Brewed by Amager Bryghus
Style: American Pale Ale
Kastrup, Denmark


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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 43   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Danish: Solstenen er særdeles omdiskuteret blandt lærde arkæologer. For havde vikingernes navigatører virkelig et sådant redskab, der kunne afgøre hvad der var øst, og hvad der var vest - selv på en overskyet dag? Det har vi valgt at tro på! Her mange år senere var en solsten dog ikke nødvendig, da Amager Bryghus blev invaderet fra vest af noget som I udpræget grad lignede amerikanske efterkommere af vikingerne. Chris Boggess og Barnaby Struve fra Three Floyds Brewing i Munster, Indiana ankom ikke med skumle motiver om hævn men derimod med en meget højlydt King Diamond på deres bærbare mp3-afspiller. Dette var ikke en dag til slagsmål eller hævndrab men til ølbrygning. Og brygget det blev der. Den bløde og nærmest skræmmende letdrikkelige Arctic SunStone er beviset på, at selv vikingekrigere kan have en mere blid og imødekommende side.

English: The sunstone - much disputed among scholars. Did the Viking navigators really have such a tool that would help them point out what was east and what was west - even on a less than sunny day? We certainly believe so. Many years later no sunstone was needed when Amager Bryghus was invaded by what very much looked like Viking ancestors of American descent. Hailing from Munster, Indiana, Chris Boggess and Barnaby Struve of Three Floyds Brewing arrived not with a vengeance but with very loud King Diamond on their portable mp3 player. This was not a day for slaughter but for brewing. And brew we did. The mellow and dangerously quaffable Arctic SunStone is proof that even Viking warriors can have a more subtle side to them. All hail to Three Floyds.

Ingredients: Water. Malts: Pale, Munich, Melanoidin. Hops: Tomahawk, Citra, Centennial, Simcoe. Yeast: UK-ale.

Grovlam's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle. Large creamy head. Cloudy yellow color. Aroma of peach, citrus, fruit, light malt. Over the palate, citrus, mango, fruit and dusty malt. Medium body, average carbonation, light dry texture. Light bitter and sweet flavor. Light fruity and citrus finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kauge (131) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 17, 2014
50 cl bottle from Nõmme Comarket (€ 7,11) in Sept 2014. Batch 771; BB 03/2015. Colour is slightly pale and hazy amber with a big frothy head that laces nicely and drops slowly. A huge aroma even right after taking it from the fridge. Biscuity, citrusy, musky, resinous - gets maltier and heavier as it warms, slightly metallic even. A sweet taste, with a lot of bitterness; after a while it gets a bit yeasty and loses its hop freshness. But that is a minor detail - overall it is a VERY good, well-balanced APA, in fact, among the best I’ve had yet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6213) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2014
Medium offwhite head. Hazy deep orange body. Fruity gooseberry aroma with spicy herbal notes. Dryish spicy herbal gooseberry taste with kiwi jam and flour notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish spicy gooseberry aftertaste with mineraly grape notes. Very nice and highly drinkable. (0.5l bottle, from Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABS (465) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolets BU. Hazy orange. A bit below medium amount of white head. Orange and some alcohol nose. Medium body and carbonation. Some alcohol warmth. Orange, some grapefruit, lots of citrus flavour. Medium bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nicke80 (189) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
50 cl bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours orange with orange white head. Fruity and sweet aroma with citrus and bitter taste. Long aftertaste with bitter hops. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickFifty (305) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - SEP 3, 2014
Clear orange color, frothy light golden head. Passion fruit nose, grapefruit, lemon, peach, caramel. Tropical fruit taste, grapefruit, hint of resin, bitter finish. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleigator (223) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2014
Creamy, soon collapsing, head, leaving thick sheets of lace on the glass. The brew has a slightly hazy, golden-amber color. A bready maltiness accompanies fruity, floral hops in a perfect sense. While mango, peach, and ripe grapefruit build a very convincing hop-impression, this gets pushed a lot further by the discreet, enjoyable malt tones, resulting in a very smooth, balanced impression. The flavor echoes those same sentiments, with orange and lime cutting through smooth, dough malts, carried by a lively, slighty metallic carbonation. The interplay between earthy silkiness and metallic, citraic bitterness is the most convincing part of this IPA, as both parts build up a fascinating dramaturgy. The finish shows a short glance of evenness, until a bitter, slick hoppy bitterness flows down the back of the palate, with malty hints still shining through. As smooth as it began, in the end the tongue almost dries out to fruity, dry hops, while its drinkability remains throughout, altough the bitterness carries the palate into a DIPA-region.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tsekouratos (217) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - AUG 12, 2014
500 ml bottle thanks to humlelala. Orange copper color with a nice white head. Aromas of fresh fruit juice. Taste of tangerine, lemon, grapefruit, citrus, all like well blended in a nice juice. Semihoppy aftertaste. Light body with low to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wvhoran (241) - Tasmania, - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle. Hazy to murky orange with a white head. Aroma is peachy, orange, pine note. Flavour is crisp peach, citrus, pine, dry and fresh. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2105) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle. Amber pour with a white head. Tangerine, apricot and nectarine aroma. Flavours of sweet citrus, peach and water melon. Fresh fruit attack. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (2733) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2014
50cl bottle from Stockmann, Tallinn. Pours slightly hazy orange with a white head. Fruity aroma with mandarins, tangerines and mild malty notes. Moderate sweet and surprisingly fruity with a nice and solid bittetness. Balanced, refreshing and quite delicious!

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