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

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Added by ShanePB on 11-10-2011

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Ratings: 274 |  Reviews: 81
Photo of yergermeister
4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of ski271
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Medium redish-amber with a small, off-white, slightly creamy head. Good retention and very good lacing.

S: Sweet and fruity. Caramel, honey, berry and light citrus. Overall, very mild but quite pleasant.

T: Hops presence isn't huge but much bigger than the nose indicates. Floral hops take center stage from start to finish, backed by malt backbone that comes off a little thin. The finish is short and citrusy.

M: Medium body, dry texture, and moderate-low carbonation. Initial smell had my attention but it just didn't live up. Good, though.

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Photo of Yabev15
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of mvanaskie13
3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a lipped pint glass, color is transparent amber with a great dense off white to light an head that dissipates and clings nicely.

Smell is thin, light at first but comes through as caramel malt and mild hop bitterness with some breadiness mixed in, increaesing nicely as it warms up a bit.

Taste is pretty clean on the brink of thin, but the hoppiness and malt sweetness that lingers works well. Its a strange beer in that the taste is thin upfront but lingers in hop and malt presence, flavors are classic amber caramel, light biscuit and great hop flavors that come through in both scent and taste better when drinking.

Mouthfeel starts thin, but the flavors really linger nicely in a way that nots cloying, hops and malt balance well; I keep enjoying the taste as the mouthfeel brings it back as it warms up.

Overall, this is actually a very good amber ale, the underlying flavors come through cleanly which really help to distinguish the flavors. Give this beer a chance to warm and linger in your mouth to truly enjoy; a nice example of a beer that you can pinpoint some of the ingredients.

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Photo of BeerCon5
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with about one finger of fluffy white head that doesn't last too long.

The scent is of toasted malt and earthy hops. Sort of light in the nose.

The taste is of moderately bitter earthy and floral hops, toasty grains, the flavor is kind of thin.

Light body, crisp and a bit thin, drying finish, moderate to high carbonation.

This is a pretty average Red Ale, it should be much hoppier. It wasn't bad but there's just not enough flavor.

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of pburland23
2.83/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

When I see a hoppy red ale I immediately think of Nugget Nectar. It's an unfair comparison, I know.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy dark orange. Carbonation creates a finger of tight, dark tan head. Nice head retention but only minimal head retention.

Smell: For a beer that advertises itself as a hoppy ale, I'm not getting any hops in the noise. It's incredibly malty in its smell....almost cloyingly sweet. I'm getting lots of grain. It smells like Wheaties.

Taste: Much like the nose. Very malt forward. Sweet, very sweet. Lots of grassy notes. Again, no hops presence. It's not a bad tasting bad but it's not even close to what was advertised.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Fairly nondescript drinking experience. Carbonation is light. It's drinkable enough at 6.2%.

Overall: Disappointing. This beer is many things, but a hoppy ale it is not. Like I said, it's tasty enough but still disappointing. A real miss by the usually solid Stoudts.

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Awesome frothy off white colored heading about two fingers worth. Amber with a ruby hue to it. Left good lacing after every sip.

Deep caramlaized malts and lighter more doughy finish. Slight medicinal hop aromas.

Not really all that sweet as the nose suggested. But a heavy bang of bready malt. A nice dark fruity touch mixes well with a slight citrus hop finish.

Full bodied for the 6.2% ABV. Nice,thickly balanced brew with great carbonation.

Not a bad beer at all. Something I always wanted to try but missed the releases.

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Photo of Gavage
4.21/5  rDev +21.3%
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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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Delraypete
2.79/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thick, robust, caramel. Good, but not outstanding. Interesting that they call this a "hoppy ale" on the label only because many other red ales deliver a lot more on the hop front. Hops do balance the heavy malt, but don't warrant putting it in the name. The heaviness of the malt, rightly so, dominates the flavor.

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Photo of chasmandocharles
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Morey
3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle with "Best By 5/16/12" stamped on the neck of the bottle.

Poured a rusty reddish-brown color with some orange hues when held up to the light. Nice clarity with a good amount of bubbles. The head is off-white and stood a little over a finger initially following the pour. It's settled a bit, but there's a good amount of lacing following each sip.

Smell is dominated by grain and malt. There's some grassy hops in the background as well.

Thankfully, the taste is more hop forward than the aroma. A good amount of bitterness up front. Malt and grain help balance things towards the middle. Again, it's almost a wet grassy hop flavor as the nose suggested. Hops linger a bit on the finish.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

A good red ale overall.

Morey's Bottom Line: I would have loved to see Stoudts go just a bit bigger and bolder with this one. Never the less, it's still a good beer. I think that some BA's tend to knock Stoudt's for being a little conservative, but they still brew good quality beer IMO.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of barleyroad
4.2/5  rDev +21%
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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Revel Red Hoppy Ale from Stoudts Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 274 ratings
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