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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2.25/5  rDev -42.6%

Photo of Tanktizzo
2.5/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Maybe I don't like rye but this was not one of my favorites from REV.

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2.75/5  rDev -29.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.34/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

I know when I think "TV party", I think "rye IPA". Who doesn't? Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit peel, mandarin orange syrup, sweet honey, and a good bristling of pine needles. The taste emphasizes the honey and a Johnny-come-lately helping of sweet caramel, though the rear is brought up by pine sap, grass, and a touch of menthol-ish mint. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a generally solid rye IPA, but one that's strangely unbalanced (kinda teeter-totter-like) and a bit too heavy for its own good, not to mention lacking much of a rye character. Still, it's drinkable enough. So, yeah, it's good, but I'm likely to pass on it if a next time arises.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bomber dated 1/7/13: poured into Duvel tulip. Consumed & reviewed on 2/5/13.

This seems to be a class gaining in popularity. This is a decent example, not my favorite. Taste is solid: has a juicy hop presence, and the spice of the rye on the back end. My main issue is the relatively thin mouthfeel with this (as well as Anti Hero). A bit more heft would do this beer a favor. While I will continue to support their brand, a bit more inspitration would be grand!

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Photo of MasterSki
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Revolution. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Served with a finger of foam that leaves splotchy lace, a collar, and some hazy film on top. Transparent golden body.

S - Nose is surprisingly understated, particularly after Triple Fist. Rye, citrus, some pine, and a slight chive note.

T - Taste is also a little dull. Zesty rye, a bit of burnt sugars and earthiness, and some herbaceous hop character.

M - Carbonation is more active that most Revolution brews I've had - there's a bit of upper lip burn. Medium body, with a very dry and slightly tannic finish of all things.

D - Even though this was a bit of a letdown after their other beers, I put it away fairly quickly and had few complaints.

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Photo of charlesjwinkler
3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmgallag
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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TV Party from Revolution Brewing
3.92 out of 5 based on 171 ratings.
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