A Little Crazy
Revolution Brewing

A Little CrazyA Little Crazy
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Style:
Belgian Pale Ale
Ranked #9
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
90
Ranked #5,143
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 9.43%
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
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A Little CrazyA Little Crazy
Notes: A citrusy and refreshing Belgian-style pale ale hopped with Cascade, Citra, and whole Crystal hops for massive aromas and flavors! Fermented with our Belgian Wit yeast for an extra dose of complexity, this one is very drinkable and extremely aromatic.
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Reviews: 111 | Ratings: 830
Photo of BigGold
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had A Little Crazy, my first beer from Revolution, at Cubs Bar & Grill, ORD, on draft into pilsner glass.

There’s a really nice contrast between the creamy texture and spiciness of this Belgian pale.

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Photo of defunksta
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours a beautifully clear, orange, amber color.
Smell: Yeasty with a hoppy aroma
Taste: Fruity and yeasty with a spicy finish. Appropriately hopped, but not overwhelmingly bitter.
Feel: Clean and crispy, well carbonated.
Overall: This is a good Belgian-style IPA. It has a Belgian fruity and yeasty presence but well-balanced with hops, and comes back around with a spicy finish. A great seasonal product from Revolution

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Revolution Beer LLC "A Little Crazy"
12 fl. oz. can, "FILLED: 12-15-2017 12:45:45" and sampled on 07-18-2018
$2.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's poured a beautiful head of off-white foam atop a hazy deep golden / light amber body. The aroma expresses a combination of biscuity malt, Belgian yeast, and softly citrusy hops (mainly orange & lemon but with a spike of grapefruit as well). The flavor follows. It's nicely balanced and neither the hops nor the yeast character are too strong to not let the biscuity and slightly honeyish malt get its fair share. A median bitterness of around 35 IBUs balances it and it finishes dry with a light touch of yeasty phenols, mineral, and spice. Is that some coriander in the background? If not, and I'm certainly not sure it is, but if not it comes across in the same way with a little bit of woodiness to it. Whatever it is it's nice. In the mouth it's medium bodied and gently crisp-then-smooth across the palate. Looking back the head retention has been great but the lacing could have been a little bit better. I'd say maybe that's the glass but I had a beer in the same glass earlier that showed better lacing so I'm pretty sure it's beer clean. Overall nicely done and highly drinkable! I happen to be brewing a beer much like this right now (no citrusy hops... although now that I think about it... ) and I would not be disappointed if it turned out close to this.
Review# 6,146

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A little crazy pours a golden copper color, with a long lasting lacing head. Rich aroma, with sweet earth notes. Flavor has a nice creamy and sweet candy backbone, with just a hint of hops, a a slight bitterness to balance this beer out. Good body and feel. Overall, this is a fanatic BPA, not as sweet as others.

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Photo of darktronica
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Somehow, I drive up to Chicago for a can release at Revolution and end up only drinking this on draft at a fried chicken joint down the road, rather than having anything at the taproom party. In any case, a highly refreshing Belgian pale with hops that are uncharacteristic but complementary, adding a nice citrus brightness.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice looking. Golden in color and see through. Nice and clear. No sediment. No haze.
Smell is a strong Belgian funk. Floral and earthy.
Taste doesn't have as much of the funk. Very nicely balanced with the malt playing into it well.
Overall this is a nice and crisp pale ale. Even to a person who is not crazy on Belgian beers, I would drink this again.

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Photo of basaywhat
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours a clear gold with a white head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a good amount of grapefruit with light citrus. Flavor has a combination of citrus and grapefruit.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a mild burnt golden orange color with a thin finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a nice even pace. Mild lacing sticks in rings. The aroma balances nicely between some white pepper, Belgian bready malts, and some sweet citrus. The flavor initially yields to the bready sweetness and then entices the citrus and white pepper for a nice balance. Some floral dry sweetness in underneath. Gently folds the sweet floral over the bready malts in the aftertaste and rolls into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation. Some stickiness, but not cloying. Overall, good Belgian pale ale that I would have again.

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Photo of Act25
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aromatic indeed. Great brewer.
A - Hazy golden, orange body. Firm white head. Thin collar and a dotty lace.

S - Pungent, yeasty, grassy with citrus and tropical fruits. Bright fruity flavor. Profiles a Belgian character.

T - Tart orange zest. yeasty, grassy, with closing tartness. On top of yeasty, fresh bread, malt sweetness.

F - Drying, excellent food beer. Medium body and carbonation.

O - As good a Belgian WIT IPA as I have tasted. Sum is greater than its parts.

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Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out a clear golden-yellow color with a one-finger head of foam. It smelled of caramel and sweet fruits. It tasted of sweet caramel and some dried fruits. Nice mild bitterness.

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Photo of Blackop555
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange gold. Thick, short, white head that lasts a bit.

Smells clove, spice, Hops, light almost metal like smell at first.

Tastes clove, spicy, fruit, light doughy malt. finish is dry with orange peel linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of dacas1
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tastes very similar to 80 acre, which I like.

Golden hued, nice lacing, bartender f---ed up the pour but looks like a nice tight, bright white head.

Good carbonation which I like.

Overall a very solid beer. Big thumbs up.

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Photo of Eddie_Kobane
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Probanly he best beer they make. Makes for a great party beer. Has a cool name and is in a can! Fist City is another great brew from one of Chicago's best brewerys. Its a cool restaurant too in logan square.

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Photo of tigg924
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Pours clear, gold in color with 1/4 inch head. Taste is English pale malt, dry white wine, pear, and Belgian spices with light tropical fruit hops. Medium bodied, and slight bitter. Makes for a clean and delicious treat. Really well done.

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Photo of Br0wnsfn31
4.92/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow! First off thanks to my cousin Christopher that turned me on to this brew..
This beer has a very light color.. with a nice constant head and decent lacing left on the glass.. The aroma and the taste is above and beyond..this is my new favorite taking over my old favorite a lil sumtin sumtin by lagunitas.. highly recommended

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.81/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Pours a hazy, orange gold color with a frothy two finger off white head.

Aroma: Very belgian on the nose. Lots of bubblegum and clove on this one. Sweet sensations of pale malt, banana, and honey in the background, along with mild notions of bitter floral hops.

Taste: Quite nice. Upfront you get a clean, bittersweet honey and banana cream flavor, along with peppery notes of clove and mild potpourri. Mid palate flavors of juicy tropical grapefruit and orange emerge and co-mingle with a very delicate, biscuity taste from the crystal malt. Finish is sweet but dry with a lingering taste of banana, vanilla and rosemary.

Feel: Mid weight with low carbonation. Sweet, floral and vaguely dry on the palate.

Overall: Another exceptional beer from the brewery, it's one of the better belgian IPA's I've had the pleasure of tasting. This one has a significant belgian yeast character while also providing some juicy tropical hop zing to complement it. The two styles work very well together.

I haven't had a bad beer from Revolution yet. Mostly due to the fact that I get their beers fresh, since they date their cans, which I give them two big thumbs up for having the courtesy to do - It's always nice to see that breweries value their customers enough to provide that kind of information, and in light of that they have gained a loyal customer. Cheers!

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Photo of Billolick
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can "filled 01-10-2017" on the bottom

Pours lightly hazed typical medium amber, lasting eggshell head, leaves a nice looking fine bubble film, low sheeting and fields of lacing.

Yeasty nose

This is a complex and quite enjoyable Belgian pale style ale...more yeastyness ,peppery spice, wheaty malts...and an underlying tropical fruit hoppy base.

Delicious and great with cheese, salad and crusty bread. Glad to see this being distributed to my local area (Westchester county, NY)

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

On-tap 1/8/2017 at Natty Greene’s Tavern in North Attleboro, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, floral hops, some fruit, some spice and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character. Then some sweetness comes in from flavors of caramel, fruit and some spice. The hops presence is strong for the style and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into an Upland pint glass.

A: Mild hazy gold, with a good amount of visible carbonation and a two-finger white head that fades fairly quickly.

S: Belgian fruity yeast esters (nondescript sweet and apple), resin and grapefruit hops, and cracker malt backbone.

T: Citrus hops, apple and pear yeast esters, cracker malts. Finishes with resin and grapefruit pith and lingering apple juice sweetness from the yeast.

M: Light body, with a good amount of carbonation sensation and a low alcohol presence.

O: A middle of the road offering – decent, drinkable, but absolutely nothing to make it stand out.

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Photo of Mitchster
4.57/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brewed with Pilsner malt, carapils and Belgian Caramunich. Hopped with Magnum, Cascade and Citra with a dryhop blend of Citra and Cascade. 12oz can.
6.8% ABV, 35 IBU's.

Pours out to a slightly hazy deep golden, darker than expected, with very small but numerous bits of debris. Forms a modest soapy off yellow head with poor retention and average lacing. The nose is quite interesting. I definitely get Brett, so I'm curious what strain of yeast they are using, I suspect a blend.. Fruity and sweet like pineapple, mango and tangerine. Smells fantastic. Mouthfeel is crisp, clean, medium bodied, with a lightly dry finish. The taste is great as well with the tropical fruits I mentioned. Definite brett presence with a well balanced firm bitterness that makes this finish dry. Definitely makes me think of Orval. Lots of great hop flavor in the finish. No off flavors or aromas.

This is really a fantastic, world class belgian pale in the style of orval. Definitely a must drink. Beautifully done. HIGHLY recommended and pleasantly surprised that something this good is 1) brewed in the US, and 2) sold in a can. Fantastic!

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Photo of ZAP
3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Interesting version of a Belgian IPA.

Fresh floral aroma...

Flavor has some nice floral and citrus flavors but a lighter yeastiness than some Belgian IPA's,,,,,they say they used a wit yeast which I believe.... it is certainly dialed down on the yeasty notes from most in this category. Not a wit for sure as it lacks those characteristics but the yeast may have given a more subtle impression than many in this category.

I like it but nothing extraordinary.

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Photo of Brewmination
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On a lone, warm Wednesday night, looking through the beer store, I was struck by a conundrum. What beer do I want? What do I want to bring back, to my home, feed a nice seafood dinner, then drink with the satisfaction of a hard day's work? She caught my eye, who's that in the corner? Why, it's just "A Little Crazy" from Revolution Brewing. That's who I'm bringing home tonight.

"A Little Crazy" has a citrusy taste, perhaps from lots of Cascade hops. To be honest, I only know this because I just brewed a beer with Cascade. The bitterness of the hops doesn't really linger, what shines through is the sweetness. Hops aside, the beer has a malty taste. It reminds me of a red ale, but without the weight. I can see why Revolution Brewing calls it a Belgian style ale. I can taste that little bit of wheat in it. Or some fruity yeast. I'm not sure, and that's okay.

The can is a little demanding, but reasonably so: it tells us to keep it cold. That's fine, I'll do what the can says.

Best food to eat this with? Probably Jalapeno poppers. I definitely would not have it with steak.

When to drink this? Perhaps when your ex is throwing your TV out a window.

Rating: 4 out of 5 passive aggressive love notes.

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Photo of Ri0
3.59/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz can into snifter. A dark rose color with a 2 finger off white head. Good retention and lacing. Aroma is quite floral with hints of rose and orange blossom. Some yeast and clove are also present. Flavor is like drinking liquid rose petals with some citrus notes. The yeast comes through with some of the caramel malt and ends with a touch of clove. It is interesting and enjoyable sip after sip. It has a light feel and good carbonation. A different take on a Belgian IPA, one that is rather floral.

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Photo of mpyle
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Copper color, very clear. Pours a raucous off-white head, creamy and lingering.

Nice phenolic nose with some pepper, not much hop aroma.

Nice peppery flavor to go with some malt sweetness up front. Definitely a Belgian PA that stresses the Belgian (feels authentic). Some earthy hop flavors midmouth that go nicely with the yeast character. Nice drying, bitter finish.

Medium body and carbonation...MF hides in the background, so nothing exceptional or bad about it. Possibly very slight alcohol warming, but pretty subdued for a 6.8% beer.

A very nice Belgian Pale Ale, which honestly isn't a huge favorite style of mine. Nice to get a fresh one in a can from USA instead of some dusty Belgian bottle that has lingered on the store shelf for months.

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Photo of gatornation
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear bright copper color with a light tan head, small amount of lacing.Smells of Begian yeast, citrus hops spice and malt. Taste starts with fruity hops, grapefruit and tropical notes mixes well with spice and yeast caramel malts finish this off. mouth feel was full and and robust with creamy carbonation, very drinkable with a nice aroma and taste .

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A Little Crazy from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 830 ratings