tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2014 Tap @ Revolution: Pours a clean & deep, burnt amber color with no fulfilling head, just a moderate, off-white collar around the edge. Aroma is much more mild than expected. Vague fruitiness with some caramel & Munich-like malt sweetness. Hard to pull much from the hops, here. Taste is pretty sweet, lots of caramel malt, toast, & an almost saccharine sweetness backing up the tropical fruit essence of the hops. Mild floral notes & a touch of oily hops lead into a sticky, pine laden finish, Aftertaste of some sticky tropical fruits backed by a lasting caramel malt sweetness. Nose is a little underwhelming & overall it’s a bit sweeter than I prefer my DIPAs with a little too much caramel presence. Not bad by any means, but also not my favorite.
brokensail (15609) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Revolution. Amber pour with a small white head. Nose is a bit malty with some bread and a bit of caramel. Lots of orange, some grapefruit, and a bit of pine. Light bitterness to the flavor. Some pine, grapefruit, and orange peel. Lots of peach and bready sweetness. Fair amount of caramel and toast, as well.
indianabeerman (46) - Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
great beer.had on tap. the first beer i have had from revolution.doing from memeory. lots of citrus hops very balanced . a joy to drink
superspak (4480) - Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/15/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep orange copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, mango, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, toast, bread, and floral/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and dark/bready malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, mango, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, toast, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, mango, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, toast, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial pale ale. All around great complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
drsordr (2239) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour dark brownish copper. Nose nice pine, mango, and sweet malt. Taste citrus bite front folloewd by high bitterness. Not as many of the hop flavors come through in the taste as they do the nose. Bitterness lasts throughout the mid and late palate and thorough a long finish. Some caramel malt late.
tomthompson89 (1976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber pour, some sediment . Nose is a lot of Amarillo. Really nice C hops on the flavour. One of the smoothest most drinkable Double IPA's I have had!
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hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at brewpub.. Came in the glass a copper color. Dingy white head. Nose of citrus hops.. Lots of hops. Medium plus in body. Flavor is a blast of hops...with citrus and pine. Bitter citrus finish. Quite a beer. Loved it.
jandd1983 (3740) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the brewpub. It poured an amber color with a white head. The aroma was fruity, sour, tart and earthy. The taste was fruity, some grapes, a little sweet with a sour finish. Nice.
jkwood04 (5243) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brewpub. Pours copper with an off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and resinous and floral hops, plus a lot of caramel and pale malts, and dough. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not the most balanced beer but not bad.
arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap into tulip at the brewpub. Translucent copper with sticky but feathery dense head. Dusty hops at first smell, with it styling into a bright, almost melony aroma over water cracker maltiness. I love the mouthfeel on this; a lightly acidic burst waters the mouth at first, hitting under the sides of the tongue; then a lightly sudsy, velvety feel through the swallow, with the finish tingly on top of the tongue. The flavor is mostly packed in the finish and is layered -- tangy and just-bitter-enough hops at first, then another acid kick, then some brightness settling into chewy fruits (apricot, some apple) and a Graham cracker-like maltiness. Tingle and dryness play with the fruits for a long time after each mouthful. Not as juicy as the west coast style, but kind of like a double IPA mixed with some british barleywine.