Red Skull | Revolution Brewing

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Red SkullRed Skull

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Imperial Red Ale is brewed with whole Cascade hops and dry-hopped in both the fermenter and the serving tank with whole Crystal hops. A flavorful, hoppy delight balanced with caramel sweetness and alcohol warmth.

Added by homebrew311 on 12-10-2011

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.05/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on draft in a snifter at Beelow's.

There's still a hint of "The Best of Me" rolling around my brain, so let's order up a third Step, eh? This stuff pours a clear garnet-ruby topped by a finger or so of khaki foam. The nose comprises grapefruit, light mint, mild pine sap, orange zest, light dried caramel, and a bit of French toast. The taste brings in more of the same, the bright fruits mixing with the sweet-ish caramel and maple and some extra greens to form a well-wrought tapestry of flavor. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a rather smooth feel. Overall, this is a very well-done red, something I look forward to having again.

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4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Medium dark brown reddish body. Fairly hop forward aroma with a slight bread smell. Sweet tasty bread flavor with a good hop punch. Very good.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.92/5  rDev -3.7%

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

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4.52/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Jenny for introducing me to this one!
Served in a footed tulip at the brewery.

Deep copper amber, saturated red color, sharp clarity. Striated rings of lacing in the glass, long lasting retention on the surface.

Tropical hop aroma, fruity tangerine and passion fruit linger in dried form. Caramel malt lingers underneath, though the sweetness is an undercurrent and never overpowers. Taste follows suit, burly caramel malt, well offset by fruity hop character, throwing off passion fruit and sweet citrus. Pretty nice. Very well balanced, full bodied and smooth.

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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Red Skull from Revolution Brewing
4.07 out of 5 based on 234 ratings.
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