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Revolution - Eagle Rock Brewery

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13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 67
Avg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Eagle Rock Brewery
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) | 5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: SShelly on 01-09-2010

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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 67
Reviews by ithacabaron:
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4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour in my glass is a little bit gold, a little bit blonde brass. Decent head. Very pleasant.

Aroma is smooth and mild, cool California hops over a bready, bright malt base. It could stand to have a bit more presence, but that's a quibble.

Taste is quite nice as well. To be honest, the flavor is unremarkable -- and that's a compliment. Too many small breweries try to take what should be a modest style of beer -- American Pale Ale -- and then knock you over the head with overhopping, or big doses of booze, or something wild and wacky and out of place. None of that here. The flavors are wonderfully clean, and crisp, and balanced. Bright, citrusy hops! A sturdy, nuanced, studied malt balance! This is American Pale Ale, by the stylebook, to the letter. What more do you need?

Mouthfeel is right on par as well, not too much fizz, but not dead in the glass either.

Drinkability is lovely; a few glasses could disappear before you know it.

In short, this is a wonderful brew. Furthermore, to have quality control this good at a brewery this small is quite the achievement.

The only thing that I didn't care for was the name; there's nothing revolutionary about this at all. On second thought, in today's brewing landscape, perhaps it is. Bravo.

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Grainy and juicy aroma. Some bitter wood as well.

A bit of caramel malt up front, some pine and grapefruit as it finishes. Restrained bitterness. There's a lot of hop flavor here.

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A: The beer pours a light amber color with a creamy off-white head and mild lacing.

S: Smells decently hoppy with some citrus and citrus peel notes. There is quite a bit of bready malt and toffee giving it a mild sweetness. There is a light grass note to it and some mild toast notes.

T: somewhat sweet with bread, toffee, and toasted malts. There is a little bit of citrus hoppiness and some floral hop character. Mild bitterness, and not super hoppy overall. Sort of bland and a really short finish.

M: The body is light to medium with a moderate carbonation.

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939th Review on BA
Draft to Pint
16 oz

@Eureka!Burger, Claremont, CA

App- This was a golden amber Orange with a ½ finger of head. A good amount of sheen and cling. Fell to a generous pond layer of head.

Smell- A small citrus aroma with a bit of stinging malt behind it. Only a touch of hop oil to it. On a big whiff more wheat came up. A little one sided.

Taste- It's tasty but needs to be thinned out a bit. More malty and spicy forward flavors. Again, a tad one sided with a good bit of grapefruit flavors and only a very small note of hops.

Mouth- Medium bodied and Medium carbonation. A thicker feeling APA with more malts on the residual flavors.

Drink- Overall, its pretty good. Better than average but not wowing by any means. Needs a bit more citrus pop for me.

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22 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a Disneyland scotch ale thimble glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are low given the brewery. ABV listed as 5.2%. Acquired at Wally's Wine in Westwood, California.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Not paired with food. My second beer of the night.

A: Pours a 2.5 finger head of slight cream, decent thickness, and good retention - though the ABV is merely 5.2%. Colour is a clear boring yellow.

Sm: Pleasant floral hops. Appealing. A mild to moderate strength aroma.

T: Floral hops atop a clean malt foundation. Simple but pleasant. Boring and bland for the style. No layering, complexity, or subtlety. Too full-bodied for the lack of flavour. Imbalanced and badly built.

Mf: Smooth and wet, with entirely too much thickness. Overcarbonated.

Dr: Difficult to drink given its overdone thickness and lack of appealing flavour. I wouldn't get this again. A bad pale ale. Priced pretty high as well, even in Los Angeles. This is a small brewery I won't be supporting.

D+

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