Amarillo Brillo | Maumee Bay Brewing Company

Amarillo BrilloAmarillo Brillo
BA SCORE
4.13/5
215 Ratings
Amarillo BrilloAmarillo Brillo
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:
#2,402
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
215
pDev:
9.44%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
39
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 215 |  Reviews: 37
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2.5/5  rDev -39.5%

Photo of jpopp76
2.94/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Looks good, aroma and taste not for me

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Photo of scott2269
3/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of JohnParadee
3.03/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was a solid but relatively unremarkable, middle of the road IPA.

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3.12/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.34/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nlmartin
3.47/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This beer was chilled and served in an Imperial Pint.

A- The body of the beer is a hazy apricot coloration. The head is a thick beige coloration. Nice head retention and good lacing on the glass.

S- The beer has mango, pineapple and grapefruit citrus bolstered by pine resin. Malty sweetness backs up the fruity hops.

T- Not a game changer but delivers on tropical fruit and pine. Nice balance of hops to malt. No off flavors noted.

M- The body of the beer is medium and well carbonated. No alcohol noted to the mouth.

O- This beer isn't bad at all. I wouldn't turn it down but will not seek it again.

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Photo of Hopmeplease
3.48/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SocalKicks
3.48/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cynical1027
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of beergorrilla
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Bierguy5
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of BT_Bobandy
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of icculus71
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of pest
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.52/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wulfie85
3.56/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zaphog
3.6/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of BellsFan
3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ckollias
3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I figured a beer named Amarillo Brillo would have all amarillo hops in it? Oh well. You just have to make do in life.

Kind of a somewhat earthy profile on this one. Accents of fruity esters. A decent beer.

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3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler compliments of RyanS107. Thanks!

Poured from a growler into a pint glass.

Clear light amber pour, with about a finger of white foam. Decent retention, with a little bit of lacing.

Juicy hop nose. Lots of sweetness, both from the ripe citrus and the caramel malt. Pretty solid piney scent as well.

Unfortunately, the hops don't have the kind of citrus flavor that I expected from the nose. Much more pine, and a tea-like bitterness. Pretty hefty malt bill gives a decent balance of flavors.

Very slick, oily body. Pretty smooth drinker, and the ABV doesn't make itself known at all. All in all, a pretty solid DIPA.

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Photo of skaboom420
3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.68/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - bright cloudy orange, a nice fat finger of white and rocky foam. Sticky, leaving thin strands of lace around the glass.

Aroma - orange peel, pineapple, a little caramel.

Taste - caramel malt, a syrupy orange flavor. The hops move in a little slowly but surely. Mildly bitter with a good citrusy presence, orange, orange peel and pineapple. Mild abv warmth, smooth and warm finish with the lingering citrus.

Mouthfeel - smooth, even carbonation, weighty on the body.

Overall - pretty nice brew, I would buy this one again.

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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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