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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Photo of barroomhero1977
5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of smcnulty1981
4.89/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: pours fairly viscous and black in color about 2 fingers of a khaki head which stuck around for awhile with a good ammount of lacing when held to the light shows that there are dark brown notes on the color of the beer

S: lots of resin on the nose but mostly a kind of dank and earthy smell coming from the hops ending with some chocolate malt character

T: very well balanced taste the the earthy bitterness of the hops blends well with the chocolate undertones of the malt again the taste is reminiscent of bittersweet chocolate

M: full bodied very creamy mouthfeel very easy to drink very light carbonation like most darker beers should be

O: drinks well may be the best of example of a black ipa that I have had even more than the west coast black ipa's including Firestone walker I always felt that the fruity west coast style ipa's didn't fit well with the dark malts but this beer strikes that perfect balance which proves tha east coast style ipa's fit with these malts better so overall the earthy hops and the chocolate malts great a great blend go and get some of this

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Photo of VictorFranco
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of chimaylvr
4.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Doherty's Irish Pub, Pawtucket, RI

I usually breakdown each category and give impressions but suffice it for me say this about this beer....fantastic. I'm not one for hype so I can only say that I enjoyed this beer tremendously. It was served rather cold so the aroma was subdued but estery nontheless...cocoa and hop but not floral. I've had several black IPAs before and this beats them by a long shot. Was very smooth but still had that dark roasted malt character, dark chocolate like, penetrated throughout by piney but not bitter hops...great mouthfeel and refreshing...they nailed it.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.52/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L - Pitch black with a nice two and a half fingers of off-white head

S - Spicy hops with a lot of roasted notes and some fruits.

T - A candy-like fruit taste (think Spree or Skittles) is quite prominent, but the dark malts and roastiness contributes equally.

F - Thicker than anticipated and that's a good thing. Full like a stout, but drinkable thanks to the fruity hops. No alcohol taste ans no syrupy feeling.

O - A stellar Black IPA combining the best of both fruity hops and roasted, stout-like qualities. Damn that's good.

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Photo of joeponte
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of BillUnger1
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thegirlgotsoul
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Tamorin
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 1/10/2012 at Track 84 in Warwick, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a large beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, citrus, roasted malts and some chocolate.

T: The taste starts out with a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness followed by flavors of dark chocolate and citrus. The malt character is hearty and provides a good balance. The after-taste is bitter-sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry but slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is an excellent beer to drink for a long time.

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Photo of bp4171
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crotharagain
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpmcguire11
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very smooth for double black IPA. Had it on tap at a local pub. Very good.

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

Photo of mostpoetsdo
4.33/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 Ounce bottle poured into a US Pint glass.
Was great on tap, let's see how the batch of bottles turns out.

A: Deep brown, and a two finger, tan head which stays around for a while. Nice off-white lacing all over the glass. Very nice and sticky looking.

S: Citrus hops, tiny touch of pine, a lot of roasted malts, cacao powder.

T: Has a nice grapefruit quality in the hops up front, but is quickly balanced by a great malt backbone. Nice coffee flavours sneak through. Not overly hoppy, not too malty, it walks the line perfectly. This is a prime example of what a "Black IPA" should taste like.

M: Medium to full body, smooth carbonation.

O/D: With a bunch of Black IPA's seeming like a fad, this flagship beer proves that the style can stick around for a long, long time.

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Photo of Patlee3324
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerswede
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this up on broadway served with an oven roasted pork dish and it was outstanding. I'm typically a straight-up IPA consumer, but this sat really well with me. I especially enjoy the smooth finish on the back. Must try on tap!

I know it's a black, but since I'm a hop-nut I would have liked a tad more bitterness in the after taste. But, overall a very pleasant dinner brew.

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Photo of BlazingMoose
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of freshcarl
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of marchogan
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MAUEX_MFA
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of DaKur
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Massbmx
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Mikecap
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of PrimScrewhead
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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Revival Double Black IPA from Revival Brewing Co.
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