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Revel Red - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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244 Ratings
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 13.83%
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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Photo of chefhatt


3.83/5  rDev +10.4%

I poured this beer into a pint glass, it has a amber colored body with a 1" of cream color head. The smell is of strong hops. The taste is of bitter hops, with some malt and carmel coming through. The mouth feel is very nice, rolls off the tonuge really nice. Overall i really like this beer and the hop flavor to it.

01-30-2012 21:30:19 | More by chefhatt
Photo of ejimhof


3/5  rDev -13.5%

01-29-2012 19:17:51 | More by ejimhof
Photo of Stunner97

New Jersey

2.58/5  rDev -25.6%

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,

01-29-2012 04:34:07 | More by Stunner97
Photo of Hessian257

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-28-2012 22:14:43 | More by Hessian257
Photo of jskennedy


3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-28-2012 00:00:56 | More by jskennedy
Photo of jeffmart22


3.1/5  rDev -10.7%

On tap at the Brewery... Served in a pint glass.

A - Pours a clear ruby orange with a finger and a half worth of a frothy head that lingers. Nice lacing on the glass. Good looking beer.

A - Not a huge aroma. Slight hop profile with a malty backbone.

T - Just a slight bitterness that is balanced well with a sweet caramel malt.

M - Medium in body. Flavor duration is moderate.

O - A good beer. Has the chance to be a great base recipe for something better.

01-27-2012 23:30:12 | More by jeffmart22
Photo of mdillon86


3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-24-2012 02:26:12 | More by mdillon86
Photo of stewart124


3.4/5  rDev -2%

Amber to ruby red with an inch of head that fades quickly to a thin lace.

Some butter, lighter caramel, light citrus and herbal notes in the nose.

Medium to full bodied with more of an accent on malt and bread qualities than I anticipated. There is a good background bitterness and tingle from some earthy/noble hops. There is more of a balance than I was expecting from this self-proclaimed hoppy ale. Not to say it isn't hoppy but the buttery notes, caramel malt characteristics and biscuity feel really set this up as an East Coast Amber versus a hop bomb from the West Coast. Fruity esters and a toasted character throughout.

The 6.2% doesn't seem out of place but isn't driving this anywhere out of style. Easy to drink. Some sweetness that fades into a dry sharp bite on the tongue.

01-24-2012 01:56:16 | More by stewart124
Photo of MacQ32

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%

A - Pours a nice amber/copper color with a solid finger of dense near white, great lacing, good retention.

S - Sweet malts, biscuit, kind of an APA apple type aroma, slight piney hops

T - Nice caramel sweet malts into a dryer biscuit flavor. Piney hops are much more pronounced than the nose would indicate, dry and hoppy at finish. Still getting a little bit of that APA type fruityness

M - Medium bodied or less, quite drinkable, appropriate carbonation. A nice drink

O - Good maltier brew with a solid dry hop bite to it. Drinkable, solid all around

01-20-2012 01:52:04 | More by MacQ32
Photo of brendaniel


3/5  rDev -13.5%

01-19-2012 01:29:03 | More by brendaniel
Photo of WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.68/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured into a perfect nonic pint glass, body is amber red with a bright clear body and small bubbled khaki tan head forming thick and dwindling slow. Fine evenly streaked remnants of lacing left with each sip, an eye appealing experience off the bat. Aromatics offer up a warm bready layer with mild earthy layers maybe a touch pine and dirt, blended amongst a caramel bready malt backbone. Flavor has a nutty caramel malt blend with bitter earthy hops bringing about a resinous quality that wraps around the palate and leaves things on the dry end of the bitter beer spectrum. Quite balanced with an original malt and hop flavor mix, compared to most of the citrus hop bomb beers out there this is just goood restrained malt and hop interplay, not in your face explosion o' hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with ample carbonation not overdone, slightly resinous quality from the hop additions finishes pretty bone dry and balanced between the caramelized malt sugars and hop additions. Overall a beer I could drink in number, yet it's not the most exciting beer I've come across even while trying one bottle it's something that you want to crack open another bottle of before your glass is even empty.

01-19-2012 00:50:31 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of JRHope


3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

01-18-2012 22:56:05 | More by JRHope
Photo of Knapp85


3.45/5  rDev -0.6%

This brew poured out as a clear looking amber color with a white fizzy head on top. The head settles into a scattered film on top of the beer. The smell is full of caramel malts and some piney hops. The taste of the beer is dry with a caramel sweetness upfront that fades into a bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel is pretty good here, it's almost medium bodied with a solid amount of bubbles. Overall I thought it was a pretty decent brew. I can't say that I'd buy a whole case of it or anything but it's not a bad brew to have if options are limited and this one happens to be around.

01-18-2012 19:05:33 | More by Knapp85
Photo of mj71


3/5  rDev -13.5%

01-13-2012 02:56:41 | More by mj71
Photo of ChainGangGuy


3.58/5  rDev +3.2%

12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, medium amber-hued body with just under a half inch of off-white suds.

Smell: Bready, toasty malts with a low, low, vague sweetish quality to them with citrusy, herbaceous hops.

Taste: Bready malts, some noted toastiness, and with just a scarce shred of malty sweetness. Small hint of stone fruit prior to the lemony, citrusy hops with a sound bitterness, and a bit of background earthiness. Closes out with a prolonged, dry, bitterish finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: Revel Red is a Decent Red.

01-12-2012 19:22:54 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of Kegatron


2.93/5  rDev -15.6%

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.

01-10-2012 15:31:05 | More by Kegatron
Photo of Jamstone714


3/5  rDev -13.5%

01-10-2012 00:14:12 | More by Jamstone714
Photo of DrDemento456


3.43/5  rDev -1.2%

A - A nice clear dark amber brown with great carbonation. Head is a 1/4 inch opaque colored and is very sticky.

S - Smells very malt forward almost herbal like an ESB. Pine is faint at best so it doesn't really smell "hoppy"

T - The taste does transmit some good hoppy notes, nothing that really sticks around on the palate but the sweetness is very nice in this beer. As for the tea or herbal taste it is thankfully minimal with little drying in the finish. Pretty good.

M - Medium bodied since the herbal aspect does give kind of a distraction from sweet malts.

Overall it was a pretty interesting take on an amber and if this was included in a variety pack it would be drinkable. Still nothing to seek out a six pack for.

01-09-2012 05:22:33 | More by DrDemento456
Photo of DWolf


2/5  rDev -42.4%

01-08-2012 22:01:04 | More by DWolf
Photo of magine


4/5  rDev +15.3%

Poured into a stange mug.

Brew pours a clear deep copper color. Lots of bubbly action; thick tight bubble filled light tan head. Head sitting thick and fluffy. Really has nice action going on. Nice thick island as it approaches the mouth with each sip and settles right back down to protect the brew after. Very good sticky lace remains throughout. Good looking brew here.

Brew smells of caramel malts, citrus, bit of piney/resiny oily hops. Some mellow bread and yeast. Good nose on this one.

Brew is very tasty and balanced. Great carbonation and smoothness in the middle. Initially carbonated and prickly, almost spiced. Good pungent hops, citrus, oily and nice hop resin. Nice malt backbone in the middle to sweeten it up. Finishes with some nice stickiness from the hops. Nice and balanced with some drying in the end. Very good stuff here.

Great case worthy stuff here from Stoudts. An easy drinker that looks and tastes great.

01-06-2012 02:02:15 | More by magine
Photo of Ryan011235


3/5  rDev -13.5%

Poured into an A-B flute on 1/3/12

Best by 5/16/12

Nice depth of honey-brown color with golden highlights at the stem; a tad hazy. Three finger head is fluffy and implodes cloistered pepperings of lace in its wake.

The aroma is pretty dull. Meager floral hops, caramel, bread and a very faint earthy hop note. Yawn. Hops are more assertive to taste, bringing a piney bitterness along with the floral notions. Thankfully there is more toasted bread than caramel. The beer also brings a thin, watery feel and prickly carbonation. One plus side (I reckon I'll call it) is the spicy, zesty, bitter finish that somehow salvages a bit of the disappointing feel. Finishes quite dry; I'll take it.

Overall impression - I dislike it less as the bottle wears on; it's passable, but not one I'd consider worthy of a repeat visit.

01-04-2012 01:35:24 | More by Ryan011235
Photo of renegadeburger

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +18.2%

doing a taste of red ales which is now my new favorite style at least for the next two weeks haha we'll see how it goes well there goes it definitely red up to the top and clear as a bell too this one has a nice pure white alpine snow head on it

nice aroma here i definitely get a nice biscuit malt upfront then followed with a great little caramel underneath its really nice then a bit of nice lemon hops in there too

taste is nice balance definitely no off-flavor and quenching for sure

great mouthfeel in the end a little bit thin but overall enough substance to make it interesting and fun

overall a good red ale and recommended from me for sure i like this beer

01-02-2012 14:45:00 | More by renegadeburger
Photo of Runofthemiller


4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

01-01-2012 20:57:50 | More by Runofthemiller
Photo of JWU


3.68/5  rDev +6.1%

12oz. bottle poured into a straight sided pint glass.

A- a nice translucent amber with a red tint to it. Thin white head that stick around a good bit. Very nice lacing down the glass.

S- likely the low point of the brew. Not much going on other than some light herbal hops, and maybe some sweet malt.

T- some prickly herbal hops bite up front, and are soothed out with some sweet light carmel malts. Long bitter finish, that's surprisingly not overly dry.

M- The high point of the brew. Stoudt's has a way with a creamy mouthfeel, and it really shines on this brew. Tight carbonation that dances on the tongue, but again, that creamy feeling finishes the swallow.

O- Honestly, if the malt bill were a little bit more balancing, this would be top notch. As is, it's certainly well crafted, and tasty, just not world class such as Troegs Hopback.

12-31-2011 22:52:09 | More by JWU
Photo of TheMultiYeast


3.1/5  rDev -10.7%

Pours slightly hazy amber/orange with some forming ivory head and clinging bubbles.

Smells of apple flavored buttered popcorn with a breezy floral hop aroma. Generous amounts of malted sweetness ride with crackers and grain.

Taste further approaches grain with some sweetness. Hops are fully represented through subdued floral additions. Fresh, with some pine. Nice contrast between smell and taste.

Fairly average body..sort of blew through this one.

12-28-2011 06:02:05 | More by TheMultiYeast
Revel Red from Stoudts Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.