Batch #1000: Bryeian - The Bruery
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Ratings: 249 | Reviews: 47 | Display Reviews Only:
4.19/5 rDev +9.7%
Poured about 10oz into an Avery strong ale glass
A- Murky, almost black, opaque brew. Giant head. Tan and really frothy!
S- so much hop. It has gotten way more hoppy on the nose as it has warmed. Also a little cocoa. I can smell rye if i really try. not prevalent though.
Taste: Roast and sweetness in the front and then a nice hop finish. Cleansing almost, its a really cool beer. I like the mix. Chocolate and rye slide into a slight citrus hop flavor. It works well. I have had a hard time with this style but this beer pulls it off nicely.
M: Creamy.Thick but not chewy. the hop finish allows this beer to stay very drinkable.
O- a great beer. Rye spice really compliments this style. like I said, have been having a hard time getting behind the cascading/ Black IPA style. Havent found too many that do it for me. I really enjoy Odell Mt Standard, and this beer reminded me of it with a little Rye spice.
09-08-2013 03:52:59 | More by PalatePilot
3.56/5 rDev -6.8%
On tap at The Bruery in Placentia, CA.
Pours an opaque black with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, rye, cocoa, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with rye and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium body mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid rye presence but nothing too remarkable for the style.
09-08-2013 03:12:25 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.03/5 rDev +5.5%
Poured into a standard pint glass. Pours out black with a really nice, slow to build 2 inch head. Huge gobs of lace stick to the glass forever.
Chocolate, citrus and roasted coffee start the smell off. Pine resin and rye spice make up the middle, more roasted malts at the finish. Very inviting.
Very smooth flavor. Milk chocolate, light pine, cumquat, roasted rye malt spice, hint of booze near the end with a hint of cold brewed coffee at the finish. Thick and smooth going down
I'd reccommend this. Probably even be good with a bit of age. I know it says consume fresh, but it tastes like you could do both.
09-06-2013 03:30:21 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
3.86/5 rDev +1%
Split with rudzud as usual. Again American Black Ale not really my fav style, but we'll see how this goes.
Huge creamy head of 2 fingers, foamy, fades semi slowly with lots of soapy lacing, pretty much pitch black semi thick beer.
Nose nice dark malts, little roasty and tin, hint bready yeast, caramel and dark choc. Hops are a plenty, floral, fruity, little citrus, bit earthy spicy, candy hops, green grassy wet hay hop, dank, then some rye, lots of rye and pumpernickel bread.
Taste starts with more rye and bitter hops, earthy spicy hops, little fruity with hint citrus. Rye and dark bready malts bring pumpernickle bread, light spicy rye and spicy hop. Some sweet malts, light caramel, little roast, hint choc, little bready dough. Finish is dry and sticky, long semi bitter earthy spicy hop, fair bitterness, little dark grainy malt and rye. 3
Mouth is fuller bod, little syrupy, nice carb.
Overall not bad, decent malt and hop balance even for a black ipa, nice rye component that really shines through, hops aren't the best but not too bad.
09-05-2013 15:00:11 | More by jlindros
4.08/5 rDev +6.8%
Served in a footed glass at Ale Arsenal.
Completely black. Opaque, with a rich, tight, brown head more suited to a stout than a CDA (Black IPA, whatever). Great lace.
Lightly fruity. Kinda tropical. Hint of chocolate.
The taste is similar - fruit and an undercurrent of chocolate. Orange, zest, dry hops. There is a weird off-taste of something...it's a little, plasticy? I'm not sure.
Dry and sharp. Rich.
I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. Recommended!
09-05-2013 03:54:18 | More by AgentMunky
3.91/5 rDev +2.4%
Split with JLindros.
A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown almost black hire with a think almost the finger mocha head that left a thin blanket and sticky lacing that hangs around.
S - Aromas of nice chocolatey malts, light roast, super dank hops, light bitter earthy spicy bitterness. Super wet. Nice rye on the finish.
T - Taste is nice spicy rye, earthy bitter hops, creamy chocolate, roast malts...very light though. Not super bright but solid tasting, alt darker than I'm used to with my black ipas. Lingering bitterness that is pleasant.
M - Mouthfeel is solid, nicely carbonated, alcohol hidden nicely.
O - Overall I enjoyed this beer, I like a bit more citrus with my black ipas though. Solid offering. I like the rye, a lot, but just don't really care for the hops they used.
09-04-2013 22:13:58 | More by rudzud
Batch #1000: Bryeian from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.