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Butte Creek Organic Revolution XI Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
Revolution XI, the hop monster that celebrates our 11th Anniversary, is a fat & chewy Imperial IPA that is over the top on hop flavor and aroma. The piney hop character is derived from a blend of five different hop varities: New Zealand Hallertau, Magnum, Chinook, Amarillo, and Simcoe.

DYCSoccer17's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3639) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2007
22 ounce bottle purchased at the Davis Food Co-Op (I think? maybe not?) Aroma is very floral, very sweet, and quite fruity. Hints of strawberries are there. THere is also some definite ethanol present retronasally. A little too sweet. Dark copper/light amber body body that is transparent. Attractive body, with a small, wispy, weak off-white head. Sweet, sugary, malty start. Turns a little grainy and toasted in the middle, but there is still sort of a sweet flavor undermining it. Finishes with some very late, dry, bitter, hoppiness. This is muted by the sugary sweetness. This is more of a barleywine than an IIPA. Either way, this is kind of sweet and cloying and I don’t know. It’s just not working for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10262) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
not bad but not a standout in style. spicy and citric hops and a slightly more prevalent than I’d like malt profile give this medium bodied IIPA an average overall score.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
callmemickey (4285) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 Reviewed from notes (2007). a: orange-copper in color with a thin white head s: citrus and floral hops with some sweet malts to liven up this beer t: citrus hops charge forward with malts takings a nice role in bring this bear back down as alcohol creeps in letting you know that this isnt going to let you off easy m: chewy and heavy.. yet smooth enough to let the flavors sit for the right length of time.. short aftertaste o: a pretty drinkable beer despite being on the heavier side of things

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Revolution XI Organic Imperial India Pale Ale--11th Anniversary Ale--2007 22 oz. Bottle. 8.60% ABV. 100+IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Lacy mild head. Clear thin bright light amber color. Earthy malty floral hop front. Creamy sweet thick caramel body missing pine grapefruit herbal hop notes. Rich hot hop spice cloying malt mild citrus end. Sampled 10/20/2007.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3597) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2010
tap in Seattle back in august 07-deep orange with foamy off-white head with a bit of lacing. floral nose with lots of sweet tangerines and other citrus. lots of hop flavors but not much malt to speak of. pretty one-dimensional. not very complex, but overall decent. I remember this used to rate much higher. This beer is just another hop fix, but an ok one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2009
I’ve had this beer for about 6 months, this is the second bottle. First one had a huge citrus and resiny hop aroma. This bottle however has mellowed over time. Still a very good beer though, but it doesnt have the huge hop hit it had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2009
Orange pour with a creamy white head and lace. A hard citrus orange like aroma. Very citrus hops without a lot of malt to back it up. A tad thin and foamy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5799) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2009
22oz bomber. Thick, just about opaque brown-orange color. The aroma is rather rugged, with some deep, piny, alcohol laced, hoppy, butterscotch which seems a bit off. Relatively mild carbonation for the style. Earthy toffee, and some thick malt make up the heart if this beer, and there is some thick, resiny hops to even it all out. Different in a lot of ways than your typical IIPA. Never comes off as an alcohol bomb, just full bodied and flavorful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23407) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2009
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Hasa sweetish malty hoppy bitter aroma with hints of citrus and caramel. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter flavor with hints of grapefruit and some hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty and warming bitter hoppy finish wit a long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Deep orange pour with frothy white head. Malt bill seems big on this one, but hops are very apparent. Flavor is sweet, sticky and hoppy...nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2968) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Impressive looking - orange with a semi-rocky thich head and very thick lacing. Semi-clear. Aroma of caramel surprised me a bit seeing as how it is an IIPA. Also somewhat floral and very pleasant. Palate is very balanced. Monstrous amounts of malt and hops. Very well done and very underrated, IMO.

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