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A Little Crazy - Revolution Brewing Company

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367 Ratings
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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.45%


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

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A citrusy and refreshing Belgian-style pale ale hopped with Cascade, Citra, and whole Crystal hops for massive aromas and flavors! Fermented with our Belgian Wit yeast for an extra dose of complexity, this one is very drinkable and extremely aromatic.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-20-2012)
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franklyhoppy

North Dakota

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

6 pack cans from binnys. Sat on for 2 months.

A hazy orange with a slight head.

S fruity citrus notes

T very nice little hop some what of a zombie like taste still sitting back session like.

M really good light carbonation with stil enough bitterness

O really digging it would mine getting more

Serving type: can

04-14-2014 01:47:13 | More by franklyhoppy
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AmyfaceNYC

New York

2.15/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I seem to be going against the grain here but I really didn't like this beer. I drank it straight from the can, so I'm sure that didn't help (although I thought the Eugene porter from Revolution held up pretty well in a can, but this beer is more delicate I suppose). It tasted very thin and highly carbonated, with a sweet/sour kick (I guess that's the fruity elements and the funky elements). Would not buy again.

Serving type: can

04-08-2014 00:54:49 | More by AmyfaceNYC
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BTodd

Illinois

3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into pint glass.

A-hazy, orange in appearance. Fine bubbles, two fingers of suds dissipating over approximately one minute.

S-Nice, dank hops. Tropical fruit. Great aroma.

T-Tropical fruit with some maltiness as well.

M-A little thin with low carbonation.

O-An easy drinker with nice tropical fruit and malt backbone.

Serving type: can

04-06-2014 21:29:54 | More by BTodd
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patpbr

Ohio

3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured amber with a slight head.
S - Belgium yeast and subtle sweet and fruit.
T - lots of hops with a nice blend of the yeast. Citrus, orange, grapefruit and bit of funk.
M - Medium body and a slight dry finish.
O - An interesting brew and worth a try.

Serving type: can

04-05-2014 23:20:07 | More by patpbr
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312HopBomb

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A fresh six pack from Binny's beverage depot poured into a Southern Tier tulip. The pour produces an awesome looking clear golden amber hued brew topped by a fluffy light tan head that coats the glass with residue.

The nose is nicely funky and fruity from the Belgian yeast with a great hop presence and spicy notes.

The taste has a sharp fruity start with funky phenolics and tartness complimenting the citric and fruity hop flavor. The malt is hidden behind the bursts of extreme yeasty spice and fruity hoppy goodness but the tart-ness may be due in part from some acidulated (sour) malt in the grist bill.

Bright carbonation highlights the bright flavors of this beer. It has a light to medium body.

Overall this a very affordable and drinkable and excellent brew. I home-brewed a clone that's conditioning at the moment so I can't wait to try it!! We used magnum, citra and cascade hops. Our tribute to a great example of the style, and a great brewery too. Viva the Revolution!

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 02:41:07 | More by 312HopBomb
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a can for 2 bucks at Vintage Estate. Into a pint glass.

A - Bright deep orange amber in color with a 1/2 inch of head that sticks around for a bit. Seems filtered but that's cool.
S - Belgium yeast very fruity and citrus hops mostly maybe some herbal hops but it smells clean with sweeter malts.
T - Its a decent take on the style the yeast isn't very chalky mostly fruity and citrus and mango hops. Doesn't really cling to the palate so it's no very piney.
M - Very smooth light to medium bodied.

Overall it's a very tasty Belgium pale ale not super hop forward like say a Belgium IPA but still very smooth and fruity tasting.

Serving type: can

03-13-2014 04:13:03 | More by DrDemento456
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pour is bright amber orange with a tight white head. Nose has a fair bit of resin hop up front, light yeast notes with a fair bit of spice and tang. A good bit of sweet juicy citrus and faint grassy hop in the back. Taste is a bit sweet, light tangy yeast with a hint of spice, loads of pine and resin with a touch of citrus and some grassy bitterness through the finish but light. Body is syrupy and full, softer carbonation.

Serving type: can

02-27-2014 01:13:55 | More by cpetrone84
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Light orange color. The body is slightly cloudy with average active carbonation. Head of just under a finger on the pour with sticky lacing left at each level.

Smell: Bready yeast body pops up first with some pleasant medium bodied fruits. Mild citrus fruity body reminds the drinker this is a pale ale. Gummy sweet malt rides out the aroma. The herbal, grassy tones of the yeast go so well with the hoppier tones.

Taste: Getting a lot of hops on the front with accents of grapefruit, tangerines, lemons, kiwis, and lime. A full bodied belgian yeast base warms up in the body adding a lot of darker fruits, spices, and dough. Balanced fruits and limey hops ride throughout into the finish. The hops add a very american bitterness while the belgian yeast evens in out and delivers a wonderfully balanced gem.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is kept in check but certainly is prevalent. Palate is left with a medium dryness but is refreshing which keep you pulling on this brew again and again. 6.8% abv is shocking for me, this one drinks so easy.

Overall: An absolutely wonderful brew. Will go back to this one again and again. Insanely drinkable with so much going on. Love the combination of this being a traditional american pale with a great belgian base. Revolution is absolutely killing it right now.

Serving type: can

02-13-2014 04:49:06 | More by KFBR392
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BB1313

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy golden with a fluffy white head that fades and leaves nice lacing and retention. The aromas are very nice and very fruity. Tropical. Tons of pineapple. Some sweet mango in the mix as well. The Belgian yeast blends well the with hop aromas. The flavors are pretty crisp and refreshing. More pineapple and mango. Sweet Belgian yeasts make their mark. Grapefruit shines as well. Some grass and malts are in the mix. There's a nice hop bite to this one, but in a clean way. Mouthfeel is light to medium-bodied with active carbonation. This is smooth and fun to drink.

This is a really good beer. It drinks like a Belgian IPA to me. It's well crafted and very enjoyable. I would love to drink this during the summer. Pretty impressive stuff right here.

Serving type: can

02-04-2014 20:50:23 | More by BB1313
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atomic

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned December 27th 2013, poured into a tall 16oz tulip glass.

A: Off white head fills the 16oz glass to the top. Lingers, laces the walls on the way down. Golden color. All beer gets a 5 for appearance as all beer is beautiful.

S: Sweet citrus notes, some hibiscus. Really an awesome smelling beer, if not overly complex.

T: Really loving the citra hops in this. Definitely getting that zombie dust feel, but sweeter and more session-able. This went pretty quickly. Still tasting all the lovely citrus flavors. If I didn't know better, I'd say this had hibiscus flower added as well.

M: Pretty standard Pale Ale. Medium body, medium carbonation, leaves a slight bitterness towards the back of the tongue that lingers for a while.

Overall: Not much I can fault this beer on, maybe if they DID add some hibiscus, this one would really pop. Love this one, will be buying a lot more.

Serving type: can

01-20-2014 18:45:11 | More by atomic
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emwild12

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours hazy orange/gold with a thick frothy head and leaves a nice thin lacing on glass. It smells of grassy and floral hops with hits of grapefruit and lemon. The taste is pretty much the same but very hoppy with hints of honey? Overall great beer!

Serving type: can

01-20-2014 14:58:33 | More by emwild12
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Brenden

Ohio

3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A rocky eggshell white head rests at a full finger's height atop a somewhat hazy dark gold brew. Lacing is spotty with some legs breaking off here and there, but all in all plentiful on the glass's walls.
Hops come out up front but the Belgian character makes itself known almost immediately. In the nose, it's mostly herbal with plenty of citrus (orange peel) and a bite of resinous pine on the end. The yeast serves nicely to soften it as well as adding depth along with the malt's dry and biscuit undertones. On the end, especially, are notes of pepper and clove. In the flavor, the hops back off a bit and lose a little bit of the citrus element in place of stronger spicy notes, but it doesn't change drastically.
Active carbonation supports both the flowing smoothness and the crispness of this lighter style of which this beer verges into stronger territory by achieving a medium body. It's about semi-dry most of the way into an easy finish.

Serving type: can

11-19-2013 20:40:46 | More by Brenden
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ONUMello

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle poured into a tulip
A: Nondescript orange color with a one-finger head with good retention
S: Quite intriguing, lots of tropical notes including papaya, mango, lychee, hints of banana along with white pepper & light hops
T: Primarily orange with a nice acidity, a bit of the tropical fruit from the nose & rounded out with a light but pleasant combination of florals, hops and spice
M: Light to medium bodied with a pleasant crispness & light carbonation
O: I really like this, especially for $5, so much so my score may not do it justice. Complex, a bit different and very tasty. I would definitely consider this a must-try, really well made

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 03:27:27 | More by ONUMello
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bottle dated 2013 served in a Belgian snifter.

A: deep orange-amber color with high clarity and a thin fragile head. Decent lacing.

Aroma & Flavor: With hops that make this citrusy and slightly grassy, and some Belgian yeast adding touchs of nuttiness and funk, this has very good complexity in both aroma and flavor. Also has notes of apricots and tropical fruits. Mildly bitter and subtly sour. I enjoyed the aroma a bit more than the flavor, largely owing to the relatively disappointing aftertaste.

Feel: Medium-light body with medium+ carbonation.

O: a well-done and and refreshing Belgian-style pale ale. Very drinkable and rather aromatic for style.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 22:53:26 | More by chinchill
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superspak

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of peach, mango, pineapple, lemon zest, orange zest, banana, tangerine, pear, apple, floral, grass, clove, pepper, light pine, light honey, and floral/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great citrus/tropical hop complexity with a moderate yeast and malt balance; and good strength. Taste of big peach, pineapple, mango, tangerine, banana, lemon zest, orange zest, clove, pepper, pine, floral, grass, bread, light honey, and floral/yeast earthiness. Moderate earthy tartness and spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of mango, pineapple, citrus zest, banana, clove, pepper, pine, floral, grass, light honey, and floral/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome balance and complexity of hop and yeast flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Belgian pale ale! All around great balance and complexity of hop, yeast, and malt balance; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 07:08:07 | More by superspak
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

bomber into a nonic pint glass. 5/13/13 bottling date.

Pours a crisp golden color with a big head and a massive amount of bubbles in the glass. the smell is huge on mango and tropical fruits. The taste is also extremely fruity and sweet, though not so much mango sweet..more like oranges. very yeasty. wasnt expecting such a sweet beer at first so i wasnt sure how i liked it, but as i continued to drink it i enjoyed it more and more. lighter side of medium bodied, on the higher side for carbonation.

overall its hard for me to score. real real sweet, which isnt my thing, but the flavor is exactly how the brewers intended it to be IMO. see what you think.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 23:23:50 | More by Axnjxn
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. Decent white head. Thin collar and a few bubbles.

Smell - Citrus and tropical fruits. Bright fruity flavor. Some sweet doughy malts and a distinct belgian character.

Taste - Tart orange. Less tropical, more of a sour orange. Surprising tartness. Some doughy malt sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Light tartness. Medium body and medium carbonation.

Overall - Quite tasty. The tropical fruit and tartness work very well.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2013 01:00:08 | More by Alieniloquium
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: semi-cloudy orange marmalade body
finger off-white head, solid lacing

S: orange, lemon peel, light grass, yeast and strong floral

T: orange, lemon peel, belgian yeast,
tart floral finish

M: med body, crisp/semi-dry mouth

O: OH MY WORD! Fine summer or anytime beer.
Grabbed it Trader Joe's and was floored.
Amazing nose and taste, but still light enough
to share a few bottles with worthy friends.

DELICIOUS; GRAB A BOTTLE!

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 18:20:55 | More by BeerLover99
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A rather rocky head caps the hazy amber liquid; decent enough retention and a few squiggles remain behind

Smell: Citrus, tropical fruit, chives and pepper

Taste: Biscuity, up front, with the hops taking over in the middle, bringing tropical fruit (papaya and pineapple) and chives; after the swallow, the Wit yeast takes over, with pepper, citrus peel and cardamom becoming dominant; in the finish, there is an assertive bitterness

Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderate carbonation

Overall: Other than the aggressive aftertaste, this beer brings a nice combination of IPA and Wit flavors

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 02:37:48 | More by brentk56
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

2.7/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

good looking beer, golden color w/nice white head and lacing. nose is funky and lemony w some dank fruityhops underneath. taste is quite sour-perhaps if i was expecting this i could have scored it higher? is this an awa? puckering lemon leads to an aspirin like light bodied mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 23:21:56 | More by MrMcGibblets
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The A Little Crazy Ale from revolution is ok. The beer poured a fairly clear copper with thin white head that is not leaving a lace. The scent definitely has Belgian style pale al all over it. The taste has the Belgium white flare with a subtle hop. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer...but I am not a huge fan of Belgium style pale ales.

Serving type: can

08-10-2013 03:27:18 | More by WoodBrew
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Fcolle2

Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a little darker golden with a creamy white head.

Citrus grass and spicy hop aromas especially as it warms. Lots of citrusy fruity esters and spicy phenols.malt is grainy and a tart slight cider vinegar backbone

Taste has some more grainy malt with orange peel on the exhale. A hint of cidery vinegar. Fair amounts of Belgian funk and more citrusy esters are on the back end.

Mouthfeel has a vinigar like stickiness that is cut by a Belgian dry finish that both last well after it is swallowed.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 03:28:52 | More by Fcolle2
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clean yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, small hops but watery. In the taste, dry hops, a yeasty presence, and just a touch fruity. A nice hop bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dryer mellow hop and yeast presence in the aftertaste. A bit thin, nice hops, and a small yeasty fruit presence.

Serving type: can

07-13-2013 16:16:09 | More by OWSLEY069
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

650ml bomber poured into tulip 30/5/13 thanks MasterSki and Sean9689 for sending me the the bottle

A slightly hazy golden orange with lots of tiny bubbles popping up from everywhere, two fingers of foam leaves a few thick partial rings close enough together that it looks like a continuous mess of lace

S pineapple, mango, sweet orange, and very faint banana, a little clove and slightly catty, caramel with a hint of pine and even less chewing gum, some more spice I can't place and the Belgian yeast works well for it, smells great

T not as strong as the nose with a more spice I can't place, some ginger perhaps? a little more caramel but not quite the tropical blast the nose has but still very nice, more yeast as it warms

M full for the color and stays on the creamy side of foamy, spicy finish with just a little grit left behind on my gums

O bumping this one up overall on the nose alone, great beer all-around and my bottles empty at this point in the review so that says something about how easy this goes down

I was pleasantly surprised but this one, I'd never heard of it and loved it from start to finish. Big citra notes with a mellow Belgian twist, I'd be drinking this often I I could buy it in my part of the world

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 01:54:00 | More by wordemupg
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another fine specimen courtesy of alelover.

Copper orange body with a sloppy white head that marks every sip on the side of the glass.

Plenty of smooth Belgian spice, black pepper, clove... really clean.

Subtly sweet yeast, dry citrus zest, faint juicy fruits, banana, little bit of hop bite... smooth and drinkable.

Serving type: can

05-30-2013 01:27:08 | More by yamar68
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A Little Crazy from Revolution Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.