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Revolution Brewing Company - Brewpub
Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale
Our imperial red ale is brewed with whole Cascade hops and dry-hopped in both the fermenter and the serving tank with whole Crystal hops. A flavorful, hoppy delight balanced with caramel sweetness and alcohol warmth.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On-tap at Revolution.
A - Pours a reddish color, cream-colored head, spotty lace.
S - Lots of pine and citrus, some sweeter malty caramel notes, but mostly piney hops and sweeter malts.
T - Similar to the nose, but quite a bit more alcohol. Pine, citrus, caramel, malts. The taste is nice, but I think that the alcohol is a little too much here.
M - Medium body, good carbonation, oily/sweet finish.
O - A little too much alcohol for 8%, but otherwise, not a bad Imperial Red. Would have again, but not make a special trip to try. Decent.
Serving type: on-tap
01-04-2012 17:04:39 |
More by Sean9689
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A - Red bodied beer, just a touch of amber on the edges. Bit of white head on the beer that left some decent stick on the glass.
S - Some citrus fruit, earthy hops. Lots of caramel malts give it that "imperial" aroma.
T - Hops are more pine forward than I was guessing with the nose. There is also a lot of citrus that combines with the big malts to make it fairly sweet. This is solid, but I found the pine a bit surprising and leaves the beer slightly unfocused.
M - Medium bodied, dry finish, a lot of carbonation.
O - Solid beer, although i wasn't blown away with it. I have yet to find an Imperial Red that really wows me. Worth trying, but I'd stick with some of their regular offerings.
Serving type: on-tap
12-30-2011 22:33:17 |
More by AgentZero
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On-tap at Revolution. Served in a tulip.
A - A finger of off-white foam settles to a thick creamy cap, leaving behind splotches of lacing. Transparent, ruby red body.
S - Big Cascade hop presence imparts tons of oranges, but there's a bigger brown sugar, caramel, and light cocoa malt backdrop that reveals the Imperial Red side of the equation. There's a bit of dank pine as well that I'm guessing is from the Crystal dry hops. Served a bit too cold, so this was a muted when I got it - give it a bit of time to warm up.
T - Taste is also generous with ripe, juicy oranges, with perhaps a touch of herbaceous character in the finish. Thankfully, the astringency that plagued Hop Princess is mostly gone. Some lightly browned sugar and icing sugar malt character. Bitterness creeps up fairly quickly and becomes palate-bruising by the end of the tulip.
M - Carbonation is a bit higher than I like, and starts off a bit harsh and zesty before settling down. Dry, crisp, medium body, with no obvious alcohol, and tons of residual hop oils and resins.
D - It's nowhere near as awesome Red Scare, but it's significantly better than Hop Princess. I'm generally not a huge fan of Imperial Reds, but this is a good take on the style and is dangerously drinkable. I found the balance between hops and malts to work well here, and I put down my tulip quite quickly (although I was assisted by the excessive crowd density at Revolution, which made me want to drink elsewhere).
Serving type: on-tap
12-17-2011 17:26:24 |
More by MasterSki
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Revolution Red Skull
This was described to me as an imperial red ale, I was unable to gather info about its abv and such.
A: clear bold red, thick dense creamy head, lots of lacing, great retention
S: earthy floral hops, caramel, pine
T: luscious hops paired with load of caramel, a bit of caraway character
Pine needles. Everything is in harmony... No excess bitterness
Mf: smooth, silky, creamy, delightful
O: this is a harmoniously balanced imperial red. Delicious.
Serving type: cask
12-10-2011 22:23:47 |
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