Revolution Brewing

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Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #84
Ranked #673
4.37 | pDev: 8.7%
May 30, 2023
Sep 23, 2014
Notes: A huge Imperial IPA, and our first specialty brew in can.
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Rated: 4.25 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

May 30, 2023
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Rated by soxfanben from Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
This beer is currently helping me to sustain my will to live. Hints of fried chicken, caramel, and rice whiskey.
Apr 02, 2023
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Rated by TheWaySheGoes from Illinois

4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Taste and look are fantastic, old school, love this old school flavor bomb.
Mar 20, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by TODDRESSEL1 from Indiana

Mar 18, 2023
Rated: 4.19 by craigbelly from Iowa

May 23, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by Giggy from Michigan

Apr 26, 2022
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours clear golden color with a 1 finger white head. Smell is pine ,oranges,grapefruit and caramel malts. Taste has grape fruit rind pine cone hops with some palate wrecking hops also some floral hoppy sweetness a good mix all in a good way, This is an IPA from 12 - 15 years ago Mouth feel bitter with pine and citrus hop rind, smoothed out with sweet caramel malts. Loved it
Apr 17, 2022
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Reviewed by maximum12 from Minnesota

3.81/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
My 23rd review of a Revolution beer & it won’t be my last (unless I stop a semi tomorrow). 16 oz. can & the first Revolution I bought at my local here in MN. Woohoo!

The pour is like old-school IPA porn a sharp, wistful gold clearer than Charlize Theron’s complexion. The nose is bitter pine, hopefully mirrored in what I’m about to ingest.

Unsessionable sounds like a challenge. The taste is indeed full of north woods pine along with serious throat-clearing firewater & plenty of tropical fruit but more citrus than…NE IPA. Juicy might be more accurate & as a taste, not a genre. Caramel malt before a harsh, welcome bitterness cleans up the joint. Thick for an IPA & despite the big ABV it is, dare I say, a brew I could have more than one of.

This is lovely. It doesn’t quite reach the seats but it’s definitely off the wall. Very good brew.
Apr 13, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Apr 08, 2022
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Reviewed by KS_Augsburg from Illinois

4.66/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is an amazing example: strong, powerful but not overpowering. High ABV, but not to the extreme. Very hoppy, well balanced fruit, floral, herbal, bitter notes. Prime example of an Imperial IPA, more traditional - not hazy, not milkshake, no added donuts, no added lactose, etc. etc. Just a very very good, strong IPA.
Mar 22, 2022
Rated: 3.59 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jan 26, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by unclekeith from Alaska

Feb 27, 2020
Rated: 4.42 by Curt3 from New Jersey

Feb 16, 2020
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Reviewed by Richardalways21 from Illinois

4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Been very anxious to try this beer since it has some many positive reviews and it is hard to find. Very good beer
Pours a light golden yellow color not too big of a head
Taste non distinctive at first but improved along the way....maybe the 10% alcohol
Overall a solid beer! Will have to try a few more.
2nd and 3rd try.....Love it. The taste is distinctive and most pleasing
Jan 27, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by Seal4676 from Michigan

Dec 30, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Canned 9/27/16; drank 10/14/16 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE white head; thick, frothy lace.

Orange citrus, banana & faint clove notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Banana, mild orange citrus & faint clove flavors up front; excessively bitter finish. No booze heat.

Either I've changed or Unsessionable has changed; either way, we're no good for one another anymore.
Nov 17, 2019
Rated: 5 by WolverineFan1243 from Colorado

Sep 30, 2019
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a good-sized, off-white head of foam. It smelled of pine, orange peel and toasted caramel. Nice piney bitterness, citrusy zest and a strong toasted maltiness.
Mar 03, 2019
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Reviewed by AyatollahGold from Indiana

3.56/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pouring from a 12 oz. can into a snifter glass, this beer pours out clear and golden. Not perfectly clear but pretty easy to see through to the other side. It formed a dense and tightly packed crown of over a finger. Held up with great retention and left spotty lacing.

The smell brings notes of pine with the most prominence then comes with light fruit, floral and an alcohol sharpness.

The taste has a bread element all the way through to the finish. Some caramel lightly comes through. Crystal malt showing in there. Then comes pine and light fruit like grapefruit, tangerine.

The mouthfeel is juicy but that alcohol does show quite a bit. I feel like even though this is 10%, it could’ve been smoothed out a little instead of being so sharp. Bitter.

Overall, this isn’t bad by any means. I do feel like it would’ve been better at a different time in craft beer though. And I’m an old school ipa fan more than new hazy ipa fan. I love that west coast, huge double feel, I just feel this might be a little too harsh and could’ve been smoothed out.
Jan 12, 2019
Rated: 4.56 by saymike32 from New Jersey

Jan 05, 2019
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12oz canned 11/12/18 (38 days ago) poured into a can glass at fridge temp 10% ABV 100 IBU. The beer pours bright orange, golden amber in color with off white head. The head sticks around and leaves some lacing. The aroma is candied grapefruit and evergreen. The taste is semisweet caramel, some grapefruit and pine with a big boozey and highly bitter finish. As advertised. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, adequately carbonated and somewhat dry in the finish. There's a lot of residual sugar and hop shellac in there, but the alcohol and bitterness balance it pretty well. Overall, very good. I'm a sucker for these old school west coast DIPAs.
Dec 20, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Dec 10, 2018
Rated: 4.35 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania

Jul 20, 2018
Rated: 4.4 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Jul 20, 2018
Rated: 4.38 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania

Jul 20, 2018
Rated: 3.55 by Half-full from Illinois

Apr 19, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by Ronl12 from Massachusetts

Apr 12, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by 1Sundown2C from New York

Apr 05, 2018
Rated: 4 by portEr242 from Illinois

Apr 01, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by buzzarooski from Massachusetts

Mar 14, 2018
Rated: 4.21 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

Mar 04, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

Feb 20, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Feb 18, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Jan 23, 2018
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Reviewed by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
L: Pours a foggy orange with a decent egg shell colored head, leaving a nice oily film on the glass. Awesome.
S: Pine and tropical fruit.
T: A malty sweetness and hints tropical fruit.
F: Oily and well carbonated.
O: Terrific, but I think I'll take 1ZNuff next time.
Jan 07, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jan 06, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by Chirdning from Michigan

Dec 31, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Dec 22, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by MrDis from Indiana

Dec 13, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by KidSalami from Illinois

Dec 08, 2017
Unsessionable from Revolution Brewing
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