The Sinner Series - Envy | Amager Bryghus

The Sinner Series - EnvyThe Sinner Series - Envy
BA SCORE
72.1%
Liked This Beer
3.89 w/ 43 Ratings
The Sinner Series - EnvyThe Sinner Series - Envy
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Amager Bryghus
Denmark
amagerbryghus.dk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cain is said to have murdered his brother out of envy. At Amager Bryghus we believe that murder is taking things a bit too far. However, we admit to being envious because we weren't' the first brewers to come up with that beer style we admire the most: a crisp and hopped up West Coast IPA. We won't kill anybody because we didn't come up with the idea first, instead we present to you "Envy"-our take on this style. Humble-yet envious.

Added by Evil_Pidde on 07-03-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,759
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
43
Liked:
31
Avg:
3.89/5
pDev:
9.25%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Photo of Zach136
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
4.26/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From Cervezalandia. In Teku glass. Watching Los Soprano 6x17, with popcorn. Very resinous, with earthy notes and a great feeling, specially as warms up, when also becomes more tasty and aromatic

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Photo of do_ob
4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into a New Belgium snifter. Vibrant, hazy golden in appearance topped with about a finger's width of bubbly, crunchy white foam. Tons of carbonation bubbles hug the glass wall. Sweet malt, hop resin, mango, grapefruit, peaches, and light citrus comprise the aroma. Deceptively so, as there is a big hop bitterness up front on the taste, which mellows out enough for notes of sweet, bready malt, grapefruit, citrus, peaches, mango, and a light earthiness to shine through. Still pretty darn bitter throughout the finish and into the aftertaste. Dry on the back end, and well carbonated. The mouthfeel is light, poppy, and a bit watery.

Overall, very good. A little underrated in my opinion. For the price tag, this one is a decent buy.

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Photo of rex_4539
4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jonj
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | 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 hazy gold with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, floral, and slight cardboard aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, floral, and slight cardboard flavors on the finish. There is a medium 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 hoppy, but you can definitely make out some oxidation in this one.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy dark golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing running down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with notes of piney hops and faint bits of caramel malts.
T: As in the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of bitter grapefruit rinds along with stronger notes of pine resin. There are hints of the underlying caramel malts and the hops contribute a moderate amount of bitterness, which seems to become a little stronger as the beer warms up and particularly linger through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The piney hops lend some dryness to the finish.
O: The hops in this IPA seemed to hold up well on its trip across the Atlantic as the beer is rather bitter and will make your mouth pucker.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Tone
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%

Pours a cloudy, golden color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong hops, resin, pine, alcohol, and a hint of sugar. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong hops, pine, alcohol, hint of sugar, and resin. Overall, good appearance, strong aroma, strong body, and average feel.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of SABERG
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured from a bottle into an imperial pint glass

A - Deep honey color, beautiful creamy cap, lacing lasts like impressionism.
S - Honey, tropical fruit, lots of delicate floral fruits. Grapefruit, passion fruit and a hint of lemon.
T - Fabulous fruits a hint of caramel in the background, honey comb is the thread that keeps them all together.
M - Thick, with strong lingering honey, fruit continues to delight, A wonderful body that deserves all the time to enjoy.
O - Amager clearly demonstrate that the west coast style can be interpreted as a lingering tropical beauty. The honey notes
are a hidden delight.
A real treat.

Cheers all

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Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of pirmannt1
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Louisville-Beer-Reviews
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Clear, golden, dark straw color with very persistent, white head and beautiful sheets of lace.

Aroma: Smells just like the West Coast IPA that it is, with tangerine, tart citrus, and piney hop dominating the nose.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Flavor on the tongue is that of juicy citrus fruit, like orange, or tangerine, and very strong, piney, resiny hop. The finish is decidedly resiny, and bitter, but a gentle, honey sweet, biscuity malt flavor helps bridge the gap between the citrus fruit notes on the tongue, and the sappy hops on the back. The medium body and smooth texture suit the honey and citrus flavors.

Final Word: While all of the flavors mesh well together and present a very light-on-its-feet beer, the finish was decidedly more bitter than necessary. About fifteen seconds after swallowing a sip, the blooming bitterness becomes so dry and resiny that you want to scrape it off of your tongue, and you forget about all of the nice flavors you experienced BEFORE said bitterness. Sure, there are plenty of hop heads out there that say “the bitterer, the better”, but it’s less about how high the IBUs (International Bittering Units) actually are, and more about how the rest of the beer feels disconnected from that bitterness. The citrus character is juicy, and light; the sweetness, gentle; and the malts subtle, and content to stay out of the way. This complements the clean, pre-finish hop flavors of pine and citrus, and really lets them shine without creating an experience that’s too bland, or straightforward, but the bitterness that comes through deep into the finish does not suit the subtle experience found in the rest of the beer. It will turn off drinkers who aren’t used to bitter beers, and confuse those that are! It’s still a beer worth a try, and an overall good experience, but the excessive bitterness/dryness in the finish keeps it from being a knockout, and puts it in a realm where it’s only a must try for drinkers specifically seeking out brews with extremely bitter profiles.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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Beer rating: 72.1% out of 100 with 43 ratings
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