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Revel Red - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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79
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246 Ratings
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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ShanePB on 11-10-2011)
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1/5  rDev -71.1%

Guistwite04, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of DWolf
2/5  rDev -42.2%

DWolf, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of BigMike
2.1/5  rDev -39.3%

Look: Pours a crystal clear light reddish dark orange color with a thin khaki colored head.

Smell: Sweet caramel notes on the nose. Not a whole lot of hops comming through. Smells mostly like sticky sweet roasted malts. A touch of vanilla in the background.

Taste: Something tastes a bit off with this beer. They call it a hoppy ale but the hops a really hard to detect. Theres a caramel sweetness and some biscuit qualities but no hops. Actually thats pretty much it as far as the flavor profile.

Mouthfeel: Is extremely watered down and thin. I think they over filtered this thing and removed all the flavor.

This just shows why ive never been a big fan of Stoudts. Being from PA i really want to like their beers but i find them consistantly sub par.

BigMike, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of MonicaC
2.25/5  rDev -35%

MonicaC, Dec 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

mikefuski17, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of jholland
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

jholland, Friday at 02:40 PM
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

masterofsparks, Aug 31, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 27, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

jaybags, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of tommyguz
2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

tommyguz, May 10, 2013
Photo of oline73
2.53/5  rDev -26.9%

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: pours a clear amber color with a finger of off white head. Good retention.

Smell: Bready malt, mild cherry. Not much as far as hops.

Taste: bready malt up front. Some caramel and mild cherry notes. Citrus peel hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a slightly slick finish.

Overall: not a very good interpretation of the style. Not again.

oline73, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of ShanePB
2.55/5  rDev -26.3%

12 ounce bottle fresh from the brewery. Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Clear amber copper body with a creamy, fluffy and sudsy looking slightly off-white head. Nice lacing on the walls and a really good retention cap once the dissipation was finished. Not a bad looking beer by any means.

S: Caramel and toasted malts, faint hoppy bitter notes. Um, the hops are more akin to an old fruit peel, with a bit of pine in there. It's really not all that complex or aromatic but I guess it accomplishes what it sets out to be. Although, for being a "Hoppy Red Ale" I would have liked a bigger hop presence to jump out.

T: First sip was pretty bad. Not completely gross but something was off to me. A few more sips and it became okay, fairly tolerable. Once I stopped sipping for a few minutes and came back to it, the same thing happened again. Way more malty than I expected. Lots of darker malts, not charred or roasted really, somewhat of a caramel flavor... It's sort of hoppy. I mean, it is but again not what I expected. A slight bitterness of pine sap and needles comes in but the finish is the worst. There's something completely off with it, leaving an abysmal flavor on my palate. I can't place it, but boy is that off-putting.

M: The body is nice, pretty well carbonated, maybe even on the lower end. The cap didn't come off with much noise, but there was a nice forming head. Pretty lively and bubbly nonetheless.

If I'm being completely honest, I didn't want to finish this beer. I actually passed it off to someone else. It's not entirely offensive really, but it's certainly no where near what I'd consider enjoyable. I've got another bottle and will certainly revisit, as well as on draft but my initial impressions of this beer are dire.

ShanePB, Nov 10, 2011
Photo of Stunner97
2.58/5  rDev -25.4%

Appearance- copper to red in color with thin white head that quickly fades to lacing, small amount of carbonation streams the glass

Smell- mostly just light hop on the nose very faint malt not whole lot going on

Taste- just an overall very hollow flavor profile, all you really get its a mildly bitter hop finish that lingers on, not whole lot of malt or complexity at all, just an overally simple bland moderately hoppy red ale

Mouthfeel- medium bodied with moderate carbonation and drying finish

Drinkability/overall- this beer wasn't hard to drink but it was just extremely bland and simplistic, doesn't wow you in anyway and would not be anything I would ever seek out again, Stoudts is a brewery that has continually seem to disappoint me with there offering but you never know maybe that's just me they are always okay but never really good let alone great,

Stunner97, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

TheBigBoy, Apr 08, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

xnicknj, Jan 28, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

tastymug, Jun 02, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

muddah37, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of pburland23
2.8/5  rDev -19.1%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

When I see a hoppy red ale I immediately think of Nugget Nectar. It's an unfair comparison, I know.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy dark orange. Carbonation creates a finger of tight, dark tan head. Nice head retention but only minimal head retention.

Smell: For a beer that advertises itself as a hoppy ale, I'm not getting any hops in the noise. It's incredibly malty in its smell....almost cloyingly sweet. I'm getting lots of grain. It smells like Wheaties.

Taste: Much like the nose. Very malt forward. Sweet, very sweet. Lots of grassy notes. Again, no hops presence. It's not a bad tasting bad but it's not even close to what was advertised.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Fairly nondescript drinking experience. Carbonation is light. It's drinkable enough at 6.2%.

Overall: Disappointing. This beer is many things, but a hoppy ale it is not. Like I said, it's tasty enough but still disappointing. A real miss by the usually solid Stoudts.

pburland23, Mar 12, 2012
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2.81/5  rDev -18.8%

Phished880, Saturday at 01:33 AM
Photo of Delraypete
2.83/5  rDev -18.2%

Thick, robust, caramel. Good, but not outstanding. Interesting that they call this a "hoppy ale" on the label only because many other red ales deliver a lot more on the hop front. Hops do balance the heavy malt, but don't warrant putting it in the name. The heaviness of the malt, rightly so, dominates the flavor.

Delraypete, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of Jimmys
2.83/5  rDev -18.2%

12 oz bottle. no bottled on date. into tulip.

A: bright brownish/red. very clear. just wish the head was bigger to start as well as hung around for a bit.

S: aroma is a mash up of american hops and caramel smells. maybe a little bit of green apple? maybe just me...

T: there is an assertive hop bitterness throughout the drink. almost too much. it seems like the malt is struggling to find its place in this brew. finish has even more of a healthy dose of bitterness in it. i like hops, i like bitter, but this body needs some balance.

M: carbonation is low. too low. this brew should have a bit more fizz. light/medium body.

D: certainly drinkable, but not really seek-worthy in my opinion. there a lot of negatives i am finding and in a world filled with some rocking red ales i would pick another up.

Jimmys, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of Kegatron
2.93/5  rDev -15.3%

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a crystal clear copper, with 3 big foamy fingers of slightly off-white head. This retains with a thick ½ finger, leaving back a heavy cascade of lacing that hangs in a sticky latticework down the sides of the glass. The aroma is leafy and dank, with a pronounced spiciness to it and some faint metallic tones that eventually dissipate. Light supportive grains sit along the back but it’s mostly that green bitterness and spice that push through the most.

Hops coat the mouth in the taste, with a pithy bitterness and a deep spiciness that sticks to the tongue. There is a good bit of earthy and herbal character going on with this as well but that bitterness definitely has a raw and unrefined feel to it at times. The malts are thankfully silky smooth feeling along the back with notes of sweet caramel and toast but the rawness of those hops gets to be distracting, as this finishes dry, piney, and spicy. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with more of a mellow creaminess to the carbonation that helps keep this pretty easy feeling overall despite the strength of the hops.

I don’t really know what I expected from this, as Stoudts isn’t known for doing West Coast flavors in their hoppier beers (which is the type of American Ambers that I like). I guess maybe a hop profile that wasn’t quite as green and raw feeling as what I got here. The malt profile and feel on this were fine but the bitterness here just took me out of this. It’s a somewhat passable Amber but I won’t be returning to this one.

Kegatron, Jan 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

PretzelsNBeer, Jun 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

cosgrovekatie, Apr 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

ajaxivan, Dec 21, 2011
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Revel Red from Stoudts Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.