TV Party | Revolution Brewing

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Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our rye IPA is clean and refreshing, brewed with 2-row malt and flaked rye for toasty, nutty undertones up front, but with a huge hop flavor and aroma from the Amarillo and Fuggle hops.

Added by Vonerichs on 01-18-2011

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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 25
Reviews by StoneTSR:
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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

APPERANCE: Completely transparent and nice, middle-of-the-road orange. The head is only about a half-inch thick, but has excellent retention. Really good looking beer with pretty solid lacing, covering about 60% of the back of the glass.

SMELL: A touch of rye, but with a strange, minty, soapy aroma. It isn’t bad, it just seems unusual for the style and the mint only gets stronger as the beer warms. There’s also a very subtle hint of tobacco lurking in the background.

TASTE: The first impression on the palate is a good one. The only odd piece of the equation here is the minty front of this beer. I’ve had IPAs with very subtle hints of mint, but nothing this pronounced. That is followed by a subdued citrus in the middle and a strong, bitter and rye finish which somehow leaves a touch of that mint lingering.

MOUTHFEEL: The front is very smooth, almost flat, but a wave of sparkle seems to hit the palate in the middle of each sip and stays strong through the finish. Again, this is an unusual, but pleasant mouthfeel. There is a tiny bit of a mouthcoating feel at the end, but overall, it is pretty light bodied, crisp and clean.

OVERALL: Cheesy analogy, but that first sip is like interviewing someone and knowing you’re going to hire them as soon as you shake their hand. Once you sit down and get into the interview, however, you realize that this dude is a little odd and you begin to question your judgment. By the end of the interview though, you still offer him a job even though it was for none of the initial reasons you thought you would. Thanks for keeping me on my toes Rev.!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of rwilde
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange hue in the glass completely glowing with an off white head, which forms a rocky textured head fine speckled lacing. Aroma has a spicy rye note with citrus notes reigning supreme here. Flavor is packed full of citrus, a bit of honeydew melon, and big spicy rye in each sip...I love how they pulled off the rye with the pale malt base leaving behind the flavors I love in an IPA. Pear and peach tartness goes well with the malt notes coming through I'm impressed with the drinkability of this beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied slightly resinous flows evenly with each sip. Overall I'm a fan of this beer it goes down smooth even carbonation big beer with velvet gloves I can respect that.

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Photo of jeonseh
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rev's 3rd Anniversary Party

A - Dark brown orange with golden undertones. Small head with foam that lingers on the sides and minimal lacing.

S - Slight citrus nose with orange and mango up front. There is a slight bitter pine that comes up near the back end. Don't get much of a rye presence.

T - Up front there is orange initially. As the beer moves on, it becomes more bitter with pine and grapefruit coming through. There is a slight malty, caraway breadiness from the rye that comes through but it is just a hint. The main profile is really the bitter hops that standout throughout and remain in the finish

M - Medium body with a slight stickiness. Thick hop resin remains in the finish

O - Solid IPA with lots of bitter hops near the finish that punch you in the mouth with their bitterness.. I don't get much Rye in it but that doesn't take away from how much I liked this beer overall.

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Photo of timc100
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly hazy bright amber, flimsy white head. Decent lacing and retention

S: Big orange, bitter graptefruit, slight lemon zest - very nice

T: Much more bitter than sweet - citrus, earthy rye spice, slight biscuit. Very dry

P: Medium, active carbonation

O: Solid IPA

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Photo of rossracing
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schmidtmattsays
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The TV Party was a good beer.....probably not as good as some of the other Revolution gems....but definitely good and worth the try. The beer poured a nice amber with white head that laced. The scent was pine and citrus. The taste followed the scent and came off the pallet clean. There was enough sweet malt to balance the bitterness making it very easy to drink. The mouthfeel was fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall it was quite tasty.

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Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of StanleysCup
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigDiesel
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vonerichs
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I pulled the ABV from another website, so I'm not positive it's accurate. My apologies if it isn't...

Color is a light and clear yellow-gold with limited head. Color was much lighter than ordinary for an IPA and the carbonation was aggressively rising from the bottom but failed to gather much at the surface.

Smell is perfume-like floral and citrus hops.

But for the name, I never would have suspected rye was used in this. It has a pleasant floral hop profile with a touch of orange rind. Bready malt adds a little balance. It lacks any of the characteristic rye spice. It's nice and bitter. In the end, very much resembles a normal ipa.

Mouthfeel is crisp, somewhat light, and dry.

An enjoyable IPA that goes down good. A solid beer from start to finish. Bonus points for the Black Flag reference in the name.

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Photo of ohiobeer29
2.25/5  rDev -43%

Photo of Gerasimos
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Chris7482
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dexterk1
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oso
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of sahd-1
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersdmf17
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of jsh420
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spark3148857
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Wiscodrinker
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of frankman71
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of jegross2
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewing the TV Party Rye IPA from Revolution Brewing Company.
Score: 93

Tap pour served in a tulip glass and enjoyed on 02/24/12 at the Revolution Brewpub. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Served with a finger of creamy white head. Bright orange/amber color (though it is hard to tell that given the lighting and color of the table behind the beer). Good lacing and retention for an IPA. 4/5

Smell: Fresh and fruity/floral citrus. Sappy pine. Rose, tropical fruit, grapefruit, tangerine/tangelo and pineapple. Really light hint of blueberry too. 4.5/5

Taste: Prominent flavors of fresh grapefruit, rye spice and piney hops flavors throughout. There is a sweet candied orange/tangerine citrus and hoppy tropical orange flavor on the palate too. Light caramel malt backbone. Very one dimensional, super tasty. There is a lasting orange rind and hoppiness flavor to the finish. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium high carbonation that perks the hoppy flavors on the palate. Creamy/oily mouthfeel. Bitter finish. 4.5/5

Overall: Almost as good as the Anti-Hero IPA. Quite refreshing. A great example of the style.

Pairings: Falafel.

Cost: $6 for a tulip glass.

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TV Party from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 172 ratings