Revolution Brewing

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Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #84
Ranked #678
4.37 | pDev: 8.92%
Yesterday at 03:30 AM
Sep 23, 2014
Notes: A huge Imperial IPA, and our first specialty brew in can.
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4.19 by craigbelly from Iowa on Yesterday at 03:30 AM
4.43 by Giggy from Michigan on Apr 26, 2022
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4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by gatornation from Minnesota

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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3.81/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by maximum12 from Minnesota

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
4.28 by jera1350 from Minnesota on Apr 08, 2022
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4.66/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by KS_Augsburg from Illinois

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
3.59 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 26, 2022
4.34 by unclekeith from Alaska on Feb 27, 2020
4.42 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Feb 16, 2020
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4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Richardalways21 from Illinois

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
4.5 by Seal4676 from Michigan on Dec 30, 2019
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3/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

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
5 by WolverineFan1243 from Colorado on Sep 30, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by zeff80 from Missouri

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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3.56/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by AyatollahGold from Indiana

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
4.56 by saymike32 from New Jersey on Jan 05, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jkblr from Indiana

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
4.25 by GreatStoutman from Texas on Dec 10, 2018
4.35 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania on Jul 20, 2018
4.4 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Jul 20, 2018
4.38 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania on Jul 20, 2018
3.55 by Half-full from Illinois on Apr 19, 2018
3.85 by Ronl12 from Massachusetts on Apr 12, 2018
3.5 by 1Sundown2C from New York on Apr 05, 2018
4 by portEr242 from Illinois on Apr 01, 2018
4.1 by buzzarooski from Massachusetts on Mar 14, 2018
4.21 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan on Mar 04, 2018
3.75 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin on Feb 20, 2018
4.25 by paulish from New York on Feb 18, 2018
3.99 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on Jan 23, 2018
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4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by ZebulonXZogg from Illinois

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
4.02 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Jan 06, 2018
4.18 by Chirdning from Michigan on Dec 31, 2017
4.21 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Dec 22, 2017
3.79 by MrDis from Indiana on Dec 13, 2017
4.28 by KidSalami from Illinois on Dec 08, 2017
3.69 by Beerman811 from Wisconsin on Dec 04, 2017
4 by smcel371 from New York on Nov 27, 2017
4.25 by tkolterman from Pennsylvania on Nov 25, 2017
4.35 by gardner254 from Ohio on Nov 22, 2017
Unsessionable from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 1088 ratings