Begyle / DryHop Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts Black IPA - Begyle Brewing Company

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Begyle /  DryHop Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts Black IPA
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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Begyle Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: MasterSki on 12-12-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A deep brown black pour with 2 fingers of dark tan head. Great retention. Smells smoky, Chocolatey, sweet with a hint if grassy hops. Flavor has citrusy grapefruit hops teaming up with a roasty grain profile. Subtle sweetness blending with the hops and charred bitterness. Medium in body, medium carbonation. A pretty decent black ipa, a really tasty beer. Props for naming a beer after a LTJ song.. Haven't heard this in years.

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4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Johnny Quest embodies a dark black hue with a slight opaqueness, virtually blocking any light particles. A fluffy tan head awakens, making the beer appear even more stout-like. Its retention is quite fine, leaving a healthy thin layer even after 5 minutes of rest. The aromatics showcase brilliant pine notes, with subtle nuances of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, baker’s chocolate, caramel, coffee, and cappuccino caressing the nostrils. Pine tries taking control again in the mouth, but is matched by roasted malt bitterness. Juicy citrus bitterness joins mid-palate, with orange zest and grapefruit qualities. The finish is long, bitter, and dry, akin to freshly brewed iced coffee, with subtle hints of dark chocolate, toffee, pineapple, and of course pines. Visually, an empty glass coated in lacing is just as gorgeous as a glass full of beer, which Johnny Quest triumphantly achieves.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler from brewery on 1/24/2014.

A: dark with big head which may be due to the growler. The head dissipates fairly quickly.

S: pleasantly hoppy.

T: malty with a strong hoppy undertone and a smoky finish.

M: medium to full body.

O: nice black IPA. Worthy of a try. Not the best but definitely not the worst.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -32.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts, a collaboration between DryHop Brewers and Begyle Brewing Company. Both breweries are located in Chicago, Illinois.

Score: 90

Tap pour served in a taster glass as part of a beer flight at the DryHop Brewers Brewpub on 06/28/13.

Appearance: Deep chestnut brown color. Ring around glass of head served. Okay lacing, above average retention. 3.75/5

Smell: Hops, citrus, hint of grassiness and hot chocolate mix. Nice mix of "oddball" flavors that do not generally pair well together done well, but this brew is not the most complex on the nose. Smells like you would expect a black IPA to smell. 4/5

Taste: Smokiness and roasty-forward malt, which was totally unexpected from the nose. More traditional IPA-like outside of the smokey and roastiness. No chocolate. Not "hop" intensive, "pale ale" degree of bitterness. Slightly base finish with the lasting smokey roastiness. Tasty and different. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Greater than light bodied, spot on carbonation. Dry finish. 4/5

Overall: A very solid beer with a somewhat unique taste. Nothing earth shattering here, but this brew is pleasant and enjoyable. I would order a full glass, but I would not go out of my way to seek this brew out.

Cost: $5 for a pint.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: very dark brown, if not entirely black. Opaque. Forms a huge tan colored head. Fluffy head. Moderate lacing.

S: very aromatic. Oddly fruity for a Black IPA, but there is still a heavy roasted quality. Juicy citrus. Grapefruit zest.

T: taste is mildly sweet. Roasted malt, black coffee, but plenty of hops. Again, there is a fruitiness. Dry chalky acidity. Very interesting.

M: medium bodied, slightly chalky, acidic like a cup of coffee. Mild bitterness.

O: a very interesting black IPA. Rather heavily hopped with a perceptible, but restrained take on the dark roasty quality. For lack of better description, this one tends towards the "IPA" more so than the "black." A very fresh, juicy, black IPA.

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4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz, 4/4/13 Batch 10
Riedel tulip

A: Pour deep brown in color. Not a lot of light getting through if any. Three fingers of tight bubbles light tan head. Gonna live some sticky lacing sheeting. Seems nicely carbonated.

S: Pine. Citrus fruits. Chocolate. Roasted malts. Some tootsie roll like sweetness.

T: Nice burst of pine bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Good chocolate and roast comes out in the mid palate. Good hop bitterness that lingers and comes through after tootsie roll roast. Dry finish.

M: Body is medium. Very easy to drink and lower ABV is NICE.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Begyle / DryHop Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts Black IPA from Begyle Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.