A Little Crazy - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 648
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 35
Gots: 145 | FT: 2
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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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Photo of franklyhoppy
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
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

Photo of menkros
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber, pours dark orange, smell is slightly hoppy not overwhelming. Taste is complex, layered, fantastic. Great beer. I'm really starting to like this new niche, Belgium Style Pale ales. It's the best of american and UK methods to make such a diverse style.

Photo of chinchill
3.79/5  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.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a nonic)

A- This beer has a hint of haze to the orange body with a good carbonation that supports a thick ring which sticks to the glass with each sip.

S- The yeasty esters of apricots blends with pine resin in the finish. This is a nice full fragrance of yeast and hops.

T- With notes of white cheese rind and a plastic peppery note is overtaken by a mellow pine sap flavor. There is some pineapple weed hops with a nice bitterness in the finish. As the beer opens up there is a pale malt taste that starts to come through.

M- The medium mouthfeel has no alcohol heat and a good fizz bite that supports the hops.

O- This is a nice big pale ale with a good balance of fruity yeast character and hops. It is very drinkable but the carbonation is a bit to big as it opens up.

Photo of Brenden
3.9/5  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.

Photo of timc100
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden orange, slightly hazy almost clear, with a fizzy and foamy white head.

S: Smells great. Fantastic combination of Belgian yeast - kind of funky, slightly musty, lemon and some coriander - and hops - sweet grapefruit, mango, tangerine. Almost creates a 'bubble-gum'

T: Refreshing and crisp bitterness hit first with lemon and tarter-than-sweet grapefruit. Then a wash of Belgian spice, a tad bit of hay, and sweet tropical fruits. Finishes pretty dry

P: Light-medium body, noticeable but not obnoxious carbonation. Very refreshing and smooth.

O: Fantastic beer. So glad it's in cans. Need to stock up.

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 WoodBrew
3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

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 Alieniloquium
4.02/5  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.

Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden yellow-orange with a nice and bubbly two finger head of foam.

Floral, slight funk, citrus, and herbal notes.

Much more citrus in the mouthful, flora/herbal notes, and some yeasty spice.

Light-bodied, medium-high carbonation, resinous, dry finish.

Overall, a damn well done Belgian!

Photo of dman127
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had last night on tap at the brewpub.

Nice deep golden color and excellent aroma.
Very smooth, easy to drink. Belgian Pale Ales are among my favorite styles, and this was a very good example of the style.

Would have like to take home a growler, but my better half reminded me the beer fridge was full!

This is my first review, will get better with the details in the future.

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

Date of 01/23/2014. Pours a clear golden color with one finger of head that slowly settled to a thin cap. Light spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Interesting aroma of Belgian yeast and American hops. The yeast phenols come up front and then the pine, citrus, and dank hops finish things.

I expected a little bigger flavor but I am not disappointed. Much more balanced than the aroma. Equal parts Belgian yeast flavor and American hop flavor. Everything works well together with a nice malt base. Hints of cloves, pepper, citrus, and tropical fruit. No sign of alcohol.

Really nicely carbonated. Smooth, even, yet lively without being harsh or thin.

A nice combination the brewer put together. Plenty of hop flavor without going into Belgian IPA area of bitterness.

Photo of Treyliff
4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12o can poured into a pint glass

A- pours a deep golden color with a foamy one-finger white had that retains nicely, leaving behind traces of sticky lace

S- banana & clove with some fruity hop esters, light phenols, a bit peppery with a hint of citrus

T- earthy banana & clove, slightly phenolic yeast, fruity hops with hints of citrus & red berries that continues to the finish, with more dry yeast

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a creamy finish

O- very good Belgian pale that has high drinkability

Photo of ConradSomm
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Get it on tap if you can. Never would have even thought to try this style of beer until I tried this one. Beautiful, almost perfume-like aroma. Earlier batch in a bomber wasn't as good.

Photo of tone77
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A big thanks to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden/brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of fruits, citrus in particular, hops. Taste is hops, citrus, malts, spices, balanced and disappearing quickly. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a tasty beer that is easing the pain of watching this ass kicking my Phillies are receiving from the Orioles.

Photo of emerge077
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass at the brewery. Review from quick written notes.

Crystalline orange tone, bright clarity, drippy arcs of lacing decorate the glass. Not much head retention, skim breaks after a couple sips. Huge citrus aromas from a few feet away, orange and grapefruit dominate with a light Belgian yeast presence lending spice and banana esters.

Resiny orange zest, hop oils, creamy smooth feel with lasting moderate bitterness. Orange flavors, light tropical character also. Dry resiny aftertaste. Fruit forward and plenty bitter, fairly yeasty but doesn't eclipse the hop showcase.

Photo of KDawg
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured from tap into a tulip. Pours a dark orange color with a 1" head

very good right away with great aromas of navel oranges, hops, some resin and citrus flavors. Showing the hop characteristic of this, but far from overbearing

very good medium/full feel, but lacking a slight bit on the middle and back end. Good depth with flavors of resin, pine needles, navel oranges and various citrus and creams

a really damn good belgian pale by rev. I hope they do this one more often as it is really good

Photo of yamar68
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Photo of matjack85
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought this as part of a build-your-own 6 pack for $9.99 at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL., making them $1.67 a can. No freshness date.

The beer poured a slightly hazed gold color with a 1½ -finger white head that had decent retention but only moderate lacing.

Big citrusy and piny hop aroma.

It has an orange/tangerine flavor with some piny bitterness and some clove spiciness. Pilsner malt adds balance.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

A better than average Belgian style pale ale.

Photo of damndirtyape
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, canned 01/06/15. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Mostly clear (tiniest bit of chill haze) amber trending towards golden-copper with a thin white skin of foam across the top. Some persistent fine strands of lacing noted. Nice color.

Smell: Citrus American style hops with some grapefruit and a hint of tropical fruit. I can pick up the typical aromas of Citra and Cascade, but not much else. While pleasant, not a Belgian pale ale.

Taste: Nicely hoppy and very citrus forward. There is a bit of a wit-style middle to this beer, and the finish is, well, unusual. I keep expecting the American hops to be at the finish, and instead I get something a bit grainy, mildly bitter, and earthy. It's not at all a Belgian Pale Ale. Taste wise I think I've got a AIPA or a APA here.

Mouthfeel: In mouthfeel this beer has a much more Belgian character. Airy carbonation that scrubs the palate, but with some hop oils left on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: If I was rating strictly to style, which I admittedly don't do much of, I'd pan this beer. It is not a BPA, it's a APA or AIPA. However, I'll summarize my thoughts on it overall as a beer. It's a bit different for an American hoppy beer, and I wonder either this beer is too old and the Belgian esters are lost, or.....it's the Wit yeast I'm tasting in the middle and that's where the "Belgian" character ends. So if you're looking for an American Belgian experience, this isn't the beer for you. If you want a solidly hoppy beer with some good flavor, then this is the beer for you. At the end I find it an ok beer. Certainly well hopped but not something I'd go out of my way for again.

Photo of Etan
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear yellowish orange with a nice white head.

S: Lots of sweet tangerine and mango in the nose, along with some soft wit esters.

T: Floral, slightly yeast, bready malt, mild grapefruit and orange, cloves, hint of alcohol, mild hop bitterness.

M: Light-bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: This is a great Belgian pale ale or Belgian IPA. Awesome hop aroma.

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 chicagoanbeerone
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The smell was great full of citrus hops and smelled and tasted alot like zombie dust. The only difference was the beligim style in there which added more flavor it was like zes zes and zombie dust out togther great tasting beer. very hoppy and smooth with no alchol tatse great beer could drink all day.overall wortha try. a very crisp and hoppy pale ale and also very refreshing

i could drink this all day

Photo of ChainChompsky
2/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Review is not optional apparently.

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A Little Crazy from Revolution Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 648 ratings.