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Amarillo Brillo - Maumee Bay Brewing Company

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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 10
Gots: 15 | FT: 3
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:
This divinely delicious brew is Maumee Bay Brewing Company’s assertive double India Pale Ale featuring a bouquet of Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe, and of course a hefty dose of Amarillo Hops. Delivering a delicate balance of citrus and pine hop presence with a malty sweetness, Amarillo Brillo is a pleasure to drink. Expect a raw, crisp mouthfeel with a boldness that lets you know it’s a serious brew. We suggest pouring this beer into a snifter at 50-55 degrees.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 10-26-2009)
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2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

08-07-2013 00:14:59 | More by fullmoonbeer
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3/5  rDev -28.7%

05-01-2013 15:09:57 | More by scott2269
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3.46/5  rDev -17.8%

This beer was chilled and served in an Imperial Pint.

A- The body of the beer is a hazy apricot coloration. The head is a thick beige coloration. Nice head retention and good lacing on the glass.

S- The beer has mango, pineapple and grapefruit citrus bolstered by pine resin. Malty sweetness backs up the fruity hops.

T- Not a game changer but delivers on tropical fruit and pine. Nice balance of hops to malt. No off flavors noted.

M- The body of the beer is medium and well carbonated. No alcohol noted to the mouth.

O- This beer isn't bad at all. I wouldn't turn it down but will not seek it again.

08-16-2013 12:10:22 | More by nlmartin
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

02-21-2012 02:42:00 | More by cynical1027
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

08-30-2014 23:35:17 | More by beergorrilla
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

07-25-2013 01:59:27 | More by Bierguy5
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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

05-30-2014 20:33:09 | More by icculus71
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3.6/5  rDev -14.5%

08-26-2014 02:11:23 | More by Zaphog
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South Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -13.3%

Growler compliments of RyanS107. Thanks!

Poured from a growler into a pint glass.

Clear light amber pour, with about a finger of white foam. Decent retention, with a little bit of lacing.

Juicy hop nose. Lots of sweetness, both from the ripe citrus and the caramel malt. Pretty solid piney scent as well.

Unfortunately, the hops don't have the kind of citrus flavor that I expected from the nose. Much more pine, and a tea-like bitterness. Pretty hefty malt bill gives a decent balance of flavors.

Very slick, oily body. Pretty smooth drinker, and the ABV doesn't make itself known at all. All in all, a pretty solid DIPA.

10-26-2009 14:52:01 | More by Gyle41386
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3.69/5  rDev -12.4%

Appearance - bright cloudy orange, a nice fat finger of white and rocky foam. Sticky, leaving thin strands of lace around the glass.

Aroma - orange peel, pineapple, a little caramel.

Taste - caramel malt, a syrupy orange flavor. The hops move in a little slowly but surely. Mildly bitter with a good citrusy presence, orange, orange peel and pineapple. Mild abv warmth, smooth and warm finish with the lingering citrus.

Mouthfeel - smooth, even carbonation, weighty on the body.

Overall - pretty nice brew, I would buy this one again.

04-24-2014 02:31:31 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

12-30-2013 01:45:27 | More by drewone
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

10-23-2013 06:48:14 | More by mater
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

07-04-2013 01:03:01 | More by ChrisMon02
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

06-12-2013 23:02:03 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

07-27-2014 05:05:39 | More by halo3one
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3.79/5  rDev -10%

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.

04-07-2014 23:28:31 | More by buschbeer
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3.8/5  rDev -9.7%

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.

01-18-2014 20:41:47 | More by schoolboy
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3.88/5  rDev -7.8%

Hard pour results in a one finger white head which reduces to a collar. Amber color.

Big grapefruit and piney hop aroma. Mix in some apricot and a little black pepper. Moderate malt sweetness. Citrus oil and a little bit of dank tops off the smell.

The flavor is huge on grapefruit and orange as well. More of the bitter pith though. The malt sweetness blends in and a solid orange flavor. Spicy/peppery on the finish. As it warms up I notice a lot of berry flavor coming out and the flavor starts to mimic a blood orange.

Mouthfeel is a little thick, seems a little under attenuated. Alcohol is rather noticeable. When this warms up it turns into a booze bomb. When cold it's pretty drinkable.

04-22-2011 21:10:34 | More by BearsOnAcid
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3.98/5  rDev -5.5%

Thanks to TurdFurgison for this one at the Kuhnhenn Winter Solstice party

Appearance- Yellow with golden colours and lots of crisp head

Smell- amarillo hops up the wazoo. Very citrusy and piny

Taste- a bit bitter with lots and lots of citrus on the tongue

Mouthfeel- a decent mouthfeel. A bit bitter but overall not too shabby

Drinkability- fairly drinkable for a DIPA but nothing special

01-14-2011 17:00:24 | More by Urbancaver
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4/5  rDev -5%

06-11-2014 20:32:30 | More by tectactoe
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4/5  rDev -5%

07-30-2013 09:35:08 | More by Cynic-ale
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4/5  rDev -5%

08-03-2013 01:16:33 | More by Zonian1
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4/5  rDev -5%

09-13-2013 22:56:56 | More by Adkins1203
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4/5  rDev -5%

06-29-2013 01:45:24 | More by Photekut
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4/5  rDev -5%

04-27-2014 00:30:12 | More by Snooprobirob
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Amarillo Brillo from Maumee Bay Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.