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Revival Double Black IPA - Revival Brewing Co.

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Revival Double Black IPARevival Double Black IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: TheManiacalOne on 01-15-2012

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
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of HamdenHector
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown like slightly weak coffee; creamy, tan head- almost like it was a nitro pour; slowly dissipated, leaving a ring around the edges; some lacing;

S: My first sense was stale coffee or coffee grounds. As it warmed, I got more dark chocolate.

T: Bittersweet chocolate up front; then coffee, leading to a moderately bitter finish; the roasted malts really come through

M: a little thin for a double, IMHO. Hides the ABV very well. Moderate carbonation.

O: An enjoyable beer, but not special.

Photo of BigFatOgre
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of uturn
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of GJ40
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
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!

Photo of DaKur
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of puboflyons
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
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.,

Photo of Beerswede
4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of brentk56
4.15/5  rDev +7%
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

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ExtraStout
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Revival Double Black IPA from Revival Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.