Revival Double Black IPA | Revival Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Revival Brewing Co.
Rhode Island, United States
revivalbrewing.com

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This Cascadian Dark Ale, otherwise know as our Double Black IPA, emerged stylistically from the Pacific North West. It has an IPA backbone with a "special blend" of choice roasted malts combined with a hard hitting matchup of hops, knocking this beer into a new weight class. Dry hopped and unfiltered for maximum flavor and punch. Enjoy it with a trainer!

85 IBU

Added by TheManiacalOne on 01-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
117
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
10.23%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 117 |  Reviews: 26
Reviews by GarthDanielson:
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3.4/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a very dark brown coloring with slight ruby highlights around the edges and a frothy, small bubbled, thin head coating the surface. Aromas of roast and chocolate, with resiny and bitter hops presence to balance out the nose. Very rich smells. Flavors are bitter and resiny on the forward tongue, with a darkly roasted backbone of coffee and bittersweet chocolate. The palate is a bit off balance, with bitterness at the beginning and end overpowering. The body is light, and the carbonation makes it effervescent, and almost sharp. Bitter roast and hoppy aftertaste, with a dry, almost astringent finish. Roasty linger left behind. This one was promising, but it came off the rails a bit at the end.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ExtraStout
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'll admit, this was only a 4 oz. sampling at Mews Tavern in RI but I'll give it review anyway.

It was dark as advertised and I really couldn't get a sense of the head. It hid the 8% ABV pretty well and was well balanced between the 85 IBUs and the malts. The only thing that holds this brew back for me is the mouth fell. I thought it was a bit on the thin side for my taste but I'm sure some others will be fine with it.

Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a black color with a slight ruby color around the edge of the glass in the light. Head retention is really good and the nutty, coffee brown head showed a wall of lace.
Smell was of an interesting combination of roastiness and lemony pledge. Chocolate, nuttiness, and pine are also present in the nose.
The dark, bitter chocolate leads the malt character while the chinook and sorachi hops meld an interesting, sweet hop flavor.
Feel is a bit on the lighter side for the style and the carbonation is moderate. Wish there was a bit more bitter on the back end of the sip.
Overall, I liked the interesting hop profile. That's what drew me to this beer. Although the lack of overall bitterness held this beer back some, I still enjoyed it.

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Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of joeponte
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Roguer
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful black brew, topped with a nice dark tan head. Excellent retention and lacing.

Juicy and herbal aroma. Individual hop notes are a challenge to pick out, melding together amid a subdued roasty and caramel background.

Hops don't translate to the palate cleanly, although they carry plenty of juice and herb. Pineapple mango and grass stand out, but there's an earthy staleness that detracts. The roasty malt is so subdued one wonders why exactly they went with a black IPA at all.

Smooth and extremely drinkable. Lively with some sting. Excellent for the ABV.

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Photo of Cnorrisl
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Bugs318
4.34/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tenacioustomato
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Treated as an imperial black IPA, this was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a black color with a cap of a little eggshell white foamy head. Some messy lace. The aroma had some coffee, light bitter pine/somewhat sprucy, citrus rind, subtle earthiness, sly wood, dark chocolate and a little bit of grassiness. The flavor was moderately bitter with a touch of the sweet and roast nipping at the back end. Aftertaste was semi-roasty, bitter, hint of sweet. Finish nipped at some roast and pine. The palate was medium bodied with a good grip of the sipping aspect coming about. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Overall, pretty nice imperial black IPA. I’d have this again.

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Photo of Onemoresolo
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fresh sample bottle from salesman. Notched best-by date was October, contract-brewed at Cottrell:

Didn't take notes while tasting it, but my boss and I thought it was a pretty solid beer. Not sure why they market it as Chinook vs Sorachi Ace, because there was very little dry hop presence, but the beer was enjoyable. Creamy body, nice roasty flavors with vague citrusy hop notes.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz., bottle. Sampled on February 7, 2014.

The pour is a very dark brown and just about black with a lingering off-white head. Looks like a craft beer,

The aroma is pretty straight forward. Lots on sweetness.

Moderate body

DaRK BRWN POR UINTO NTHJ GLASS.

The pour is quite nice with its dark brown to near black color. Lingering off-white head. Really fresh aroma with an good fruit hop character as well as a clean malt note. Licorice. The body is medium. The taste has a kind of malted licorice thing going on but generally smooth.,

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MichaelaBrinkley
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of brickalleypub
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of metter98
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of BColton1
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Bebum
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaKur
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BushwyckCraft
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of MikeyBadnews
3.17/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Looks good


Smells like wet hopping, old banana and smoked chocolate

Tastes is quite bitter, burnt alcohol, chocolate is there but takes a backseat to the more pronounced bitter and smoky notes, the more I look the worse it tastes.

Looks good, an intriguing smell, but the taste is way rough with a lingering robutussin talcum powder slickness stuck to my tongue,

Neigh

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Revival Double Black IPA from Revival Brewing Co.
3.91 out of 5 based on 117 ratings.
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