The Sinner Series - Gluttony | Amager Bryghus

The Sinner Series - GluttonyThe Sinner Series - Gluttony
BA SCORE
79.6%
Liked This Beer
3.89 w/ 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
Liked:
43
Avg:
3.89/5
pDev:
9.25%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of jaydoc
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
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 spycow
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
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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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 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 DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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

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

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mltobin
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of pkalix
4.27/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

nice creamy head set upon a fluorescent dark gold with almost no carbonation. super nice coating on the sides as the glass tilts....
smell is of hops and a little medicine(?), but nothing overpowering and almost kind of bland.
bitter, yet syrup-y sweetness on the palate. perfume-like sweetness, in fact. very interesting. very tasty, but I imagine not something I want to drink many of. but then, at 9.4%, do you need many of these? I mean, there's always whiskey, right....?

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Photo of Mattias
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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

Photo of tykechandler
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of socon67
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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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Photo of ncelauro
3/5  rDev -22.9%

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

Love the label and spin on the label and pours a hazy light apricot hue which leaves a two finger head and a rim of lacing,the smell is piney hops,pineapple,cocconut,lychee and boiled candy,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated with tastes of freshly cut pineapple,goosberries,paw paw,boiled candy and finished with a piney hop bitterness and overall very nice and would drink again cheers.

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Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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Beer rating: 79.6% out of 100 with 54 ratings
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