Dos Osos - Revolution Brewing Company

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338 Ratings
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Ratings: 338
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 30
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerLover99 on 05-18-2011

A West Coast IPA brewed in collaboration with Firestone Walker brewer Dustin Kral who used to work together with our brewer Jim Cibak.
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Ratings: 338 | Reviews: 48
Reviews by Florida9:
Photo of Florida9
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear golden yellow in color. Forms a smallish bright white, tight-bubbled head, but the retention is very good. Some light lacing.

S: Aroma is pleasant. First of all there is a candy-like sweetness. Along with a bit of orangey citrus, this one has the aroma of candied kumquats. There is a touch of pine in the mix, but the sweet orange aroma dominates.

T: Taste is very nice. Very low maltiness, but with a strong sweetness that blends nicely with the clementine orange flavor giving this beer a rather juicy quality. The pine comes on stronger on the flavor than the aroma and cuts the sweet orange flavor with a sharp bitterness. Finish brings out more citrus, this time in the form on candied orange zest.

M: Medium bodied. Low-medium carbonation. Mild to moderate bitterness.

O: This beer is packed with flavor, much more so than the average IPA. And while the hops dominate this beer, they are not at all offensive or overdone. A very nice beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.61/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into tulip; golden orange with a fluffy bubbly white head, lively carbonation and some spotty lacing. Smell is lots of tropical fruit; mango, pineapple, grapefruit, orange, starfruit, and slight pine/bitter hops. awesome nose on this one, I love this type of IPA. Taste follows nose perfectly; clean crackery malt is obliterated by sweet tropical fruits and florals, moving into some pine and bitterness, but not enough to blunt how tasty and refreshing this beer is. Finishes crisp, a little dry, and clean, with some lingering bitterness. Excellent!

Photo of jeonseh
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark hazy orange brown with small white head

S - Orange citrus, pine, and sweet tangerine

T - Bitter pine hits up front before sweet orange and light orange juice come through to give it a good citrus. Finish was slight pine bitterness that lingers on

M - Medium body with good carbonation. Leaves a light pine reason in the finish

O - Solid citrus IPA with good hop bitterness that lingers on in the finish.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a bow-tie)

A- This beer pours a clear apricot colored body with a thick creamy light butter cream head with a gentle carbonation supporting it.

S- The bright unripe citrus hops is full followed by a cereal and pale malt aroma that turns into a corn tortilla smell as it opens.

T- Th e full jammy unripe fruit hops have a green pith quality of ugly fruit and lime character. There is a nice touch of sweetness in the finish. The aftertaste is a pleasant green hop note that doesn't have any bitterness or pungency but is soon gone.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz with no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This is a great sessionable hoppy beer. The taste of hops have are really big with some nice depth and no bitterness. Very easy to drink in the summer heat.

Photo of joeseppy
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale golden honey with a white cap that wisps away quickly.

Distinct floral and citrus hops. Sweet malt aroma.

Citra bitterness and graham cracker. Simple IPA that delivers great balance.

I want to leave in mouth for a second or two, to fully coat mouth with the oily creamy texture of the hop though; crisp gentle hop finish. Probably a tad thicker for an American IPA i'm used to-but it's all good.

Wonderful collaboration that has succeeded. It's got the backbone of Ballast Point Sculpin and the juiciness of Flower Power. Damn tasty!

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bomber poured into Guinness cup

A- Golden with tons of bubles. Nice white head about 1 finger tall
S- Hops, sweetness, earthyness
T- Not getting sharp hops. Gettig a well balanced IPA with sweet malts and hops for balance
M- Pretty standard body, not too thin or too thick

O- Tastey colaboration with FSW.

Photo of niday2288
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour is crystal clear orangish copper. Nose is huge with floral and citrus notes. Slight malt sweetness but mostly hops. Taste is magnificent. Hops offer just the right amount of bitterness to offset the malts giving breat balance. Flavors or citrus peel, pine and biscuit. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall one of my favorite IPAs on the market, though only a limited release.

Photo of Vonerichs
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crystal clear gold with the slightest tint of orange. Fluffy white head and active carbonation.

Citrus aromas. Clementine, tangerine, orange. Grainy malt scent.

Juicy citrus with a very clean flavor. Mostly tangerine and orange with a dash of grapefruit. Sweet but finishes bitter.

Clean mouthfeel. Sticky. High carbonation.

Very good and highly drinkable. The body is medium but not filling. Great hop profile in the flavor.

Photo of larryarms847
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Honestly, at first glance this looks like a standard pale ale when poured into a pint glass from a 22oz bottle. Amber orange and doesn't look like anything special, good thing I know that not to be the case.

Orange, lemon, grapefruit, and piney hops, very hop forward.

A perfect recipe of hop and malt. Definite orange, lemon, and pine from the hops, and sweet caramel notes from the malt. Wonderful.

Feels like a winner, easy on the bitter and not overly citrusy. Perfectly carbonated and packs a nice punch.

Overall, a collaboration from 1 of my 2 favorite local breweries (Pipeworks makes two) and one of my favorite non-local breweries, can't go wrong.

Photo of emerge077
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013: Very pungent and dank hop aroma, West Coast styled, light bodied and super hopped. Had a couple glasses recently at Rev, and was thinking about a growler for the weekend.

05-25-2011
Served in a footed tulip glass at Revolution.
Review from notes.

Bright orange, sharp jewel-tone clarity, lazy trails of carbonation rise to feed into a compact layer of white foam on top. It has a creamy texture, and laces nicely in concentric rings on the glass. Head retention is good.

Softly sweet tangerine and citrus aromas, clean and crisp. Not quite as dank as some west coast IPA's.

Firmly bitter and mildly sweet at first, citrus flavors of orange and tangerine start off, pale malt surfaces in the middle, some residual resiny hop oil character that dries out the finish with a nice lingering hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied, no sign of the abv. Easy drinking, tasty... could have a couple easily. A nice rendition, maybe a touch reserved, but a solid citrus-forward IPA.

Photo of KDawg
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap into a pint glass. Pours a medium orange color with not that much of a head.

Nice aromas of florals, orange, peels, some hops and some sweet citrus. Balanced, but lacking real depth.

Medium/full bodied with a very nice and smooth feel. The flavors of hops, florals and a lot of citrus are a bit muted and don't really pop with that much depth either.

A refreshing IPA, but not much more than that. Easy drinking, but this isn't one of their best IPAs that they've released in my opinion.

Photo of BrewUSA
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Revelation/Firestone Walker Dos Osos

Look 9/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 36/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 89/100

Real sweet flavor, almost too sweet. Very smooth and pleasant to drink. Just not as hoppy and crisp as I thought. Smooth but just a TOUCH flat in carbonation. Not really a bad thing, just not exactly a strength.

Final Verdict: Very drinkable and a touch too sweet and flat IPA that is worth the price tag

Photo of jegross2
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing Dos Osos, a collaborative IPA from Revolution Brewing Company out of Chicago, Illinois and Firestone Walker Brewing Company out of Paso Robles, California.

Score: 93

Tap pour served in a Revolution mug club member mug and enjoyed on 06/01/14.

Appearance: Pours a clean orange-amber color with a half finger of head. Good lacing, okay retention. 4.25/5

Smell: Fruity, piney hops. A little dank. Orange, grapefruit and a nice sweet caramel maltiness. A touch of spice too. Really lovely. 4.5/5

Taste: Tastes exactly like it smells. Piney, bitter bite upfront with a soothing caramel malt sweetness on the finish. Fruity backbone with a nice orange/grapefruit flavor underlying everything. A kiss of residual spice on the finish. Nice lasting fruitiness and grapefruit flavor. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Oily mouthfeel with a mildly dry finish. Nice bitterness, without being very extreme. 4.25/5

Overall: I was glad to see this IPA from last year's Chicago Craft Beer Week re-brewed. Great price point and really delicious.

Cost: $6 for a 20 oz mug.

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.1/5  rDev -1%

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. A new big bomber to me from Revolution Brewing Co., out of Chicago, this one their collaboration effort with Firestone Walker. Expectations are good based on the breweries and the beer's high ratings.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a beautiful bright golden orange, with about a finger of frothy white head. Leaves behind good sheets of spotty lacing on the glass. It looks very nice. 4

S - Very aromatic and inviting. Caramel, toffee, oranges, marmalade, lemons, grass. & a light herbal spice rack note. 4

T - The taste follows the nose - juicy, fruity, and hoppy, with a solid malt backing. Plenty of toffee & caramel, biscuit malts, and lots of orange, lemon, and grassy / herbal qualities. Very delicious. 4

M - The feel is crisp, sticky, and malty. A bit of a malty sweetness on the finish. Delicious, and very easy drinking. 4.5

Overall, an excellent IPA from Revolution & Firestone Walker. I would definitely pick this one up again if it was more readily available, and even more likely if it was available in six packs. Very drinkable stuff. Very recommended.

Revolution Brewing Dos Osos -----4/5.

Photo of rlee1390
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Clear orange, not much carbonation, two finger head with some lacing.

S-Starts with malt, wood, earthy and pine notes.

T-Starts with toast/malt end with earthy pine notes. Nice bitterness. The balance is really good.

M-Light to medium bodied, nicely carbonated.

O-Not sure how fresh this beer was, although the balance was good it lacked a strong hop bite I was expecting.

Photo of ThickNStout
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from IAmJacksHopTongue (thanks Reid!). Bottled 5/23/13. Served in a wine glass (it was that or a shaker pint, the choice was clear) on 8/1/13.

Pours a brilliant, translucent gold with a half finger pale head which recedes to a thin cap and leaves behind a little lace.

Aromas of pineapple, mandarin, citrus rind and lightly caramized malt. The smell is delightful.

Tastes of mandarin, lemon zest, pineapple, mango, caramel, sweet bread and a small dash of peppery spice. Delicious!

A medium oily body with faint to moderate carbonation. Pleasing pineapple and citrus linger in the hoppy finish.

An excellent IPA. Such a tasty citrus hop profile balanced by just the right amount of malt sweetness and delivered in a great bodied nectar. I understand that repeats of collaborations are rare but it would be a true shame if this recipe isn't brewed again. Highly recommeded.

Photo of schwemjw
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Light hazy yellow with a small white head. Looks very unassuming.

S: Big tropical aromas. Pineapple, mango and white peach hit you immediately. Then comes sweet grapefruit, light citrus and some caramel. Sweet tangerine backs this brew up. Very much west coast.

T: Sweet tangerine and a little mango. Grapefruit and a sweet caramel, almost like agave nectar. A little apricot and huge burnt orange. A sweet pineapple finish. Bitterness takes a back seat to the juicy, tropical flavors. A hint of pine resin in the finish.

M: Juicy! light with a large amount of carbonation. Refreshing and so drinkable it's incredible.

O: Wow. This was excellent. A true west coast IPA that is exploding with flavor. My mouth is watering for more. An Ipa for any occasion and one i will for sure drink again! /93

Photo of Etan
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz into a tulip.

A: Pours a mellow brass color with a nice white head.

S: Some pine and citrus resin, grapefruit, orange popsicle, caramel.

T: More pine resin, grass, grapefruit, peppery, biscuit malt, blood orange pith.

M: Medium-bodied with zingy carbonation.

O: Pretty nice IPA. I was expecting something clean and tropical but this is more on the piney side.

Photo of BB1313
3.59/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a glowing golden with a slight haze; small white head that leaves nice retention and decent lacing. The aromas are full of caramel malts. Lots of bread. Also lots of orange and grapefruit. The flavors seem to match. I really pick up alot of caramel in this beer. Lots of pine in the flavors as well. More grapefruit. Tons of orange and tangerines. Lots of bread. The orange notes seem to shine the most. Very subtle resin notes in the finish. It's juicy and dry at the same time. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and thin with active carbonation. It's pretty smooth.

This is well crafted, but pretty middle of the road for me. Not bad, but nothing to rave about, in my opinion.

Photo of Rope
3.54/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance-
Copper yellow, not the kind of fiery orange I like to see in this category.

Smell-
Hops are bitter and floral, with a surprisingly spicy malt.

Taste-
Follows smell, the malt is more present than before.

Mouthfeel-
Best part about it, one of those beers that demands attention and refreshes, but doesn't linger longer than necessary.

Overall-
An interesting joint venture, but I would not seek it out again.

Photo of Daktah
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Fresh citrus and roasted malt. Really a fresh cracker/bread crust scent that was a great balance for the fruit side. Taste was more of the same, with a dry finish after a citrus blast.

A great beer that reminds me a bit of Iron Fist, with a bit more hop bite. Will happily drink again.

Photo of blankenhoney
3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber poured into a teku.

A: a lighter shade of gold

S: sweet dank pine and hops; bread; musty orange peel

T: "taste follows the nose," but pulls its punch quite a bit; since nose was so reminiscent of enjoy by, i was expecting stronger flavors (missed the abv reading on the bottle); so crestfallen; still, some nice musty orange flavor and maltiness

M: really nice stickiness; full-bodied, creamy and chewy

O: good stuff, but still a middleweight contender in a heavyweight division.

Photo of AgentZero
3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Golden beer with a bit of a white hue. A finger of white foam that faded to a meandering ring and partial cap.

S - Sweet, a bit too much for my preference, but there is some nice citrus and oily hop resins. Bit of a graham cracker malt backbone with a touch of caramel.

T - As some others have said, this is not nearly as much like a west coast IPA as one would expect it to be. Quite sweet, with some sugary malts and a touch of caramel. Some pine bitterness on the end, hopping flavor is primarily citus.

M - Medium bodied, a little oily, moderate carbonation.

O - Solid beer, but was hoping for something more west coast. Good, but wouldn't seek it out.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 6.29.13

A - Pours a clear medium orange with a cream-colored head with solid retention.

S - Lots of pine, citrus, apple. Very welcoming.

T - Pine, orange, pineapple, apple. Lots of fruits. Has the Firestone qualities for sure.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - I was really please with this bottle that I picked up while I was in Chicago. The guy at the liquor store pointed out that it was a FW collaboration. Good call and a great IPA.

Photo of KFBR392
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bold orange color with about half a finger of head on the pour. Body is clean and transparent. Good amount of active carbonation for the style. Rings of sticky lacing left behind.

Smell: Orange peel, grapefruit, and saturated citrus all over the front. Biscuit, doughy malt backbone. Some lighter tropical fruits picked up but the heavier notes on the front dominate throughout.

Taste: Bright front of mangos, pineapple, and lime greets the drinker. Heavier, saturated citrus makes its presence known after the honeymoon on the front. Lots of tangerine and orange lingering long after drinking. Some pine toward the back end up fruit forward. Semi sweet malt backbone fits very well.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is bright and crisp on the palate. Saturated hop tones and some lingering bitterness felt throughout.

Overall: An awesome collaboration. No doubt feels like a west coast IPA, but has some lighter hop tones that I really enjoyed. Wouldn't hesitate to drink this again.

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Dos Osos from Revolution Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 338 ratings.