What What Dubious Double IPA
Revision Brewing Company

What What Dubious Double IPAWhat What Dubious Double IPA
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,189
ABV:
9.1%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,905
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 7.75%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
61
From:
Revision Brewing Company
 
Nevada, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  3
Gots
  11
SCORE
91
Outstanding
What What Dubious Double IPAWhat What Dubious Double IPA
Notes: Can I get a What What? What? Yep, you heard right. A collection of C hops and a dash of Equinox creates waves of hop flavor and perhaps a bit of smackdown over a lightly sweet malt backbone. Sniff. Sip. Sniff. Sip. Sniff. Sip. Dang, all gone. What I say?

IBU = 85
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Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Solid DIPA as expected (becoming a big fan of Revision). Hoppy, resiny, and dank. 9%abv is well-hidden, IMHO, which could be dangerous as it's smooth and very drinkable!

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Photo of augustgarage
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 2/8/19; consumed on 3/30/19. Poured from a 22oz bomber into a wine goblet.

Not quite clear amber body; 1 finger of off-white soft peaks; soapy lacing; very good retention.

Floral aromatics with a hint of honey and citrus.

Sweet palate entry with orange, cotton candy, and low scallion notes. Moderate bitterness picks up mid-palate with more grapefruit and tangelo pith notes and a hint of pine. Medium-dry, bold finish with some grain flavor.

Chewy, medium-bodied, well carbonated, warming but not hot.

Aggressive but not abrasive example of the style.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

man this is great, the only west coast clear ipa i had while i was in here, they had plenty, but i was in the mood for some haze, which they absolutely are slaying right now. its cool they do this as well as they do too, really have the full ipa spectrum on lock in here, super impressive. this one has a light amber color to it, some crystal malt evident, beautiful clarity and shine, and a lot of head and carbonation from the tap. a very oily pine tree sort of hop profile, smells botanical and like christmas, with a little bitter citrus rind and pith to it as well, but some cool nuance behind the high alpha hops, including things like vanilla and toffee, which dont make the beer sweet at all, but add some really cool depth, who says there is no room for malt flavor in hoppy beer anymore?! smooth fuller body, lots and lots of linger from the slickness and resinous nature of the hops, i have it on my palate for awhile after i swallow each time. hugely hoppy, drinkable though, no trace of its strength, and seriously one of the better imperial type ipas i have had all year. just awesome beer, these guys are killing it with the hops! i could drink way more of this than i should be able to for what it is, a lovely brew overall!

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear medium golden honey in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate golden yellow + amber colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of overripe tropical/mango, tropical/papaya, tropical/pineapple, citrus/tangerine, and pine/resin hops over the top of moderate aromas of caramel + biscuit + toasted malts with moderate amounts of caramel sweetness.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of caramel + biscuit + toasted malts with moderate amounts of caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of overripe tropical/mango, tropical/papaya, tropical/pineapple, citrus/tangerine, and pine/resin hops which impart a just shy of moderate amount of bitterness which lingers and a hint of booziness.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light to moderate amounts of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Drinks fairly easily considering the strength - this is a big sweet boozy DIPA. Alcohol is not overly well hidden. Enjoyable .

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Photo of hman43
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours golden with some haze and a slightly off white head.

Smell: It has citrus aromas with grapefruit and some resinous qualities. There are background notes of grainy sweetness and a bit of pine.

Taste: The flavors are highlighted by grapefruit and melon with a bit of resinous qualities. There are also some apricot flavors in the back ground and a bit of grainy sweetness.

Feel: It has a moderate body with some sweetness in the finish. Bitterness is moderate.

Overall, this is a sweeter IPA with apricot and grapefruit and a slightly sweet finish.

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Photo of R_i_P
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've been itching to try Revision's beers since I first heard that Revision had broken off from Knee Deep Brewing. Finally found 2 bottles of this DIPA at BevMo 2 days ago. This DIPA was bottled on 11/21/2017; ABV 9%. One thing I frickin' hate about BevMo is that it never refrigerates its better beers, and in this case, some of this DIPA's freshness was lost from sitting on a warm shelf for 4 months.

Nevertheless, this DIPA is very good, although not nearly as good as Knee Deep's Simtra or Hop Trio. This DIPA pours a slightly hazy orange with 1/2 finger of ecru foam. Moderate carbonation. Smell is a generous dose of dank, pine, mango and tropical fruits. Taste is pretty much the same with a generous blast of bitter hops from the beginning through to the end, balanced by a mild malt backbone.

Very good DIPA. Keep up the good work, Revision.

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Photo of stevoj
3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Brewers Haven. Light amber body with thin beige head. Aroma features the malts, caramel and toffee, brown bread. Taste too is malty, caramel and butterscotch. Minor hop bitterness dries it out towards the finish. Super smooth considering the ABV.

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Photo of oberon
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on my birfday 10/18/17.Pours into an oversized wine glass a rich orange infused golden with a sticky half finger head atop.Over ripe tropical fruits and pine stand out in the nose over top of sugary sweetness and caramel,smells like a beast.Tangerine and mango hop fruitiness up front on the palate with caramel/biscuit chewy malts underneath,as I drink more I get more alcohol wich lends more sweetness.It's a big sweet DIPA wich there are alot of out there.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 1/30/18, consumed 2/6/18

Poured crystal clear amber/copper with a very small head that left a little bit of lacing.

Aroma is primarily sweet, dank hops, pine, and finally a very little bit of fruit at the end.

Taste brings out the caramel malt, more dank hops and pine, again a bit of fruit, big bitter bite.

Mouthfeel is a little heavy; bitterness is real deal and will be there when it's all over. Clean dry finish.

Overall, yet another amazing uber-hoppy DIPA from Revision. I only expect very refined, expertly-crafted hoppy IPAs from them, and they always deliver.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Dirty gold cloudy body with a white ring and lacing. Tons of grapefruit and orange in the smell, some pineapple and melon too, with good piney hops to finish. Taste still features plenty of citrus, more tropical fruit, but the sticky caramel malt plays a large role, giving the piney hops a more resinous complexion. Feel is a little heavier, with plenty of hop harshness (in a good way) and decent warm booze

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bitter like my baby mama’s grandma because I still haven’t proposed, and citrusy like a butterfly free from a year of captivity, this son of a gun speaks to you like a dinosaur strutting his stuff on the scene. Flavors are boom boom in your face like a Kardashian pool party. And aside from a slight bit of sharpness in the after taste, this guy delivers the goods.

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Photo of rorjets
4.09/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from a tap at the Old Town Tap in Truckee, CA. Nice deep amber color; small disappointing head but that could be because there were five drinks ordered and this beer might have sat while the other drinks were made. Nice piney aroma. First sip was filled with piney, citrusy flavors, some back end bitterness and a bit of alcohol burn from the 9.10 abv. Very enjoyable DIPA that I would recommend to my beer drinking friends.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.34/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a two finger white head with great retention, actually kept growing for a while, and thick lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus, piney and dank hops, orange citrus; nice. Flavor is caramel malt, piney and citrus hops, pine needles, orange and tangerine, hints of mixed tropical fruit. Finishes with moderately resinous piney and citrus hops. A pleasant, lightly creamy body is enhanced by the whipped cream texture of the persistant head, really good. A classic caramel malt West Coast style IPA that hits all the right notes for me. Nice herbal hops with a good variety of flavors. Looks, feel and taste are all fine. I'm impressed by this brewery's IPAs. I hope we see more of them out here. Every time I think "we really don't need more IPAs around here", I find out that there's never too much.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Revision burst upon the scene dropping a better hop game than Knee Deep showed outside of a few examples of fresh Simtra and Breaking Bud batches. This drops a light orange color and 1/2" white head with a connotation of yesteryear west coast ipa before people started getting NE murked and shit. Mix of old school C hops with some help from new buddies Citra and Equinox I believe. Dry hopping is there and good. Sounds like where the bulk of the proprietary hops went.

Taste is what you would expect, a little bit of caramel and a lot of hops. Bitterness in the slightly tempered old school vein, this one isn't quite 100 ibu territory, but it is up there. Mostly sweet citrus (tangerine and orange) impact that the hops provide. A little bit of grapefruit from the older C hop stuff (Cascade, Centennial).

A good beer, around $3-4 per bottle. Much like Public Enemy and Anthrax together, this Revision brings the noise.

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Photo of Jimmys
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 9/18/17.

Pours bright orange with a nice looking head. Piney and resinous aroma. Citrus notes are heavy, all oranges. Flavor is coating. A litttle bit of biscuit in the finish, but otherwise a blend of bitter orange rind and pine flavor. Bitterness lasting into the finish. Could be turned down slightly. Full bodied hop load but not overbearing. A nice more “classic” approach by today’s standards.

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Photo of mactrail
3.45/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear dark amber with coarse but sticky white foam in the Piraat tulip. Pineapple and orange blossom in the nose plus a serious dose of alcohol. Sweet malt, more orange peel, and a lush fruity insistence.

Rather bitter with plenty of the leafy and dank herbal stuff. Grapefruit peel finish. This is a full-bore DIPA with some astringency and a little harshness. Overall this is a little too much of a good thing but hop dogs should go for it. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Krisp. Bottling code is 062617 and IBUs are rated at 85.

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Photo of FriedSlug
3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very nice, clear and golden orange beer. It has a sticky white head that stays around and leaves a curtain of lacing behind. A lot of citrus, mainly grapefruit but some orange/tangerine, and pine in the nose with a malty sweetness. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet and bitter with a bit of overripe orange in the taste. Mostly grapefruit pith and pine though. Has a kind of flowery aftertaste. Pretty solid brew.

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Photo of arizcards
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single from Kings Liquor in South Lake Tahoe, CA on Wednesday for $3.99. No visible bottling date.

Beer poured golden orange with a nice white head that is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is citrus forward.

Taste is very well balanced between the citrus and huge malt base with a light touch of rind in the finish.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly light yet very smooth.

Overall i really like the feel and balance of this brew!

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Photo of JayQue
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first beer from this newer brewery from Nevada. Picked up a 12 oz bottle at Chip's in North Carolina. Poured into a pint glass, a clear gold color with medium size frothy white head. Head retention is good and here are broken bands of lacing with spotty patches throughout. Aroma and taste start with strong piney and floral hops. The taste then includes citrus hops too. Good flavor, nice balance between slightly sweet malt and a variety of hop flavors. Mouthfeel is nicely bitter, some balance with an overall soft presence and not much alcohol presence despite the 9.1 .abv. This is a very good DIPA.

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Photo of detgfrsh
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle dated 7/6/17. Amber color with a half finger of foam. Big citrusy hop aroma. Slightly resiny feel with moderate carbonation. Smooth citrus and resin taste. Very smooth for the style and ABV. Impressive for a new brewery.

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Photo of BWood
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid every day DIPA. This brewery is killing it right now. Doing the west coast style very well. Good hop forward aroma and taste. Clean finish. Nice year around beer.

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Photo of CraftBeerRunner
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

All around solid double IPA. Clear gold color, decent head dissipated relatively quickly, leaving good lacing. Piney, citrus, bitter smell. Fairly bitter initial taste balances out quickly. Somewhat viscous body once it warmed a little. Overall not bad. I wouldn't seek it out, but it was enjoyable. Whole Foods, Berkeley, CA. May 2017.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled date of 04/03/17

Appearance - Pours crystal clear and bright golden in color with an off-white, finger width head. Good retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds and a fair ring around the edge of the glass. Decent lacing, with a few broken lines a small spotting decorating the glass.

Smell - Cattiness, pine, hints of citrus and some herbal character.

Taste - The flavor is dank and earthy before citrus comes in to add some balance. Pineapple zing hits mid-taste. Faint bready malt backbone. Dankness returns in the finish, leaving a slightly citrusy, but mostly resinous finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Slick texture with a mostly dry finish.

Overall - As with the other Revision brews thus far, this is a clean, well-made brew. The dank character is just a bit much for my tastes. I certainly couldn't fault anyone for loving it, but I'd prefer a few of the other offerings from this young brewery.

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Photo of sjrider
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden orange color with white head dissipating into moderate lacing. Nose is all fruit and pine .Taste follows with citrus ,piney hops ,malt and a hint of alcohol. A big, sweet beast of a beer.

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Photo of jakecattleco
4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 04/03/17 into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

L: Pours bright golden with 2+ fingers of medium density white head with great retention and left spotted lacing.
S: All floral and pine, in your face gloriousness!
T: Follows the nose well with additional citrus tones. Plenty of bitterness on the finish and lingers a bit.
F: Medium bodied, higher carbonation leads to tingling tongue, just a bit of alcohol burn.
O: Solid grade A West Coast IPA. Will be interested to see the shelf life, but this one will be grabbed every time I see it fresh. If the rest of their lineup holds serve, I'll be quite happy.

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What What Dubious Double IPA from Revision Brewing Company
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 61 ratings