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TV Party - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | 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:
Beer added by: Vonerichs on 01-18-2011

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.
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.34/5  rDev -15.4%
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.

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of MasterSki
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
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.

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/23/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear deep gold color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, light toast, spicy rye and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with bright citrus/grassy hops with moderate toast/rye malt presence; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, light toast, spicy rye, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of grassy/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light toast, spicy rye, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of juicy citrus/grassy hops and light-moderate toast/rye malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice rye IPA. All around good complexity and balance of juicy citrus/grassy hops with light-moderate toast/rye malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 3.20.14

A - Pours a hazy medium orange with a small light tan head.

S - Grassy hops, mild maltiness.

T - Lots of rye then some solid grassy-pine hops.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body. No bitterness.

O - Great hop balance with a good dose of rye.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of jrallen34
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of mynie
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at DLD, where I started things off in a bit of a rye mood. Erm, actually, with a name like TV Party I had no choice but to get it, but the fact that it was a rye made it seem like it was destined to do so.

Smells pleasantly, but not particularly interestingly, of floral and citrus hops, with just the lightest hint of rye tang. Pretty darn good, but nothing that I haven't smelled before.

Tastes pretty much the same, only with a bit more variation up front. It starts of sweet and rye-y, then moves into the middle of sweeter, citrusy hops and finishes on a more bitter, IPAish node.

This was a more traditional RyePA than FFF's Rye'd the Lightning, meaning it was more aggressively hopped and so the ryeness was muted a bit.

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4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is golden with soapy white head, splotchy lacing present, nice clarity. Nose features plenty of rye with hilights of Amarillo hops. The malt takes charge in this brew with the hops working as supporting cast. Taste has mild malty sweetness with dry notes of rye which pairs with spicy hop character. The finish features waves of spice and grain with a decent dose of bitterness. Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. Overall this is nice, but doesn't have a assertive of a hop profile that I wanted.

Photo of GbVDave
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a mug club mug at Revolution 4/8/12. Thanks to HeatherAnn, pops, and Roman for the assist!

A: Served a bright and clear mango-orange color. Sitting on top is 1 1/2 fingers of off-white foam that retains for quite a while and left a bunch of lace behind.

S: I was expecting a face full of spicy rye but was totally surprised by how tropical this smelled. Pineapple, mango, and grapefruit with a hint of rye as it warmed.

T: See above. Quite tropical when first served before slowly gaining a bit of spice.

M: Slick and oily with the requisite rye spice towards the end of the glass.

O: Completely enjoyable. Had to have two!

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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TV Party from Revolution Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.