Samadhi - Revolution Brewing Company

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Reviews: 9
Hads: 38
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: n/a
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 04-19-2010

Double IPA with a sweet malt and bitter hop balance to achieve oneness.
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Reviews by JoshJayne:
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3.23/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Citrus aroma, but not hint of citrus in the flavor. definitely a unique malt profile on this one but still comes across as a double IPA in the fact that you get a good taste of booze in there. Real interesting, something I can't put my finger on. I was drinking this at the bar with a great burger with a fried egg on it and the pairing worked well. Being at a bar, I didn't get great light to get a color nailed down but it seemed darker than your average DIPA. (462 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev n/a

Photo of nickd717
3.65/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub.

Clear amber in color with a whitish head and good lacing.

Aroma is lots of citrusy, leafy, and resinous hops, along with a little sweet malt.

Flavor is caramel malt balanced by a rough hop profile of citrus and resins.

Medium-full bodied; a little syrupy on palate.

Solid overall, but not quite a standout within the style. (351 characters)

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4.21/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
4.24/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Kedzie brewery, served in a footed tulip glass.
Review from written notes.

Bright and saturated sunset orange, crystalline clarity, dense head of creamy white foam. Lasting retention and delicate lacework coating the glass. Some carb trails are visible.

Ripe tangerine and nectarine citrus aroma, a little pungent with dank hops.

Moderate hop bitterness up front, the zest and pith of citrus fruit, malt in the middle lends sweet tea and pastry icing sweetness. Deceptively light feel, a slow sipper due to the abv though. Lingering resiny bitterness that sticks to the teeth a little. Overall a solid citrus forward DIPA from Rev.

RIP JWinship83... (667 characters)

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4.08/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev n/a

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3.37/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev n/a

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3.9/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter at Revolution 3/15/11. Thanks to pops for the assist!

A: Served an orange-y gold color with a thinnish topping of slightly off-white head. Retention was minimal but a fair amount of lace was left behind.

S: Interesting aroma. Fruity and catty but pretty subdued. Opens up quite a bit as it comes up to temp.

T: Flavors aren't as elusive as the smell when first served, but follows as described above. Fruity, catty, and subdued.

M: Slick and sticky. Nice juicy sweetness that gains just a tick of alcohol dryness in the finish.

D: Pretty nice but it felt a little timid for the style. (609 characters)

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4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev n/a

Photo of jscheuf
4.27/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.45/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Imbibed at the Revolution Brewpub 03/12/2011.

Appearance -- Pours a rich cupric orange hue. Nothing in the way of head, but some mild lacing was evident. Nice hue, but overall not very photogenic.

Smell -- Not especially aromatic, even as the beer warmed up a little. Citrus, apricot, honey and melon sweetness. Slight dank and resinous bitterness, but this is pretty far in the background. Malt sweetness and juicy fruit hop notes dominate what aroma is present.

Taste -- Hop character is largely aromatic, lacking bitterness: citrus, apricot, mild herbal cooling, some moderate resinous bitterness. Plenty of malt sweetness evoking clover honey and muskmelon. There's something in this beer that I can't put my finger on, almost an herbal/mentholic - certainly not bad, just befuddling to my palate.

Mouthfeel -- Medium in body with somewhat milder carbonation. Not great, but also not offensive.

Drinkability -- Pretty good, but also very middle of the pack. Didn't regret trying it, but I wouldn't try it again. (1,020 characters)

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4.5/5  rDev n/a

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4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev n/a

Photo of homebrew311
3.84/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: deep gold, short head, nice clarity

Aroma: grapefruit and honey come through up front with some bitter piney notes, juicy waves of fruit, stiff grainy backbone at the end

Taste: honey sweetness up front, with plenty of bitter hops, nice in your face hops with a little too much sweetness

Mouthfeel: thick, moderate carbonation

Overall: nice dipa, a little heavy on the sweet (390 characters)

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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Samadhi from Revolution Brewing Company
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