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Thee Destroyer | Revolution Brewing

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4.21/5
Exceptional
48 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
revbrew.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
A huge double IPA brewed with over 1,400 pounds of malt and hopped at several stages in the brewing process with loads of hops including Glacier, Warrior, Centennial, Amarillo and Citra. The malt stands aside, while the hops and alcohol battle for supremacy…

90 IBU

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
48
pDev:
7.36%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by beerhawk41:
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a snifter)
A- This beer has a thick creamy head that forms craters but last and last on top a golden orange body that has just a slight hazy to it.
S- The full fragrant orange and grapefruit hops are bright with a slightly green citrusy hop finish. There is a sweaty note to the green hops that comes through more as the beer opens up.
T- The spicy citrus hops are more pungent green than orange with some nice green spicy hop bite in the finish. The finish is clean and dry with some clementine oranges and minty hints lingering after each sip. There is a light berry note in the pale malt hint that only comes through as the beer opens up and is still very soft.
M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a tight little fizz and no alcohol heat noticed.
D- This beer is a nice big dry hoppy beer with some good fruity characters to the hops. It goes down pretty fast but it is a bit to big to call a session beer. This is a great beer to get your hop fix.

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4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had on tap at the brewpub on Party member preview day and again 2 weeks later.

Appearance- A caramel/bronze color and a nice fluffy head that melts nicely into a thin ring and leaves a nice lace.

Aroma- Best part of the beer. The citra hops which Revolution seems to have fallen in love with (note the Citra ice cream) jump out of this beer and make you want to just sniff it forever.

Taste- I think this is a well balanced DIPA (not Pliny, but very good) that has a wonderful hop taste and bitterness, while maintaining a strong malt character.

Mouthfeel- Clean, but a little bit sticky and coats the mouth a little more than I would like.

Drinkability- Honestly I have only been able to tolerate 1 of these in a sitting. It is quite good but dominates the palate. The best Hop-centric offering from RevBrew so far.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.59/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.04/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives amber colored and rather clear, with a modest cap that just leaves a few shards

Smell: Pithy bitterness, with pine and guava

Taste: Pithy, up front, with guava and pine tones developing; a touch of malty sweetness builds, but the finish is still quite bitter

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Like all of the Revolution IPAs I have tasted, this one has a bit more malt to it than I would like; enjoyed the hop bill, however

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

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Thee Destroyer from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 48 ratings