Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: Premium Lager
Kastrup, Denmark
Serve in Lager glass


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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Danish: I starten af 1900-tallet udvandrede Dragør-drengen Didrik Crappe til Trankebar for at etablere koloniens første sildemelsfabrik. Gennem hele sin opvækst i Dragør var Didrik tre gange ugentligt blevet fodret med sin mors Boller i Karry, der var krydret så gevaldigt, at den stakkels dreng ganske fik ødelagt sin fordøjelse. Nogle historikere mener, at sildemelet blot var et påskud for at Didrik kunne flygte fra sin mors bollegryder. Ifølge myten stod Didrik naglet til forstavnen, på den damper, der tog ham bort fra sit ellers elskede Dragør, og her – med en kæk Øresundsbrise i sit hår – skulle han have råbt ordene: ”Aldrig mere skal en karrybolle passere dette svælg”. Hjulpet af det gode lokale Trankebarske Lagerøl fik den unge mand atter styr på sin fordøjelse. Faktisk endte han med selv at etablere et bryggeri, hvis øl var så smagfuldt, at rygtet om det nåede helt tilbage til Danmark. Måske var sildemelet den unikke, hemmelige ingrediens, som alle talte om. Nuvel, snart sejlede dampere i rutefart fra Trankebar til Dragør udelukkende ladet med Didriks gode øl. Således var India Pale Lager født.

English: Didrik Crappe was a Copenhagen lad who set sail to Tranquebar in the early 19th Century to establish a herring meal factory in this exotic Danish colony. He suffered terribly from indigestion because of his mother’s home cooking, esp. her extremely spicy chicken curries that he was forced to eat several times a week. Some historians maintain that the whole business of founding a herring meal factory was just an excuse to get away from his mother’s pots and pans. There is a legend saying that Didrik posted himself in the bow of the clipper carrying him away from his beloved hometown, and exclaimed "No more rice and curry for this fair Dane!" But the story has a happy end. Thanks to the fine lager brewed locally in Tranquebar, Didrik’s indigestion was cured, and in fact he soon established his own brewery out there, creating a beer so tasty that rumors of it flew all the way back to Denmark. Perhaps the herring meal was the secret ingredient that distinguished Didrik’s brew from all others. Anyhow, soon clippers carrying nothing but barrels of his product were leaving Tranquebar for Copenhagen every day of the week. Thus the Indian Pale Lager was born.

A crisp and dry Pale Lager with a base of only pilsener malts. Hopped – and dry-hopped – with Amarillo, Cascade and Citra. No rice or curry was added.

Abijen's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Abijen (1485) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, - JUL 2, 2013
Pours a yellow golden beer with not a very long lasting white head. Smells a bit like piss. Oranges. Taste is ok. Not very complex and a bit watery. Good bitter finish. Nice dry texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (1981) - NORWAY - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle shared with Simonsen
Light copper, big white head. Smell of mandarin, spice, zests, some grapefruit and light malts. Moderate sweet, citrus, some fruits, still quite clean, medium bitter, resins in the tail Nice stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
7stern (392) - Bromma, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
Light golden, hazy. High carbonation. Fruity, fresh and grassy aroma. Peach and citrus taste, some spices. Bitter but rather light body

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
On tap at Crowbar, september 9th 2014. hazy yellow body, small white head. Thin body, making for an easy drinking refreshener. Hoppy aroma of herbs, apricot, cat pee. Taste is very similar, dry and crisp, grapefruit, with a somewhat metallic fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tselloufc88 (137) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Keg at Fermentoren, Copenhagen. Aroma is of citrus, some gooseberry. Can definitely smell the citra hops in this one. Taste is pretty clean, some citrus on the palate and a nice malt preference. Not too bitter. Easy going stuff and a nice hoppy lager. If only all lager tasted like this?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mattman522 (32) - New York, USA - SEP 5, 2014
Pretty ok, nothing special but nothing offensive either. Not mad at it but might not reach for it again with so many options out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
momordgz (104) - - SEP 2, 2014
Nice Indian Pale Lager, so tasty, hoppy and fruity. End bitter and dry. Bit watery but with this amazing flavour... Who cares??

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wvhoran (256) - Tasmania, - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle. Light hazy gold colour with a large white head. The aroma is crisp malt, citrusy hops (lemon, orange), lightly peachy. The flavour is slightly sweet malt, crisp citrus hop flavours. Finishing dry with perfect bitterness. Refreshing, simple, very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClubGonzo (4047) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours a hazy yellow body, large creamy white head. Nose is peaches, straw, red berries, hints of pale malts and honey. Taste is peaches, grass, straw, herbs, hints of red berries and catty herbs. Light body, medium carbonation. Nice, fresh and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (2112) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle. Golden pour with a white head. Pineapple, peach and citrus aroma. Citrus burst in the flavour, crisp fruit action. Bitter-fruit finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle. Huge thick and fluffy white head that mostly lasted. Pale yellow light cloudy color. Aroma of strong hoppy notes, light spicy and citrus fruity. Over the palate came citrus fruit, light fresh grass, hint of fruit, light malt and light spicy feel. Light to medium bodied with a sparkling carbonation and light dry texture. Light to moderated bitter flavor with some underlying sweetness. Light bitter finish, but at the very end the sweetness kicks in.

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