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Dos Osos | Revolution Brewing Company

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Revolution Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A West Coast IPA brewed in collaboration with Firestone Walker brewer Dustin Kral who used to work together with our brewer Jim Cibak.

Added by BeerLover99 on 05-18-2011

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Reviews: 48 | Ratings: 342
Photo of AgentZero
3.48/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Golden beer with a bit of a white hue. A finger of white foam that faded to a meandering ring and partial cap.

S - Sweet, a bit too much for my preference, but there is some nice citrus and oily hop resins. Bit of a graham cracker malt backbone with a touch of caramel.

T - As some others have said, this is not nearly as much like a west coast IPA as one would expect it to be. Quite sweet, with some sugary malts and a touch of caramel. Some pine bitterness on the end, hopping flavor is primarily citus.

M - Medium bodied, a little oily, moderate carbonation.

O - Solid beer, but was hoping for something more west coast. Good, but wouldn't seek it out.

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Photo of Rope
3.54/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Copper yellow, not the kind of fiery orange I like to see in this category.

Hops are bitter and floral, with a surprisingly spicy malt.

Follows smell, the malt is more present than before.

Best part about it, one of those beers that demands attention and refreshes, but doesn't linger longer than necessary.

An interesting joint venture, but I would not seek it out again.

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Photo of KDawg
3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from tap into a pint glass. Pours a medium orange color with not that much of a head.

Nice aromas of florals, orange, peels, some hops and some sweet citrus. Balanced, but lacking real depth.

Medium/full bodied with a very nice and smooth feel. The flavors of hops, florals and a lot of citrus are a bit muted and don't really pop with that much depth either.

A refreshing IPA, but not much more than that. Easy drinking, but this isn't one of their best IPAs that they've released in my opinion.

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Photo of BB1313
3.59/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a glowing golden with a slight haze; small white head that leaves nice retention and decent lacing. The aromas are full of caramel malts. Lots of bread. Also lots of orange and grapefruit. The flavors seem to match. I really pick up alot of caramel in this beer. Lots of pine in the flavors as well. More grapefruit. Tons of orange and tangerines. Lots of bread. The orange notes seem to shine the most. Very subtle resin notes in the finish. It's juicy and dry at the same time. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied and thin with active carbonation. It's pretty smooth.

This is well crafted, but pretty middle of the road for me. Not bad, but nothing to rave about, in my opinion.

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Photo of corby112
3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy dark golden orange color with apricot edges and visible carb bubbling up. Two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Earthy floral hop aroma with subtle dank resins and tropical fruit notes countered by pale malt sweetness. Some grassy pine needle followed by strong melon and pineapple sweetness. Underneath, there's some bread, biscuit, cracker and subtle light fruit.

Lighter end of medium body with a blast of dank, sticky bitterness that lingers over the sweeter hop notes and pale malts into a bone dry finish. Dank resins with crisp, dry bitterness that lingers throughout. Sticky pine needle and spruce tip followed by prominent melon sweetness and subtle tropical fruit. Morale malt backbone than expected with bread, biscuit and cracker. Well balanced and easy to drink with decent hop flavors.

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Photo of blankenhoney
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber poured into a teku.

A: a lighter shade of gold

S: sweet dank pine and hops; bread; musty orange peel

T: "taste follows the nose," but pulls its punch quite a bit; since nose was so reminiscent of enjoy by, i was expecting stronger flavors (missed the abv reading on the bottle); so crestfallen; still, some nice musty orange flavor and maltiness

M: really nice stickiness; full-bodied, creamy and chewy

O: good stuff, but still a middleweight contender in a heavyweight division.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

call it ipa fatigue, or a snobby attitude, but as good as this ipa is on all counts, it just doesn't impress me that much. it has a nice clear frothy light amber color, with a nose of aggressive west coast hops and an ale yeast ive seen before. it reeks of firestone walker, which is a good thing, same hop profile as the union jack to me, but less interesting and not quite as well balanced in terms of taste. some shades of English malt, although its no so bready, and there is no residual sugar here. intensely bitter in the finish, this beer gets better as it goes, but the mouthfeel left a little to be desired. its a little thin to me for how much flavor it has, and the carbonation was a little short of bright. I can also taste and feel the alcohol, which shouldn't be the case at this strength. a pretty tasty ipa overall, but a league or two below the elite of the world.

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Photo of Sean9689
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Rev Kedzie Grant Opening Party.

A - Pours a golden yellow color, white head, spotty lace.

S - Hops in the form of grapefruit, citrus zest, light grass, pine and a touch of light malt. Lots of hops and a good amount going on here...easy to sniff this one.

T - More hops on top of hops. Citrus, floral, pine, grapefruit, orange peel. Light dose of malts...barley noticeable. No alcohol. Finish is bitter & floral hops.

M - Light body, good carbonation, oily finish.

O - A nice IPA from FW/Rev that's easy to drink, yet complex with the hops. I had a couple pours at the party, and would have it again in the future, if available. Good stuff.

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Photo of Duffman929
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap during Craft Beer Week at Rev Brew.

Had an orange hue that wasn't heavy in color. Slight foaming on the pour.

Smelled of citrus and hints of floral.

Had a crisp, distinct citric bite at the beginning and was a solid taste through. Didn't have an lingering flavors.

I had no real expectations and was happy with the beer. I wouldn't go out of my way to get it again, but if it were on-tap, I would have another.

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Photo of Etan
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz into a tulip.

A: Pours a mellow brass color with a nice white head.

S: Some pine and citrus resin, grapefruit, orange popsicle, caramel.

T: More pine resin, grass, grapefruit, peppery, biscuit malt, blood orange pith.

M: Medium-bodied with zingy carbonation.

O: Pretty nice IPA. I was expecting something clean and tropical but this is more on the piney side.

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Photo of GuzzLah
3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - pours a slightly hazy gold with a short, ephemeral head. Light lace. Light bubbles.

S - sweet orange, grapefruit, pine, faint tropical and soft malt.

T - is just like the aroma. Moderate intensity. Mostly citrus and a little tropical upfront with a soft piney finish.

M - light-medium body. Smooth and pleasant bitterness. Mild sweetness.

O - an easy to drink IPA. Citra was used, but it doesn't have a big presence. It's on the sweet / under attenuated side of the style. I was hoping the collaboration would be more West Coast than Midwest, but this is definitely a Midwestern style IPA and a pretty good one.

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Photo of jeonseh
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark hazy orange brown with small white head

S - Orange citrus, pine, and sweet tangerine

T - Bitter pine hits up front before sweet orange and light orange juice come through to give it a good citrus. Finish was slight pine bitterness that lingers on

M - Medium body with good carbonation. Leaves a light pine reason in the finish

O - Solid citrus IPA with good hop bitterness that lingers on in the finish.

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Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep gold color with 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange peel, caramel, light toasted bread, floral, grass, slight pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/floral hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, pineapple, orange peel, caramel, light toasted bread, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, light toasted bread, floral, grass, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of juicy citrus/floral hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, lightly creamy/bready, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around good complexity and balance of juicy citrus/floral hops and moderate bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and fairly crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of sidetracked
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Revolution.

Clear, golden light-amber with an off-white head. Some initial lacing.

Smell is lots of grainy malt at first. After it warms a bit the hops start coming out--floral and piney ... really good.

Upfront taste is bitter and hoppy. Interesting mix of grass, pine, and lemon. Bready malt with a little caramel sweetness at the middle, which follows to a bitter finish. Similar pine and lemon hoppiness with the addition of some bitter grapefruit and citrus. Little tropical fruit at the finish sometimes. Bitterness lingers.

Medium body and syrupy/oily with medium carbonation.

Nice combination of different hop flavors and aromas. Not a big fan of the tropical fruit-like flavor that shows up at times. Really easy to drink. Probably my favorite beer of the night.


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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the 2013 Firestone Walker Invitational held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a hazy honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and onion and garlic hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus and herbal flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of peensteen
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%


Lightly hazy, golden blonde with on finger of white head, light lace. Smell is full of juicy citrus hops, orange, grapefruit and mango, dry and hoppy with just a bit of biscuity malt. Taste is bitter and hoppy, grapefruit and citrus, earthy with a mid palate malt flavour, orange aftertaste. Light-medium carbonation, medium body. Pretty good but not stellar, had higher expectations based on these two brewers involved.

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Photo of Fcolle2
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours light amber with a half finger frothy white head. Looks a little light

Nose is primarily floral hops with a very light sweet malt background. I'm also getting a slight earthy hint similar to oak, but I'm not able to pick out what it is.

Hops are upfront and a little bit of the floral aromas pull through to the taste. Not a whole lot of bitterness upfront or at the end but its nice for summer especially compared to some of the overly bitter ipas that currently oversaturate the market.

Good carbonation. Not quite as thin as it looks due to a nice oily hop body which I like. It adds another dimension to the brew.

Overall this is a great ipa, nice mild floral hoppy body that had a lot of character due to the hop oils. Bitterness is mild which makes it very drinkable and great for a hot summer day

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Photo of kawilliams81
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a Revolution growler into a pint glass.

A- pours a light gold with a 2 finger white head. Small bubbles of lacing remain on the glass.

S- caramel, citrus, pine and floral notes

T- sweet caramel, spicy bitterness, pine and some citrus

M- medium body and carbonation. Slight dryness and effervescence.

O- good ipa with light citrus notes and bitterness but neither overpower the other.

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Photo of Daktah
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Fresh citrus and roasted malt. Really a fresh cracker/bread crust scent that was a great balance for the fruit side. Taste was more of the same, with a dry finish after a citrus blast.

A great beer that reminds me a bit of Iron Fist, with a bit more hop bite. Will happily drink again.

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Photo of hosehead83
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a "bomber" bottle into a standard pint glass
Chill-hazed gold on color, with a moderate cap of bone-white foam.
Aroma-Earthy, piney hops
Taste-A full blast of citrus and herbal hops, subtle green onion note, white grapefruit bitterness. A faint sweetness then waves of hops. Nicely balanced. Would match well with a plate of chicken enchiladas or a burger with the works. Well done!

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

bomber poured into Guinness cup

A- Golden with tons of bubles. Nice white head about 1 finger tall
S- Hops, sweetness, earthyness
T- Not getting sharp hops. Gettig a well balanced IPA with sweet malts and hops for balance
M- Pretty standard body, not too thin or too thick

O- Tastey colaboration with FSW.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Revolution. Served in a tulip.

A - Finger of white foam settles to a thin cap and glass-coating lace. Transparent golden orange body.

S - Surprisingly sweet - this seems more like a Midwest IPA than a San Diego Pale Ale. Lots of sugar and candied citrus - very juicy and malt-forward. Some icing sugar and tropical fruits too.

T - Taste is largely citrus hops, with some sugary malt and light caramel. Lots of orange and grapefruit - not sure what's in the hop bill, but it smells like a big dose of 'C' hops. Very balanced, with low bitterness.

M - Zesty, medium-high carbonation, medium bodied, slightly dry finish. No obvious alcohol presence.

D - This is a solid brew, but it's not what I was expecting from this collaboration. I had no problem finishing my pour, and I'd have another glass if I were at Revolution in the near future. That being said, this isn't an essential offering and doesn't really stand out in a crowded field.

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Photo of BeerLover99
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: deep yellow/orange (cloudy) body, 1 finger head, fine lacing

S: pineapple/peach/mango, mild pine aroma

T: sweet big citrus front, pine clean middle, long slow oily bitter finish

M: med body, slicky/oily feel

O: Excellent collaboration of Revolution Brewing and Firestone Walker! The brewmaster of Revolution used to work at Firestone Walker, so nice to see friends team up for a fine brew.


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Photo of ONUMello
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle dated 5/15/14 poured into a pint glass
A: Orange color with a one-finger head
S: Crisp and clean with fresh citrus notes, pine and freshly cut grass
T: Matches the nose with citrus, pine and herbs
M: Medium-bodied and crisp
O: A very solid IPA

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. A new big bomber to me from Revolution Brewing Co., out of Chicago, this one their collaboration effort with Firestone Walker. Expectations are good based on the breweries and the beer's high ratings.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a beautiful bright golden orange, with about a finger of frothy white head. Leaves behind good sheets of spotty lacing on the glass. It looks very nice. 4

S - Very aromatic and inviting. Caramel, toffee, oranges, marmalade, lemons, grass. & a light herbal spice rack note. 4

T - The taste follows the nose - juicy, fruity, and hoppy, with a solid malt backing. Plenty of toffee & caramel, biscuit malts, and lots of orange, lemon, and grassy / herbal qualities. Very delicious. 4

M - The feel is crisp, sticky, and malty. A bit of a malty sweetness on the finish. Delicious, and very easy drinking. 4.5

Overall, an excellent IPA from Revolution & Firestone Walker. I would definitely pick this one up again if it was more readily available, and even more likely if it was available in six packs. Very drinkable stuff. Very recommended.

Revolution Brewing Dos Osos -----4/5.

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