A Little Crazy | Revolution Brewing

A Little CrazyA Little Crazy
BA SCORE
4.02/5
789 Ratings
A Little CrazyA Little Crazy
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:
#3,365
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
789
pDev:
9.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
214
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 789 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of ZAP
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
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 Squidlyz
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brewmination
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
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 sendbeer
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of npendres
3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of boogerisu
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MurphDog14
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ri0
3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
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 hendryxdp
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
3.67/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.94/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mpyle
4.18/5  rDev +4%
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 mltobin
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NateMac13
3.22/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gatornation
3.9/5  rDev -3%
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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Photo of MattyG85
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep amber red with a moderate amount of bubbles. Couple good fingers of off white head that settle into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A spicy and juicy aroma with a scent of Belgian spice and citrus. Belgian yeast with a scent of pepper and clove. Citrus hop hints of orange, grapefruit, mango, and apricot. Earthy hop hints of grass and pine. Also some fruit hints of banana, apple, and white grape . Malt scent of caramel, grains, and cracker. Some candied sugar hints. A pretty nice aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a spicy and juicy Belgian style taste with notes of spice and citrus. Belgian yeast with notes of pepper, clove, and coriander. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, mango, and apricot. Earthy hop notes of pine and grass. Belgian style fruit notes of banana, white grape, and apple. Malt notes of caramel, grains, and cracker. Some honey and candied sugar sweetness. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, fairly chewy, and pretty smooth.

Overall: A pretty good take on a Belgian style Pale Ale. Good mix of spicy yeast and juicy hop flavor.

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

Photo of MrMustard2012
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rilesmiles
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gatch
4.58/5  rDev +13.9%
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 dcf5ve
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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