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

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RATINGS: 267   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7721) - Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
500ml bottle. Seems to have been in the US for a few weeks. It pours with an uncontrollable head and a hazed chunk filled body. Aroma is citrus, some "skunk". Flavor is mild, melons, malt sweetness, yeast esters. Its decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3409) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle purchased at 7-11, Kittery, ME. Thick head on a hazy gold liquid. Aroma is tropical fruity, sugar and bready malts.

The flavor starts with the tropical fruits with notes of caramel and bready through the main base with straw and pine and floral notes rounding out the finish. Tastes like sugar was added. Dry in texture with a moderate amount of bitterness. Borderline IPA and tasty but for the price… cheaper to pick up something more local.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3529) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2014
On draft at Max’s in Baltimore. Pours a clear copper with an off white head. Grassy nose. Flavors of caramel and citrus. Bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lefossoyeur (465) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
Pours slightly cloudy orange amber with a small white head. Herbal/grassy hop aromas with hints of marmelade. Medium body, moderate bitterness, smooth, earthy, average carbonation. Not bad but I found it a bit messy!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jur (359) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 11, 2014
Dark amber, modest head. Fresh and malty start. Solid piney and bItter IPA. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5549) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Draft at Mikkeller bar with Linh. Pours a nice hazy Amber with thick two finger white head. Aroma is malt and pine. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of spicy hop, resin, bitter citrus and caramel malt.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3178) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy honey color with a medium white head...nice sheets of lacing. Aroma has mild citrus...grapefruit and orange...a bit of rind. Flavor follows suit...very floral and fruity...great fruity hop notes with only mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and silky with a dry earthy / rindy/fruity/tea finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409 (1556) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Tap. Pours orange with white head. Aroma of malty orange juice. Taste is thick syrup hops and bitter orange.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontape (342) - Valley Village, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a huge white head. Nose is candied fruit and caramel. Taste has clean bitterness, sweet tea, tropical fruit, something almost like marzipan. Pretty sweet for my taste, but enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (1938) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with light white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, dry honey, yellow plums and sugary lemons. Flavors are similar but flatter with a light bitter finish.


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