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Amager / Grassroots Shadow Pictures - Skyggebilleder

Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: Imperial IPA
Kastrup, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   IBU: 157   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Editor’s Note: This version was brewed at Amager Bryghus and had its first appearance at Mikkeller’s Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014.
NOT to be confused with the earlier version brewed at Hill Farmstead under the Grassroots label.

Danish: Shaun Hill – magiker, excentriker, troldmand og en af den moderne ølverdens helt store personligheder. I enhver henseende så langt fra typisk Tårnby drengerøvsmentalitet, som man kan forestille sig. Men på trods af dette – eller måske netop på grund af dette – blev Shaun en god ven af Amager Bryghus, hvor flere øl kom til verden som resultatet af et frugtbart samarbejde, mens Shaun selv arbejdede som brygger på Nørrebro Bryghus. Da vi i juni 2013 besøgte New England var det derfor kun naturligt, at vi slog forbi Shauns gårdbryggeri Hill Farmstead – absolut in the middle of nowhere. Vi fik skideballer af Shaun, da vi kom til at tømme et par af hans fade med god Saison, men det var alt sammen glemt, da vi dagen efter bryggede “Shadow Pictures Of A Journey” – en ren og næsten fornærmende letdrikkelig Double IPA fyldt med de sprødeste aromahumler. “Shadow Pictures – Skyggebilleder” er vores fortolkning af samme øl, som opstod den dag hos Shaun i Vermont.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Casper0904 (67) - DENMARK - JUN 22, 2016
Yellow pour with a white head. Huge malty aromas. Big pine and malt aromas collide. Average body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7008) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2016
Bouteille de 500 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièriopholie (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur de fruits tropicaux. Apparence: La couleur est blonde légèrement voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de mangue avec une pointe d’orange et de pamplemousse. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’agrumes en arrière goût. (Rating #6906)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ClarkVV (5540) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 25, 2016
Draught at Lord Hobo, 5/13/16.
A new entry in the "How do beers like this get put on draught at a reputable bar?" series, the Shadow Pictures pours a muted bronze/brass with high clarity and a small white head showing moderate to moderately-low retention.
In the nose there is some leafy, dusty, rather old orange rind and light pine, with crystal malt iced tea breaking through it easily and finishing on light, sugary white bread and paper/cardboard-like oxidation....While it’s not flawed and there’s no alcohol, it’s basically just some crystal malt and base malt with a smattering of stale, citrus/pine and oxidation....
The flavor shows even more oxidation, with medium-low bitterness at this point, absolutely no brightness or livliness and vanilla-biscuit-bread malt notes with caramel-orange lingering and tons of stale, papery-like character. Carbonation is ample and somewhat engaging, with a crystal malt-like "hardness" to the texture.
Hard to believe someone would taste this and think it was ok to put on draught. Even for a malty barleywine, this is still in poor shape, much less considering this is supposed to be a DIPA....rather shameful. I always hate rating the beer in this situation, because it’s a comment on the distributor and/or the bar manager much more than the brewer, but there still needs to be accountability for this kind of behavior.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (6169) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2016
500ml bottle. Cloudy, orangey golden colour with average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Intense, piney, resinous, citrusy and tropical fruity aroma, notes of grapefruit, lemon, mango, pineapple. Taste is initially moderately sweet pale malty and tropical fruity, notes of mango, orange, mandarine, later more and more bitter, thereby increasingly papery and chalky, the malty basis switches seemingly to bitter almond; bitter and sweaty tropical fruity finish. Exceeding bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alvaro78 (219) - Sevilla, SPAIN - MAY 20, 2016
En aroma muy tropical y maltosa Buen aspecto con capa de espuma muy fina En boca muy maltosa y alcohólica y frutal con un final seco y suave de amargor tropical ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bbbeer (706) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Clear yellow-gold with medium white head. Aroma tropical fruits, yeast. Medium body with some carbonation, not much alcohol. Flavor is moderately bitter, citrus and tropical hop flavors with some yeast in the background. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1641) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 5, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Shadow Pictures - Skyggebilleder by Amager Bryghus at Jabeerwocky Feeria owocow tropikalnych, polowy nazw ich nie znam :) troche cytrusow, troche karmelu, troche landrynek, troche biszkoptow. Goryczkowe. Bdb+

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (4259) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 7, 2016
07.04.2016, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet concentrated grassy, leafs, citrus peel, lawn, hops, minerals, light malts, weeds, hay, dried fruits, bark, flowers, pine needles. Taste is slightly dry concentrated grassy, weeds, leafs, wet grass, hops, citrus peel, minerals, light malts, bark, hay, flowers. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly harsh and watery mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eduardovl (1323) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2016
500ml bottle served in a regular glass. Enjoyed in a flat room in Hong Kong. Pours a cloudy orange color forming a medium creamy solid light yellow head with great retention and lots of lingering lacings formed and left in the glass. Sweet caramelish nose. Strong notes of grapefruit, zest, resin and pine. Sweet upfront taste. Strong notes of grapefruit in the mouth too. Pine and resin hops profile. Strong hops bittterness. Heavy full body. Medium carbonation. Caramel, lemon zest and grapefruit in the aftertaste. Great IIPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Achel (349) - Ioannina, GREECE - FEB 24, 2016
a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of bread, grapefruit, earthiness, lemon zest and light pine. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, grapefruit, pine and light earthiness with a smooth dry moderately bitter finish.

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