Hop Princess | Revolution Brewing

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2.99 w/ 5 ratings

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MasterSki on 09-23-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by KDawg:
Photo of KDawg
3.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a nice orange/gold color with a small head.

more subdued nose with citrus', hops, and some grainy tones as well. Not all that deep and was expecting more from the hops as they didn't completely show themselves

medium feel that holds itself well with more grain flavors than I was expecting along with some citrus tones as well. Solid feel to it as it is complete

this is a good beer, but definitely not one of their best offerings. A bit of a conflicted beer but still solid

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Photo of FreshHawk
3.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Nice amber color with a small, tight, creamy, ecru head. Average retention leaving some patchy lace.

S - Much sweeter than I expected. The hops don't stand out as much as I was hoping. Instead they mix in with the tea/berry like notes. Reminds me slightly of some weird sweet berry tea. Hints of citrus along with that berry like aspects. Behind that is a solid bready and caramel sweet malt flavor.

T - Very similar to the nose. Sweet berry tea like flavors that just don't quite work right for me. Strong bready and caramel malt throughout. There is also some faint herbal notes. The hops don't really stand out except maybe a faint hint of citrus mid sip. Everything just doesn't quite work.

M - Medium body with above average carbonation. Sticky, especially on the finish.

D - Everything just doesn't quite work together. A little too sweet, the sticky feel doesn't help either.

Notes: Not really sure about this beer. It wasn't bad but it just didn't quite work well together. A little too sweet and the hops didn't come out well, but rather mixed in with a berry like tea flavor.

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Photo of AgentZero
2.66/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A - Amber colored beer with nice transparency that had a finger of beige head. Faded to a partial cap with some splotcjes on the glass.

S - Some sweet malts come up front. Smells pretty bready with something I couldn't quite put my finger on for a second. Then it hit me, smells exactly like strawberry preserves out of the jar. Weird.

T - Sweet right off the bat, with a bit of that preserves flavor in there. Then it turned kind of bad, strangely sweet and bitter and overly bready. The bitterness was not a good thing, and somehow at times this beer made me think of chewing on a stick. Not good.

M - Biting carbonation, medium bodied.

O - This beer was not very good, kept alternating between weird and bad. Not sure what went wrong, but something did.

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Photo of cadaugherty
3/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of MasterSki
3.01/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at the brewpub. Served in a mug. An American red ale with Cascade hops and Crystal malt.

A - A finger of white foam settles to a thin cap, leaving behind a few stray splotches of lace. Transparent red body.

S - Taste is somewhat understated, but what is there is a hefty dose of sugary malts, toasty biscuit, and caramel, along with a hint of orange.

T - Hmm...something seems off here. Starts decently enough, with similar flavors to the aroma - toasty malt, caramel, and so forth - but becomes astringent and vaguely tea-like in the finish. There's low bitterness, but horrible lingering astringency. The menu said this used whole hop cones - perhaps there was something wrong with them?

M - Feel is solid, with a toasty, dry texture, solid medium body, and pleasant moderate carbonation. Finishes lightly sticky.

D - The horrible finish actually made me drink this fairly quickly, as I kept taking more sips to avoid tasting the astringency. It's not undrinkable, but if they decide to make this again the recipe (or ingredients) need some revision.

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Hop Princess from Revolution Brewing
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