Batch #1000: Bryeian - The Bruery
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Reviews by flayedandskinned:
4.5/5 rDev +18.1%
Bottled on 8/8/13
Poured into the Sierra Nevada/Dogfish IPA glass
Pours an extremely dark brown that verges on black throughout the body with only tinges of brown on the outside edges. A gigantic, 4 finger's tall, thick tan head quickly forms as you start to pour. The head offers fantastic head retention and leaves incredibly thick lacing behind as it gradually dissipates.
Juicy, piney centric hops burst forth from the glass and slap your nose as soon as you begin to tilt the glass towards your nose. The hops offer aromas of grapefruit, pine, peach and faint tangerine. Beneath these bright hop characteristics are some more dank, lightly earthy hops that sync up perfectly with the surprisingly aromatic spicy rye that is in the malt bill. Layered underneath the rye are some subtle impressions of slightly roasted coffee and creamy chocolate.
Just like in the nose, big juicy hops character upfront; grapefruit rind, ripe peach flesh and pine. Just as the bitter hops begin to coat your palate, a big spicy wave of grainy rye malts interjects into the mix. Underneath this rye assault are some chewy notes of chocolate malt. The beer finishes very dry and bitter with long, lingering notes of grapefruit rind, pine, spicy rye and faint baker's chocolate.
Robust, medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation.
A fantastic example of both a black IPA and a rye IPA; It truly is difficult to tell where the hop bitterness ends and rye spiciness begins. Both of the ingredients really play well off of each other and the malt bill while being dark, still allows the crisp, bright hop character to really shine. This beer is fantastic, rightfully so as the Bruery's 1000 batch. Great stuff. Highly recommend while the beer is still fresh!
09-29-2013 21:53:28 | More by flayedandskinned
More User Reviews:
3.69/5 rDev -3.1%
Appearance - dark black with great lacing on the beer. Lots of chocolate colored head
Smell - rich malt flavor and lots of hops!
Taste - chocolate with a hop finish
Mouthfeel - ends quite bitter but nicely carbonated
Overall - this was a fun novelty beer by the bruery. Nothing special, but stil tasty
09-16-2013 01:41:24 | More by beatenbyjacks
4.24/5 rDev +11.3%
750 ml capped bottle. Bottled 8/7/13.
Served chilled into a goblet.
Batch 1000 is a very dark brown ale with thick bone white head. It has great retention, settling very slowly, and leaving some nice lacing behind.
Aroma is a very enjoyable combination of citrusy hops and a sweet vanilla.
Flavor is hoppy but balanced with a sweet roasty malt body. It has great bitterness from the abundant hopping but also from the dark malts. The rye provides a pleasant spice and pumpernickel bread character.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Balanced and enjoyable.
Overall a very enjoyable beer. Cheers to the home brewers in Denver who one this prestigious competition. They deserved it.
11-26-2013 01:10:14 | More by GilGarp
3.25/5 rDev -14.7%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Dark brown. Decent khaki head. Nice surface wisps and even some lace.
Smell - Grapefruit hops. Roasty malt. I get some faint rye.
Taste - Aggressive grapefruit hop. Spicy rye character. Coffee roasted malts and some bitterness. A hint of caramel sweetness.
Mouthfeel - Medium body. Well carbonated.
Overall - I wanted dislike it, but it's not bad.
12-03-2013 01:23:21 | More by Alieniloquium
Batch #1000: Bryeian from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.