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

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RATINGS: 316   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.


Jonte's rating

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jonte (1413) - Gothenburg, - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy golden colour with a white head. Hoppy, pine, grape, cat piss, hint of plastic. Bitter. Feels rather thin and one dimensional with s sharp bitterness.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy orangey amber. Tons of fluffy white head that had hints of peach color to it. Amazing lacing and the head held fantastically. Aroma is bright tangerine, apricot, sweet grass and floral. Mildly bitter. Taste is much like aroma. Tangerine and apricot followed by the grassy floral notes. Medium body and carbonation; but a creamy quality to the body as well. Very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopmaestro (301) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2015
Aroma is fruity and peachy with a floral touch. The taste is a very lean and smooth hop-sensation. There’s not that much of malts and caramels in here, and it shouldn’t be. The aftertaste is a solid wall of bitterness that isn’t overwhelming but still present. Grow out yer Viking beards and put on those leather outfits and go on a crusade while letting the Sunstone guide you.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coreyc1221 (274) - Truckee, California, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Sweet tangy, little bit of copper aroma. Golden hazy with shiny white head. Wow. Bright, little citrus. little malt

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmrmwel (1122) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours slightly hazy dark golden, with a creamy off white head. Aroma is hoppy peach, apricot and oranges, as well as malty toffee and butterscotch. Full body, with average carbonation. Flavour is bitter with hoppy orange peel and peaches, as well as some sweet malts with grain, toffee and some butterscotch and phenolic notes. A bit disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomasjoberg (21) - FINLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Draught@ olhus copenhagen in Helsinki, golden colour with slight haziness, thin white head, medium to High carbonation, rose and honey on the nose, light caramel notes, medium body, light grapefruit and bit of peach, medium biterness which is not long lasting, good beer but not a favourite to me in the style...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (458) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 17, 2015
0,50 bottle purchased at the Hoppy Imports (Greece) and consumed in Kosovo. Pours an incredible hazy golden amber color, tick and long-lasting off-white cap. Nose: amazing tangerine notes along with orange juice and grapefruit. So fresh and intense nose, also tropical forward. Mouth: distinctive grassy aftertaste (Amager!) in a balanced body. Soft-medium carbonation, lemony.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (2917) - FINLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Tap@ølhus københavn. Copper light hazy. Malty grapefruit green lime berries, some bushyness, on nose. Malty caramels. Well bittered, fruity hoppy flavour, hint of pine in the finish. Very ok fruity bitter ipa.

-- bb

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fellebag (1005) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle 50cl. Small white layer. Hazy peach color. Aroma is nettles, rose leaves and strawberries. Taste is quite bitter with a hoppy strawberry feeling.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11809) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle from Wine & Cheese. Pours hazy gold with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, light stone fruit, and a hint of pine. Med body or better. Hop forward with light stone fruit, then some very lightly roasted caramel, and maybe some citrus. Pine maybe in the long finish. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
teemoney (94) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Poured from bottle into tulip. Thick opaque yellow orange with big chunky soapy foam that sits on top of the beer. Sort of a pine/ orange scent in the glass. Taste has more pine and citrus with a nice malt backbone, not too sweet but definitely there. Palate is a little thin, but appropriate. Overall, not a bad brew, grew on me a little more as I drank it. Not super exciting, but pretty solid. I think it is probably better when it is super fresh, I’m not sure how old the bottle is; could be skewing my rating a little.


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