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Batch #1000: Bryeian - The Bruery

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Batch #1000: BryeianBatch #1000: Bryeian

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BA SCORE
86
very good

250 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 5
Gots: 26 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
The Bruery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Join us in excitement as we release the winning brew from our Batch #1000 homebrew contest - Bryeian! Hard to believe that we've brewed 1,000+ batches of beer and for those who have been with us throughout the years, probably surprising to see that the winner is a hoppy ale! A cascadian, dark rye ale to be exact. Brian Pramov and Bryan Keas, a pair of homebrewers from Denver put together this winning recipe for us and it shined brightly in our competition. The roast of the dark malts, the spice of the rye and the intense hop character combine for a fantastic experience.

(Beer added by: mhaugo on 08-14-2013)
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ZombieJester

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-01-2013 01:38:47 | More by ZombieJester
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GRG1313

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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Swervine44

California

4/5  rDev +5%

08-30-2013 05:12:51 | More by Swervine44
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Rollzroyce21

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

750 mL bottled on 8-Aug-13
Poured into stemless wine glass on 29-Aug-13.

Intense and dank piney hops in the aroma with some rye and hints of citrus that comes off as a little bit smokey.

The taste is more roasted rye than piney hop, but the bittering hop takes over in the last half. Some burnt orange peel's there as well. As I continue to drink, it gets quite salty.

Overall a decent brew, but hard to grasp that this was chosen as homebrew competition winner for Batch 1000. Was there not that many stellar entries? Batch 300... now that one was worthy.

08-30-2013 02:48:22 | More by Rollzroyce21
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brotherloco

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-28-2013 01:36:16 | More by brotherloco
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PlinyBeMiney

California

3/5  rDev -21.3%

08-26-2013 04:31:06 | More by PlinyBeMiney
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-25-2013 06:11:45 | More by zestar
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2beerdogs

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

08-25-2013 05:25:55 | More by 2beerdogs
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Ruderaven52

California

4.24/5  rDev +11.3%

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Two and a half finger head. Some light lacing - not that stick to the glass lacing, but some tiny bubbles that eventually drink back down.

The smell is fresh hops. Piney with some rye. This is a very fresh brew at just over two weeks. The bottle says to enjoy as fresh as possible. This beer smells great.

The taste is dead on with the smell. Fresh hops and pine. Good rye flavor on the finish. There is some orange peel flavor that helps with the bitterness the more I drink. There is something burnt-like or ash. Maybe burnt orange peel?

Another great brew from The Bruery. At 7%, I think you could session this beer. Why couldn't they wait for football season to really start. Great Black Rye IPA. I would love to taste this against Firestone's Wookey Jack, which is one of my favorites in this style.

08-24-2013 02:36:58 | More by Ruderaven52
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-22-2013 06:30:43 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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California

4/5  rDev +5%

08-22-2013 04:32:34 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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California

4/5  rDev +5%

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California

4/5  rDev +5%

08-21-2013 02:51:38 | More by geuze_gone_wild
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California

4/5  rDev +5%

08-21-2013 02:38:01 | More by largadeer
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California

4/5  rDev +5%

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California

4/5  rDev +5%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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California

4/5  rDev +5%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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KevSal

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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jvillefan

California

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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mhaugo

California

5/5  rDev +31.2%

750ml bottle decanted into a curved imperial pint glass. Bottle stamped 8/7/13.
Appearance: Liquid obsidian with a leather cap. Beautiful lacing down the glass.
Smell: Aggressive, piney hops that track down my nose from eight inches away. A deeper investigation reveals charcoal and molasses.
Taste: So damn fresh it’s unbelievable. The hop character is sharp and brilliant. Pine so dense it makes me feel like I’m camping. There are also waves of spent coals, peppery rye, and sweet burned sugar. The lingering astringency is more roasted grains than it is hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, easy carbonation.
Overall: The bottle says, “We don’t often make hoppy beers, but when we do, they taste something like this.” The tragedy is that they don’t make more hoppy beers. This beer comes from the “Batch 1000” homebrew competition The Bruery hosted a few months ago, and after tasting this I’m glad I didn’t win. Black IPA is not generally a style that I am particularly fond of, but this beer is unreal. It is now my new gold standard for the category. Well done.

08-14-2013 06:28:13 | More by mhaugo
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Batch #1000: Bryeian from The Bruery
86 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.