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Amarillo Brillo - Maumee Bay Brewing Company

Amarillo BrilloAmarillo Brillo

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104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.43%


Brewed by:
Maumee Bay Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 10-26-2009)
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Reviews by Ryan011235:
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Ryan011235

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter (at the suggestion of the label) on 5/1/13

Deep honey amber color with a surprisingly pretty one thumb of white foam. Such an ample head is not common among the rank and file DIPAs in the area. Perhaps this will prove to stand out from the crowd. Wispy retention with many spots and specks of gooey lace. I did not notice until later that there is much sediment suspended throughout the beer. The floaties are my only gripe; this is quite the looker for a DIPA otherwise.

Oh, geez, the aroma is so freaking dank. Hop oils abound with notes of grapefruit, pine, pineapple, peach sweet tea and orange peel. Malts are in a strong showing too adding sweetened notions of biscuit, sugar cookie and overtones of dough. It doesn't smell particularly boozy.

The taste is comparably dank. This critter is loaded with dense tropical hops and hints of interspersed pine. The hops are definitely juicy with some inherent sweetness. Heavy on the Amarillo The malts are a tad bigger than I like, but with a fairly dry cracker and sugar cookie flavor it does not distract terribly from the hops. The finish seemed ever-so-slightly bitter at first but such lingering subside.

The feel is full, the body unwavering, the hops oily and slightly gritty. Carbonation is in enough presence to add balance and spirit. Very mild on alcohol; at 8.4% abv, it's a well mannered sport.

I've been hearing about how great this is for a few years. Now that it's in four packs I finally got to try it. The $12.99 price had me a little hesitant until I saw the hop bill on the label. Amarillo and Simcoe and a few of the C's? Sign me up.

Comparison to other Ohio notables:

For my money, I'll take CBC's Bodhi. That said, I see Amarillo Brillo as appealing to more beer nerds; it is dense, more oily and closer in line with the popular DIPAs of the day. Regardless, as far as I'm concerned this is in the upper tier of Ohio DIPAs; I'd even take it over Old 21 (Brew Kettle's ignored gem). I hope this is released regularly.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 03:45:03 | More by Ryan011235
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a tulip glass

A - It has an amber body. It has about four inches of off-white head.

S - I get some citrus and pine. I also smell some caramel malt.

T - The hops taste seems faded letting the caramel malt come through. It has a slight pine finish.

M - Medium

O - Disappointed. I think the Anderson's in Sylvania sold me an old beer. I don't see a date on the bottle, so I am just going by a guess.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

She had that Amarillo brillo, wait a minute. This is an IPA. An DAIPA to be precise, and it will be judged as such.

It's foamy and yellow, with a funky afro head (golden). The smell is funky too. The name makes me think of nasty things. It is a nasty smell.

The taste is bitter and malty - like a huge American IPA (double). All appropriate for the style. It's huge and unapologetic. Get ready for a whollop. The aftertaste won't let go either. This brew is one you should avoid unless you've had your shots. Even then, some things are difficult to cure.

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jzeilinger

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4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright orange copper color, crystal clear and minimal foam on top.

S - Light caramel malt and spicy tropical citrus (oranges and grapefruit) with some herbal aroma.

T - Sweet malt is present for the beginning and mostly midway before it's totaled pounded down with a hoppy, bitter citrus and pine finish. Midway through there's a very nice sweet spicy orange zest that starts to poke through along with a little lemon.

M - Full medium body and after awhile your entire mouth is coated with hop resin. (Really diggin' that.)

O - All about balance (at least with this bottle.) I didn't enjoy the first bottle but decided to give it another try and the Amarillo hops in this really are quite enjoyable.

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Amarillo Brillo from Maumee Bay Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.