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A Little Crazy - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 441
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 19
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-01-2013 00:21:28 | More by Sammy
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-21-2013 10:58:59 | More by Thorpe429
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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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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-10-2013 18:08:07 | More by spycow
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass at the brewpub.

Time for dinner, so I might as well give this Belgian-y guy a go. He pours a mostly clear sunset amber-gold topped by a finger or so of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises orange zest, grapefruit zest, mild pine sap, light pineapple, light black pepper, and a touch of what seems to be passion fruit. The taste brings in more of the same, though the pine is a bit more assertive, and the Belgian yeast kicks in a bit more, adding some mild notes of black pepper, clove, and cardamom, while also bringing out some of the more lemon-y tones from the hops. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a very nice BPA, with some tastily bright hops, but I do kinda wish the Belgian yeast were more prominent. Oh well, it works well enough now...

Serving type: on-tap

09-17-2012 19:16:10 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-13-2012 02:18:56 | More by emerge077
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nickfl

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-30-2013 07:02:16 | More by nickfl
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Off the nose alone, I'd peg this as a Belgian IPA. Lots of hop presence. Flavor profile definitely carries it too, but with a soapy thing going on as well. Quite hearty. Robust. Thick. After tasting it, I'd still have to call this a Belgian IPA. Another nice beer from Revolution.

Serving type: can

03-06-2013 02:50:54 | More by RblWthACoz
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MasterSki

Illinois

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

Bottle from Binny's. Served in a Pipworks snifter.

A - White foam settles to a near-complete cap, thicker collar, and spotty lacework. Mostly transparent golden body.

S - Citra hops and Belgian yeast are the most obvious flavors. Some herbs and even a slight mint flavor? There's a touch of chive from the Citra hops in any case. Reminds me a little of Mr. Crowley, which is a good thing.

T - The flavor is less hoppy, with more peppery Belgian yeast presence, some bread, a touch of citrus, and mild hop bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with nice heft for a recipe that started as a small beer. Somewhat dry and grainy in texture, with pleasant active carbonation. Didn't realize this batch was up to 6.4%, as I didn't get much alcohol at all.

D - This was a nice hoppy Belgian, and it was easy to get through most of the bomber on my own. Hope this is a regular bottled offering from Revolution, as I like it more than the Wit and the Saison.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 19:22:12 | More by MasterSki
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-24-2014 20:16:58 | More by WVbeergeek
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-23-2014 15:24:54 | More by SocalKicks
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-18-2013 21:02:57 | More by mendvicdog
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-20-2013 09:53:18 | More by MarkyMOD
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-06-2013 20:05:32 | More by oriolesfan4
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 14:52:53 | More by rhoadsrage
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-06-2013 18:37:19 | More by duceswild
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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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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-11-2013 01:20:55 | More by brandoman63
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-01-2013 14:29:02 | More by Gonzoillini
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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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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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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Clear brass with a hint of copper color. Sluggish, tiny bubbles make their way to the top. Solid two finger head and strong foam for all twelve ounces. Like the sticky lacing.

Citrusy hops, some spicy yeast, and a lightly toasted malt backbone. Smells like an American hopped BPA.

Strong earthy bitterness from the start and only a little fruity yeast to attempt to balance it out. Add some malty crackers to the mix, but hops still dominate most of the flavor profile. Mild resiny palate. This is one hoppy BPA, just a little too hoppy to be on my session list though.

Serving type: can

04-13-2013 12:04:10 | More by scruffwhor
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-20-2014 05:20:07 | More by liamt07
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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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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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A Little Crazy from Revolution Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.