slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2012 12 oz. Copper pale ale. Grassy & herbal, yet still citrus. Easy drinking red IPA.
SSSteve (3376) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. clear burnt red color with a small white head. big toasted malt nose with biscuits and lesser notes of caramel. flavor is significantly more hoppy than the aroma suggests. flavors of bitter citrus hops that are complimented with a nice toasty malt. i love this style. similar to an irish ale but with an american style hop addition.
guzzler67 (1434) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber appearance with an average size head and very good lacing. Subtle, spicy, herbal hop aroma. Grainy malts back up the woodsy, dry, bitter hop flavors that seem more floral and herbal than citrus. Well carbonated, medium bodied mouthfeel with a lingering finish. Enjoyed in a bottle but think this would be great cask conditioned.
ChainGangGuy (4116) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a clear, medium amber-hued body with just under a half inch of off-white suds.
Smell: Bready, toasty malts with a low, low, vague sweetish quality to them with citrusy, herbaceous hops.
Taste: Bready malts, some noted toastiness, and with just a scarce shred of malty sweetness. Small hint of stone fruit prior to the lemony, citrusy hops with a sound bitterness, and a bit of background earthiness. Closes out with a prolonged, dry, bitterish finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-light carbonation.
Overall: Revel Red is a Decent Red.
Drake (6483) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run best by 5/30/12. Pours a clear copper color with a medium creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee malts and herbal, peppery hops. The taste is bitter citrus and herbal hops with a toffee malt finish. The bitterness lings a bit. Average carbonation, medium bodied, decent balance. Nice beer.
DrSilverworm (2678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle (best by: 5/16/12). Clear orange color, a good thin cream-colored head, leaving good lace. A lighter, crisp carbonation. Nice and dry, good texture. A hoppy red, basically. Nice, spiced hop aroma. Nice sweet and spicy taste, slight bitter. A decent enough beer, but it leaves me wanting something more out of it. I’ll take an imperial version, please
unclemattie (3703) - Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Deep copper color, rock off-white head. Nice lace. Aroma of toasted grains, earthy hops. Nice caramel nose. Tastes is dry caramel malts, mint, and then some leathery hops. Finishes with a good amount of spruce, some black tea notes, and nutty malt character as well. Very good, dry, and not overly hopped, and well balanced.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty, but the nose is all dark malt and grain, nary a hop to be found. Tastes semidry, with a dark, caramel middle surrounded by a immediate and lingering swipe of hops. But the hops don’t have the wanted depth; the beer is bitter, but doesn’t deliver on any solid pine, herbal, or citric flavors that are usually prevalent in a "hoppy red." But I’m being too negative; this bottle isn’t bad beer. In fact, there’s a grainy, earthy charm to the malts, and the hops never grow annoying, even if the bitterness is without any accompanying charm.
TheBeerGod (4627) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Reddish amber with a short foamy tan head. Aroma is citrus fruit, caramel, spicy hops, light toffee and floral notes. Taste is caramel, spicy hops, citrus fruit, toffee, tea and floral hops. Body is medium-full and resinous with a soft bubbly carbonation. Ends with more citrus notes, floral hops, spicy hops, caramel, iced tea and soft pine.
Niko100 (1484) - New York, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich amber/copper color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt/biscuit, caramel, pine, & floral hops; Flavor of malt, pine hops, caramel, nuts and some citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Different overall - pretty decent.