Revival Double Black IPA | Revival Brewing Co.

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Revival Double Black IPARevival Double Black IPA
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118 Ratings
Revival Double Black IPARevival Double Black IPA

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

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

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2.5/5  rDev -35.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

Photo of MikeyBadnews
3.17/5  rDev -18.7%
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,


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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of sandsonik
3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look - OMG, certainly one of the most gorgeous beers I've ever seen, LOL. Pours like a Guinness and you'd swear it was nitro. Beautiful, big, tan head with staying power. Head dissipates as you drink, but never goes away, and there's lots of lacing. Black as night.

Smell- not a whole lot. Coffee at first. After it warmed, it released lemon and pine scents.

Taste - VERY smoky. Char. Bitter chocolate. Overall, it doesn't seem hoppy at all, though you get a bit of hoppy, kicky bitterness on the finish. I wonder what the IBU is? Honestly, I'm not a big fan of smoky beers and this is a very roasty, smoky beer so take my review with a grain of salt. Still, I've had worse and this is pretty drinkable. It grew on me - as it warms, you taste more sweetness as well as more hop character. It's got a very dry finish that leaves you wanting more. Hides its alcohol very well

Feel - Thin. It's odd - while waiting for the head to settle, it totally looked like a Guinness, but mouthfeel isn't creamy and isn't anything like a nitro.

Overall - I would try it again, but currently it's not really to my taste. I'm not qualified to say whether it's true to style or anything like that. A little too smoky for me. Still, an interesting beer that balances hops and malt well. And one that changes a LOT as it warms. If you can't taste the hops, can't detect the citrus others have mentioned - wait.

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3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
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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3.46/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.47/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xnicknj
3.47/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into snifter

Opaque black with a bubbly, thicker tanned head. Dissolves into patchy lacing with a wisp of filmy retention.

Piny hops with hints of citrus peel. Softly bitter, roasted dark malts, coffee beans, chocolate and a hint of smoke.

Sticky pine needle hoppiness and a touch of citrus with grapefruit. Resinous, lightly sweet and roasty. Warming dark malts, toasted nuts, dark chocolate, coffee beans and a touch of smoke. Finishes bitter with a hint of alcohol warmth.

Medium body, slightly higher carbonation, sticky and chewy on the tongue. Decent black DIPA with a nice pine-hop profile.

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Photo of JacksonCR1
3.48/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful pour--huge foamy head that lasts with gorgeous lacing. Aroma of coffee and some citrus. A sate of carbon, chocolate and some caramel perhaps as well, but very subtle.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.51/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PatGreer
3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Didn't enjoy this one much. Tasted like very, very dark rye bread. Hints of baker's chocolate. Heavy beer up front but finishes fairly dry. I didn't taste any hops in this, though, and naturally that's my main complaint. Tasted more like a RIS, and not a very good one at that.

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Revival Double Black IPA from Revival Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 118 ratings