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

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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4157) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argento (179) - DENMARK - MAY 3, 2015
hældes i dejligt stort glas... lækker øl med en go smag af munich malten.. fantastisk mens jeg går og maler gæsteværelset..grumset som syltet eddike... men smager himmelsk..Vist fra HP.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9281) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2015
Well rounded very drinkable pale, private ordering club. Orange sun appearance with dissipitating foam. Orange tangerine Fruity taste.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (178) - POLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle. Golden, clear with medium, semi-densed, shite head. Poor head retention, good lacing. Light flat malty aroma, light caramel. Smell of fruits mainly peach, but also some citrus notes (orange, grapefruit). Nice light hoppy taste of grape, pines, apricot. Mild bitter. Ligh to medium body, medium carbonation, thin texture, finish is light malty, grassy aftertaste. Yet another Ameger APA, quite too malty for the style, but quite balanced too. Good for light, peachy/apricot beer geeks.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (3010) - California, USA - APR 28, 2015
28 Apr 2015, bottle. gold and hazy. nose is grapefruit citrus and moderate alcohol. thin body and fizzy. grapefruit citrus, some green pepper or grass, smarties candy, moderate bitter finish that fades fast. decent pale ale.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Przylus (371) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 21, 2015
Intensywny aromat słodkich, soczystych, dojrzałych różowych grejpfrutów, dojrzałej marakui i mango. W tle rewelacyjna ziołowość i leśne owoce. Barwa bursztynowa, opalizujące. Piana bardzo obfita, oblepiająca szkło, długa. Pęcherze średnie. W smaku grejpfrutowe (zielone) z tłem żółtych i białych owoców. Dosyć wodniste, z niezłą, choć krótką, goryczką

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10317) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange white head. Nose/taste of grass, citrus, caramel malt and orange peel. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cam_Dynamite (79) - AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2015
Pours a light orange with a raging white head. Nose is grassy, orange peel, citrus. Taste is crisp - citrus, pine, grapefruit. Didn’t love it, but solid

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3171) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2015
500 ml bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, apple, light pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops, moderate bready malt, and light fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, apple, light pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, apricot, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, apple, light pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops, moderate bready malt, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming lingering after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice pale ale. All around great complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops, moderate bready malt, and light fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. This is definitely unique as it generally feels like an American pale ale; but English yeast is still definitely noticeable, but fairly restrained. A very enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
linusb (67) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2015
A: grapefruit, yeast, flowers, hops T: follows nose O: Nice! A bit more bitter than I expected, but a very pleasant beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4950) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2015
500 ml bottle. Unclear golden body with a big, lacing off-white head. Aroma has mild malt and much fruit dominated by peaches. Flavor is light caramel malt, citric fruit and moderate bitterness. Medium body and average aftertaste. Totally OK, but not outstanding from the masses.


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