Oak-Aged 2nd Year Beer | Revolution Brewing

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Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Revolution enters the terrible twos with this amazingly drinkable, nitrogenated English-style IPA. We aged it over a month with heavy toasted American oak spirals. A creamy body and a right hop finish. Best. Birthday. Ever.

Added by MasterSki on 02-25-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 4
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3.61/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nitro-tap serving at Revolution.

Glass has a burnished gold/brass color, fairly bright with sharp clarity. Nitro gives it an impossibly velvety blanket of foam on top, that laces incredibly, and lasts for the duration of the glass. Some carbonation is visibly clinging to the sides of the glass, not a distraction really though.

Soft grainy and fruity aroma, oak and hop derived. Somewhat dry and restrained, but as it warms there's a pleasant fruitiness there.

Very light feel, smooth and creamy due to the nitro. Some oak flavors present, light vanilla sweetness and toasted wood. Hops are there but not over the top, restrained and lightly bitter. Feels smooth with low carb, finishes clean and dry. Overall good, but up against TV Party in the IPA category, had to go with that one instead.

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3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Served in a mug at Revolution.

A - Looks like a typical nitro pour. Super creamy persistent off-white foam that leaves glass-coating lace behind as the beer is consumed. Transparent golden body.

S - It's definitely an English IPA, with tons of toasted biscuit, toffee, and cereal grains in the malt bill. Light toasted oak and vanilla flavors that are complementary, some fruity ale yeast, and light floral hopping.

T - Taste has more hop bitterness, with some herbal astringency in the finish. When combined with the oak it gets a bit fatiguing, and I ended up sharing my mug three ways. Otherwise it's a pretty standard English IPA - fruity yeast and bready malts.

M - Smooth nitro body that's perhaps a tad thin for 7% but on the medium side of light. Some oaky dryness in the finish, and your typical smooth nitro carbonation. Perhaps a touch of alcohol by the end of the mug.

D - I tend to like English beers, but the oak and hop bitterness combine to get pretty tiring. I don't think I could have handled the entire mug on my own, and I wish they'd brought back First Year Beer instead.

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Oak-Aged 2nd Year Beer from Revolution Brewing
3.47 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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