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 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.

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Photo of Mar02x
3.3/5  rDev -15.4%
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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3.49/5  rDev -10.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: light-Amber - see-through

Smell: Hay, Sweet Apricot, Mango, Pine, Orange Zezt, Grapefruit Zest/oils, Almond,
Toffee, Tupelo-Honey flavored turkish delight.

Taste: Hay, Alcohol, Pine or spruce. Bitter hops. Light malt

Mouthfeel: Resinous aftertaste. Foamy carbonated midfeel. Sweetness right at the front. Sweetness lingers until the bitterness overtakes it, which is after swallowing.

Overall: Not my favorite Double IPA. I’d go for a "Detour" by Uinta brewery, or an "Enjoy By _/__” by Stone Brewing before choosing this brew.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.82/5  rDev -2.1%
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 Louisville-Beer-Reviews
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
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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3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

perhaps the most appropriately named beer of all. this is pure gluttony, overdone on purpose, and just an absolute hop resin bomb, nearly to the point of absurdity, save for that i like it so much, i would drink this regularly if i could afford to. its only slightly hazy radiant pale orange color, with an inch of pure white and fluffy white head that holds on to the glasses edges quite well. the nose is nondescript, even boring. very tough to tell this is even an ipa, let along a total explosion of west coast hops. it sort of smells like a dumbed down version of something green flash would make, not as yeasty as the other danish made hop forward beers ive had. the flavor is fantastically hoppy, and textured thick like honey from all the resins, its seriously like fly paper consistency, but i like it like that. floral and sticky, buddy, but not outrageously bitter, certainly with a purpose. its more refined than "hey, lets throw as much hops as humanly possible into a beer" it has more of a "lets see what we can get away with" and "how big can we go and still have it taste good?" vibe. it absolutely tastes good, and while i know its huge, its alcohol is hidden well. amager has impressed me a lot, but until this one i have only had big dark beers from them. this is a treat, and makes me want to find the other beers in this sinner series. not for the faint of hop!

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3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev +1%
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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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle enjoyed in a mikkeller glass

Pours clear and golden, with a loose bright white 2cm head.

Aromas of caramel, sweet biscuit malt and fresh citrus, delicious. I can definitely smell passionfruit from the citra.

On the palate there's more sweet caramel and lots of grapefruit. The bitterness on the finish is very herbal and jumbled.

Great texture, nice and oily yet not chewy.

This is a nice beer. A little mixed up on the palate (I suspect there's just too many awesome hop varieties) but I'd definitely revisit.

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