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Dos Osos - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 331
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 24
Gots: 30 | 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:
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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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.

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 StonedTrippin
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

call it ipa fatigue, or a snobby attitude, but as good as this ipa is on all counts, it just doesn't impress me that much. it has a nice clear frothy light amber color, with a nose of aggressive west coast hops and an ale yeast ive seen before. it reeks of firestone walker, which is a good thing, same hop profile as the union jack to me, but less interesting and not quite as well balanced in terms of taste. some shades of English malt, although its no so bready, and there is no residual sugar here. intensely bitter in the finish, this beer gets better as it goes, but the mouthfeel left a little to be desired. its a little thin to me for how much flavor it has, and the carbonation was a little short of bright. I can also taste and feel the alcohol, which shouldn't be the case at this strength. a pretty tasty ipa overall, but a league or two below the elite of the world.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of MasterSki
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep gold color with 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel, caramel, light toasted bread, floral, grass, slight pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/floral hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, orange peel, caramel, light toasted bread, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, light toasted bread, floral, grass, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of juicy citrus/floral hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, lightly creamy/bready, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around good complexity and balance of juicy citrus/floral hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and fairly crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.15/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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.

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4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Dos Osos from Revolution Brewing Company
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