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Amager Double Black IPA

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Formerly brewed at Amager Bryghus
Style: Black IPA
Kastrup, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   IBU: 200   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Danish: Blandt verdens fremtrædende øllologer (øleksperter) har det i mere end en menneskealder været diskuteret, om man kunne fremstille en øl som var både sort (black) og lys (pale). På Amager Bryghus kaster vi os sjældent uden i lange teoretiske diskussioner – vi er praktiske mænd af folket. Så vi satte os simpelthen for at bevise, at man naturligvis sagtens kan brygge en mørk lys øl. Og det er resultatet af dette brygmæssige bevis, du nu har her i flasken: Amager Double Black India Pale Ale – et decideret gadekryds mellem en velhumlet Dobbelt IPA og noget som nærmest er en Stout. Vi håber du må nyde den, for vi har gjort os meget umage og brygget med masser af flid og uhyrlige mængder ingredienser: 7 malte, 5 humler og et solidt skud kandis.
Resultatet er en øl, der i glasset meget mørkebrun med et højt og tæt beigefarvet skum. Trods farven smager øllen ikke voldsomt hårdt ristet, det er derimod humlen, der dominerer. Faktisk har vi piftet den helt op på 200 bitterenheder (IBU), og så for lige at klemme resten af liv ud af dine smagsløgs bitterhedsreceptorer har vi tørhumlet den som ind i h…… med de tre c-humler Cascade, Columbus og Centennial.

English: It has long been a matter of discussion amongst the worlds most prominent beer experts whether one could brew a beer which is both black and pale at the same time. At Amager Bryghus we like to dispense with lengthy theoretical discussions - we are practical men of the people, so we set about proving that it is of course possible to brew a light dark beer.
You now have here in front of you a bottle of Amager Black Double India Pale Ale - a decidedly mixed breed somewhere between a well hopped Double IPA and something which is almost a stout.
The result is a beer which in the glass is a very dark brown with a high and dense beige head. Despite the color the flavour is not tremendously roasty, it is rather the hops that dominate. We pumped it up to 200 bitterness units (IBU), and then just to squeeze the rest of the life out of your tastebuds, we dry hopped it with the three c’s Cascade, Columbus and Centennial.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2014
Backlog. Dominated by coffee, dried fruits, licorice, dark bread some pine and smoke.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (6174) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
(Bottle) Very dark brown colour, almost black, with lasting frothy beige head. Malty, roasted, hoppy nose with notes of liquorice, strong black coffee, black rye bread, pine needles, treacle and resinous hops. Malty, roasted, hoppy taste with strong black coffee, liquorice, dark chocolate, resin, pine needles, black rye bread, a touch of soy sauce and a solid, piney bitterness in a finish with a certain sweetness shining through. Almost full body, fairly sweet. Very tasty and quite bitter. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
In short: A well malted Black IPA well balanced by citrusy and coniferous hops. Very good
How: Bottle 500ml at Haket bar och sån´t, Göteborg Sweden. More than 1.5 year before expiration date but according to ratebeer this is already quite old. Didn’t taste old
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head with a good retention
In long: Nose is surprisingly hoppy and fresh considering this is supposedly not a fresh beer. Plenty of coniferous hops with fudge funnel cake in the back. Taste has a very nice moderately roasted malty body that almost steals the spotlight away from the hopping. Tasty freshly baked brownies and freshly baked fudge funnel cake is what comes to mind. Nice hopping too and I suspect that when fresh it may have been too overwhelming. The bottle I drank was just perfectly balanced by coniferous and bitter grapefruits hops adding a sharp bitterness with a medium bitterness intensity. Textbook example of the style. I decided to buy this bottle in a Swedish pub when I saw it had good ratings, travelling is a really great way to search the ratebeer database in exotic locations.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012
160311: Black IPA with a fine brown foam. Nice hop aroma. Taste of lots of hops, toasted malt and smoke.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3764) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2012
50cl bottle poured a dark brown almost black color, with aromas of light chocolate, light roast, with some light citrus. Flavors are the same, light bitter afttertaste, nice beer over all the roast and citrus blend nicely.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kiwianer (3340) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2012
The head is robust, the body black. It smells hoppy, aromatically malty. The taste is full of varieties of malt, sweet, roasty and candis are the main flavours of this part. Also it is of course intensiv hoppy especially in the middle part. In the aftertaste it is not any more that intensiv hoppy, but roasty and dark malty. Very nice and interesting! 13/11/10/11/12/11

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (1682) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2012
Är en aning skeptisk till black IPA av samma anledning som till mörka veteöl, oftast minskar friskheten och syrligheten och allt blir dunkelt. Men denna mörka IPA var riktigt god. Doft av mycket humle och ett uns choklad. Smaken är frisk, mycket humle och med ett choklad och lakrits avslut. Mycket beska men faktiskt mindre än väntat, välbalanserad.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6273) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2012
50 cl bottle.
Rated on 20110618.
Pours dark red, almost black color with light head. Aroma of very strong hops, tangy but still quite pleasant, some liquorice also. Flavor of roasted malts, could have more though, liquorice, pine and some syrup notes. Quite nice brew altogether.
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stefannilssons (1471) - SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2012
Det här är en riktig god öl med mycket smak av kaffe, choklad, sötma och syrlighet dessutom kan jag ana humle i smaken, det ger en extra dimension till ölen. Slutsats: den här gillade jag.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3159) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2011
(from notes) Bottle: black beer with red edges and a huge delicious creamy head. Very heavy aromatic roasted notes and loads of hop - grassy, resin, pine. Taste is sweet, roasted, massively hoppy and heavy bitter with some licorice notes, that sort binds it all together. Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Extremely long, lingering, dry finish.


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