Samadhi | Revolution Brewing

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Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Double IPA with a sweet malt and bitter hop balance to achieve oneness.

Added by emerge077 on 04-19-2010

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Photo of emerge077
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Kedzie brewery, served in a footed tulip glass.
Review from written notes.

Bright and saturated sunset orange, crystalline clarity, dense head of creamy white foam. Lasting retention and delicate lacework coating the glass. Some carb trails are visible.

Ripe tangerine and nectarine citrus aroma, a little pungent with dank hops.

Moderate hop bitterness up front, the zest and pith of citrus fruit, malt in the middle lends sweet tea and pastry icing sweetness. Deceptively light feel, a slow sipper due to the abv though. Lingering resiny bitterness that sticks to the teeth a little. Overall a solid citrus forward DIPA from Rev.

RIP JWinship83...

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Photo of orangesol
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The Samadhi is ok....not as good as anti-hero. The beer pour a copper clear with white head that left some lace. The scent and taste had good citrus base with hints of pine. The taste was also a bid sweet....I'm guessing from the malt use to balance the hops used. The mouthfeel was fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall it was nice....but rev has other ipas that are better.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Nate for sharing this one. I've had it on-tap at the brewpub before too. Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - Pours with finger of white foam that settles to a thick collar, some patch film and minimal lace. Transparent golden body.

S - Leafy, herbal, some lemon zest, a bit of cattiness, and a sugary malt backdrop. Chinook seems to be big contributor here.

T - Burnt sugars, a bit of multi-grain character that seems out of place, some herbal, astringent hops. Mild bitterness that grows over time. Very East Coast in character.

M - Slightly grainy body, well-hidden alcohol. Medium bodied, with medium-low (read: growler) carbonation levels. Very dry and resinous finish.

D - This is probably my least favorite hoppy brew from Revolution. Won't bother with this one again, but I think that's more due to personal preference as there aren't any major flaws.

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Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of JohnParadee
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrallen34
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

on tap at the pub. A little surprised about the bad previous reviews. Maybe this batch is much better because I thought this was pretty good... Pours a super dark orange, lots of copper in the middle, clear accept for dead middle. The head is light, poor retention and lacing. Great color but bad head, what are you to do?... The aroma is shockingly weak for a dipa, also very sweet. Grapefruit and orange sweet, missing the malt. Sweet simcoe hops, a touch of pine on the finish. Subtle but good. With malt and strong would be awesome... The taste is very bitter compared to the nose, but in a good way. The front shows off the malt, caramel with grapefruits, then medium pine resin throughout. Resin alcohol finish, but missing the overall typical chemical/alcohol/resin of a dipa. Very drinkable but still makes me go meh a little.
I'd have again but not awesome.

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Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of whartontallboy
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of oldvines
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of homebrew311
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: deep gold, short head, nice clarity

Aroma: grapefruit and honey come through up front with some bitter piney notes, juicy waves of fruit, stiff grainy backbone at the end

Taste: honey sweetness up front, with plenty of bitter hops, nice in your face hops with a little too much sweetness

Mouthfeel: thick, moderate carbonation

Overall: nice dipa, a little heavy on the sweet

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Photo of GbVDave
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter at Revolution 3/15/11. Thanks to pops for the assist!

A: Served an orange-y gold color with a thinnish topping of slightly off-white head. Retention was minimal but a fair amount of lace was left behind.

S: Interesting aroma. Fruity and catty but pretty subdued. Opens up quite a bit as it comes up to temp.

T: Flavors aren't as elusive as the smell when first served, but follows as described above. Fruity, catty, and subdued.

M: Slick and sticky. Nice juicy sweetness that gains just a tick of alcohol dryness in the finish.

D: Pretty nice but it felt a little timid for the style.

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Photo of BPMeyer27
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thewimperoo
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of AndyEdgar
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickd717
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub.

Clear amber in color with a whitish head and good lacing.

Aroma is lots of citrusy, leafy, and resinous hops, along with a little sweet malt.

Flavor is caramel malt balanced by a rough hop profile of citrus and resins.

Medium-full bodied; a little syrupy on palate.

Solid overall, but not quite a standout within the style.

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Photo of elkinbrown
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jplopez21
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of cadaugherty
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwinship83
4.32/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

growler picked up on my recent journey to the city. drank from my samual adams perfect pint glass.

A- this one pours out a dark golden with orange highlights colored body with a finger and a half of bright white head on top. the head lasts an appropriate amount of time and leaves behind small spots of lacing.

S- the nose starts off with strong piny and grapefruit hops with a little bit of leafy hops also. after that i get some sweet caramel malts which tries (and fails) to add some balance.

T- the taste starts out with some caramel malt sweetness before moving into hop county. plenty of bitter resinous pine and grapefruit. some grassy/leafy hops also.

M- an all around solid medium body. nicely bitter. the alcohol seems pretty well hidden.

O- the growler seemed to disappear quickly between my wife and I. this is something id like to try again. i hope it is brewed more than once.

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Samadhi from Revolution Brewing
3.87 out of 5 based on 52 ratings.
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