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Amarillo Brillo | Maumee Bay Brewing Company

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4.13/5
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215 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maumee Bay Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
oh-maumeebaybrewingco.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This divinely delicious brew is Maumee Bay Brewing Company’s assertive double India Pale Ale featuring a bouquet of Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe, and of course a hefty dose of Amarillo Hops. Delivering a delicate balance of citrus and pine hop presence with a malty sweetness, Amarillo Brillo is a pleasure to drink. Expect a raw, crisp mouthfeel with a boldness that lets you know it’s a serious brew. We suggest pouring this beer into a snifter at 50-55 degrees.

Added by akorsak on 10-26-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,454
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
215
pDev:
9.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
39
Trade:
2
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A good solid traditional style Double IPA, or Imperial IPA as they are sometimes called. Tried at the brewery tonight for the first time, from tap of course.
Medium amber, not much on the nose, but it hits the pallet right away. Reminds me of the New Belgium Rampant, before they ruined it with all that Voodoo hoodoo. Not as intense, or complex as a Dogfish 90 Minute, but rock solid if you like a traditional style DIPA.
A new favorite for me.

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4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
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3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
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Poured into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Musty hop aroma bears notes of dank pine, boozy orange and a bit of spice.

T- Flavor isn't as aggressive as the aroma. The citrus is softer, as is the booze, and the malt presence is such that it provides enough sweetness and body to not detract from the hops. Solid bitterness ties everything together.

M- A bit oily and not as much hop bite as expected. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- A more old school approach to the DIPA. Kind of reminds me of Lagunitas' hop profiles that emphasize malt balance and sweetness along with the generous amount of resinous hops.

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Amarillo Brillo from Maumee Bay Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 215 ratings
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