Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear, amber colored body with a finger-width, frothy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is citrusy florals with a touch of pine. Malts are light with a touch of toffee and toast. Flavor is similar. Lots of citrus florals up front with a bit of a juicy lemon rind and a touch of pine. Malts offer a light balance with some bready toast coming out slightly more in the finish. Dry with a light, citrusy bitterness and a hint of sweetness. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a light, refreshing body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, nothing special, but enough going on to keep this sessionable beer enjoyable. Lots of citrusy florals with a touch of malt sweetness and toast. Not bad. Tmoney99 (14622) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Tap sample. Poured a dark amber with an average rocky off-white head that was lasting with good lacing. Moderate balanced earthy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Mediun bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2011
Draft at Revolution. Guess I get to be the weirdo that liked this one for some reason. Pours a deep reddish amber with a lazy head of foam. Nose is fruity, candied orange peel and cherries, mixed berries and some distant toffee notes as well. Malt forward and fruity. On tasting, there is a nice level of bitterness and a round sweetness. Some tart fruity notes come across as well. I couldn’t drink a ton of this, but it’s a fun beer. Not too bad. TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - OCT 12, 2011
On tap at the brewpubandyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Pours a pretty boring clear amber orange with little head or carbonation. Aroma is a bright burst of fresh leafy grassy citrus with some bitter-hop astringency, but mostly meadow. Solid pale malt sweetness on the nose comes forth as well. Take a sip... yikes, what is this? Those fresh leafy hops come to the front again along with some caramel and just plain rich sugary malt, but underlying it all is a weird combination of red licorice and Mott’s applesauce. Medium-bodied with a flat, clunky palate that verges on cloying by the time the pint is reaching its bottom. Many of its recent offerings have me wonder if Revolution is losing its mojo.
Enjoyed on tap at Revolution Brewery with my bandmates before a bar show in that area. Appearance is a slightly cloudy dark amber with rich white head. Aroma smells like whole hops, mixture between grassy, citrus, and weed. Taste is an explosion of bitterness and sweet, definite hop dominance with a bit of malt to slightly balance it out. Very good IPA.
TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a crisp copper pour, glowing reddish hues and just a faint haze. A frothy tannish head sits atop, decent sized and dies to a thicker film, laces ok. Aromas are quite nice in my book offering crystal malts and toast, some sweeter toffee mixing with a healthy hop melange. Lemons, grapefruit, grass, and florals mix in, providing a more hop slanted nose. Initial is more even keeled offering a smack of bitter citrusy hops up front, tailing into a lighter body overall and very drinkable beverage. Toasty and crystal malts, toffee and biscuits, the hops do their best to hide the sweetness, making it more of a hop slanted Red. Finish is crisp and hoppy, I feel the hops are pretty nice with that predictable crystal malt and toast, dry and sweet mix rearing into things every sip. A solid beer. Newk (299) - - SEP 27, 2011
pours a nice orange/gold color with a small head.
more subdued nose with citrus’, hops, and some grainy tones as well. Not all that deep and was expecting more from the hops as they didn’t completely show themselves
medium feel that holds itself well with more grain flavors than I was expecting along with some citrus tones as well. Solid feel to it as it is complete
this is a good beer, but definitely not one of their best offerings. A bit of a conflicted beer but still solid User29624 (1683) - - SEP 25, 2011
Growler. Pours hazy amber with an off white head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops. Decent flavor, almost tea like. Okay beer. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Draft at rev, pours a slightly hazed amber with white head. Aroma has a ligh citrus and floral hop character with some toasted and Carmel malt notes. Flavors are a bit off, astringent lemony and pine hoppage, and sweet biscuity malt that have brown sugar and toasted malts. Thin body with spritzy carbonation. Somethings off, it’s a bit astringent and comes off almost oxidized. I’m not liking the hop choice here as it really isn’t working. In the end it is at least refreshing....after putting in the review I read the beer description which mentions crystal malts which makes sense to all the astringency that turned me off. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2011
Draft... Hate to be a downer but the last 7ish beers (besides Mr. Crowley) have steadily gotten worse and worse, this is sadly no exception... Light copper body with lots of amber, not clarity, a light tan head, ok ring stays for awhile... Weak nose that shows some malt, a bit of rye and a totally off chamomile tea note, strange and distracting, cascade used poorly?... The taste has the same terrible tea note but its sadly even stronger, an almost dead start with a green tea finish, borderline terrible, can’t believe how bad aftetrthey killed it with their last amber, Red Scare