The Sinner Series - Gluttony | Amager Bryghus

The Sinner Series - GluttonyThe Sinner Series - Gluttony
BA SCORE
3.89/5
54 Ratings
The Sinner Series - GluttonyThe Sinner Series - Gluttony
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Amager Bryghus
Denmark
amagerbryghus.dk

Style: American Double / 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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
54
pDev:
9.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Photo of mverity
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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 Mar02x
3.3/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer on Borefts beer festival 2011.

A - A hazy amber colored beer, no carbonation visible.

S - A nice and good smell of fruity hops mixed with some pine.

T - Its to strong in its hops for me. The bitterness overtakes all other flavors.

M - Medium carbonation and very smooth in the mouth, not bad for a beer that is so strong in its hops.

O - A good beer but to bitter for me.

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Photo of socon67
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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 BuddhaBrowett
4.2/5  rDev +8%

Photo of Boozecamel
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Gluttony is a perfect name for this beer. It is over the top in many aspects and leaves me salivating wanting more!

It's a good looking beer with a nice white head and lacing, but marked down slightly on the carbonation.

Smell is sweet and piney, caramelly goodness.

Taste is awesome with huge piney bitterness, but also a balancing syrupy sweetness.

Mouthfeel is perfect for a beer named gluttony, it is suprisingly thick, syrupy and coats the mouth. May not be what everyone would care for in this style, but I'm liking it.

Overall I wish I had grabbed a few more of these while in Denmark. Great beer.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows hefty pine, passion fruit, nectarine and white peach. Underneath is masses of sweet syrupy malt and caramel.
Flavours are just as bold, with aggressive hops met by a fair amount of balancing malt. Lots of pine along with some peach notes, followed by hefty crystal malt. All this rounded off by a tongue-coating, almost abrasive, piny bitterness.
Could use some more carbonation, and the body seems overly thick and syrup-like.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty beige color ale with a quite large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of medium citrus notes with some lightly sweet caramel malt notes. Taste is dominated by some citrus hoppy notes with a good dose of semi-sweet caramel malt with some earthy notes. Bitterness level is somewhat higher then the average with good carbonation and a full body. I was expecting an even bigger hops punch but well brewed nonetheless.

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Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of jaydoc
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Liquoric3
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Harkrank
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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 GreatStoutman
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | 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

Photo of Kikuzzo
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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 BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

With a pop of the cap and a whiff of the perfume within, one thing's for sure- this "Hop Head" is glutton for punishment!

This sinful beer pours with a fully hazed amber-peach and honey color that's dense with a filmy gaze as its creamy, frothy and foamy head construct on top. Ivory in its color, the head is long lived and laces the glass with a scattering of rings at each sip.

With a swirl of the glass and a dive of the nose right in, a deep sniff relaxes the senses and I nearly drown in the flood. Its malten hop medley weaves together with the citrus oils of pink grapefruit, tangerine, kumquat, pineapple, mango, apricot and lemon- all dripping with the candied sweetness of honey. An underpinning of biscuit, pound cake and baking bread prop up the hops without stealing the stage.

Its candied malt taste greets the taste buds with confection and fruity- surprising the taste with "Pez" candy. That's right- fruity with all that citrus, orchard and tropical fruit medley that's laced with powdered sugar, playful tartness, and pulled candy. All that bready and cake character of the aroma is replaced with juicy fructose-like sweetness to inform the ripeness of fruit impression. As the ale trails toward its finish, fruit turns smoothly resinous with pine sap, fresh-cut grass, chive and peppery bitterness in closure.

Gluttonous in its reckless hop abandonment- the absurd ale is creamy and dry all at once- as only highly hopped beers can. Woven into its creaminess is the tangy sweetness that dissolves patiently while the beer dries, intensifies its bitterness and its resinous dryness to boot.

Aaah, and I'm basking in the surplus of hops that I encountered with a sip of this ale that quickly turned to a gluttonous drink and then a guzzle. The way this beer flooded the gullet, I barely had time to finish this review. (hiccup!)

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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 klipper
3/5  rDev -22.9%

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Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 54 ratings
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