Red Skull - Revolution Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
12-31-2013 00:21:39 | More by superspak
4.18/5 rDev +2%
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.
12-25-2013 01:05:11 | More by Florida9
4.36/5 rDev +6.3%
A: Clear dark amber with a frothy pale golden head
S: Citrus hops are predominant, with a hint of the sweet malt ahead.
T: Opens with a sweet maltiness balanced by the hops. Finishes heavy and warm, like an Imperial should, with some residual bitterness and lingering sweetness.
M: Thick and heavy, with carbonation at the front end that dissipates quickly. The mouthfeel lasts quite a while, reminding me where it’s been and making my mouth clamor for more.
O: The flavors are simple but complement each other well. Red Skull forces me to savor the taste, but it’s not as aggressive as the name nor the label insinuate. A very pleasant beer when you have the time to let it sit.
12-10-2013 01:48:49 | More by nesbitetennis
3.88/5 rDev -5.4%
Was served with a pleasant looking fairly bright amber color with some lacing. Smell was nice, with some caramel from the malt and some pine from the hops and the alcohol well concealed. The taste was similar, with fruit, caramel, and pine, and the flavors were fairly bold and the alcohol was again hidden. The mouthfeel was the only thing off for me, as it was somewhat too thin and undercarbonated. Overall, this was a good, but not exceptional beer. Perhaps it was served too cold, but nothing stuck out here too much, although it was nicely balanced.
11-26-2013 01:35:43 | More by DeFaz
Red Skull from Revolution Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.