1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Red Skull - Revolution Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Red SkullRed Skull

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

134 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 134
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.78%
Wants: 11
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 134 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of superspak
superspak

Michigan

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
Photo of DerekQXQX
DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

12-25-2013 20:35:55 | More by DerekQXQX
Photo of Florida9
Florida9

Illinois

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
Photo of Inglewood
Inglewood

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-24-2013 18:50:25 | More by Inglewood
Photo of jgunther71
jgunther71

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-21-2013 23:49:51 | More by jgunther71
Photo of Rudy
Rudy

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-21-2013 14:49:56 | More by Rudy
Photo of jtransel
jtransel

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-16-2013 06:14:10 | More by jtransel
Photo of jdhasse
jdhasse

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-16-2013 03:51:40 | More by jdhasse
Photo of ChrisMon02
ChrisMon02

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-11-2013 22:57:50 | More by ChrisMon02
Photo of nesbitetennis
nesbitetennis

Illinois

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
Photo of EvanWilliams
EvanWilliams

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

12-07-2013 02:07:29 | More by EvanWilliams
Photo of BeerOps
BeerOps

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-05-2013 01:29:20 | More by BeerOps
Photo of Jerry
Jerry

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-01-2013 23:30:23 | More by Jerry
Photo of sweetlou25
sweetlou25

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

11-27-2013 16:37:36 | More by sweetlou25
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-26-2013 23:47:15 | More by Hopheadjeffery
Photo of DeFaz
DeFaz

Ohio

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
Photo of Nunya
Nunya

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-23-2013 01:43:43 | More by Nunya
Photo of kbrown
kbrown

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-22-2013 00:46:34 | More by kbrown
Photo of Thedaver4220
Thedaver4220

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-19-2013 00:49:30 | More by Thedaver4220
Photo of fatboy91
fatboy91

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

11-14-2013 18:42:52 | More by fatboy91
Photo of fleurdelou
fleurdelou

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

11-11-2013 01:55:51 | More by fleurdelou
Photo of WesM63
WesM63

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2.4%

11-10-2013 04:47:41 | More by WesM63
Photo of sgoro
sgoro

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-10-2013 03:55:05 | More by sgoro
Photo of DrewShalvoy
DrewShalvoy

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-07-2013 02:39:59 | More by DrewShalvoy
Photo of jscheuf
jscheuf

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-05-2013 20:16:52 | More by jscheuf
Red Skull from Revolution Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.