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TV Party - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
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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2.25/5  rDev -42.7%

ohiobeer29, Apr 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30%

dunlap926, Feb 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

VerticalLiturgical, Sep 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

KyleRV, Feb 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

MostlyNorwegian, Mar 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Nachos4two, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.33/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I know when I think "TV party", I think "rye IPA". Who doesn't? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit peel, mandarin orange syrup, sweet honey, and a good bristling of pine needles. The taste emphasizes the honey and a Johnny-come-lately helping of sweet caramel, though the rear is brought up by pine sap, grass, and a touch of menthol-ish mint. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a generally solid rye IPA, but one that's strangely unbalanced (kinda teeter-totter-like) and a bit too heavy for its own good, not to mention lacking much of a rye character. Still, it's drinkable enough. So, yeah, it's good, but I'm likely to pass on it if a next time arises.

TMoney2591, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of oso
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

oso, Mar 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

jmarsh123, Mar 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

wesside89, Sep 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

csparace, Feb 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

TasteTester, Feb 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Azpittil57, Jun 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

detrockcitey, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

matthageman, Oct 13, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Kaveman, Aug 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

thinwhiteduke, Mar 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

jschwei, Oct 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

jimmy13, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of ChiPool
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bomber dated 1/7/13: poured into Duvel tulip. Consumed & reviewed on 2/5/13.

This seems to be a class gaining in popularity. This is a decent example, not my favorite. Taste is solid: has a juicy hop presence, and the spice of the rye on the back end. My main issue is the relatively thin mouthfeel with this (as well as Anti Hero). A bit more heft would do this beer a favor. While I will continue to support their brand, a bit more inspitration would be grand!

ChiPool, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Revolution. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Served with a finger of foam that leaves splotchy lace, a collar, and some hazy film on top. Transparent golden body.

S - Nose is surprisingly understated, particularly after Triple Fist. Rye, citrus, some pine, and a slight chive note.

T - Taste is also a little dull. Zesty rye, a bit of burnt sugars and earthiness, and some herbaceous hop character.

M - Carbonation is more active that most Revolution brews I've had - there's a bit of upper lip burn. Medium body, with a very dry and slightly tannic finish of all things.

D - Even though this was a bit of a letdown after their other beers, I put it away fairly quickly and had few complaints.

MasterSki, Jan 20, 2011
Photo of lstokes
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear orange with a big off-white head and good lacing. Smell is as anticipated, and the taste is rye, caramel and citrus hops. Bit too sweet for me--overall it is sweet rather than spicy and throws off my taste buds. Body is pretty light and could use more of a kick as well. This is a hard style to get right!

lstokes, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of jrallen34
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap into a tulip at the brewery...Pours a bright and clear dark gold. A nice off white head forms a big cap, streaky full lacing all the way down...Smells like a rye ipa, lots rye and toffee, hops come across as mostly just bitter, but still muted. A musky hop that I'm not digging, seems a bit out of place...The taste has lots of caramel with rye, hops are on the finish just bitter. Too much rye on alcohol on the nose as it warms....I crushed this pretty quickly but its not my favorite. Too much rye for me.

jrallen34, Jan 19, 2011
Photo of timc100
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

timc100, Feb 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

schmidtmattsays, Feb 16, 2014
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TV Party from Revolution Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.