Spirit Of Revolt
Revolution Brewing

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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #3,691
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
88
Ranked #21,713
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 7.97%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
47
From:
Revolution Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  4
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Notes: Spirit of Revolt is brewed with specialty malts from woman-lead Weyermann Malting, with an addition of oat malt, giving it a smooth, round body. A unique dry-hop blend of Michigan grown Cascade, Cashmere, and Slovenian Styrian Fox hops add notes of citrus, pineapple, and melon features. Both Revolution’s Tap Room and Brewpub locations are donating 100% of the beer’s sales to Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC) for Spirit of Revolt’s entire duration on tap.
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dd53grif from Michigan

3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an orange amber color with a foamy white head that lasts quite a while. Aromas of citrus fruit and pineapple. Flavors is same. A touch of sweetness. Good mouth feel. Creamy.

Sep 06, 2019
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FBarber from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark burnt orange color. Opaque although it doesn't really look cloudy or hazy. Thin off-white head dissipates steadily leaving just a very thin ring of foam along the outside of the beer.

Aroma is quite piney with some citrus - grapefruit and orange rind, and some grassy notes. A mild aroma yet still bright.

Taste follows the nose with notes of grapefruit, pine, sap, light orange, orange rind and grapefruit notes. Bitterness builds up through the back end as the hops singe the palate. Finishes with some dry grassy notes.

A surprisingly creamy full body - I suspect the addition of the oats to the malt bill is showing there. Smooth with a bright carbonation.

Overall a classic IPA that offers a slight twist with the addition of the oats in the malt bill. Really nice beer that I'd happily grab again

Jun 29, 2019
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark orange pour, slightly hazy at first but quickly settle to clarity. Moderate head, minimal lacing.

S - Sharp hop notes, pine and lemon.

T - Flavor is more tea-like. Sharp bitter bite in the middle, with a bit of lemon.

M - Moderate weight, light carbonation, dry finish.

O - Decent. A bit long in the tooth, I suspect, but solidly constructed.

Apr 27, 2019
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Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright dark copper. Substantial soapy head that dissipates slowly leaving negligible lacing.

Sweet malty nose. Citrus, pine.

Strongly bitter of the top with grapefruit and piney resin-y notes following. Malty sweetness on the finish.

Thick and substantial body. Nice effervescence.

A nice strongly bitter IPA with lots of oats. I enjoyed this.

Apr 22, 2019
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Forgot to rate from awhile ago. Fine beer here, with a great cause it supports. Had on tap. Dark brunt orange with a finger of white foam. Smell features plenty of hops that are resinous, orange, pine, grapefruit, pineapple, melon and cracker malt. Taste is drier, but still has great fruit and hops, but not as resinous, and the malt is strong here. Feel is hoppy, refreshing and dank. Cheers to the ladies!

Apr 03, 2019
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UsedMalt18 from Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can sampled in a glass,
this beer was a burnt orange-amber (there was a hint of haze) and a off-white cover, good lacing,
this beer had aromas of citrus fruit hops (orange and a little grapefruit), hops had melon and faint pineapple,
nice toasted malt, faint bread and caramel,
malt sweetness with a little brown sugar sweetness,
the flavors were citrus and spice hops (a touch of herb in the background), toasted malt, a little caramel like notes, faint toasted bread,
malt and faint brown sugar sweetness,
it had a medium or more hop spice-citrus bitterness that lingered a little,
this beer had a medium mouth feel, it was creamy and had average carbonation,
I liked the combination of malt notes and hops in this IPA,
a nice drink.

Mar 22, 2019
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barnzy78 from Illinois

3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, FILLED 01-29-2019. Thanks to my friend, Ken, for giving me a couple of cans to try. Beautiful caramel colored ale, crystal clear with no haze, and capped with a tall & frothy beige head. Citrusy hop aroma with some pine, caramel malt, and yeast. Flavors are dank and juicy, zesty and piney; grapefruit, orange, bread crust, carameled grain, oats. Full body, ample carbonation, sweet malt gives way to pungent bitterness. Overall, I really enjoyed this one.

Mar 18, 2019
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BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

3.26/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Jimmykneecaps for this one. 12oz can poured into 14oz teku. Poured a beautiful, clean, clear coppery amber color with just under a half-inch of off-white head that had moderate retention and lacing. A nice malt aroma was topped by some crisp, citrusy hops.

On the tongue, those hops were softened a bit by some fruity hops, and a touch of malt sweetness. The body was solidly medium, with a semi-dry finish. Drinkability was very nice, i could knock back a couple more. Overall, nice brew. Worth trying if you see it.

Mar 16, 2019
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L - 2-finger yellowish head atop a translucent orange body.

S - caramel, oats, grapefruit,

T - follows the nose. Moderate-low bitterness. Low sweetness. Low booziness.

F - Medium body and carb.

O - easy drinker.

Mar 09, 2019
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz can on March 6, 2019. Brewed with Cascade, Cashmere and Slovenian Styrian Fox hops. Notes of citrus, pineapple and melon.

Mar 08, 2019
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superspak from Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 1/28/2019. Pours slightly hazy deep golden/orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, red apple, coconut, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, tobacco, peppercorn, pine, honey, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light caramel/nutty, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, red apple, coconut, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, tobacco, peppercorn, pine, honey, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light caramel/nutty, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, minty, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, red apple, coconut, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, tobacco, peppercorn, pine, honey, white bread dough, toasted biscuit, light caramel/nutty, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, sticky/resinous/rindy, and fairly crisp balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 8.2%. Overall this is an awesome DIPA. All around great citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; dangerously smooth and fairly crisp/refreshing for the ABV, with the mellowly bitter/resinous/drying finish, not aggressive. Unique hop profile from MI Chinook, Cashmere, and Styrian Fox. Very juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hop complexity; with a great balanced oat/malt backbone. Mild residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and well made style example as expected.

Feb 26, 2019
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Stevedore from Oregon

3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, snifter glass. Darker caramel body, clear, one and half finger white head, good retention, splotchy lacing. Smell is bright caramel sweetness, light cracker, citrus and pineapple. Bread. Light mineral. Flavour follows, clean big caramel with pineapple hop aromatics, bitter floral bite, a bit of orange marmalade. Medium fuller bodied, slightly lower carbonation than expected, good floral bitterness tempered by a honey caramel sweetness.

Feb 22, 2019
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Jimmy_Kneecaps from Tennessee

3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The look is exceptional, caramel amber color and so clear you can read thru it. Head is medium off white and hangs around a while. Smell is cotton candy, got that in a couple beers lately, with some pine and grapefruit bringing up the end. Scent is muted but wonderful. Taste is even more muted than the scent. Resinous Pine and grapefruit, some other tropical fruits as well. Mouthfeel is, I think, exactly what they were going for with the oats, creamy, pillowy, soft, and sticky at the same time. Overall I’m digging this, especially with the cotton candy.

Feb 19, 2019
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 1/29/19. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a burnt golden with nice clarity; fluffy off-white/light tan head that falls leaving nice retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are floral along with some subtle hints of citrus. Some hints of caramel. Malts are there. The flavors are very clean, crisp, sharp and refreshing. More floral and citrus notes. More hints of caramel. Some fresh bread and crackers. Some earthy notes. Some pine. Mild spiciness. Nice hop bitterness. Malts do their thing without completely dominating. Finishes juicy and dry at the same time, but I'd say it's on the drier side. Alcohol is ultimately well hidden. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's fluffy, sharp, smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a solid DIPA. It's not flashy or anything crazy, but it's well crafted, enjoyable and fun to drink. Once again, it's clean, crisp, sharp and refreshing. Not bad at all.

Feb 17, 2019
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defunksta from North Dakota

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - A dark amber color but relatively clear
Smell - A strong hop profile with elements of citrus and melon
Taste - Low to moderate bitterness or dryness with a sweet juicy melon finish
Feel - A strong mouthfeel. Dense but not overly carbonated.
Overall - A strong, well made IPA with that showcases it's sweetness with melon flavors. Although not much to compare it to. I had to grab this one before it was gone.

Feb 03, 2019
Spirit Of Revolt from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 47 ratings