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A Little Crazy - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 634
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 34
Gots: 133 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-20-2012

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.
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Ratings: 634 | Reviews: 86
Photo of mmesce2
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Draft pour yielded low head, low carbonation (line problem?) Light amber color, slight haze, but mostly transparent. Big hop and spice aroma, I personally smell little malt (taste exceeds the aroma in terms of malt). Tastes of hop and malted in good balance, spice notes are moderate. This is a solid beer. What we've come to expect from Revolution Brewery.

Photo of dandiprat2015
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straight forward. Solid. Unsurprising. Don't get me a wrong it's a good Belgian, but nothing I'd choose over many other Belgians.

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.2/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Disappointed in this. A very light, watery taste to this. I love this brewery, but this beer was a bit disappointing.

Photo of Michael_Hamel
4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer! Good color and great taste! Would definitely recommend.

Photo of EPS
4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tasty Belgian style. Amazing floral bouquet. Finish is a bit lacking. Very drinkable.

Photo of Johnroby
3.13/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Sharp Hoppy notes combined with 3 different hops make this a fine Belgian IPA

Photo of krh
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love this mix of styles. Flavor skews Belgian as it warms.

Photo of Josh012012
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Whoa whoa whoa... got to pull back the reins on this one.. big Belgian flavor and American hops jam packed into one beer....crazy

Photo of BlazinPhoenixLeopardLexy
3.18/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Just not a fan of Belgian ales in general.....

Photo of stephenjmoore
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to GreenMonster12 for this extra!

Transparent light amber body with a thick cream colored head. Aroma is of toasted malts, white pepper and a dash of citrus. Flavor is malty and yeasty with a peppery profile and some nice fruity flavors of white grape. Feel is bready and yeasty, tastes fuller than your average 6.8% BPA. Overall a nice Americanized take on the style.

Photo of rkat32
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can dated January 29, 2015. Consumed and reviewed on March 10, 2015.

L: The beer is deep gold in color with a one-finger, off-white head that sticks around for a little bit before dissipating. Wispy lace, slightly hazy.

S: Nose encompasses fruity esters, sweet malts, citrus hop oil aromas, lemon zest.

T: Mango, honeydew melon, orange, honey, caramel malts. Earthy hops are present as are peppery spice phenols. Moderately dry finish. Nice drinker; refreshingly crushable.

F: Medium body, medium carbonation, alcohol is barely noticeable.

O: Solid offering from Revolution. The ABV can sneak up on you due to the beer’s high level of drinkability. Highly recommend for fans of Belgian beers as well as hopheads. This beer can appeal to many palates.

Photo of mattcrill
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Light lemon rind notes with a slightly funky Belgian yeast character. Light peppery character asserts as the beer is swirled and warms.

Appearance: Deep amber pour with golden edging. Low white head that retains well. Tight bubbles with moderate lacing around the edges.

Flavor: Assertive peppery and funky Belgian yeast character up front. Moderate melon and stone fruit character with a firm and earthy hop bitterness. Balance is to the hop bitterness. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste lingers with a peppery Belgian character.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. No creaminess, heat, or oily character noted. No astringency detected.

Overall impression: A firmly Belgian, American hopped ale. Immensely enjoyable and poundable. I'm biased as I love this brewery and this is another solid offering.

Photo of melennui
2.52/5  rDev -37.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Too aromatic for my taste with strong citrus notes

Photo of NMA
4.81/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Huge hop aroma & taste!
Belgian yeast adds a fantastic layer of complexity.
Get some..try some

Photo of RunningMan
2.86/5  rDev -29%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I love Belgians and I like pale ales, but this beer isn't really a great specimen of either. Probably refreshing during the summer, but not the best fit for this cold February day.

Photo of Stezz420
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer was canned 1/13/15

Pours a golden bright and clear pale orange color. Head pours a half inch thick and fades perfectly to a small little topper.

Smells fruity and sweet. Got that mango thing going on like most beers that are brewed with citra hops have.

Taste is pretty hoppy and tastes like mango when its really cold. Slight banana and clove taste in there aswell from the belgium yeast and tastes more so as it warms.

This beer is very drinkable at a 6.8% abv. Carbonation is perfect as long as its drank very cold this beers true feel will last. As it warms it starts thickening up like a Belgian double which I'm not really a fan of these days.

Overall I'm pretty happy with this beer and I actually would consider getting more of it. Nearly almost being a double ipa it still manages to be very sessionable when its really cold. Would recommend to anyone looking for a citra fix!

Photo of chrisodom1
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer. Can't go wrong!

Photo of Kyle1986
3.29/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Too dark a beer for my taste

Photo of Kraj30
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

solid belgo pale ale seasonal release.

Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a medium bronze color with a slight haze. The aroma is truly fantastic, bright tropical notes, seemingly abrasive hops, pineapple, pine, grapefruit, mango.

In the taste, the hops are dialed in much lower with a small pine and tropical citrus note, but the forefront is a bubblegum Belgian yeast thing. There is a cotton candy sweetness and a small bitterness in the finish. Full bodied, well carbonated ale. Decently drinkable.

Overall, I thought this beer was going to be a hop bomb by the aroma, but it was balanced to say the least. Interesting hodge-podge of flavor here, I would recommend this to fans of American/Belgian ales.

Photo of Ryanster8
4.85/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Extremely drinkable, clean, very aromatic with Belgian and hop qualities. A little on the dry side which makes for a nice mouth feel. Overall very nice but a little too hoppy for a Belgian ale style if you ask me.

Photo of spacecake9
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this beer for the first time last night, on tap at Katie O'Connors in Plainfield IL.
I'm such a fan of Revolution, always ready to try anything they offer.
This is a very good beer. The server told me this was a Belgian beer, but it doesn't taste that way. More of a hoppy pale ale. Delicious, so good I had 5. Thanks Revolution!

Photo of chromacrusader
4.96/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I love this take on a pale ale; great fragrance and taste. This is a new favorite.

Photo of MinisterCurry
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright, fragrant, red berry-driven nose, great color with tight, fine foam, flavors of lemon and brioche with a buttery, rich, textured finish.

Photo of Danmullens1
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Revolution continues to blow me away.This is an outstanding brew. I've always bee a sucker for Citra + Belgian Style yeast, but this "Pale" goes above and beyond. Crazy.

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A Little Crazy from Revolution Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 634 ratings.