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A Little Crazy | Revolution Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
revbrew.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by MasterSki on 01-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,487
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
789
pDev:
9.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
215
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 789 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of JohnParadee
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bfrank8
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 2dogbrew
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesBAR145
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of firkingroovin
3.47/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gregcordle
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StyrmanAllan
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden orange, slightly hazy. Good head when poured properly.

Hoppy, citrus and floral smell, as well as smelling the belgian yeasts.

Tastes hoppy but you can definitely feel the belgian yeast, not heavily but good enough. Hints of banana and mango as well as other citrus fruits. Delicious. One of my favorite American Belgian Pale Ales.

Overall one of favorite Chicago beers, very drinkable and dangerously delicious. Should not be stored though as it loses flavor quickly (as any hoppy beer, but still).

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Photo of mrw1zard
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LFinCO
3.28/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mdcrouser
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Golden orange, with a pocked white head.

Beautifully Belgian pale on the nose - floral, esters, citrus.

Some banana, alcohol, a bit of spicy hops, lots of floral coming through on the tongue.

Good carbonation brings out the Belgian characteristics, leaving a full bouquet behind.

Nice summertime beer. Completely drinkable, but not great.

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Photo of kemikall
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MarkFrankosek
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dexterk1
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dr-Jan-Itor-
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Really disappointed in this beer, as I generally love Revolution's offerings. The downfall here (for me) is the smell. It's the most fragrant beer I've ever had, and I can't even enjoy the taste. Smells like someone gathered a bunch of flowers and herbs from a forest and stuffed them in the barrel.

Hate to give a negative review, but I'd avoid this beer. Will not buy and do not want to drink again.

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Photo of crumpyto
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.98/5  rDev -1%
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 Marco_Gtz
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of damndirtyape
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
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 brauseboof
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NappyB
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoosier222002
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12o can poured into a pint glass

A- pours a deep golden color with a foamy one-finger white had that retains nicely, leaving behind traces of sticky lace

S- banana & clove with some fruity hop esters, light phenols, a bit peppery with a hint of citrus

T- earthy banana & clove, slightly phenolic yeast, fruity hops with hints of citrus & red berries that continues to the finish, with more dry yeast

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a creamy finish

O- very good Belgian pale that has high drinkability

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A Little Crazy from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 789 ratings
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