A Little Crazy
Revolution Brewing

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Style:
Belgian Pale Ale
Ranked #9
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
90
Ranked #5,466
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 9.43%
Reviews:
111
Ratings:
836
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Revolution Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
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SCORE
90
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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.
Reviews: 111 | Ratings: 836 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by bowzer4birdie:
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3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of tone77
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A big thanks to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden/brown color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of fruits, citrus in particular, hops. Taste is hops, citrus, malts, spices, balanced and disappearing quickly. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a tasty beer that is easing the pain of watching this ass kicking my Phillies are receiving from the Orioles.

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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 cway2031
4.92/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Another home run for Revolution!

More of a hybrid/mutant then the rest of the beers labeled as BPAs. Really should be in its own category. I have a feeling that many people didn't know how to review this one in a fair way.

Very refreshing but with Cascade and Citra hop goodness. Think IPA with Belgian wit yeast. Nice curve ball in the typical IPA line up
Certainly worth a BUY.

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Photo of Gatch
4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Wow this is proper stuff! I generally don't like Belgian PAs and IPAs but this has fantastic flavor, body, and feel. Fruity, hints of yeast and funk, but just crisp and super drinkable. Big surprise...highly recommend!

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Photo of 312HopBomb
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A fresh six pack from Binny's beverage depot poured into a Southern Tier tulip. The pour produces an awesome looking clear golden amber hued brew topped by a fluffy light tan head that coats the glass with residue.

The nose is nicely funky and fruity from the Belgian yeast with a great hop presence and spicy notes.

The taste has a sharp fruity start with funky phenolics and tartness complimenting the citric and fruity hop flavor. The malt is hidden behind the bursts of extreme yeasty spice and fruity hoppy goodness but the tart-ness may be due in part from some acidulated (sour) malt in the grist bill.

Bright carbonation highlights the bright flavors of this beer. It has a light to medium body.

Overall this a very affordable and drinkable and excellent brew. I home-brewed a clone that's conditioning at the moment so I can't wait to try it!! We used magnum, citra and cascade hops. Our tribute to a great example of the style, and a great brewery too. Viva the Revolution!

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of timc100
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden orange, slightly hazy almost clear, with a fizzy and foamy white head.

S: Smells great. Fantastic combination of Belgian yeast - kind of funky, slightly musty, lemon and some coriander - and hops - sweet grapefruit, mango, tangerine. Almost creates a 'bubble-gum'

T: Refreshing and crisp bitterness hit first with lemon and tarter-than-sweet grapefruit. Then a wash of Belgian spice, a tad bit of hay, and sweet tropical fruits. Finishes pretty dry

P: Light-medium body, noticeable but not obnoxious carbonation. Very refreshing and smooth.

O: Fantastic beer. So glad it's in cans. Need to stock up.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Hopbully
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of PaulUH
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Joshuah08
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Photo of sneth019
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pdonovan16
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of damndirtyape
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, canned 01/06/15. Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: Mostly clear (tiniest bit of chill haze) amber trending towards golden-copper with a thin white skin of foam across the top. Some persistent fine strands of lacing noted. Nice color.

Smell: Citrus American style hops with some grapefruit and a hint of tropical fruit. I can pick up the typical aromas of Citra and Cascade, but not much else. While pleasant, not a Belgian pale ale.

Taste: Nicely hoppy and very citrus forward. There is a bit of a wit-style middle to this beer, and the finish is, well, unusual. I keep expecting the American hops to be at the finish, and instead I get something a bit grainy, mildly bitter, and earthy. It's not at all a Belgian Pale Ale. Taste wise I think I've got a AIPA or a APA here.

Mouthfeel: In mouthfeel this beer has a much more Belgian character. Airy carbonation that scrubs the palate, but with some hop oils left on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: If I was rating strictly to style, which I admittedly don't do much of, I'd pan this beer. It is not a BPA, it's a APA or AIPA. However, I'll summarize my thoughts on it overall as a beer. It's a bit different for an American hoppy beer, and I wonder either this beer is too old and the Belgian esters are lost, or.....it's the Wit yeast I'm tasting in the middle and that's where the "Belgian" character ends. So if you're looking for an American Belgian experience, this isn't the beer for you. If you want a solidly hoppy beer with some good flavor, then this is the beer for you. At the end I find it an ok beer. Certainly well hopped but not something I'd go out of my way for again.

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Photo of alelover
4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Photo of TMoney2591
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass at the brewpub.

Time for dinner, so I might as well give this Belgian-y guy a go. He pours a mostly clear sunset amber-gold topped by a finger or so of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises orange zest, grapefruit zest, mild pine sap, light pineapple, light black pepper, and a touch of what seems to be passion fruit. The taste brings in more of the same, though the pine is a bit more assertive, and the Belgian yeast kicks in a bit more, adding some mild notes of black pepper, clove, and cardamom, while also bringing out some of the more lemon-y tones from the hops. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a very nice BPA, with some tastily bright hops, but I do kinda wish the Belgian yeast were more prominent. Oh well, it works well enough now...

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of AmyfaceNYC
2.18/5  rDev -45.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I seem to be going against the grain here but I really didn't like this beer. I drank it straight from the can, so I'm sure that didn't help (although I thought the Eugene porter from Revolution held up pretty well in a can, but this beer is more delicate I suppose). It tasted very thin and highly carbonated, with a sweet/sour kick (I guess that's the fruity elements and the funky elements). Would not buy again.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a can for 2 bucks at Vintage Estate. Into a pint glass.

A - Bright deep orange amber in color with a 1/2 inch of head that sticks around for a bit. Seems filtered but that's cool.
S - Belgium yeast very fruity and citrus hops mostly maybe some herbal hops but it smells clean with sweeter malts.
T - Its a decent take on the style the yeast isn't very chalky mostly fruity and citrus and mango hops. Doesn't really cling to the palate so it's no very piney.
M - Very smooth light to medium bodied.

Overall it's a very tasty Belgium pale ale not super hop forward like say a Belgium IPA but still very smooth and fruity tasting.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of AsWeSpiralDown
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DanWeld
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of drunkinchicago
3.86/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A Little Crazy from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 836 ratings