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

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RATINGS: 298   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

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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (598) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2015
(Fresh 500ml bottle from Ølbutikken) Pours very hazy medium amber with a big pillowy whitish head that stays rocky and leaves lots of lace. Fresh bottle means fruity hops with mandarin, lemon zest, a bit of tropical mango/guava note, leafy, caramel and cereal malts. Palate is a little flat in comparison. Some caramel and Munich sweetness with grain. Fruit is quite restrained. Some mandarin flesh. Citrus peel bitterness from the middle on. Slight pine resin note to it. Average body and carbonation level. Smells fantastic but the palate doesn’t really back it up, revealing little of the fruit suggested on the nose.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rozsoma (519) - HUNGARY - JAN 20, 2015
Hm. Kesernyés élvezet. Szomjoltás felső fokon. Nóncsika szerint sok benne az aromakomló.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DYCSoccer17 (3382) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma initially has some stale hop character, before some citrus, mango hop flavors enter the fray. Some sweet, sugary malts are also there. Moderately hazy orange body with a big, fluffy, off-yellow head. Starts very carbonated. Has a pretty crazy spicy hop astringency in the middle. Finishes very metallic. No malt sweetness. Just an overcarbonated astringency that just really has no balance. No clue why this beer has the scores that it does.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2086) - Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Hazy amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, floral hops, pine, & citrus/fruit; Flavor of malt, yeast, mineral hops, caramel, some fruit, and citrus; Finish is fairly bitter; Slightly metallic - just decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2852) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Caramel colored pour with a small eggshell crown. Hints of amber, crimson, and garnet in the body. Citrusy, grassy, and spicy. A really interesting and tasty brew!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrOrla (66) - Odense C, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2015
Tap at C4. Pours a hazy Amber with nice foam. Aroma is malt and pine. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of spicy hop, resin, bitter citrus and caramel malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sugram (93) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 2, 2015
0,5l Hazy brown, off-white head. Fruity, maty, citrus,haye. Smooth at the beginning.Fruity and nice aftertaste. Notes of honey. Bit waterly body

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkvoika (41) - ESTONIA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle 0,5l. Orange golden color. Aroma malts, citrus, caramel. Taste malty, citrus, sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (327) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours hazy pale orange with foamy white head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy,caramel, citrus, fruits,Taste is sweet malty, some bitterness, citrus, bit watery, spicy. Good APA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8094) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2015
Good, rather dense yellowish head over faintly clouded orange-golden beer. Warm fruity & citrussy hops abound, some carame, lightly toasted malts. Bitter, citruspeel, citrusflavours. Faintly spicy, rootspices. Finish is serious hopoil bitterness. Spritzy, not very well-bodied. A decent IPA, sorry, APA. Experiencing a déjà vu feel. Sorry, déjà gouté.


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