Begyle / DryHop Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts Black IPA
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American Black Ale
Ranked #71
Ranked #8,726
4.08 | pDev: 8.33%
Begyle Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
Very Good
Notes: Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts is a sessionable Black IPA containing Galaxy, Citra, Simcoe and Cascade hops. A collaboration between Dryhop Brewers and Begyle Brewing.
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Photo of larryi86
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Big thanks to bstyle for this
22 oz bottle, Winter 2017, poured into a tulip

A- Black with a three finger mocha head.

S- Piney, tropical fruits, roasted malts/coffee, slightly smoky, bitter chocolate, citrus.

T- Tropical fruits, roasted malts, some coffee, piney, citrus, lemon zest, hints of dark chocolate.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- The hops and malts make for a fun and different Black IPA. I really enjoy it and will definitely be seeking more out!

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The Collab between DryHob and Begyle was ok....the light mouthfeel was a turn off for me. The beer poured an opaque black with tan head and spotty lace. The scent had some pine and roast. The taste was evenly balanced nothing overpowering. Overall it was ok....little too watery for me.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch #85 tasted in Teku glass from a 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle on July 29. 2015. Look is dark brown, medium head and moderate lacing. Smell is piney and fruity hops with hints of dark chocolate and coffee bitterness. Taste is citrus hops, dark roasted malts, some chocolate and coffee notes. Feel is dry and a little bitter.

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Photo of facundoCNB
4.06/5  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.

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Photo of _YellowBird_
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Johnny Quest embodies a dark black hue with a slight opaqueness, virtually blocking any light particles. A fluffy tan head awakens, making the beer appear even more stout-like. Its retention is quite fine, leaving a healthy thin layer even after 5 minutes of rest. The aromatics showcase brilliant pine notes, with subtle nuances of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, baker’s chocolate, caramel, coffee, and cappuccino caressing the nostrils. Pine tries taking control again in the mouth, but is matched by roasted malt bitterness. Juicy citrus bitterness joins mid-palate, with orange zest and grapefruit qualities. The finish is long, bitter, and dry, akin to freshly brewed iced coffee, with subtle hints of dark chocolate, toffee, pineapple, and of course pines. Visually, an empty glass coated in lacing is just as gorgeous as a glass full of beer, which Johnny Quest triumphantly achieves.

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Photo of tomgetz
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler from brewery on 1/24/2014.

A: dark with big head which may be due to the growler. The head dissipates fairly quickly.

S: pleasantly hoppy.

T: malty with a strong hoppy undertone and a smoky finish.

M: medium to full body.

O: nice black IPA. Worthy of a try. Not the best but definitely not the worst.

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Photo of jegross2
4/5  rDev -2%
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.

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Photo of Florida9
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of inlimbo77
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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Photo of emerge077
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
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!

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

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Begyle / DryHop Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts Black IPA from Begyle Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 43 ratings