making this beer we targeted the hops which shone brightest in our hop room, as if they were almost begging to be used in copious quantities. And that is what we did, as befits a Double IPA of the highest caliber. We have squandered to a sinful degree
- and we love it. And we bet that you will too
We’re not proud to be sinners, but at least we’re open about it…

Brewed with Pilsner-, Pale-, Munich-malt. Hercules-, Citra-, Simcoe-, Centennial-, Amarillo- and Sorachi Ace- hops. Fermented with a American ale yeast.

Added by bark on 09-22-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of rex_4539
4.34/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy amber color, half finger white head, messy lacing, loads of carbonation.

S: Hops, some tropical fruits.

T: Hops, tropical fruits, floral, sweet. Bitter on the back end. Very good.

F: Medium bodied, full flavored.

O: Excellent DIPA. Would happily drink on any occasion.

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Photo of Zach136
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Heeenrik
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SHODriver
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a deep golden orange that is a little hazy topped by a dense two finger cream colored head that retains well and leaves decent lacing
S: Smells of juicy tropical fruits with a little pine resin along with some light malt sweetness
T: Taste is bready malt up front before proceeding to some piney hop notes along with some tropical fruits. Hop oil bitterness comes on strong near the end too. Swallow is pine resin and light malt sweetness but mostly lingering hop oil bitterness.
M: This beer is about a medium on the palate with carbonation that is soft and just slightly below adequate to me. The beer has an oily hop finish which is to be expected.
O: Good but not great. Enjoyable but far from Earth shattering. A very run of the mill DIPA that doesn't do anything too new or different. A reliable example of the style without being exotic. Not worth hunting but worth a try if you want to try a DIPA that's a little more old school than the hazy stuff people are pumping out these days.

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

From Tercertiempocervezas. In Teku glass. Watching Eurovision 2017 + playing 8Bit Adventures. Very resinous and bitter, with lots of pine, sap, grapefruit and even a detergent touch (yet not unpleasant) Sweetness and a long aftertaste

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4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of killcore
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shemmy
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

OK, take my review with a grain of salt, I'm a real newbie to the esoteric beer world. I have long enjoyed my beers and wines, but only in the last year have any of the real limited run beers been allowed into my country. That whole story is probably more than anyone cares to hear about, I've digressed enough.

Anyway, thought I'd give this one a go. We have Lust available here also and Gluttony was enjoyable enough to encourage me to splash out soon on Lust and maybe even Pride.

Essentially this is a 60-70 percent grapefruit experience with a 10 percent or so pineapple, especially if your drink was a bit warm to begin with as was mine. The intensity of the grapefruit stops just short of getting downright sour, held off by the second layer of pineapple, vaguely floral taste. I really enjoyed the grapefuitiness as it seemed to taste of both the peel and the fruit.

The only quibble I have with this beer aside from the cost is perhaps the mouthfeel, pretty dern sticky. Dallas Texas in August sticky, or Southeast Asia in June sticky which is where I am drinking this. Not quite as refreshing as it could be, but then perhaps this is brewing as art and we are using beer as a medium to represent gluttony and there isn't anything refreshing about that. But not nearly as stifling as the sin suggests, and a very rich pallet and experience to be had overall, quite a good one.

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3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at mrbubbler's tasting.

Pours a clear dark gold with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, honey, and slight cardboard aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, honey, and slight cardboard 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 still fairly hoppy, but you can tell this one has some age on it.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of patrykfus
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Sarmento
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of jaydoc
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of tykechandler
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of BuddhaBrowett
4.2/5  rDev +8%

Photo of pirmannt1
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Louisville-Beer-Reviews
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear, light amber, with a fine, dense head and lacing that coats the glass.

Aroma: Subtle, hop-centric aroma, full of overripe stone fruit like peaches, and apricots, with some bright citrus in there as well.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Flavor on the tongue is sweet, citrusy, syrupy resin, like sap and orange peel, with a smooth, buttery texture. The finish is spicy hop, with a very pronounced, resiny bitterness. Complete devotion to hop flavors.

Final Word: While the aroma was fairly subtle, or even nondescript; and the flavors weren’t rich, but instead were nuanced; the finished product is very satisfying! Make no mistake, this beer is utterly and completely devoted to the Hop, and thus presents a lot of unique, subtle flavors, but it actually never feels like it goes overboard. Every different variety of hop used contributes its own unique spicy, earthy, zesty, fresh, green, citrusy, and piney flavor to the beer without just adding to the overall bitterness of the brew. The effect of the extra hops isn’t a cumulative one, but instead they all seem to augment each other while keeping the bitterness at a point of balance and reason. It never gets so harsh that it hurts, but is bitter enough to keep the experience crisp and clean. This is certainly a beer for hop lovers only, but presents the true nuance of different hop varieties instead of just punch-in-the-face bitterness. You’ll need some experience with IPAs and DIPAs to enjoy this one, but it does stand out from the crowd in its nuance and subtlety, and I’d recommend it over Amager’s Envy, as it presented the hop character without Envy’s too-intense, harsh finish.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of luvbier
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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