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Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Kastrup, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Danish: Kast mørket af dig, slip gækken løs og byd lyset velkommen! Så enkelt kan budskabet i vores forårs-IPA ”Kåååd” opsummeres. Ikke mange ved dette, men en hel generation af Kobe-kvæg opfodres et hemmeligt sted på Amager med den mask, der bliver til overs fra vores ølproduktion. Da disse - verdens lykkeligste køer - åd masken fra lige netop denne øl, brød de ud i et jubel-muuh så højt, at det kunne høres helt inde på Rådhuspladsen. Køernes efterfølgende forårskåde bukkespring kom op i en højde så stor, at de lykkelige køer forcerede enhver indhegning og fortsatte dybt ind på Kalvebod Fælled. Siden har ingen set dem. Og hvad de laver derinde, kan vi kun gisne om... Men akkurat som Amagers hemmelige – og lykkelige - Kobe-kvæg, vil du kære livsnyder med garanti, bryde ud i spontan forårskååådhed, når du indsniffer den vederkvægende duft af frisk aromahumle, som Kåååd er pakket med. Tillykke med foråret – og gør nu ikke noget, som vi ikke ville have gjort...

English: Throw off the darkness, make merry and bid the light welcome! That is the simple message in our Spring IPA "Kåååd" (Frisky). Not many people know this, but there is a whole herd of beef cattle being raised in a secret Amager location on the spent grain from our beer production. This cattle herd, surely the happiest in the world, had barely tasted the grain from this very beer, before they let out a celebratory MUUH so loud that it could be heard all the way to downtown Copenhagen. The ensuing merriment in the herd caused a Stampede greater than any seen in Calgary in July. But one thing is for sure: If you, dear hophead, partake of this brew, you will become as frisky as our happy heifers as soon as you catch a whiff of the aromatic hops that we have jam-packed into "Kåååd". Have a merry old spring - and don’t do anything we, or the happy cattle, wouldn’t do...

Ingredienser: Vand, Malte: Pilsner-, Münchener-, Cara Pils og Melanoidin malt. Humler: Herkules, Tomahawk, Summit, Chinook, Simcoe, Centennial, Amarillo og Cascade. Gær: en amerikansk overgær.


Abijen's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (2243) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, - JUL 2, 2013
Pours a golden honey unclear beer with a good with head. The smell is not very present. Grapefruit I guess. Taste is fruity, grapefruit. A very nice bitter finish. Dry texture abd good carbo. Bit low tho but not bad.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cervmagpt (515) - PORTUGAL - FEB 4, 2016
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 12C). Bottle 50 cl - Batch 1033. AROMA: hop aromas with floral notes, with a moderately sweet/caramelly background. slightly fruity. APPEARANCE: light ambar color and clear. average off-white head with average persistance. TASTE: hop flavour similar to the aroma with floral notes. Medium light malty background with biscuit and toffee notes. High bitterness that lasts beyond an almost dry finish. PALATE: medium-light and smooth body with style average carbonation. OVERALL: a very nice IPA with good hop predominance but with a supportive malt character.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gbgbrouge (369) - SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2016
Alias version Modern Ipa. Poured from bottle, hazy amber with a medium head. Aroma is full of fruit, dried fruit, tropical fruit and citrus, some caramel. Taste is wonderfully bitter with a nice body and long finish. Lots of fruit here too with some resin. Great IPA!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (499) - HONG KONG - JAN 29, 2016
Drank w Matt at home. Hazy to opaque orange-tan pour. Fizzy fine white head and spotty legs. Smells of moderate hop, moderate resin, straw, orange, banana, moderate boozy spice caramel malt. Taste is very heavy hop, dry, resinous, slightly dusty, finish has oily spiced malt. Body is slick, bitter, spicy lemony frothy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (567) - HONG KONG - JAN 29, 2016
Bottle from Craftissimo at home - sick at the time of this review so taste is a bit muted. Foamy creamy white head with hazy dull amber pour. Aroma is bright hops - pine and spice. Taste follows - good bitterness but lots of malt to dampen and make sweeter. A bit too malty but nice bitterness. Wouldn't get again but not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AnG_BrgNor (135) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2016
Drinked as Amager Modern Ipa. Aroma of fruits and hops. Taste is tropical fruits, citrus, grapefruit and some, but not much, caramalt. Medium+ bitter and low (to low I think) sweetness. A good IPA.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cityzen (138) - FRANCE - JAN 14, 2016
Qu’est ce que c’est bien fait ! C’est orange, fruité avec une mousse fine, des notes d’agrumes magnifiques et des bulles toutes douces. Un must.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (1070) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 9, 2016
kran w jabeer. na szybko: duzo tropikow, nieco goryczki, malo slodowosci, bardzo przyswajalne.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (1031) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2015
Orange colour, white head. Aroma of quince, citrus, tangerine, juicy hops. Taste is light sweet, quite dry and bitter finish, nutty flavour. Light to medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LLaurin (163) - Motala, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2015
This is a friend of mine. Pouring with a nice firm head in white and a golden colour. Aroma is really nice with lots of amarillo and citrus with some malty notes. Taste is magnificent with rich happy notes and also a malty prescense. Palate long lasting with lots of nice citrus and IPA style of classic taste. My kind of beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nonshaugen (265) - Fetsund, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2015
50 cl, bottle conditioned. Hazy orange, two-finger off-white head, nice carbonation. I smell the hops while pouring. Grapefruit, citrus, pine, spruce, wow this is hoppy. And Bitter, with a capital B. Really attacks your palate, leaving a citrusy and dry bitter aftertaste. One of the best IPA’s around. (Comment: This is marketed under the "Desperately trying to be a modern IPA" label rather than "Kåååd", which means "horny". That word may be political correct in Denmark, but not in Norway...).


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