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Revel Red - Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 4
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

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

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: ShanePB on 11-10-2011

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Ratings: 259 | Reviews: 79
Photo of tobelerone
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled mere days before review. Crystal clear amber with lots of reddish highlights. Big fluffy cream colored head. Good retention, sticky lacing.

Sweet and malty aroma followed by a lovely, mildly tropical and perfumy hoppiness; faintly boozy underneath.

Very balanced flavor not dominated by any one of its many aspects; sweet malt with lots of caramel; fresh and bitter hops with perfume, floral, and tropical fruit notes, mostly pineapple. More pineapple and tangerine emerge as the beer warms. Punchy alcohol.

Medium high, lively carbonation. Long aftertaste that's both bitter and boozy. This one is pretty powerful. Interesting; I almost felt like this was too fresh and that's a little too bitter. Could use a little more in the way of caramel sweetness; hop varietals are not all that interesting to be so in your face. Also might be a little too boozy. Still, this is a good beer that drinks like a DIPA. Another nice one from Stoudt's.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Stoudts Revel Red

Pours a brilliant bright copper with a large foam collar and some lacing. Aromas of caramel, citrusy hops and light floral elements. In the taste, mellow hops giving off small orange/grapefruit notes but hiding underneath a caramel malt body. Well balanced, neither too sweet or bitter. Not mind blowing or challanging, more of a simple session red with a little ABV behind it. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and overall, would be a nice beer to compliment a wide array of cuisine.

Photo of 1p5v
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter.

3.0 A: Clear light amber color. One and a half fingers of creamy beige head. Retention is average with small amounts of nonuniform lacing.

3.0 S: Not really that hoppy despite the label telling me that it would be. Anyway, floral and herbal hops. Moderate caramel. That's about it.

3.5 T: Same deal as the nose. Mildly hoppy with a flowery and herbal taste. Caramel from the malts. Very clean. Taste good, but pretty standard.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Mild creaminess. Feels right for the brew.

3.5 D: A tasty, clean, easy drinking amber, but that's all it is. Don't expect to be impressed, but you'll enjoy it nonetheless.

Photo of smcolw
3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Good, lasting head (settles in a rocky fashion) which leaves good ring lace on the glass. Very clear, deep amber color.

Mostly a toffee smelling sweetness from the malt. Light earthiness. Almost no hop bitterness to the nose.

Initial earthiness that comes from the smell. Dry, darker malt beginning to the flavor. Strong hop finish with a long bitter aftertaste. Full bodied with a low carbonation.

Photo of bacher468
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of ububru
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of loupap
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Jimmys
2.87/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of tyjaman
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of OWSLEY069
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clean amber color with a tan head. In the aroma, nice hop presence and a small caramel note. In the taste, caramel stands out and a small pine hop hanging out in the end. A small hop bite and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry hop in the aftertaste. A nice, new product with mellow hops and easy to drink.

Photo of ToddT
3.03/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Clear amber color with ruby highlights and topped with a off white head. Heads fades slowly to a cap and leaves some nice lace on the glass..

S- Hints of hops, the aroma is pretty mild, not a pine or grapefruit hop more of a grass floral note.

T- Hoppy from start to finish, a little caramel malt in the middle to balance thing out, but not too much else going on in this one. Finish is dry and clean with a little hop bitterness to close things out as the final note.

M- Medium in body and carbonation, refreshing and clean but unremarkable.

D- Easy drinker, might be a nice gateway beer to get someone into something more interesting, but not one I’ll be going back for. The 6.2% ABV is pretty well hidden and this could but a decent session candidate if you are so inclined.

Photo of rwilde
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an amber color that has good clarity. A smallish off white head sits on top leaving some lacing. Average carbonation. Aroma is hoppy but not overwelmingly so and doesn't really present itself with any particular type.
Desent malts.
Taste is malty upfront with a bit of biscuit. Hops have mostly a bitter aspect and not much flavor. A medium weight beer with a dry bitter finish. A good beer but nothing to write home about.

Photo of MaltRoomAssoc
5/5  rDev +44.5%

Photo of schoolboy
4.2/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

How many reviews have I started by saying that this is not my favorite style - it's not. But it's good. A bit more bitter than many, and I think that makes it work. It is extremely well crafted - clear and crisp, though I am drinking it pretty warm. In fact the temperature may be what is making it good. I forgot that these weren't cold.

It's a very pretty beer, as this style usually is. It is distinguished by the hoppy taste. Off balance, but great. This sampling reminded me of why I like beer not so cold. It has a lot more character like this.

Recommended, and I will buy again.

Photo of DaveHack
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of devinoconnor
4.12/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprised by the somewhat poor reviews on what I found to be a really promising new release from Stoudt's Brewing.

Poured a deep reddish amber with a finger of creamy head. Well-balanced smell on the nose. Nice amount of hops mixed with some subtle spices make this a really nice, easy-drinking winter brew.

Dry finish washes down extremely well with the citrus hop flavor. I'll definitely pick more of this up on my way home for the holidays as I pass through on 222S.

Photo of 57md
3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a clear copper with a finger of head. Much of the head retained for a long time and the lace rings on the glass were substantial. The nose is both lightly malty and lightly hoppy; basically, the notes are present, but nothing really spectacular is going on here. The flavor profile is crisp and lightly malty with a clean and mildly hoppy finish. There is also a lemony bite near the finish that makes this offering quite refreshing.

This offering would make for a decent fall session ale if the abv were not quite so high.

Photo of Dubber55
3.26/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark honey color- 1/2 finger of head

Smells metallic at first- once I get past that I smell pine, grass, vanilla and booze

Definitely tastes hoppy- pine, grass- earthy hops- maybe a little caramel in the flavor but mostly bitter and dry with booze. Some bready flavors show up as the beer warms up.

Mouthfeel medium to light with low carbonation.

The booze seems kind of abrasive considering this beer is only 6%. I don't really love the hop profile either. It's ok but I am not too excited about finishing the rest of the bottle and I probably wouldn't buy it again.

Photo of mscott1975
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of MLasoski
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Neffbeer
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of HopHeadRyan
3.37/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - This category is always negligible for me...it was crystal clear...with a decent head and some good lacing...a ring of head remained for the entire beer.

S - A definite carmel-bready malt aroma with minimal hop pressence...I sense possibly some knoble hops...definitley not dry hopped with the typical "C" hops.

T - Apparent bitterness hits the back of the tounge and lingers nicely...carmel malt sweetness helps to balance...decent hop flavor but nothing exciting. I like the dryness of it.

M - Good mouthfeel medium-light body

Overall - Not bad...not great...I was expecting something much better from Stoudts...as I am a big fan of their flagship beers. When you have Red/Ambers out there like Nugget Nectar, you shouldnt use the term Hoppy lightly. I think their Pale Ale is hoppier than this attempt.

If you are looking for an english-like pale ale this is pretty good. It actually reminds me of their scarlet lady but with a little more too it. Maybe this should be categorized as an Extra ESB or something.

Give it a shot...decide if you like...I'm in different. Cheers!

Photo of mrpibb1206
3/5  rDev -13.3%

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