Revel Red - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 4
Gots: 11 | 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:
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(Beer added by: ShanePB on 11-10-2011)
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Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a clear brownish-amber hue with a huge, white, frothy, 3-finger head that slowly dissolves in to a solid persistent lace leaving a gorgeous trail down the glass.

S: Equal mix of malts and hops aroma with a slight citrus and pine background.

T: Smooth, slightly bitter, flavor with a solid hoppy mix. Finishes on the dry side of bitter.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: I really liked this beer – and interesting red ale with a hoppy addition.

Photo of muddah37
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of beerthulhu
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Cranberry-ice tea coloring has a light steady rise of effervesce. A skimpy head is creamy, peanut shell in color, and quick to collapse to a sparse covering. Very thin whispy lacing on the vessel.

S: As for hoppy goes a let down. Small toasted caramel, green corn ears, with not much else jumping out at me. Mundane, light in strength.

T: Decent malt base, dry and toasted graininess, dry hoppiness shows up but again hard to distinguish. Some dry lemonflower perhaps. Seconds after the swallow a brief flash of dry lemony hoppiness appears with some sweet dry grainy moments. The hoppiness seems to pick up a bit to somewhere between average and good regards, but still remains much like the nose undistinguishable and unmemorable.

M: Light to medium bodied, some malty stickiness and very little carbonation to speak of.

O: Average. Overall a red that revels in mediocrity mostly across the board. The flavor is suitable for a backyard consumption setting, easy to handle, but not quite a tweener, wont wow you, but will pass the time. Not sure if I would bother with a six pack. The label sets itself up for a let down advertising a hoppy red that is mostly average by todays standards. Alcohol is easy enough to manage but overall lack of excitement creates a why bother attitude.

Photo of chinchill
3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

undated 12 oz bottle served in a pint glass.

A: reddish-amber color; clear with a moderate, creamy head of limited duration. Little lacing.

S: nice malty aroma with hints of bread and toffee.

T: light, grassy hops, a trace of citrus, and a light malt backbone. Hoppy for style, as is most obvious in the lingering, moderately bitter aftertaste.

M: Medium-bodied; good amount of carbonation; smooth, slightly dry finish.

O: A decent, drinkable read ale, but nothing special.

Photo of yergermeister
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of scubahood
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of BeerForHokie
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of lumpy1126
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of ski271
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Medium redish-amber with a small, off-white, slightly creamy head. Good retention and very good lacing.

S: Sweet and fruity. Caramel, honey, berry and light citrus. Overall, very mild but quite pleasant.

T: Hops presence isn't huge but much bigger than the nose indicates. Floral hops take center stage from start to finish, backed by malt backbone that comes off a little thin. The finish is short and citrusy.

M: Medium body, dry texture, and moderate-low carbonation. Initial smell had my attention but it just didn't live up. Good, though.

Photo of Yabev15
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of WanderingFool
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of RighteousBastard
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a lipped pint glass, color is transparent amber with a great dense off white to light an head that dissipates and clings nicely.

Smell is thin, light at first but comes through as caramel malt and mild hop bitterness with some breadiness mixed in, increaesing nicely as it warms up a bit.

Taste is pretty clean on the brink of thin, but the hoppiness and malt sweetness that lingers works well. Its a strange beer in that the taste is thin upfront but lingers in hop and malt presence, flavors are classic amber caramel, light biscuit and great hop flavors that come through in both scent and taste better when drinking.

Mouthfeel starts thin, but the flavors really linger nicely in a way that nots cloying, hops and malt balance well; I keep enjoying the taste as the mouthfeel brings it back as it warms up.

Overall, this is actually a very good amber ale, the underlying flavors come through cleanly which really help to distinguish the flavors. Give this beer a chance to warm and linger in your mouth to truly enjoy; a nice example of a beer that you can pinpoint some of the ingredients.

Photo of BeerCon5
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with about one finger of fluffy white head that doesn't last too long.

The scent is of toasted malt and earthy hops. Sort of light in the nose.

The taste is of moderately bitter earthy and floral hops, toasty grains, the flavor is kind of thin.

Light body, crisp and a bit thin, drying finish, moderate to high carbonation.

This is a pretty average Red Ale, it should be much hoppier. It wasn't bad but there's just not enough flavor.

Photo of mwhite444
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of pburland23
2.8/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of PaBeerLover
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Awesome frothy off white colored heading about two fingers worth. Amber with a ruby hue to it. Left good lacing after every sip.

Deep caramlaized malts and lighter more doughy finish. Slight medicinal hop aromas.

Not really all that sweet as the nose suggested. But a heavy bang of bready malt. A nice dark fruity touch mixes well with a slight citrus hop finish.

Full bodied for the 6.2% ABV. Nice,thickly balanced brew with great carbonation.

Not a bad beer at all. Something I always wanted to try but missed the releases.

Photo of Gavage
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: reddish in color with a 2" head that lasts a long time. Thick lace develops during the session.

Smell: caramel and floral hops create a pleasant aroma.

Taste: caramel, dark fruit sweetness, and a nice floral bitterness. Well balanced.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Aftertaste is short.

Overall: a very quaffable and sessionable red ale. Simple but has a nice flavor profile and the hops weren't over bearing. I enjoyed this one.

Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Delraypete
2.83/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of chasmandocharles
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of jniagar1
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Revel Red from Stoudts Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.