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A Little Crazy | Revolution Brewing

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A Little CrazyA Little Crazy

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

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

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Ratings: 789 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of jeff1973
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eddie_Kobane
4.1/5  rDev +2%
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 Beerdudenumberone
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
4.18/5  rDev +4%
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 +22.4%
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 AllanPatchin1016
4.69/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of flek
4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smithj4
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Campodog
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of runlikeakenyan
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.81/5  rDev +19.7%
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 paulish
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Billolick
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
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 kewharton
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jebrew
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MeIquiades
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Bammer21
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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 untitledeuphoria
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of beagleyx2
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of macrosmatic
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
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 +13.7%
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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A Little Crazy from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 789 ratings
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