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TV Party - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

119 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.92%
Wants: 2
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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Thorpe429

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-25-2014 00:36:50 | More by Thorpe429
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-10-2013 00:34:08 | More by spycow
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 02:48:41 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Illinois

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2011 17:29:31 | More by MasterSki
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.01/5  rDev +2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2014 20:29:14 | More by WVbeergeek
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

01-16-2013 04:11:22 | More by brandoman63
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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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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-04-2014 03:06:21 | More by scruffwhor
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jrallen34

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2011 23:01:57 | More by jrallen34
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-25-2013 15:43:11 | More by drummermattie02
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 05:06:27 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-03-2013 02:23:33 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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mynie

Indiana

3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2012 14:17:16 | More by mynie
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-01-2014 22:14:57 | More by smartassboiler
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Florida9

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-20-2013 00:35:10 | More by Florida9
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GbVDave

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2012 19:37:43 | More by GbVDave
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homebrew311

Illinois

3.94/5  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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-12-2013 02:26:05 | More by homebrew311
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.8%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-03-2013 19:31:22 | More by thewimperoo
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IrishColonial

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-29-2013 23:50:55 | More by IrishColonial
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: honey/orange, trace white head, fine lacing

S: intoxicating grapefruit, big amazing pine, rye mild nose

T: grapefruit, lemon, mango, rye, smooth malt,
fresh clean pine bitter finish

M: med body, oily smooth mouth

O: YUM! Revolution blended such nice
scents and flavors. Such a treat, hope they
add this to their rotation.

VERY GOOD; SAVOR IT!

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 01:07:50 | More by BeerLover99
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jegross2

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-05-2014 17:32:51 | More by Tucquan
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

03-23-2014 23:59:05 | More by krome
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TV Party from Revolution Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.