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Revival Double Black IPA - Revival Brewing Co.

Revival Double Black IPARevival Double Black IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.37%


Brewed by:
Revival Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Cascadian Dark Ale, otherwise know as our Double Black IPA, emerged stylistically from the Pacific North West. It has an IPA backbone with a "special blend" of choice roasted malts combined with a hard hitting matchup of hops, knocking this beer into a new weight class. Dry hopped and unfiltered for maximum flavor and punch. Enjoy it with a trainer!

85 IBU

(Beer added by: TheManiacalOne on 01-15-2012)
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Reviews by xnicknj:
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into snifter

Opaque black with a bubbly, thicker tanned head. Dissolves into patchy lacing with a wisp of filmy retention.

Piny hops with hints of citrus peel. Softly bitter, roasted dark malts, coffee beans, chocolate and a hint of smoke.

Sticky pine needle hoppiness and a touch of citrus with grapefruit. Resinous, lightly sweet and roasty. Warming dark malts, toasted nuts, dark chocolate, coffee beans and a touch of smoke. Finishes bitter with a hint of alcohol warmth.

Medium body, slightly higher carbonation, sticky and chewy on the tongue. Decent black DIPA with a nice pine-hop profile.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 23:15:00 | More by xnicknj
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Ken_P

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

04-06-2014 15:30:25 | More by Ken_P
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PrimScrewhead

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-05-2014 02:09:54 | More by PrimScrewhead
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from a 12oz bottle with a date area but nothing notched out.

Black with some light coming through on the edges. A very big beige head (maybe too big). Initially nice hoppy aromas that fade fast leaving some malts to shine through. Nice hop flavors with a mild bitterness and a hint of malt roastiness. Smooth and silky with a moderate carbonation.

A very nice RI beer!

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2014 12:18:43 | More by GJ40
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DaKur

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

02-09-2014 16:43:48 | More by DaKur
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz., bottle. Sampled on February 7, 2014.

The pour is a very dark brown and just about black with a lingering off-white head. Looks like a craft beer,

The aroma is pretty straight forward. Lots on sweetness.

Moderate body

DaRK BRWN POR UINTO NTHJ GLASS.

The pour is quite nice with its dark brown to near black color. Lingering off-white head. Really fresh aroma with an good fruit hop character as well as a clean malt note. Licorice. The body is medium. The taste has a kind of malted licorice thing going on but generally smooth.,

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 02:03:16 | More by puboflyons
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Beerswede

Rhode Island

4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this up on broadway served with an oven roasted pork dish and it was outstanding. I'm typically a straight-up IPA consumer, but this sat really well with me. I especially enjoy the smooth finish on the back. Must try on tap!

I know it's a black, but since I'm a hop-nut I would have liked a tad more bitterness in the after taste. But, overall a very pleasant dinner brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 00:17:04 | More by Beerswede
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Lare453

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

12-23-2013 05:00:31 | More by Lare453
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

12-11-2013 03:18:10 | More by nmann08
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VictorFranco

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

11-24-2013 21:01:58 | More by VictorFranco
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +1%

11-10-2013 20:34:05 | More by Shawnspl
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -24.2%

10-20-2013 19:57:20 | More by Rekrule
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

10-10-2013 21:27:56 | More by EgadBananas
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joeponte

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

10-03-2013 18:00:52 | More by joeponte
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-30-2013 01:55:14 | More by Schmuckles
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Tamorin

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

09-29-2013 03:11:01 | More by Tamorin
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a coffee brown color; the tan head pancakes down, leaving some splashy lacing behind

Smell: Burnt toast, lemon and pine

Taste: The hops jut forward here, with the lemon from the Soriachi Ace and the pine from the Chinook each staking a claim; roasted and slightly burnt toast flavors build underneath through mid-palate; after the swallow, the flavors blend together though the lemon emerges just a bit triumphant in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: One of the best ABAs I have encountered, showing tremendous balance and a creative hop profile

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2013 23:49:20 | More by brentk56
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Horbar

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-27-2013 01:56:25 | More by Horbar
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'll admit, this was only a 4 oz. sampling at Mews Tavern in RI but I'll give it review anyway.

It was dark as advertised and I really couldn't get a sense of the head. It hid the 8% ABV pretty well and was well balanced between the 85 IBUs and the malts. The only thing that holds this brew back for me is the mouth fell. I thought it was a bit on the thin side for my taste but I'm sure some others will be fine with it.

Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2013 00:19:11 | More by ExtraStout
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours very dark. Small sample size relegates my other depictions of the appearance to mere assumptions.

S-I enjoyed the nose but thought it could use a bit more muscle. Its very well balanced. I actually thought it may lean toward the malty side. Lots of roast and chocolate with a subtle mixture of ripe citrus and piney hops.

T-The flavor I like even better. The malt is loaded with sweet chocolate tones. The hops are floral and quite citrusy. It makes me think of a chocolate orange, the one you whack in a table to break open. Perfect balance and I enjoy how the malt may provide more than the hops here.

M-A bit creamy. Growing bitterness. No booze. Tickling bubbles.

O/D-An enjoyable brew. One of the best Rhode Island brews I have had. A memorable take on a style that can be volatile.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 22:55:00 | More by VelvetExtract
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Mark5252

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

06-07-2013 03:19:43 | More by Mark5252
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a very dark brown coloring with slight ruby highlights around the edges and a frothy, small bubbled, thin head coating the surface. Aromas of roast and chocolate, with resiny and bitter hops presence to balance out the nose. Very rich smells. Flavors are bitter and resiny on the forward tongue, with a darkly roasted backbone of coffee and bittersweet chocolate. The palate is a bit off balance, with bitterness at the beginning and end overpowering. The body is light, and the carbonation makes it effervescent, and almost sharp. Bitter roast and hoppy aftertaste, with a dry, almost astringent finish. Roasty linger left behind. This one was promising, but it came off the rails a bit at the end.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 00:43:26 | More by GarthDanielson
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RichD

Rhode Island

4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a dark black color. Didn't pours like a stout, though. There was about 2-3 fingers of a light tan, almost white head. Some lacing is left on the glass as I get through this.

S: When I first poured this all I smelled was piney hops. I let it sit for about 5-10 minutes and smelled again and chocolate malts was the main scent I picked up. Upon further sniffing, combination of heavy chocolate and faint hops is what this brew gives off. Definitely unique.

T: Wow, this is unique. Chocolate malts with some piney, resin-like hops. I can taste the Chinook hops but the Sorachi ace isn't really picked up. I picked up a little caramel hops as well. Bitter tasting on the end. Nonetheless there isn't much beyond the chocolate, caramel and the hops.

M: This is a medium to full bodied brew. More on the medium side, though. Kinda dried my mouth out, which is customary with IPAs.

Overall: This brew has gotten better as I've continued to drink it. There are some good qualities that lie within this. The chocolate malts combined with the Chinook and Sorachi Ace hops is definitely a unique and delicious combination. I like this brew and I'll definitely continue to buy this in the future. Great job Sean!

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 03:31:52 | More by RichD
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Celtics76

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-03-2013 15:43:19 | More by Celtics76
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beertardis

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-27-2013 00:18:03 | More by beertardis
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Revival Double Black IPA from Revival Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.