Smoke & Mirrors | Revision Brewing Company

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4.16/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Revision Brewing Company
Nevada, United States
revisionbrewing.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Citra, Mosaic, and Amarillo hops form a power trio of tastiness in this double dose of liquid goodness. No illusions here, see with your mind and flavor and aroma receptors what’s really going on. The answer is stoke.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,369
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
58
pDev:
5.29%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
7
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of dbl_delta
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can dated 12/27/18 into pint glass. Pours a pale gold with a persistent fluffy off-white head. Initial impression is fairly intense orange, mango, a hint of grapefruit, caramel, and floral. Mouthfeel is nice and soft; alcohol is quite well hidden. Finish is mellow citrus, a bit sticky and somewhat sweet. Decent but not outstanding NEIPA.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a thin layer of white bubbles on the surface and lots of lacy rings of bubbles around the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of stone fruit are present in the nose along with hints of orange citrus.
T: The taste follows the smell and has strong flavors of stone fruit along with notes of mangos and hints of orange citrus. No bitterness is detectable.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and very juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This New England IPA has a strong dose of tropical fruit and citrusy hops. It is very easy to drink despite its higher alcohol content.

Serving type: can

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Photo of cambabeer
3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CanConPhilly
3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - 1-finger offwhite head atop a translucent yellow body.

S - grapefruit, orange, herb.

T - follows the nose. Tons of citrus with a bit of supporting dank. Slight cardboard in the middle, with some earth, tangerine, sour lemon, dirt. Moderate-low bitterness. No sweetness. Low booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - not my favorite from these guys, but nice to see them making it all the way to Philly!

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Photo of IdrinkGas
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Birdlegs
3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CMC73
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trovezine
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fine neipa. Not spectacular, not terrible.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy burnt yellow to orange color. A two finger's worth of white foamy head slid off at a good pace. Lots of sticky lace checkered my glass pretty nicely.
The aroma had some candied ruby red grapefruit pulp sweet lemon juicy pulp and a blended grapefruit/lemon rind-like bitter character. Sly papaya sweetness underneath.
The flavor slightly leaned towards the sweet side of the grapefruit and lemon but ended up bringing in a sly bitterness for a nice blend. Slight aftertaste of candied lemon/grapefruit.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fine in between sort of character of being sessionable and sipping. There's a certain dryness stifling the ability to make this sessionable, but it's a DIPA so I get it, no harm no foul. Carbonation felt nice and low. ABV felt on par.
Overall, a mostly pretty solid New England styled DIPA but nothing over the top which tends to be the usual for me trying Revision beers.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GClarkage
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RaulMondesi
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I mean, cool, ya know? Like, Revision made another palatable hazy that doesn’t stand out at all, but it doesn’t make a playa revolt when he drinks it. Raul says: go big, or go home. And Revision keeps calling collect with these standard Hazy’s! Up your game, playas! Like a Nina Agdal centerfold, I mean, I’m down with it. But one can only yank their chain to the same image for so long.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received from @Bum4ever in NBS BIF #8. Reviewed 10/7/18. Thanks Josh!
Undated can. Stored upside-down at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.
Body – Light yellow, opaque.
Head – Large (Maximum 4.5 cm, controlled center pour), white, dense, average retention, diminishing to a toothed eight to sixteen mm ring and a complete layer.
Lacing – Excellent. Disconnected wide bands of tiny to small bubbles with a few stumpy stalactites.
First pour – Light yellow, opaque.
Aroma – 4.25 – If grapefruit grew on pine trees, they’d smell like this!
Flavor – 4.25 – Grapefruit, pine, some zest bitterness. Ends with slowly fading bitterness. No alcohol (8 % ABV), no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 4 – Medium, almost creamy, soft carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 4.25 – I could drink these all day, as long as I didn’t have to do anything complicated afterwards, like stand up. That 8% ABV could definitely sneak up on you. The delicious citrus flavor/aroma could make these addictive.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B_B
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbrauneis
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a murky medium to dark golden honey in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and faint medium golden yellow + burnt orange colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense creamy foamy white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Slightly heavier than moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of juicy citrus/tangerine, citrus/orange zest, tropical/papaya, tropical/melon, and dank resinous hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of biscuit + oat + wheat + honey malts with a light to moderate amount of honey sweetness.

T: Upfront there are just shy of moderate flavors of biscuit + oat + wheat + honey malts with a light to moderate amount of honey sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of juicy citrus/tangerine, citrus/orange zest, tropical/papaya, tropical/melon, and dank resinous hops which impart a hint of bitterness which fades away almost instantly leaving lingering tropical + citrus + dank hop flavors.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Soft, slightly fluffy with a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Dangerously easy to drink with very well hidden alcohol. Enjoyable with really pleasant hop flavors and aromas as well as limited bitterness. Nice soft mouthfeel.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pale gold and hazy. Nice fluffy sticky head. Big band of lacing left on the glass. Smells like grapefruit, onion, grassy, and piney. Taste is sweet and bitter with some orange zest and pine. Yet another good beer by Revision.

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Photo of karma_initiative
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baklo
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ice_Cream_And_IPAs
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dominic4beer
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kevindp9
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Smoke & Mirrors from Revision Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 58 ratings