Revival Double Black IPA - Revival Brewing Co.
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4.16/5 rDev +6.4%
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
09-04-2013 23:49:20 | More by brentk56
4.45/5 rDev +13.8%
On-tap 1/10/2012 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.
A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a large beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains floral hops, citrus, roasted malts and some chocolate.
T: The taste starts out with a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness followed by flavors of dark chocolate and citrus. The malt character is hearty and provides a good balance. The after-taste is bitter-sweet.
M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry but slightly sticky.
O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is an excellent beer to drink for a long time.
01-15-2012 23:19:35 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.35/5 rDev -14.3%
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.
06-07-2013 00:43:26 | More by GarthDanielson
3.48/5 rDev -11%
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.
12-29-2012 23:15:00 | More by xnicknj
3.55/5 rDev -9.2%
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.
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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.,
02-09-2014 02:03:16 | More by puboflyons
4.13/5 rDev +5.6%
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.
06-11-2013 22:55:00 | More by VelvetExtract
3.75/5 rDev -4.1%
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!
03-13-2014 12:18:43 | More by GJ40
Revival Double Black IPA from Revival Brewing Co.
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