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ΠΡ (Pyro)ΠΡ (Pyro)

Brewed by:
Burning Brothers Brewing
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by morimech on 03-09-2014

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1/5  rDev -67.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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1.68/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

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2/5  rDev -35.9%

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2/5  rDev -35.9%

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2.13/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Lemke10
2.25/5  rDev -27.9%

This pours a pale yellow color with a slight foamy head. The aroma has a decent amount of hops to it. The taste is thin and light. Not a whole lot of flavor and it leaves an awkward after taste. Considering the hoppy aroma there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of hops in the flavor. Just glad I don’t have a gluten allergy as this is not very good.

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Photo of morimech
2.46/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This cost $11.99 for a 4-pack of 16oz cans. Let that sink in for a moment. Nutrition Facts and list of ingredients on the can. Ingredients list water, sorghum, candi sugar, hops, yeast. Pours a clear, pale amber color with one finger of head that quickly settled to barely a film. Large carbonation bubbles are really active and actually can be heard from arms length. Barely any lacing is left down the glass.

Has a bizarre grainy and fruity aroma. I was hoping this would smell more like a standard pale ale. I am finding it hard to describe the smell. A mix of blueberries, strawberries, band-aids, and antiseptic. Is this the result of sorghum, hops, sugar, or brewing techniques? Whatever it is I do not like the smell.

The flavor is not much better. It is fruity and bitter with an astringent finish. Not enjoyable. The first sip I was thinking, this is unique. But I am finding it hard to get to the bottom of the glass. Notes of berries and band-aids. The can claims the use of American hops but I have a hard time picking them out. Although it is quite bitter.

Light body but it is a little undercarbonated which is surprising considering the initial pour. Seems the life died off a little too quickly.

This beer is labeled as an APA so it will be judged as one. Lucky I am not a celiac because I would be quickly off beer if this is all I had to drink. Really expected something above average from this brewer but they may have to rely on the gluten-free aspect to sell their beer. I will not buy this again and I would need to have a sample before I buy anything else from this brewer.

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2.48/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Head evaporates quite quickly in the glass. Color is a light golden. Aroma is good - floral, crisp, lemony. Like others have said, though, there is a distinct bitter aftertaste that lingers in your mouth after drinking. Slightly sour flavor beforehand, but really not a lot of flavor. I didn't particularly enjoy this beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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2.57/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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2.7/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.16/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Burning Brothers Pyro American Pale Ale, Naturally Gluten Free. Brewed and canned by Burning Brothers Brewing, St. Paul, MN. “Don’t Fear the Beer!” the can tells us.

Clear and golden-hued, with a short-lived white head.

Lightly hoppy nose, small citrus. Little lemon.

In the mouth, it’s got a bite. Sharp and crisp at the fore, clean and lean-bodied. Drinkable, but not especially pleasant. I must admit that I’m not well-versed in gluten-free beers, and I can’t tell how much beer-y flavors I should expect out of it, or how far this veers from how good a gf beer can be. I also have to admit that I heard bad things about it initially, and good things recently, but those were from he who gave me this sample.

This doesn’t taste like a true APA should, certainly not a good one. For a brew that by it’s very nature must miss the things I like most in a beer, it doesn’t taste terrible. If I became gluten-intolerant, I could tolerate it.

Time to share the gobbledygook: “Pyro Pale Ale centers on drinkability though a balanced American hop profile. Combined with gluten-free grains and yeast, this beer is an American revolution in brewing. No gluten in means no gluten out. There is no reason to “Fear this beer.”

I may have to try a few other GF beers to compare it against, but all in all, not bad.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.21/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of woodychandler
3.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I picked up this tall boy during one of my recent Chicago visits, not realizing that it is a Gluten-Free offering. The CANQuest (tm) has caused me to drink widely and I have discovered that a little sorghum goes a long way in these beers. We will see what this one is like.

From the CAN: "Naturally Gluten Free"; "Don't Fear the Beer!"; "Ok, [Greek letter] = Pi and [Greek letter] = Rho. The story goes like this. A good friend, Hawkins, gave me this symbol to represent the simplicity and complexity of fire-eating. Like this symbol, we feel that our brewing has that same mixture of simplicity and complexity, coupled with just a hint of mystery."; "Pyro Pale Ale centers on drinkability through a balanced Ameri[CAN] hop profile. combined withgluten-free grains and yeast, this beer is an Ameri[CAN] revolution in brewing. No gluten in means no gluten out. There is no reason to 'Fear this beer'."; "Cheers! - Dane"

I have Def Leppard's "Pyromania" playing as the soundtrack to this one and the Crack! was equally loud. In fact, I got a spritz and spray thanks to it being filled right up to the vent. This was too much beer to attempt an inverted Glug, so I CANducted a gentle pour. This still produced a brief finger of fizzy, bone-white head that quickly evaporated into wisps. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5) with NE-quality clarity and my old buddies, Mammon, Midas and Croesus showed up for a sip. Once they were satiated, it was my turn. Nose had the sharpness that I have come to associate with sorghum, kind of molasses-like. Whee! Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was odd, slightly cheesy, definitely using sorghum, but not as overpowering as some that I have drank. The hops gave it a grassy bitterness that also helped to make it palatable. I know that I am not the intended audience for these types of beers, but I am glad that I do not have Celiac because I CANnot drink more than one in a session. Finish was dry, but it was an odd dry. It left me with an odd, medicinal taste in my mouth.

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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