Christpuncher (3215) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Really good ipa Smooth tasting and really hoppy. Love this one like most of the other beers from revolution
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2010
aroma is big balance of obnoxiously delicious citrus hops that deliver intense pine, orange and sour lime twang along with fresh baked hearth bread. appearance is lightly polished dark amber, lasting head and good lacing. flavor batters the tastebuds, lime up front and fresh baguette shines through. mouthfeel substantial, this beer is malty enough to provide real body. the ABV doesnt show it but the shovel loads of malt and overall balance make this a contender as a great IIPA. DrnkMcDermott (3176) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Draft taster. Light amber color for an IPA, but it does show the usual clingy thin head for the style. Big catty, citrusy and piney smell... so this is what Citra hops offer? Nice. Taste is big on hops, too, with more pine resin than anything else, plus alpha acids, a lemony backbone, and a touch of cut grass. Lots of sticky sweet malt, too. An excellent big hop beer. TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - JUN 8, 2010
On tap at the brewpub.pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Pours a clear, light orange-gold with puffy, pillowy head on top that quickly dissipates to a thin layer that still manages to coat the glass with lots of lace. Aroma is dominated by a big, big, big burst of tasty citrus hops with some pine and an evident sweet malt backbone. Hmm, I’ve seen this before in their Samadhi Double IPA, and in that case I took a sip and asked "where’d all that citrus go?"as the flavor didn’t deliver nearly the citrus kick that the aroma promised.
Well, I got my answer after taking a sip of this: "it all ended up in the Best Coast IPA." Just tons of bittersweet citrus shows up in this beer, so much so that I would not be surprised if someone told me it was brewed with orange and grapefruit peel. Resiny hop bitterness was there in force too, as the 85 IBU rating will attest, and a goodly sum of clean sugary malt made it all very drinkable. A lingering hint of adjunct-y sour-mash-type flavor peaks through, and while I would normally consider this completely out of place in an IPA, for some reason I didn’t find it particularly offensive in this case. Finishes with a medium-full mouthfeel and an active, tingly palate with a lingering bitter-orange aftertaste. This is one of the best American IPAs out there, and IMO it’s Revolution’s best beer to date.
Tulip pour at revbrew...pours a mostly transparent apricot brown with a creamy filmy white head... Aroma of citrus and sweet tangerine on the nose alongside other softer non-bitter hoppy notes.Flavors are sweet citrus and tropical fruit hops, evenly bodied, refeshingly carbonated, with a fairly assertive bitterness in the finish.
drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2010
draft at rev. pours cl gold wh head. nose has grapefruit and citrus hop notes, fl has grapefruit, strong orange citrus, sweet caramel malt backbone. a rather sweet finish, very similar to alpha king. good hoppage but this doesn’t need to be so sweet. User29624 (1687) - - JUN 6, 2010
Draft @ Revbrew. Pours an orange color, slightly hazy and a thin off white head. Aroma of citrus, and decent floral hops as well. The flavor is dominated by the floral and citrus hops, but decent malt there as well. I though was a well done and easy to drink IPA. Keep em coming.
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Draft at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Brand new! I’ve been getting lucky here with the freshly tapped hop beers. Pours a nice fiery golden pour, bright orange notes work their way in, decent haze, with a moderate light khaki head that stays nicely caked, laces ok. Aromas are citrus forward with hefty grapefruit rind, lemon, piney resinous hops and floral aromas move in hard, a decent malt body beneath of pale malts and a bit of sweeter toffee is hidden by a driven hop character, preaching citrus and pine, florals, a very nice dryness. Initial is medium bodied, solid bitterness of grapefruit and lemon, piney dryness, florals, grass. Biscuits and pale malt breadiness beneath come through further in as it returns to a dry, crisp bitter finish. Floral and bitter, I get some decent Citra and florals, citrus rind. Really a nice IPA served better temperature fortunately. A light peach comes in from the hops, but really it’s almost all pine and citrus, staying very dry on the palate. Very tasty and fresh. Grows on me, the hops are quite well laid out though. I prefer the Anti-Hero, but this is no slouch NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2010
Draft at Revolution. Pours a nice and clear yellowy gold with fluffy white head that is super sticky. Nose is full of citrus and some nice passion fruit & a kiss of resin. All fresh hops in the nose. On taste, big bitterness that is propped up by a stiff and dry malt backbone. Alcohol is there, though subtly, along with a ton of citrusy notes. Finish is super dry. This blows Anti-hero away. Excellent.