Don't Bring Me Down, Zeus - Begyle Brewing Company

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86
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 8.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Begyle Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: emerge077 on 06-21-2013

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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 5
Photo of emerge077
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hazy saturated orange color, thin layer of foam on top, lasting collar of lace. Long lasting surface coverage.

Subdued citrus aroma, slight pale malt, fairly dry. For a DIPA, it's too mellow.

Orange and grapefruit flavors, some yeasty esters, creamy and smooth. Fairly moderate bitterness lingers in the back, not a bruiser, it's more balanced. Slightly sticky on the lips but not especially sweet, it finishes dry. It's very drinkable and mild fruity DIPA, but not super punchy or unique. Still it's well put together and the abv is nowhere to be found.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a nonic)

A- This beer pours a deep orange body with strands of microbubbles supporting a sticky white head that clings to the glass after each sip.

S- The clean candy citrus hints lead to more full apricot hops and a nice green hop with hints of mint in the finish.

T- The lifesaver candy quality to the fruity hops leads to a nice pungent hop flavor that is full in the finish. The slight sweetness of malt comes through more as pale malt as the beer opens.

M- The light mouthfeel leads to a soft alcohol warmth and a nice carbonation bite that enhances the hops

O- The nice jammy or candy fruit flavors to the hops mixed with pungent green hop flavors means I couldn't stop sniffing this beer. The malt plays a nice supporting role and makes this beer very drinkable.

Photo of Lolli1315
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Dark Golden orange, almost a tint of amber in color with a hazy body. An off white to light brown head that sticks around in a very thin head, almost turning patchy. Moderate lacing left behind.

S- Very resiney hop smell with some sappy pine and a bit of grass. Behind the hops is a decent amount of caramel malt. Slight amount of alcohol is noticeable towards the end, but it is not hot. Some slight fruit esters (maybe grapefruit?) lingering way back.

T- Tons of the resiney/piney flavors, feels as if it is almost stripping the tongue. Expected a twinge of citrus to hit somewhere in the middle, but the resin was there to stay (not saying that is a bad thing). Hop flavor seems almost earthy and spicy on the tongue. Although there is a decent amount of caramel malty character, it never seems to compete with the hops. Bitterness picks up in the middle in moderate amounts as it quickly turns up to high bitterness into the finish. Bitterness lingers and almost seems to tickle the tongue, if that can even be a description. Alcohol seems a little hot in the end of the beer.

M- Thick mouthfeel with a prickly carbonation that seems to be enhanced with the spicy hop flavor. Could possibly use a little more a little more carbonation. Warming alcohol, a little too hot for my taste.

O- Although not my favorite DIPA, a very enjoyable one nonetheless. A nice switch up from the citrus-centric DIPAs that you normally see, nice to see a new brewery not just jumping on that ship. If you like that piney and resin type flavor, this is a good one to pick up. Also, maybe don't piss of Zeus. Just my opinion though.

Photo of John-Robertson
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Double ipa. Batch 77 nice malty hopped up ipa. Nose is mild. Smooth nice dry finish.

Photo of tomgetz
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from growler directly from brewery on February 13, 2014. Served into tulip glass.

A: Dark orange with two to three fingers of head. The head may be somewhat exaggerated due to the growler.

S: Hoppy with a citrus undertone. Hint of alcohol as well.

T: Hoppy and sweet. The alcohol does cut through, especially at the end.

M: Full body. No complaints here.

O: A good imperial IPA. The alcohol aspects knock this offering down a bit.

Don't Bring Me Down, Zeus from Begyle Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.