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TV Party - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

121 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our rye IPA is clean and refreshing, brewed with 2-row malt and flaked rye for toasty, nutty undertones up front, but with a huge hop flavor and aroma from the Amarillo and Fuggle hops.

(Beer added by: Vonerichs on 01-18-2011)
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StoneTSR

Colorado

4.04/5  rDev +2.8%

APPERANCE: Completely transparent and nice, middle-of-the-road orange. The head is only about a half-inch thick, but has excellent retention. Really good looking beer with pretty solid lacing, covering about 60% of the back of the glass.

SMELL: A touch of rye, but with a strange, minty, soapy aroma. It isn’t bad, it just seems unusual for the style and the mint only gets stronger as the beer warms. There’s also a very subtle hint of tobacco lurking in the background.

TASTE: The first impression on the palate is a good one. The only odd piece of the equation here is the minty front of this beer. I’ve had IPAs with very subtle hints of mint, but nothing this pronounced. That is followed by a subdued citrus in the middle and a strong, bitter and rye finish which somehow leaves a touch of that mint lingering.

MOUTHFEEL: The front is very smooth, almost flat, but a wave of sparkle seems to hit the palate in the middle of each sip and stays strong through the finish. Again, this is an unusual, but pleasant mouthfeel. There is a tiny bit of a mouthcoating feel at the end, but overall, it is pretty light bodied, crisp and clean.

OVERALL: Cheesy analogy, but that first sip is like interviewing someone and knowing you’re going to hire them as soon as you shake their hand. Once you sit down and get into the interview, however, you realize that this dude is a little odd and you begin to question your judgment. By the end of the interview though, you still offer him a job even though it was for none of the initial reasons you thought you would. Thanks for keeping me on my toes Rev.!

04-02-2013 06:50:36 | More by StoneTSR
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.01/5  rDev +2%

Pours a golden orange hue in the glass completely glowing with an off white head, which forms a rocky textured head fine speckled lacing. Aroma has a spicy rye note with citrus notes reigning supreme here. Flavor is packed full of citrus, a bit of honeydew melon, and big spicy rye in each sip...I love how they pulled off the rye with the pale malt base leaving behind the flavors I love in an IPA. Pear and peach tartness goes well with the malt notes coming through I'm impressed with the drinkability of this beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied slightly resinous flows evenly with each sip. Overall I'm a fan of this beer it goes down smooth even carbonation big beer with velvet gloves I can respect that.

07-09-2014 20:29:14 | More by WVbeergeek
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jeonseh

Indiana

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%

On tap at Rev's 3rd Anniversary Party

A - Dark brown orange with golden undertones. Small head with foam that lingers on the sides and minimal lacing.

S - Slight citrus nose with orange and mango up front. There is a slight bitter pine that comes up near the back end. Don't get much of a rye presence.

T - Up front there is orange initially. As the beer moves on, it becomes more bitter with pine and grapefruit coming through. There is a slight malty, caraway breadiness from the rye that comes through but it is just a hint. The main profile is really the bitter hops that standout throughout and remain in the finish

M - Medium body with a slight stickiness. Thick hop resin remains in the finish

O - Solid IPA with lots of bitter hops near the finish that punch you in the mouth with their bitterness.. I don't get much Rye in it but that doesn't take away from how much I liked this beer overall.

02-14-2013 17:25:08 | More by jeonseh
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timc100

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%

A: Slightly hazy bright amber, flimsy white head. Decent lacing and retention

S: Big orange, bitter graptefruit, slight lemon zest - very nice

T: Much more bitter than sweet - citrus, earthy rye spice, slight biscuit. Very dry

P: Medium, active carbonation

O: Solid IPA

02-19-2013 05:18:33 | More by timc100
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-16-2014 13:58:56 | More by schmidtmattsays
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-07-2013 02:38:12 | More by Gonzoillini
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

I pulled the ABV from another website, so I'm not positive it's accurate. My apologies if it isn't...

Color is a light and clear yellow-gold with limited head. Color was much lighter than ordinary for an IPA and the carbonation was aggressively rising from the bottom but failed to gather much at the surface.

Smell is perfume-like floral and citrus hops.

But for the name, I never would have suspected rye was used in this. It has a pleasant floral hop profile with a touch of orange rind. Bready malt adds a little balance. It lacks any of the characteristic rye spice. It's nice and bitter. In the end, very much resembles a normal ipa.

Mouthfeel is crisp, somewhat light, and dry.

An enjoyable IPA that goes down good. A solid beer from start to finish. Bonus points for the Black Flag reference in the name.

01-18-2011 03:20:53 | More by Vonerichs
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

2.25/5  rDev -42.7%

04-13-2014 22:41:04 | More by ohiobeer29
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Gerasimos

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-15-2014 23:01:58 | More by Gerasimos
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oso

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-13-2014 06:15:41 | More by oso
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

03-12-2014 15:58:09 | More by beersdmf17
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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-25-2013 20:49:58 | More by emerge077
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spark3148857

California

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-12-2013 06:14:39 | More by spark3148857
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Wiscodrinker

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

04-20-2014 23:57:10 | More by Wiscodrinker
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frankman71

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

01-15-2013 05:32:18 | More by frankman71
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jegross2

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%

Reviewing the TV Party Rye IPA from Revolution Brewing Company.
Score: 93

Tap pour served in a tulip glass and enjoyed on 02/24/12 at the Revolution Brewpub. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Served with a finger of creamy white head. Bright orange/amber color (though it is hard to tell that given the lighting and color of the table behind the beer). Good lacing and retention for an IPA. 4/5

Smell: Fresh and fruity/floral citrus. Sappy pine. Rose, tropical fruit, grapefruit, tangerine/tangelo and pineapple. Really light hint of blueberry too. 4.5/5

Taste: Prominent flavors of fresh grapefruit, rye spice and piney hops flavors throughout. There is a sweet candied orange/tangerine citrus and hoppy tropical orange flavor on the palate too. Light caramel malt backbone. Very one dimensional, super tasty. There is a lasting orange rind and hoppiness flavor to the finish. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium high carbonation that perks the hoppy flavors on the palate. Creamy/oily mouthfeel. Bitter finish. 4.5/5

Overall: Almost as good as the Anti-Hero IPA. Quite refreshing. A great example of the style.

Pairings: Falafel.

Cost: $6 for a tulip glass.

05-01-2012 06:45:10 | More by jegross2
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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

03-01-2013 16:59:04 | More by jmarsh123
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wesside89

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

09-25-2013 05:48:07 | More by wesside89
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Inglewood

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

04-28-2014 13:11:47 | More by Inglewood
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-18-2014 13:48:46 | More by Kubrickx
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-08-2013 23:10:54 | More by Tyrawlings
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JLeege

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +7.4%

Appearance- Into a tulip pours a clear orange color with a nice finger foamy head, good retention and lacing.

Smell- Rye is definitly present and citrus hops.

Taste- Rye and slightly doughy malts start things off, a bit zippy. Leading into strong citrus hops, grapefruit and pinapple are most noticeable. A tad resinous at the finish. Great IPA taste, with the rye starting things off.

Mouthfeel- Medium body and carbonation.

Overall- This was the highlight of the night for me. I thought this was an excellent example of one of my favorite "sub styles". Took a growler of this home, I thought it was great!

02-08-2011 06:06:01 | More by JLeege
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ackeeper

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-21-2013 00:51:34 | More by ackeeper
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sdonegan

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

02-25-2013 03:50:26 | More by sdonegan
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ystazi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-27-2013 22:32:53 | More by ystazi
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TV Party from Revolution Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.