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


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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 20   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.

yespr's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (33804) - Copenhagen O, - MAY 22, 2013
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is herbal, spiced and grainy. Bitter, grassy and grapefruity. Smooth fruity and crisp hoppy into a mild citrusy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (958) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2015
Sample at En Öl- och Whiskymässa, Göteborg 2015. Golden with white head. Floral and fruity hoppy with medium bitterness. Semi dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (451) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - FEB 17, 2015
500 ml bottle from The Hoppy Imports, Salonika Greece. Golden yellow color, clear with a nice white head. Aromas of malts, earthy hops, grass, pine, leaves, some lemon. Taste is bitter, grass, lemon, some malty and grainy sweetness, some spices. Bitter aftertaste, but not long. Light to medium body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (2928) - BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2015
Unusual pale lager from Amager with a lovely historical background story to it. Hazy greenish yellow blonde colour, thick (hops-enhanced) and frothy, snow white, creamy head with impressive, almost arty lacing. Aroma reminds me of an American IPA at first: citrussy hops abound, impressions of lemon peel, pink grapefruit, freshly cut orange, honey, old cheese, buttermilk, celery, thyme, apple, peach, soap, pineapple slices in syrup, sweat, chicken soup. Crisp onset with a refinedly sweet and aromatic vanilla touch among more fruits than expected from a lager (apple, lemon, orange, pineapple, pear); fairly sharp, minerally carbonation with a very quenching effect, smooth and slick pale malt sweetness, a bit bready, yeasty, with citrussy and spicy hop bitterness setting in early and only increasing towards the finish. Ends with long, spicy, drying and citrussy hops, through which some subtle yeastiness still shows. The IPA version of a premium lager, I’d argue - admittedly the hops do all the work here, but for a hophead like me, this is totally enjoyable. Probably among the best bottom-fermented beers I tasted so far and very American in style (the 65 cl bottle was already a hint). Man, Scandinavia has truly become a haven for beer afficionados in the past two decades...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6113) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
Pours hazy straw coloured with a big fluffy white head. Citrus and light CP aroma . Taste is moderate bitter, fruity and resiny, light bodied, good carbonation level.Enjoyable hoppy lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tandembrauer (440) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Cloudy straw colour with big head. Aroma of citrus, cat piss, pine needles. Thin bodied, dry, with lots of fruity citrus. Fresh and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (1572) - NORWAY - JAN 26, 2015
From tap at Mi2 at Cardinal 26.01.15. Hazy, pale straw colour. Aroma and taste of lime and lemon juice. Perhaps a bit sodaish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SNL (359) - - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle. Slightly hazy light golden color, small white head. Hoppy nosw with a clear floral note. Fairly mild taste, with a somewhat sour note. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (609) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 19, 2014
0,50 bottle purchased in Greece at the Hoppy imports and consumed in Serbia. Pours hazy pale yellow, wheat field-like, nice white frothy head which leaves a draft on the glass. Nose: citrus, summer fruit (peach), hidden grainy aroma. Mouth: medium-high bitterness, refreshing mouth, sour grapefruit, hint of orange. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (9593) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle from trade with fonefan, many thanks!
Leicht trübes blass goldgelbes Bier mit einer schönen weißen Schaumkrone. Geruch grasig, fruchtig, hopfig, floral. Geschmack nach exotischen Früchten, dezent hopfig, blumig, leicht würzg, lecker!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (12361) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 7, 2014
On tap @ Mikkeller San Francisco. Slightly hazed golden pour with a white head. Nose is quite heavy on the lime and lemon aromas. A lot of cracker, straw, and orange zest as well. The flavor is kind of tangy but has a sort of oxidized thing going on. Some sweet peach and a bit of sour citrus. A lot of lime in particular. Quite heavy on the straw and grass. As it warms up, has a nice tropical fruit character to it.

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