Revel Red Hoppy Ale | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
stoudtsbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ShanePB on 11-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
273
Reviews:
80
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
13.35%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +42%

Photo of mempath
4.55/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

pours a deep amber (of course) with lively albino-caramel head...sticky lacing. nice to behold. nice dried fruit/mincemeat nose...very floral/herbal. same dried fruit sweetness comes in immediately as it hits the tongue, but that's a veneer to the massive, yet balanced (bready menthol!) hop attack (it is a 'Hoppy Ale'). very similar to one of my all-time favorites, another amber hopped-up ale: Troeg's Nugget Nectar. creamy, full mouthfeel makes this an overall finest moment for Stoudts! so glad to see this sort of non-IPA hop creature out there. planning to mix this with their Double IPA....cheers and happy holidays!

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4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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4.21/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: reddish in color with a 2" head that lasts a long time. Thick lace develops during the session.

Smell: caramel and floral hops create a pleasant aroma.

Taste: caramel, dark fruit sweetness, and a nice floral bitterness. Well balanced.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp from start to finish. Aftertaste is short.

Overall: a very quaffable and sessionable red ale. Simple but has a nice flavor profile and the hops weren't over bearing. I enjoyed this one.

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Photo of barleyroad
4.2/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium amber in appearance, clear to boot. Nice nose on this beer. The smell is malt and hop, that has a slight hint of citus. Mouthfeel is dry on the swallow, clean and crisp. Taste has that dry hop flavor; this hits the tongue with a good hop. Overall this is a well brewed beer and is a fridge worthy beer. Good anytime and any place.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.2/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

How many reviews have I started by saying that this is not my favorite style - it's not. But it's good. A bit more bitter than many, and I think that makes it work. It is extremely well crafted - clear and crisp, though I am drinking it pretty warm. In fact the temperature may be what is making it good. I forgot that these weren't cold.

It's a very pretty beer, as this style usually is. It is distinguished by the hoppy taste. Off balance, but great. This sampling reminded me of why I like beer not so cold. It has a lot more character like this.

Recommended, and I will buy again.

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4.16/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of renegadeburger
4.12/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

doing a taste of red ales which is now my new favorite style at least for the next two weeks haha we'll see how it goes well there goes it definitely red up to the top and clear as a bell too this one has a nice pure white alpine snow head on it

nice aroma here i definitely get a nice biscuit malt upfront then followed with a great little caramel underneath its really nice then a bit of nice lemon hops in there too

taste is nice balance definitely no off-flavor and quenching for sure

great mouthfeel in the end a little bit thin but overall enough substance to make it interesting and fun

overall a good red ale and recommended from me for sure i like this beer

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Photo of devinoconnor
4.12/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprised by the somewhat poor reviews on what I found to be a really promising new release from Stoudt's Brewing.

Poured a deep reddish amber with a finger of creamy head. Well-balanced smell on the nose. Nice amount of hops mixed with some subtle spices make this a really nice, easy-drinking winter brew.

Dry finish washes down extremely well with the citrus hop flavor. I'll definitely pick more of this up on my way home for the holidays as I pass through on 222S.

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Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4.1/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bruceb
4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jwhancher
4.02/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought 2 cases after my local distributor had these onsale a few weeks back. First, I noted that on the label this beer proclaims to be a "hoppy red ale". By today's standards, it's not all that hoppy. Sure it has some hop nose to it, but it's pretty tame it terms of today's hop forward ales. With that aside, it's a solid beer all around. The malt bill is very well put together. It has some nice bready & light toasted character. Has a wonderful versatility to it that pairs well with almost any food. Had this one with steak, grilled pork, chicken, salmon, etc. This one holds up well to just about anything.

As I mentioned, the hops are pretty tame and they lend themselves a nice spicy character. The beer feels medium-full and is nicely carbonated. Brewed pretty clean with no apparent off-flavors. Overall, a very solid beer. Enjoy it as a nice solid red ale and don't be too letdown by a lack of insane hoppiness.

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a dark orange-red color almost reaching brown in its depth. An almost-white head is creamy and compact but still rises to just over a finger and retains something of itself the entire way. Some creamy lacing remains as it falls.
I get a nice, balanced combination of bready and caramel malts with pithy, herbal hops in the aroma. It's got a good strength to it and some depth.
The flavor follows suit with the pith really being showcased after the caramel brings the sweetness up front. I like where this one goes. There's lots of balance, a good dose of both malts and hops, and enough complexity even if 20 varieties of hops and malts weren't used. Simply put, this is flavorful and tasty with plenty of character.
The feel is smooth in a medium body with a lingering, almost nibbling sort of crispness.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stoudt's "Revel Red"
[email protected]'s, Egg Harbor Twp., NJ

If there's one thing I can say about Stoudt's it's that they always put out a solid beer. It might not be cutting-edge or experimental, but they never go over the edge when making a beer either. The Revel Red is a great example of that. It's malty with a lot of caramel and toast, but it's not sweet, and it's not too full bodied. The hops follow: they're piney (and very gently citrusy), but not raspy. They make their presence well known, but they don't ride roughshod over the malt. There's just enough malt, and just enough hops, perfectly balanced. That said, the bitterness then is the one component here that really makes or breaks it, and they've hit it spot on for balance, always leaving a little bit of the sweetness of the malt to shine through. No one's going to taste this beer and call it "weak" or "lacking" - it's a solid American amber. In fact, it reminds me of a toned-down Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale (which is actually an IPA). And that's where the brilliance comes in. It's remarkably balanced, and superbly polished, leaving a beer that's got lots of character and a great drinkability. They could have thrown more malt at it (as everyone seems to love the bigger beers), or pumped it up with hops (and the "hopheads" would be ga-ga) to get a little more recognition and accolade, but instead they went for focus. Charming, and remarkably drinkable! Well done.

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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Revel Red Hoppy Ale from Stoudts Brewing Co.
3.52 out of 5 based on 273 ratings.
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