Amarsi Double IPA
Himburgs Braukunstkeller GmbH

Amarsi Double IPAAmarsi Double IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #2,080
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,914
Avg:
4.08 | pDev: 8.09%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
41
From:
Himburgs Braukunstkeller GmbH
 
Germany
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  5
Gots
  14
SCORE
90
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Amarsi Double IPAAmarsi Double IPA
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Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a light amber, coppery coloration with a medium, fizzy head. Smell is an intruiging mix of caramel, biscuity malt and floral hops, with notes of orange peel and pine. Similarily, taste is a very nice balance of sweet malts and floral, citrus hops, with the malt and pine taking centre stage. Notes of orange peel, toffee and a little booze. Not really getting a lot of tropical fruit from this, to be honest. Finishes with a medium bitterness. Nicely balanced DIPA, but not that complex and a little boozy as it warms. Mouthfeel is smooth, but could be better.

Jan 16, 2018
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moose1980 from Germany

4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BBD of 27.11.2016. Poured into a Spiegelau tulip. ABV is listed as 7,10% here, but the bottle states 8,4%. New design, new ABV! First time reviewing it; hopefully, it is as good as I remember.

Clear deep copper/light brown with a thick, off-white head left behind little lacing. Aromas are very fresh: mango and floral come to mind most. Some additional sweet notes of pineapple and tangerine/orange. Taste is mucho mango! Sweet upfront, with just the right amount of lingering hop bitterness. A pretty complex IPA, as the sweetness interacts with the bitterness in just the right way throughout. Both are never lost to the other and they complement each other's presence perfectly. Mouthfeel is medium, as is carbonation.
Overall, a great IPA, period. No need to even caveat this one as a great 'German' IPA.

Apr 30, 2016
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aleigator from Germany

4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an amber color with a one finger broad, froth white head.

Smells of an intriguing hop profile, featuring juicy orange pulp, lime zest, tangerine and cakey malts as a pleasant counterbalance. Lovely composition with a noteable maltiness, which perfectly enhances the prominent hop presence.

Very smooth, creamy on the tongue with a refreshing, light to medium body, not revealing the slightest hint of alcohol.

Tastes of lime coated, bready malts, which turn sweeter during drinking, as ripe oranges come up, adding a tropical juice note. This gets accompanied by a subtle lemon dryness, amped up after the swallow, together with unripe mango and vivid tangerine. The hops dominate during the finish with an amazingly long lasting lime aftertaste, which at first gets accompanied by the toffee malts, but prevail with a solitary, nice bitterness.

Very nice old school ipa with an awesome mouthfeel, making this throughout enjoyable.

Dec 18, 2015
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craftbeersweden from Sweden

3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Released at Systembolaget in Sweden 2015-05-22. ABV: 7.1%

The beer pours slightly hazy, deep amber, dark orange with a one finger high head.

Nose: Orange, dried fruit, strawberries, apricot honey and vanilla. Fruity!
Taste: Apricot, mango, citus and caramel malt.
Body: Medium body and soft carbonation. Medium bitterness.

I really like this German IPA! It’s a grown up IPA with a attitude.

Jun 10, 2015
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Arminius757 from Connecticut

4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great beer.
Pours amber with a nice white fluffy head.
Smells sweet, very much like citrus (orange and grapefruit is what i get from it).
Nice a bitter. Thats the first thing you will notice is the refreshing bitter bite to it. Then the citrus kicks in with notes of orange and ends with a hit of caramel to round out the sweetness. Very refreshing. A nice kick of bitter and sweet. Perfect for a summer's day.

May 28, 2015
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drmeto from Germany

4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L:
-pours a hazy amber
S:
-Grapefruit,oranges,mango,lemon,pineapple
T:
-Follows the nose plus resin and a big malty,bready finish
O:
My 2nd fave german IPA

Apr 19, 2015
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dcmchew from Romania

4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really dark orange, actually amber, with a creamy thick head that lingers for quite some time.
Grapefruit mostly on the nose, also clear mango. Caramel, some pineapple and tangerine, faint melon and lychee.
Bitter citrus start (really bitter) with tons of bitter orange peel and grapefruit, but a nice portion of tropical fruit too, with pulpy mango and some passion fruit too. Caramel enriches the sweet fruit, a light biscuity maltiness. Hops give off lots of leafiness, with a really sturdy bitterness that doesn't erase the previous flavors.
Medium body and carbonation, a bit sticky. Really fruity hoppy aftertaste.
Good stuff, strong bitter citrus, clear mango, ballsy bitterness. Great handling of Amarillo and Simcoe.

Oct 22, 2014
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Bierman9 from New Hampshire

4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I quaffed some of this at Cafe Abseits in Bamberg, most recently on 27SEP14. A 0.33l bottle cost me €4.50.

It was a cloudy amber-mahogany, wearing a rich, creamy tan hat. The head lasted well, lingering mostly at the rim, and left some nice lace. Nose was very citrussy, pithy and rindy, with some tropical fruit also present. It felt creamy on the tongue with only light prickle, though the body was a touch less than medium.

Had lots of bitterness, with grapefruit, some mango, and loads of pithyness present. A touch of a biscuity sweetness lurked, though it was mostly all hop bitterness. The rindy quality lingered long in the dry finish. Pretty good, all in all. Prosit!!

4.12/5 rDev -1.00%
look: 4.05 | smell: 4.20 | feel: 3.95 | taste: 4.15 | drinkability: 4.10

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Oct 07, 2014
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boddhitree from Germany

4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Deep dark amber, almost burnt orange under a vanilla colored white head.

Aroma; Lots of c-hops, grapefruit, melons...the usual, and it's strong, wonderful with a nice bit of caramel lurking behind, and a hint of alcohol wafting over it.

Flavor:
Front: Nice bite of bitterness, not Noble but US Amarillo bitterness. Sweet fruity mango, melons, grapefruit, tartness and a layer of super sweet sugar flavor. Yum! Wow.

Mid: More mangos, melon, grapefruit, again, heavy but not overbearing bitterness if Amarillo, and here comes the caramel malts, a decent heavy sweetness of Münchner malts combined with crystals, and then an undertone of yeastiness to show off its bottle conditioned aspect and freshness. IBUS - 66 & 7.1% abv.

Back: Lots more bitterness here but again at a comfy level, & even more caramel malt sweetness. Some tartness also present, and los of mango, etc. too.

Aftertaste: Bittersweet, the hops linger as does a sweetness.

Mouthfeel: thick and creamy like a Münchner beer or Märzen with a dry finish.

Overall: Wow beer. Really, it's got C-hop fruitiness galor, above average bitterness that lets you know it's there bit doesn't move in and overstay its welcome. But what I like the most is the balance of malts, caramel is strong enough to almost be a Märzen but not full slap your face and drown in it. It's an incredibly malt/hop balance that not enough American IPAs reach. This gives it a delicious complexity, and no flavor range overpowers any other… that keeps you coming back for more and more. A WOW WOW beer. Outside of Cissy IPA (how can one compete, Rauchmalz & Märzen, C & NZ hops!), the best German IPA I've had.

Jul 26, 2014
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beerdrifter from Germany

3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at a great beer shop in Darmstadt, Germany, Maruhn Welt der Getränke. Slightly hazy copper-amber pour with a two finger beige head with decent retention and great lacing. The nose is well balanced with hints of pine, caramel, brown sugar, tangerine, and toffee. The taste follows suit with sweet caramel malt and bitter piney hops equally prevalent. Hints of biscuit, brown sugar, toffee, tangerine, orange zest, and subtle grapefruit. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, thick and chewy, with a nice bitter, oily finish. Overall, a bit different from most of the German craft IPA's I've had so far. Definitely will revisit.

Mar 23, 2014
Amarsi Double IPA from Himburgs Braukunstkeller GmbH
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 41 ratings