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Red Skull - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 9
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Imperial Red Ale is brewed with whole Cascade hops and dry-hopped in both the fermenter and the serving tank with whole Crystal hops. A flavorful, hoppy delight balanced with caramel sweetness and alcohol warmth.

(Beer added by: homebrew311 on 12-10-2011)
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03-14-2014 03:17:30 | More by Karl_M
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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02-26-2014 03:07:11 | More by beersdmf17
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

02-15-2014 15:19:13 | More by alexm1309
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Illinois

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

02-13-2014 01:09:25 | More by ystazi
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-06-2014 20:53:07 | More by MNPikey
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Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very malty red ale with plenty of hop flavor to balance. Smooth bitterness, not harsh at all. Color is a bit lighter than other imperial reds leaning more to a dark orange, and quite hazy. The aroma is modest especially compared to the rich complexity of flavors. Caramel, floral, a hint of citrus. I would buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 00:43:09 | More by MarriedAtGI
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Illinois

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Wisconsin

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Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/1/2013. Pours slightly hazy reddish orange color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange zest, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, floral, grass, slight pine, and floral earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balanced hop and malt notes; and great strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, pineapple, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, floral, grass, herbal, light pine, and floral earthiness. Light earthy floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, orange/lemon zest, caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, floral, grass, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of bright citrus hop and deep malt flavors; with a great hop/malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy, slick, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent imperial red ale! All around great complexity and balance of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2013 00:21:39 | More by superspak
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4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark reddish amber in color. Clear. Forms a moderat sized off-white colored head. Excellent retention and copious amounts of sticky lace.

S: A pleasant blend of piney hops, grapefruit, and caramel maltiness.

T: Taste is more of the same. Certainly more hop forward than most for the style (which isn't bad thing by any means). A good dose of caramel malts, a mild-to-moderate sweetness, then citrus rind, grapefruit, and a little bit of pine. Sweet, almost creamy-syrupy, on the finish.

M: On the heavier side of medium. Full bodied. Mild bitterness. Low-medium carbonation.

O: A very nice example of the style. Glad I picked this one up.

Serving type: bottle

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Red Skull from Revolution Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.