Revel Red Hoppy Ale | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Revel Red Hoppy AleRevel Red Hoppy Ale

Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

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

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Ratings: 274 |  Reviews: 81
Photo of brez8791
3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of jwps214
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of noel2977
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of bcsbeer
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of oberon
3.23/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

It's been awhile since I have had a Stoudt's beer so I picked up a six pack of this today.A brilliant pour with a cealt rich deep copper/bronze with a nicely formed and defined slight off white heat atop.Just as great as the pour was the aromas are that much dissapointing,no hops just light caramel and diacetyl buttery notes.The flavors are pretty muted and not nearly as hoppy as I was hoping for,there is a light smattering of leafy hops but they are not much to right home about,carame biscuit and buttery notes prevail on the palate.It reminds me of an English-style tawny ale with it's great color and leafy hop notes,this is no American style hopped up amber by any my opinion.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Thedrizzle
3/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of tdm168
3.76/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A - orangish amber with a thick cap of off white head that has decent retention

S - bread and faintly sweet malt

T - bread, caramel, citrus, mild bitter finish

M - medium bodied, well carbonated, a bit crisp

This is a simple beer. The flavor profile is basically big, bold, bready malt balanced with some faintly bitter, citrusy hops. Though there isn't a deeply intricate flavor, this beer is highly drinkable. I'm glad I tried it once, but I'm not sure I'd try it again.

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Photo of horshack7
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear but very amber in color with an off white head which upon thinning out leaves behind some good lacing.

Aroma: Some grapefruit notes int he front. Light bready dryness in the nose with caramel malts. Twinges of caramelized sugar mixed in.

Taste: A bit of a malty backbone. Tropical fruits, caramel malts, grapefruit, light biscuit notes with a little touch of a buttery mouthfeel and toffee notes.

Notes: Rather solid and very easy to knock back. Cheers.

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Photo of raythealeman
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Tibi81
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of mkh895
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of AdamP
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.41/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear copper with two-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted several minutes. Nice lacing.

S: Caramel malt and some hops.

T: Moderate sweetness and moderate hop bitterness. Nothing too interesting.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Smooth.

O: Like other red ales but slightly more hoppy than most. Quite drinkable.

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1/5  rDev -71.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head with nice lacing on a copper body. Aroma is very musty with toffee, caramel malts and earthy hops. Flavor has a lot of earthy hops with a metallic finish. Malts are toasted and caramel flavored. There are notes of tart citrus as well. Medium body and moderate carbonation. I like the hops here. The base beer is full flavored. So many reds are watery but this one has a nice body and decent complexity.

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Photo of let8it8grow
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of ColdWaffles
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

Appearance: Nice amber color, almost an actual "red" color. Light cream colored head that died pretty quickly.

Smell: Hops, as the bottle/beer description may lead you to believe, but also malts, and not hops like you'd want if you were an IPA fanatic.

Taste: Hops, then malts, then hops, then malts. Kinda gave my mouth a runaround in a good way. This isn't particularly complicated, but it is very servicable. Reminds me a bit of Philadelphia Brewing Company's Rowhouse Red, for a regional comparison. I actually like that beer, and I like this one too. Would picture this going nicely beside some spicy cheap Chinese take-out.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body, crisp as a result of the hops and solid carbonation level. Overall drinks pretty easy.

This site says this is winter only... Stoudts should probably go ahead and offer this year round. It's pretty tasty. I don't know if I'd go to this over other stuff though.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a pretty good amber. Thick flavor profile, though it gives a much more meaty ride than I would have expected. Seems to be a but salty and almost spicy from hops; just a little bit. Feel is pretty good and it's easy to drink, in a sipping kind of way.

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Photo of Mcallaghan04
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Revel Red Hoppy Ale from Stoudts Brewing Co.
3.51 out of 5 based on 274 ratings.
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