Amager's Spring and or Easter beer is a hoppy IPA with a nearly unpronounceable name to foreigners. It's a fresh and bitter beer meant to celebrate the end of winter and the return of light and grass. The name itself (without the extra letters) has gotten, how should I say, conflicting translations. Google translate says "frolicking", my wife says "frisky", others might put it more bluntly as meaning "horny". Seeing as how the English label has something to do with cows and judging from the picture on the label, I frankly don't want to know whats going on over there to the east. Let's just leave it as a frisky fresh IPA to celebrate the coming of spring.
Pours a hazy orange with a satisfyingly fluffy white head on top. Piney and floral with more than a hint of sweet maltiness. The taste is a comforting mix of floral, piney and citrus hops. A good deal of the malt backbone shines through as well. Touches of bread and caramel to go with the piney grapefruit jam. A nice level of IPA bitterness. Slightly dry mouthfeel with a long lasting hoppy aftertaste. This is the comforting taste of an IPA like the ones that got me into the style. I love me some fruit and citrus bomb IPAs, but this more piney and earthy centered beer will always remind me of home, and my beloved Two Hearted Ale (sorry I can't help but compare). This makes for a great spring beer, fresh and eye openingly bitter, but enjoyable in the sunshine we so greatly deserve after a long winter.
I do have to point out the label art looks like a furry convention pin up.