Renegade | Church Brew Works

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Brewed by:
Church Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer isn’t quite a stout but it’s too dark to be an IPA. It might start out tasting kinda like a dry stout, but then the grassy and citrusy Amarillo hops kick in. We used Amarillos for bittering and the flavor/aroma additions. Judging that to be insufficient, we then dry-hopped the beer with Amarillos. We like the way Amarillos taste in this beer, so we went for it.

Added by Stinkypuss on 12-09-2011

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 9
Reviews by Cylinsier:
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4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


Pours jet black with a dark tan head, creamy looking.

Smells of light cocoa and roasted malts, some piney hop undertones.

Chocolate and roasted malts with mild hoppiness.

Medium to full body with some tingles of carbonation across the tongue.

This was billed as a black IPA, but it definitely feels and tastes like a stout. It's also really good, one of the better chocolate-tasting stouts I've ever had. I would love to have this again and would strongly recommend it to anyone else looking for something in this style.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Church Brew Works : Renegade

Pours a dark brown bordering black with a solid layer of mocha foam and lots of lacing. Aromas of floral hops, roasted malts and some coffee. Billed as a hoppy stout, this is true in the taste, bitter roasted malts compliment the hop bitterness and leafy flavor. Coffee, cream and cocoa are all in the mix as well. Possibly some lactose sugar was used in brewing as there is a mild sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth and creamy. Overall, this was a really solid beer and I would certainly have it again.

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of BT_Bobandy
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on draft for $ 6.00/16 oz glass ($ 0.375/oz)
Aroma of fruity hops and malt
Head chopped by bartender; remains light brown, creamy
Lacing excellent – wide complete rings of tiny bubbles
Body – dark brown/black, opaque
Flavor of roasted malt, slightly bitter; no hops flavor, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, soft carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 3.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.75

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Renegade from Church Brew Works
3.83 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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