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


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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

hansvf's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hansvf (581) - - JUL 2, 2013
Fruity smell. Good, slightly bitter taste. Nice yellow look but head gone fast. Bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
minihame2 (379) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2016
Pale, dirty yellow body with a frothy white head. Aroma is fruity malts, some citrus and a bit of spices. Taste is super mild! After the first bubbles dissipate, you’re left with basically nothing. Only a wee bit of bitterness. Moutfeel is soft, very foamy, medium carbonation. Even for a lager it’s not that great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopmaestro (1141) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2016
Aroma is citrusy and biscuity malts. Taste is grassy and soft lemon with a hoppy sensation in the end. Easy to drink and follows the lager formula well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (15622) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2016
Bottled 500ml (Alko)
Hazy yellow color, small white head. Aroma is fruity and a bit plasticky, flowery, malty. Light-bodied. Spiecey citrus, grapefruit, some mango. Clean, refreshing and hoppy, pale malty modern pils.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (1320) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2016
Bottle from Toft Vin, Copenhagen. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma and taste is malt, fruits, citrus hops, pine needle, orange peel. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (5874) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2016
50cl bottle from Alko. Pours unclear light golden color with a thick white head. Tropical fruity, sweet aroma, mango , pineapples. Some lemony notes in flavor, fruit juicy, malts. Excellent drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (3726) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2016
Bottle. Light golden, hazy, small to average and mostly diminishing head. Light to moderate malty and dryish - lightly sweetish aroma, light floral fruitiness and some citrus/herbal hoppyness. Body is light to medium, malty and dryish flavor, light floral tropical and some citrus/herbal hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dryish with light floral fruitiness, some citrus/herbal hoppyness. Dryish lager with OK bitterness and floral fruitiness. Body is bit thin considering the bitterness. Well, this usually is thing even with "premium lagers".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkopen (1014) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2016
500 ml bottle. Hazy pale yellow colour, thick white head. Fruity aroma, with lemon and grapefuit, as well as grassy hops. The flavour is moderately malty, with a heavy dose of citrus, and a lingering lemony hoppy finish. Tasty and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (2465) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2016
A hazy, light yellow beer a head is medium and white. Aroma has only fruits, lemon and lime, some pineapple, good and fresh. Taste is pure, lime and lemon, also grain, medium bitterness. Medium bodied, refreshning. No rice and curry. Lemony and refreshning.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RexTalionis (3433) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours unclear golden in color with a white head. Citrus and bit of summer hay meadow in aroma. Well hopped but quite smooth mouthfeel. Citrus, grassy bitterness and grapefruit in taste. Well balanced and awesome taste. Really refreshing too.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cinek (33) - POLAND - APR 29, 2016
kolor herbaty z dużą ilością cytryny, ale niemal przezroczyste, gruba czapka drobnej piany, aromat kandyzowana papaja, marakuja, mango, piękny lacing, mocno goryczkowe, szczególnie na finiszu, mega pijalne

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