Aquilo (660) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 1, 2008
I’m pretty excited about this one, because I remember Revolution X being so good. Pours crystal clear re-brown with a nice thick white head. Fluffy lace as well. Smell is oranges, cream and spice. Clove, nutmeg, cardamom. I smelled a lot of hops when I opened the bottle, but once it was in the glass, the hops were balanced out quite nicely by the other smells. Taste is orange and spice, with some caramel, and fresh tasting hops. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Oranges, spice and cream is how I would describe this beer overall. I love it, and I am happy to give it a much higher than average rating! Braudog (6944) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Draft pint at KClingers. Amber with a fully pillowy head. Sugary aroma -- strong medicinal alcoholy creme consistency. Spicy hops, warming a quite big. Quite a bitter edge. Good inner-warming beer. Nice. (#3218, 11/24/2007) DuffMan (10936) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2009
Pours a hazy dark orange with a thick orange-tinted head that stays forever. rich malty toffee aroma with earthy hops and a hint of tangerine fruit. Sweet toffee and rye bread malts are front-loaded, with an earthy leafy hop finish with only a subtle fruitiness. Really quite different for an IIPA in that there is no Cascade in here at all. I enjoyed it a lot, probably all the more so for that reason (not that I have anything against Cascade hops-- I love them-- but this was a pleasant change of pace). 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. bhensonb (16133) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Rich roasted malt aroma with light floral notes. Orange amber color with a white head that ringed.The body is little more than thin. The carbonation is extremely mild. Starts with strong bitter backed by a lot of darker malt sugar. I think there’s a little bit of a lot of hops - floral, citrus, resin. The resin comes out a bit stronger after a few mouthfuls. It’s stronger in malt and hop than many an IPA, but it is not as malty and bitter as many DIPAs. The finish is quite pleasant, no harshness, no excess sweetness. A friendly drink that allows appreciation of the many components. Clean and fresh.
bb (9900) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 5, 2007
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a light tan head. Piney aroma with sweet malt and citrus fruit. Fruity (citrus and other) hop flavor with a bit of resin and some richer malts. Pine comes to the forefront and lingers with the caramel. Nice bitterness. Not much hops in flavor or aroma as many IIPAs, but still nicely done. Fuller bodied. Leaves you wanting more. Taverner (1103) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 26, 2007
Poured amber with thin head. Aroma was very yeasty but the flavor was all hops. Biting like a good DIPA. The hops didn’t give it much aroma though. Deceptively high in alcohol though. raphael (1311) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2008
resiny hops, watrermelon, white bread—aroma a bit muted. light amber color with almost no head. thick and a ltle oily ni the mouth. the hops go right for the tongue, bitter and piney, slight honey flavor in the back, just enough to keep it from being radical. Ibrew2or3 (8989) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Bomber pours hazy orange-ish copper with tan to off white head. The aroma is mild with some malts and a hodgepodge of hops and a hint of fruity esters. The taste begins with a mixture of grapefruit, tangelo, pine, mild floral, pineapple, orange peel and spice hops (it has it ALL!). There’s also a mild malt sweetness hanging around underneath. I really like the taste of this. I can sense the hint of organic stale grains common with organic brews but maybe the big flavor just drowns it in its own staleness. afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2008
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a one finger mostly lasting white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of pine, citrus, and floral hops with a good dose of sweet malt and caramel to back it up. Taste is the same as aroma with a ton of hops in the begining and sweet malt and caramel in the finish. Medium full mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol. This beer deserves a much higher score. Very good.