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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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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Begyle Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

spycow, Jan 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint glass at Atlas.

Why would Johnny Quest think they're sellouts? What does Race think? Anyway, this stuff pours a midnight black-brown topped by a finger of dark khaki foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, leek, light roasted malts, and a hint of pine resin. The taste brings in more of the same, with the mild bitterness of the roasted malts mixing well with that of the hops themselves. The usual flavor clashing of black IPAs is only slightly present here, a welcome sight. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a pretty nice black IPA, hopefully a sign of good things to come from both of these new brewers.

TMoney2591, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch #10.
Pours dark brown and settles opaque and black in the glass, a steadily rising head of creamy tan foam in the glass. A ton of sticky lacing coats the insides of the glass, forming concentric rings and unbroken sheets. Head retention and coverage is excellent.

Aroma of roast malt, melon, and pine. Green and hoppy with a nicely balanced roast character. Dry and bitter and also smooth and mellow. Flash of pine needles, ash, and citrus peel. Lingering pleasant aftertaste. Overall a nice Black IPA, looking forward to more from both of these new Chicago brewers.

emerge077, Mar 29, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. I've had multiple batches of this on-tap but never really had time to take notes.

A - Big tan foam lingers, leaving a thick collar, thin cap, and loads of lacing. Dark brown body with some ruby tinges when held to the light.

S - Big tropical fruits, juicy citrus, chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, a bit of sugar. Galaxy and Citra hops dominate here, with some of the dankness from the former creeping in.

T - The taste is a similarly enjoyable mix of chocolate, tropical fruits, grapefruit and orange zest, sugar cookie, and light bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium body that is sufficiently hefty for the listed 5.3%. Pleasant carbonation, lightly dry finish, and otherwise fairly clean.

D - Nice Black IPA that I've enjoyed every time I've had it. Hope that this gets made regularly; either at Begyle or at DryHop. I also appreciate the lower ABV as it makes for a solid session option.

MasterSki, Jan 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

brandoman63, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of Florida9
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.

Florida9, May 01, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip at Northdown 12/25/12. Special thanks to HeatherAnn and the dood for the assist! Extra special thanks to Mr. Noah Leger!

A: Served pitch black. A thin wafer of light khaki colored foam settled on top and left concentric rings of lace to decorate the inside of the glass.

S: Big aromas of pine needles and deeply roasty malt. As it warmed, more hoppy complexities popped out. Tangerine and grapefruit drizzled with bakers chocolate.

T: Exactly as described above.

M: Slightly thinner than I expected. Serving temp was a bit chilly, so I let it warm a bit in hopes that it would thicken up a bit. It did, but not as much as I had hoped. On the plus side, this was pretty refreshing (and not fatiguing) to the palate. Lovely dry finish.

O: We were super impressed by the quality of this beer. We expect great things from these two brand new Chicago breweries!

GbVDave, Jan 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

RedneckBeerz, Sep 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

vermilcj, May 06, 2014
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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.

jegross2, Jul 11, 2013
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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.

inlimbo77, Apr 22, 2013
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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.

facundoCNB, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

jschott75, Dec 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

RichH55, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Kubrickx, May 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

tdmccarthy, Mar 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

kodt, Apr 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

WYVYRN527, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

carmike813, May 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Kevin_Young, Feb 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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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.