Icelandic Arctic Pale Ale | Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)

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Icelandic Arctic Pale AleIcelandic Arctic Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
Iceland
einstokbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Icelandic Pale Ale

American and Bavarian craft come together with the finest Icelandic water to create the Viking version of the Pale Ale, where robust hoppiness meets smooth malty undertones. Cascade hops give it the American character, while Northern Brewer hops add just enough bitterness to make this Ale refreshingly Icelandic.

Added by jazzyjeff13 on 01-03-2012

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#44,284
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
344
pDev:
13.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.44/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.87/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got one bottle along with tulip glass at Keflavik duty free! Amber color from malt. Reminds me of Free State pale ale

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4.08/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look - great copper color with a lasting white head
Smell - piney floral hops, caramel malts
Taste - caramel malts and lots of pine
Feel - medium light body and carb, could use more of both
Overall - not to bad but really piney and could use more carbs

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4.26/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This is really good, much better than these mediocre scores here. One of the better beers I've had lately. Very pretty color, darker shade of orange and very opaque. Gorgeous. Aroma and taste is nicely malted vanilla, fresh mint with a notable, mildly bitter pine. Mouthfeel is spot on, and really hard to find a flaw here. I don't drink alot of pale ale, but would drink this anytime the mood strikes.

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3.49/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Review: 330 ml Bottle of Einstok Icelandic Arctic Pale ale: ABV: 5.6%

Rather cool pic of a stern looking Viking on the bottle.

On pour I get a deep dark orange coloured beer with a decent sized white frothy head. Looks good, very appetizing. Head maintains well and lasts. Not a bad looking beer..

Smell is not bad, nice n fruity, malty, and a bit sour but with nice fruity notes. Citrus is fine on the nose. 

On taste, fuck me, found the initial taste very hard hitting and very hoppy. It this really a regular pale ale? Tastes more like an IPA, fuck me. I think they called it an Arctic Pale Ale to differentiate between the two. its their own creation, a Viking version of a pale ale!
Too hoppy for me, a bit bitter, very difficult to enjoy, at least initially. 

But it managed to settle down after a while, or perhaps I did, and I gradually started to enjoy it after a few more sips. It is really a slow burner that takes its time on your taste buds.

It certainly is a tasty beer, with a lot of interesting flavours. Got malts, the cascade hops which are very present, caramels and grains.

By the end of it I liked the beer, it certainly grew on me over the course of the session. I also got to see why they called it an Arctic Ale rather than an IPA, as it does lighten up near the end, thaws out! 

An interesting beer that I would like to try again for sure. Liked it, a nice and tasty beer, it grew on me!

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3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.79/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.32/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.76/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2.71/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3.31/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.26/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This was a nice, refreshing ale that goes down really nice and smooth. No surprises. No "what is that... unusual... flavor???" typical of new American craft brews. Very classy.

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Icelandic Arctic Pale Ale from Einstök Ölgerð (Einstök Beer Company)
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 344 ratings