Amundsen Bryggeri are based in Oslo, Norway. Their motto is ‘Created by Craftsmen’ and their aim, to produce high quality beer for non-conformists.
Their Dessert in a Can series is a masterclass in how to produce high ABV, sweet, after-dinner stouts (the clue’s in the name) but they’ve also been consistently delivering great IPAs lately too.
Luponic Plague 2.0 is a great example of that. We’ve no idea what changes have been made since 1.0 but we’ve had two cans of this NEIPA and we’ve been impressed on both occasions.
First things first, the artwork on Amundsen Bryggeri’s cans is amazing, isn’t it? There’s no way you’re going to walk past in the bottle shop and not pick this up. Although it is one of those irritating ring-pull cans…
On pouring, there’s a thin white head and the beer pours a murky, muted yellow. The first thing that hits you is the aroma – it’s PINEAPPLE! ?
The flavour carries on the theme – pineapple again very much at the forefront. There is a surprisingly high bitterness which sneaks in afterwards with a bit of a burn. It’s a little bit harsh but it is a 7% beer masquerading as pineapple juice, so perhaps not a bad thing.
Overall, we really enjoyed this one. The first can was a little undercarbonated but the second, from a more recent batch, improved things on that front.
This beer brings back memories of drinking the leftover syrup from a can of Del Monte pineapple rings when I was a kid. Pick yourself up a can of Luponic Plague 2.0 and replace that childhood sugar rush with a nostalgic, beer buzz.