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Dos Osos - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 7.21%

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A West Coast IPA brewed in collaboration with Firestone Walker brewer Dustin Kral who used to work together with our brewer Jim Cibak.

(Beer added by: BeerLover99 on 05-18-2011)
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Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead


4.61/5  rDev +10.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 18:48:25 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
Photo of BierStein711


4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Draught into tulip

Burnt orange with two finger white head, and it reduced to a thin film after two minutes, elegant lacing trimmed the area below the rim, and the rest of the glass as I consumed the drink.

Smells: hop and pine

Taste: hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, and orange

Mouthfeel: thick and nourishing

Overall, this is a brilliant double IPA. I look forward to exploring this brewery further.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2013 10:33:33 | More by BierStein711
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4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 23:41:29 | More by joeseppy
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4.45/5  rDev +7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 12:35:40 | More by ThickNStout
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North Carolina

4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bomber into a tulip

pours a light brass color with an inch or so white head. great looking pour. Big citrusy hop filled aroma, nice! Taste is terrific. This one is very balanced and not a hop bomb, which is what i prefer in my IPAs. Hops are big but so are the citrusy malts, very much digging this one. reminds me of Pliny honestly. medium bodied with medium carbonation. great drinkability

overall loved this one. got it as an extra in a trade and wish i could get it here locally. thoroughly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 00:21:20 | More by Axnjxn
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New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beer #7 (and final) from my Chicago DIY care package.

Bright amber, plenty of carbonation streams, some chill haze, topped by dense off-white foam. Snap, krackle, and pop sound effects.

Aroma has grapefruit, orange, peach, apricot. Very fresh fruit.

Big dollop of caramely semi-sweetness lays down the foundation. Fresh juicy fruit everywhere. Big bitter tower rising out of the center of my tongue. All in harmony on the afterglow.

Solid medium mouthfeel, mosty smooth with just a wee bit of prickliness.

A damn fine West Coast IPA from the heartland.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 05:19:43 | More by RonfromJersey
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4.29/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 00:36:18 | More by Florida9
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4.29/5  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

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 05:30:04 | More by schwemjw
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 22:54:51 | More by HuskyinPDX
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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2011 14:14:29 | More by emerge077
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4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is slightly cloudy with sticky lacing and nice head retention. Nose is reminiscent if a west coast IPA with heavy grapefruit, pine, and lemon character. Taste has nice waves of bitterness with grapefruit, lemon, pine, and grass among a slightly detectable malt profile. Mouthfeel is tingly with high carbonation. Overall, very nice... Similar to Union Jack, worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2013 03:18:50 | More by homebrew311
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4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Deep, clear gold. Spotty lacing.

Smell - Pine and citrus, kinda like grapefruit pith & orange peel.

Taste - Big pine immediately comes through. Citrus is there, but much more subdued. The Citra hops come through as a nice, subtle touch on the backend. Lingering, bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light/medium body, medium carbonation, clean finish.

Overall - Very nice beer. If you like big, bitter & piney IPAs, you'll like this one. I like a little more citrus in mine, but I would definitely drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 21:57:14 | More by sbxx
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4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, golden colored ale with a fluffy, white head, chunky lacing, and good head retention. Tropical Citra hop aroma with zesty citrus and biscuity grain. Tropical notes of mango, grapefruit zest, pine, biscuit meld nicely on the palate. Mouth-feel is medium, a little resiny, semi-dry and semi-bitter with tremendous balance. Overall, excellent American IPA, but at $8 a bomber, one was enough for me.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 03:34:58 | More by barnzy78
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4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 17:51:42 | More by rlee1390
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4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: deep yellow/orange (cloudy) body, 1 finger head, fine lacing

S: pineapple/peach/mango, mild pine aroma

T: sweet big citrus front, pine clean middle, long slow oily bitter finish

M: med body, slicky/oily feel

O: Excellent collaboration of Revolution Brewing and Firestone Walker! The brewmaster of Revolution used to work at Firestone Walker, so nice to see friends team up for a fine brew.


Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2011 19:08:03 | More by BeerLover99
Photo of MasterSki


4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Revolution. Served in a tulip.

A - Finger of white foam settles to a thin cap and glass-coating lace. Transparent golden orange body.

S - Surprisingly sweet - this seems more like a Midwest IPA than a San Diego Pale Ale. Lots of sugar and candied citrus - very juicy and malt-forward. Some icing sugar and tropical fruits too.

T - Taste is largely citrus hops, with some sugary malt and light caramel. Lots of orange and grapefruit - not sure what's in the hop bill, but it smells like a big dose of 'C' hops. Very balanced, with low bitterness.

M - Zesty, medium-high carbonation, medium bodied, slightly dry finish. No obvious alcohol presence.

D - This is a solid brew, but it's not what I was expecting from this collaboration. I had no problem finishing my pour, and I'd have another glass if I were at Revolution in the near future. That being said, this isn't an essential offering and doesn't really stand out in a crowded field.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2011 21:23:10 | More by MasterSki
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Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a Revolution growler into a pint glass.

A- pours a light gold with a 2 finger white head. Small bubbles of lacing remain on the glass.

S- caramel, citrus, pine and floral notes

T- sweet caramel, spicy bitterness, pine and some citrus

M- medium body and carbonation. Slight dryness and effervescence.

O- good ipa with light citrus notes and bitterness but neither overpower the other.

Serving type: growler

05-22-2012 02:16:42 | More by kawilliams81
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3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light amber with a half finger frothy white head. Looks a little light

Nose is primarily floral hops with a very light sweet malt background. I'm also getting a slight earthy hint similar to oak, but I'm not able to pick out what it is.

Hops are upfront and a little bit of the floral aromas pull through to the taste. Not a whole lot of bitterness upfront or at the end but its nice for summer especially compared to some of the overly bitter ipas that currently oversaturate the market.

Good carbonation. Not quite as thin as it looks due to a nice oily hop body which I like. It adds another dimension to the brew.

Overall this is a great ipa, nice mild floral hoppy body that had a lot of character due to the hop oils. Bitterness is mild which makes it very drinkable and great for a hot summer day

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 02:16:37 | More by Fcolle2
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3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the 2013 Firestone Walker Invitational held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and onion and garlic hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus and herbal flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2013 03:14:09 | More by UCLABrewN84
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3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Revolution.

Clear, golden light-amber with an off-white head. Some initial lacing.

Smell is lots of grainy malt at first. After it warms a bit the hops start coming out--floral and piney ... really good.

Upfront taste is bitter and hoppy. Interesting mix of grass, pine, and lemon. Bready malt with a little caramel sweetness at the middle, which follows to a bitter finish. Similar pine and lemon hoppiness with the addition of some bitter grapefruit and citrus. Little tropical fruit at the finish sometimes. Bitterness lingers.

Medium body and syrupy/oily with medium carbonation.

Nice combination of different hop flavors and aromas. Not a big fan of the tropical fruit-like flavor that shows up at times. Really easy to drink. Probably my favorite beer of the night.


Serving type: on-tap

05-27-2011 14:19:26 | More by sidetracked
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3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 20:10:41 | More by jeonseh
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3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap during Craft Beer Week at Rev Brew.

Had an orange hue that wasn't heavy in color. Slight foaming on the pour.

Smelled of citrus and hints of floral.

Had a crisp, distinct citric bite at the beginning and was a solid taste through. Didn't have an lingering flavors.

I had no real expectations and was happy with the beer. I wouldn't go out of my way to get it again, but if it were on-tap, I would have another.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2011 14:07:33 | More by Duffman929
Photo of Etan


3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 21:53:46 | More by Etan
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3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - pours a slightly hazy gold with a short, ephemeral head. Light lace. Light bubbles.

S - sweet orange, grapefruit, pine, faint tropical and soft malt.

T - is just like the aroma. Moderate intensity. Mostly citrus and a little tropical upfront with a soft piney finish.

M - light-medium body. Smooth and pleasant bitterness. Mild sweetness.

O - an easy to drink IPA. Citra was used, but it doesn't have a big presence. It's on the sweet / under attenuated side of the style. I was hoping the collaboration would be more West Coast than Midwest, but this is definitely a Midwestern style IPA and a pretty good one.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 19:03:41 | More by GuzzLah
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3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Rev Kedzie Grant Opening Party.

A - Pours a golden yellow color, white head, spotty lace.

S - Hops in the form of grapefruit, citrus zest, light grass, pine and a touch of light malt. Lots of hops and a good amount going on here...easy to sniff this one.

T - More hops on top of hops. Citrus, floral, pine, grapefruit, orange peel. Light dose of malts...barley noticeable. No alcohol. Finish is bitter & floral hops.

M - Light body, good carbonation, oily finish.

O - A nice IPA from FW/Rev that's easy to drink, yet complex with the hops. I had a couple pours at the party, and would have it again in the future, if available. Good stuff.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2012 17:14:34 | More by Sean9689
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Dos Osos from Revolution Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.