Revolution The Whip
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A Wheat IPA that lashes the tongue with with a blend of hops including Japanese Sorachi Ace which taste a bit a like lemongrass. A bit different than the normal IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear, deeper golden-orange colored body with a finger-width, frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is pretty solid. Lots of fresh, lemony citruses with a good amount of pines and grass. A light floral and mango fruitiness too. Light amount of bready pale malts with a hint of crisp wheat. Flavor is similar. Fruity up front with a nice citrus and lemon-grassiness. A light bready pale malt again with a touch of wheat that guides this into the finish as the juicy citrus and piney lemon-grass grows. Finishes nicely dry with a moderate bitterness, a few resins, and a light wheat crispness. Lengthy aftertaste following a light, clean body and moderate, crisper carbonation. Overall, a really nice beer. Lots of fresh citrusy-lemon hops with a solid bitterness. Not a whole lot of wheat, but very easy drinking and enjoyable. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wmubronco1992 (700) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Draft at the Revolution brewpub. Pours a dark honey amber. White head. Strong grapefruit and grass aroma. Very dry. Strong lacing. Lots of hops, but not over the top. More IPA then wheat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3737) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear light orange with a thick white head. Aroma of lots of citrus, grassy hops, hop oils. Flavor is very citrus with hop oils and wheat malt. Crisp and quite rich in hops. Interesting and tasty IPA! 8/4/8/4/14 [3.8/5]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a bright golden with a small white head. Aroma is very peachy and nicely citric, very fresh with a nice grassy character to it along with some sweet caramel note. Flavor is also very peachy, nice and juicy fruitiness. The wheat is barely there, but it tastes quite refreshing and clean, again grassy and citric, finishing with just a moderate bitterness. Medium body and a moderate carbonation. Nice IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Mug draft... dark peach, a little murky, dark tope head, really thin cap but lasting, small lace... Really fruity aroma, citrus bursting, oranges and pineapple with a toffee malt body, wheat ipa? Canít tell, pleasant... The fruits donít continue with the base is lots of smooth light sweet malts, very piney but smooth, orange peel finish... Really nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Draft at Revolution. Pours a cloudy gold with a decent size off white head. Nose of lemon and other citrus, and grass hops. Good citrus flavor, light wheat character and a really well done and rounded IPA. Keep the beer coming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2010
Draft at Revolution. Pours a slightly hazy gold with a billowy, fluffy head. Nose is a bit grassy, distant lemon and orange-blossom. Also a bit of a bready note as well. Not really much lemongrass in there compared to when Iíve brewed 100% SA beers in the past. On taste, there is an astringent note that comes through, along with citrus peel and a light and clean bitterness. Also perceiving some alcohol. Nice full body and round mouthfeel. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2010
Sampled at Revolution. Poured a clear orange amber with an off-white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was a balance of citrus and pine with a slight hint of pine. Flavor was similar with a citrus start and growing pine towards the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2011 Draft at revolution. Pours hazed light golden with white head. A big lemon grass and wheat malt aroma, flavors continue with over powering lemon grass, lawn clippings, wheat malt, and mild orange peel finish. Theres also an obnoxious fizzy carbonation and when combined with the wheat it comes off like a mouth full. This is really an American wheat so why are they calling it an ipa? Would that even sell better? 3.4 7/27/11 draft, 2011 version, this time it comes off more like an IPA with a touch of wheat in the base. pretty solid, nice and refreshing. Not a huge hop bomb but good citrus fruit, grass, and pine going on. really drinkable. 3.7

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (4010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2010
I have been to Revolution a few times now and they are always out of their IPA when I drop by so it was nice to get to finally try one and, I must say, I can see why they run out fast. Iíd say this is most definitely one of the best Iíve had from them. The color is a cloudy orange golden topped w/ a foamy head of mixed but mostly small bubbles. The lacing lasts in nice sheets. Bright and lemony citrus character w/ earthy bitterness in the finish. Rather dry and mildly astringent. As it warms, a bit of tartness comes out and a nice floral character. Sweetness comes out as well but the vigorous carbonation keeps it nice and drinkable. This is a really solid IPA and one you can drink in quantity. In fact, in these days of ever increasing gravities, a lot of brewers would go ahead and call this an APA. To me, this is a positive as Revolution really packs in a lot of flavor for the gravity.

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