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Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

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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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 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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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 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 StoneTSR
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

APPEARANCE: What a lively looking beer? There are thousands of bubbles clinging to most of the surface of the inside of the globe glass. There are so many that they almost entirely block the view through this perfectly clear beer. It has a finger of white head on top made of bubbles of varying sizes. It falls fairly quickly and the lacing is so-so, but overall, this is a gorgeous beer.

SMELL: Piney and resinous with big mango and orange aromas. There is a hint of grass and maybe apricot? It is a wonderful blend of aromas that I only wish were a little more intense.

TASTE: Everything from the nose comes through in the taste as well. The tropical fruit is all there (with a touch of peach too), the citrus includes the orange, but also comes along with some grapefruit and the “green” smells come through with a lot more grass than the smell had. When a touch of semi-sweet malt is thrown into the mix it creates a beautifully complex beer that still has a very clean finish.

MOUTHFEEL: This is one of the easiest 5s I’ve ever given in the mouthfeel category. It’s mostly dry with just the perfect touch of sweet from the malt. The sparkle is solid but not nearly enough to prevent this from going down incredibly easy. The body is on the light side, but significant enough and the overall feel serves the flavor extremely well.

OVERALL: I expected a richer beer than this when I first tasted it, but that is not to say that I was disappointed. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised by the supreme drinkability of this beer. I really wish I had a case full of this beer rather than the one bottle I managed to get out here to Colorado. I would drink this beer any time, ever. I really hope they do it again.

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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 rhoadsrage
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a bow-tie)

A- This beer pours a clear apricot colored body with a thick creamy light butter cream head with a gentle carbonation supporting it.

S- The bright unripe citrus hops is full followed by a cereal and pale malt aroma that turns into a corn tortilla smell as it opens.

T- Th e full jammy unripe fruit hops have a green pith quality of ugly fruit and lime character. There is a nice touch of sweetness in the finish. The aftertaste is a pleasant green hop note that doesn't have any bitterness or pungency but is soon gone.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz with no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This is a great sessionable hoppy beer. The taste of hops have are really big with some nice depth and no bitterness. Very easy to drink in the summer heat.

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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 niday2288
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pour is crystal clear orangish copper. Nose is huge with floral and citrus notes. Slight malt sweetness but mostly hops. Taste is magnificent. Hops offer just the right amount of bitterness to offset the malts giving breat balance. Flavors or citrus peel, pine and biscuit. Mouthfeel is medium. Overall one of my favorite IPAs on the market, though only a limited release.

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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 ClePaul
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Revelation/Firestone Walker Dos Osos

Look 9/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 36/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 89/100

Real sweet flavor, almost too sweet. Very smooth and pleasant to drink. Just not as hoppy and crisp as I thought. Smooth but just a TOUCH flat in carbonation. Not really a bad thing, just not exactly a strength.

Final Verdict: Very drinkable and a touch too sweet and flat IPA that is worth the price tag

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Photo of Omnium
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber > Tulip Glass

A - Clear gold with a finger of fizzy white head, little lacing.
S - Grapefruit, an onslaught of lime, white grape, peach, mango, pine, cracker, caramel malt.
T - The lime and white grape flavor is MASSIVE in this brew, unreal, lots of peach, sweet caramel malt, some pine and grass.
M - Sweet, a little sticky, fuller.
O - Just awesome, really unique hop character in this beer, awesome collab for sure. Two awesome breweries making a stellar IPA.

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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 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 KFBR392
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bold orange color with about half a finger of head on the pour. Body is clean and transparent. Good amount of active carbonation for the style. Rings of sticky lacing left behind.

Smell: Orange peel, grapefruit, and saturated citrus all over the front. Biscuit, doughy malt backbone. Some lighter tropical fruits picked up but the heavier notes on the front dominate throughout.

Taste: Bright front of mangos, pineapple, and lime greets the drinker. Heavier, saturated citrus makes its presence known after the honeymoon on the front. Lots of tangerine and orange lingering long after drinking. Some pine toward the back end up fruit forward. Semi sweet malt backbone fits very well.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is bright and crisp on the palate. Saturated hop tones and some lingering bitterness felt throughout.

Overall: An awesome collaboration. No doubt feels like a west coast IPA, but has some lighter hop tones that I really enjoyed. Wouldn't hesitate to drink this again.

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Photo of jegross2
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewing Dos Osos, a collaborative IPA from Revolution Brewing Company out of Chicago, Illinois and Firestone Walker Brewing Company out of Paso Robles, California.

Score: 93

Tap pour served in a Revolution mug club member mug and enjoyed on 06/01/14.

Appearance: Pours a clean orange-amber color with a half finger of head. Good lacing, okay retention. 4.25/5

Smell: Fruity, piney hops. A little dank. Orange, grapefruit and a nice sweet caramel maltiness. A touch of spice too. Really lovely. 4.5/5

Taste: Tastes exactly like it smells. Piney, bitter bite upfront with a soothing caramel malt sweetness on the finish. Fruity backbone with a nice orange/grapefruit flavor underlying everything. A kiss of residual spice on the finish. Nice lasting fruitiness and grapefruit flavor. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Oily mouthfeel with a mildly dry finish. Nice bitterness, without being very extreme. 4.25/5

Overall: I was glad to see this IPA from last year's Chicago Craft Beer Week re-brewed. Great price point and really delicious.

Cost: $6 for a 20 oz mug.

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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 Vonerichs
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Crystal clear gold with the slightest tint of orange. Fluffy white head and active carbonation.

Citrus aromas. Clementine, tangerine, orange. Grainy malt scent.

Juicy citrus with a very clean flavor. Mostly tangerine and orange with a dash of grapefruit. Sweet but finishes bitter.

Clean mouthfeel. Sticky. High carbonation.

Very good and highly drinkable. The body is medium but not filling. Great hop profile in the flavor.

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Photo of larryarms847
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Honestly, at first glance this looks like a standard pale ale when poured into a pint glass from a 22oz bottle. Amber orange and doesn't look like anything special, good thing I know that not to be the case.

Orange, lemon, grapefruit, and piney hops, very hop forward.

A perfect recipe of hop and malt. Definite orange, lemon, and pine from the hops, and sweet caramel notes from the malt. Wonderful.

Feels like a winner, easy on the bitter and not overly citrusy. Perfectly carbonated and packs a nice punch.

Overall, a collaboration from 1 of my 2 favorite local breweries (Pipeworks makes two) and one of my favorite non-local breweries, can't go wrong.

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Photo of joeseppy
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale golden honey with a white cap that wisps away quickly.

Distinct floral and citrus hops. Sweet malt aroma.

Citra bitterness and graham cracker. Simple IPA that delivers great balance.

I want to leave in mouth for a second or two, to fully coat mouth with the oily creamy texture of the hop though; crisp gentle hop finish. Probably a tad thicker for an American IPA i'm used to-but it's all good.

Wonderful collaboration that has succeeded. It's got the backbone of Ballast Point Sculpin and the juiciness of Flower Power. Damn tasty!

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Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.61/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into tulip; golden orange with a fluffy bubbly white head, lively carbonation and some spotty lacing. Smell is lots of tropical fruit; mango, pineapple, grapefruit, orange, starfruit, and slight pine/bitter hops. awesome nose on this one, I love this type of IPA. Taste follows nose perfectly; clean crackery malt is obliterated by sweet tropical fruits and florals, moving into some pine and bitterness, but not enough to blunt how tasty and refreshing this beer is. Finishes crisp, a little dry, and clean, with some lingering bitterness. Excellent!

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from IAmJacksHopTongue (thanks Reid!). Bottled 5/23/13. Served in a wine glass (it was that or a shaker pint, the choice was clear) on 8/1/13.

Pours a brilliant, translucent gold with a half finger pale head which recedes to a thin cap and leaves behind a little lace.

Aromas of pineapple, mandarin, citrus rind and lightly caramized malt. The smell is delightful.

Tastes of mandarin, lemon zest, pineapple, mango, caramel, sweet bread and a small dash of peppery spice. Delicious!

A medium oily body with faint to moderate carbonation. Pleasing pineapple and citrus linger in the hoppy finish.

An excellent IPA. Such a tasty citrus hop profile balanced by just the right amount of malt sweetness and delivered in a great bodied nectar. I understand that repeats of collaborations are rare but it would be a true shame if this recipe isn't brewed again. Highly recommeded.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, golden colored ale with a fluffy, white head, chunky lacing, and good head retention. Tropical Citra hop aroma with zesty citrus and biscuity grain. Tropical notes of mango, grapefruit zest, pine, biscuit meld nicely on the palate. Mouth-feel is medium, a little resiny, semi-dry and semi-bitter with tremendous balance. Overall, excellent American IPA, but at $8 a bomber, one was enough for me.

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Photo of schwemjw
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Light hazy yellow with a small white head. Looks very unassuming.

S: Big tropical aromas. Pineapple, mango and white peach hit you immediately. Then comes sweet grapefruit, light citrus and some caramel. Sweet tangerine backs this brew up. Very much west coast.

T: Sweet tangerine and a little mango. Grapefruit and a sweet caramel, almost like agave nectar. A little apricot and huge burnt orange. A sweet pineapple finish. Bitterness takes a back seat to the juicy, tropical flavors. A hint of pine resin in the finish.

M: Juicy! light with a large amount of carbonation. Refreshing and so drinkable it's incredible.

O: Wow. This was excellent. A true west coast IPA that is exploding with flavor. My mouth is watering for more. An Ipa for any occasion and one i will for sure drink again! /93

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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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