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Amsterdam Fracture IIPA

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Brewed by Amsterdam Brewing Company
Style: Imperial IPA
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 115   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with Simcoe, Columbus, Centennial and then double dry hopped. Layers of citrus and pine flavours with a long resiny finish.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Canmoore (360) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
Pours a clear copper, with a nice foamy head. Aroma is of grassy hops, pine, citrus, and some biscuit. Tasting notes include pine resin, tropical fruits, sweet malts, and a malty/bitter finish. Decent IIPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
QcBeer (42) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2016
Corps orangé avec une belle tête blanche mousseuse. Au nez, agrume, agrume et agrume. En bouche, section tranchante de houblon mais véritablement non agressante pour le palais! Zeste de citrons, note d’orange et d’agrume! Bonne amertume très intense mais non violente!

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Elwood_B (4) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016 does not count
Bought a 6 pack of Fracture with high hopes. Disappointing. All alcohol with little substance. Compared to other imperial IPAs, this one just does not deliver.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KoNrRiI (961) - Århus, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2015
0.355 bottle. Clear, dark gold color and a small, off-white head leaving no lacing. Aroma of pines, exotic fruits, grass, and some sharp tones of resin. Taste is hoppy, relatively sweet, fruity, minty, but also delicately malty somewhere in the background. Medium to full body, a slick texture, and an average carbonation. Finish is long but its bitterness does not linger and prevent full enjoyment of the beer. Overall quite a decent brew, certainly another point scored by the Amsterdam Brewery.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (295) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2015
Copper and gold body with a thick fluffy white head. A dank, grassy hop nose. Hops lead the taste profile with elements of grass, resin, and to a lesser extent, ripe tropical fruit. Understated sweet malts with a hint of spice underpin the hops. The malt blossoms slightly after 4 or 5 seconds creating a solid end balance. Strong hops with a nice clean, balanced finish. Excellent beer.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ddenomme (37) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
Nice. Smooth given the alc/vol. Enjoyable. Good hoppy finish and nice length.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2863) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
Pours a clear deep amber with a small off white top. Aroma is rich toffee malts with a sharp pine bitterness. Taste is a bold pine bitterness with toffee and cereal malts.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Sampler after the marathon. Pours a mostly clear deep copper with a two finger off white head that laces well. Nose is candied fruit with grass and pine. Nice sweet malt base with apricot and grapefruit for a good level of bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopsandBolts (240) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2015
355 ml bottle from a friend.

Appearance: Pours a deep dark copper colour with a finger of head and minimal lacing.

Aroma: Caramel malt, bit of pine.

Flavours: Caramel malt, some hops, oranges, mango.

Mouthfeel: Average viscosity and carbonation.

Overall: This one is a different and very good IPA. It leans towards the malt side of things but still has some hops coming through. Although it is 105 IBUs, it didn’t seem that bitter to me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1520) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2015
Légère mousse couleur érable, sur une bière cuivrée à l’aspect mi-mince ; les arômes olfactifs sont de pêches confites, de jus d’abricot acidulé et de sirop. En bouche, les malts soutiennent habilement les houblons, moins amers que puissants, un épais tapis sucré qui met la plante verte sur un piédestal. Pas une bombe de houblon, mais un réel délice, c’est tout à son honneur.


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