Concrete Dinosaur | Right Brain Brewery

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3.81/5
Very Good
66 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Right Brain Brewery
Michigan, United States
rightbrainbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brown rye, IPA

Added by MrBIP on 04-12-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,737
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
66
pDev:
10.24%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Coho11
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kkazemi
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From tasting notes 10/17/17
Had on-tap at Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City, MI

Appearance - Served in a pint, kind of a ruddy brown colored brew with a sandstone hued, thin layer of suds that coat the surface. Decent amount of lacing that comes through with some broken webbing and spotting.

Smell - Rye slice, light chocolate. Grapefruit hoppiness.

Taste - follows the nose. Flavor hits immediately with a punchy rye spice that bites at the tongue, while lesser chocolatey character rides beneath. Flavor quickly develops a thick grapefruit hop bite that only strengthens in the finish, leaving a pithy, spicy aftertaste that hangs for days.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Slightly  chewy and done dry finish. Drinks easy enough.

Overall - Definitely a unique brew;  a bit of a mutt, really. It works though, in fact it reminds me a bit of Firestone's now retired Wookey Jack, except the malts are a bit lighter, with a less roasty undertone.

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Photo of DanJ1979
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tmcarter23
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of u2carew
4.27/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of C_Adams
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Richter525
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DMarlinJ
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gopens44
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice deep dark brown color, not muddled or thoroughly opaque. Brash head recedes to a thin beige sheet, accompanied by an incidental amount of lacing. Nose is rich and brilliant with what I guess is that the thing (full disclosure, not sure what rye really should smell like) but it's sweet, has a grain bill, carries some bit of pine mixed with tangerine. Taste is also especially brilliant. Sweet tangerine for a split second before big bitter earthy really settles in. Finishes up maybe a bit hot or spicy or something, but doesn't leave a ton behind in the otherwise dry exit. Something about this reminds me of Levitation, so that is pretty cool. Haven't heard any ballyhoo over this, which is unfortunate, because it's a damn decent beer.

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Photo of EtOHMD
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Zbrown2307
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blackop555
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown. Thick, short, tan head that lasts a while.

Smells piney, earthy and light roast malt.

Tastes earthy, piney and rye spice. Followed by light toasted malt and citrus peel. Finish is dry with earthy bitterness and toasted malt linger. Medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of clager
2.87/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Gravewalker
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HardyA
3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WDJersey
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ribby
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NateDyk47
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerdanza
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark brown with a short beige head that laces the sides of the glass. Smells of piney hops with a smokey, caramel and coffee background. Very complex nose! The taste is clean, bitter hops, followed by a smokey rye sourness and finishing with some sweet malt and coffee on the tongue. All in all an excellent brew that should be sipped and appreciated.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Concrete Dinosaur from Right Brain Brewery
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 66 ratings