kaser (6409) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2016
Orange draft pour at their taproom. White sticky head. Pine and fruits. Gum and candy. Perfect fruity, hops, bitter double IPA. Super good ChiGuy68 (621) - Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2016
Tasted on tap at Revolution Brewing. It poured a clear amber hue with an off white head and streaky lacing. Huge citrus hop aroma with a powerful hop punch to the taste buds. Revolution, you’ve impressed me once again. jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of lightly citrusy and bitter hops, some pale and caramel malts, and dough. Flavor the same with a decent blend. Average texture. Too malty so the hops are covered up, but not awful. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2015
Draft on tap at the brewery tap room (Chicago, IL). Another Revolution beer that has somehow snuck by me over the years. Pours a nice deep dulled copper orange hue, nearly transparent but darker overall. A frothy beige head atop stays as a firm film, thicker ring with decent lacing atop. Aromas are dark and bitter, potent fruity and punchy hops are tropical, resiny and lush. Pineapple, kiwi and mango meet firm bitter florals, earth, pollen and pine. A gentle sweetness, faint wafts of bubblegum cut that firmer tropical juiciness. Gentle bread, subtle toast, but really the hops shine bright and strong. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, florals and tropical life, earth and florals with pineapple, mango nectar. Firm bitterness, a bit bready with touches of Christmas tree, subtle cattiness grows a bit. Backend a touch bready and dry, for a DIPA-type affair the body stays at bay here, focusing on a more dank, bitter and tropical hop life. This never gets sweet, emphasizing a good bitter flow. A bit cereal, soapy and firmer bitterness, citric rind and juice with nice zesty flourish. Really nice stuff. Bravo. crossovert (14008) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2015
Draft. An excellent ipa form revolution, tons of juicy hops, little malt, not boozy, really nice.
zebra (2335) - Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2013
on top @ the taproom, the last stop on my pre-ride. no more wrong turns after this! beautiful clear copper color. i can imagine an undertone of clementines, but it’s hardly a clementine beer. can’t take my eyes off the pile of barrels in the corner. chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
On tap at the brew pub...Pours a medium gold orange, light tan head good retention and lacing...The aroma is phenomenal, by far the best smelling citra beer I’ve had. A great mix of really fresh and sweet oranges and grapefruits. Piney hops and alcohol come through, not much as you would expect from a dipa, perfectly balanced, but slightly more sweet than bitter...The taste doesn’t keep the perfection going as it loses most of the sweetness and this becomes a pine alcohol bomb. More resembles a hardcore west coast dipa now. However, the pine and alcohol are too strong, especially the alcohol. Hop head’s dream. If the sweetness showed a touch more, this could be world class. A huge start with a let down, still worth trying. pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Revolution thee destroyer. Growler thanks to Andrew... Pours a copper drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2010
orange brown with a thin to medium white... Aroma is hugely aromatic
with a pungent burst of citrusy and juicy tropical fruit notes... Flavors are on a similar wavelength with the hop profile along the lines of citrus fruits, oranges, and the like. wasn’t expecting it to be as sweet as it came out but it didn’t detract all that much from its enjoyability. body and carbonation were right there. the best revbrew that i’ve had to date and seemed very similar to the Kern River Citra dipa that we had a few months back especially with that sweet flavor profile. is that a normal trait with the citra hop?
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2013 Draft at place where they make their beer and serve it. Pours glowing golden orange with head head. Nose is bursting with Clementine goodness while grapefruit, peach fuzz, bubblegum, and alcohol dance behind it. Flavors are strong and bitter! Over the top (just like the movie) with clementines, peaches, pine, grapefruit while some sweetness adds juicy fruit and bubblegum. A light well attenuated brew leads to stiff booze but it’s welcomed, and all in healthy good fun. This is right up there with some of the best dipas I’ve had. My tongue feels like it has peach fuzz growing on it. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2010
8/2013 - Batch 2 of this beer sucked. Boozy! 2.9.
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a lightly hazed, glowing amber-orange colored body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, beige head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is awesome and popping with fresh hops. Tons of juicy citrus tangerines and oranges with lots of pines. Fairly sweet with some resins and sugar. Solid caramel sweetness behind the hops to balance nicely. Flavor is really nice too. Lots of juicy, fresh piney hops with plenty of tangerines and oranges. Nice, sweet caramel to balance with a few florals in there too. Finishes a tad sweet and dries with some resins and plenty of juicy citrus pines that give this a medium-high bitterness. Just a hint of alcohol warmth before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Medium, smooth body and a light, soft carbonation. Overall, a very impressive DIPA. Tons of fresh and juicy citrus pines with a nice caramel sweetness to balance. Great beer.