Battle Of The Lords
Revision Brewing Company

Battle Of The LordsBattle Of The Lords
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #678
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,461
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 4.26%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
69
From:
Revision Brewing Company
 
Nevada, United States
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Rotating
Wants
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Gots
  10
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Battle Of The LordsBattle Of The Lords
Notes: To become your best self you may need to vanquish your old self. You look at your reflection in the mirror, smash the mirror and walk forward. Galaxy and Vic Secret provide notes of passionfruit, pineapple, orange and lime with a definitive hop punch.
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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Draft at Consume on February 10, 2020. One pint can on February 18, 2020. To become your best self you may need to vanquish your old self. You look at your reflection in the mirror, smash the mirror and walk forward. A hefty yet light on its feet double hazy IPA, Battle of the Lords will slay ya with flavah and crush yer aromatic senses with a definitive hop punch. Galaxy and Vic Secret provide a one-two combo with notes of passionfruit, pineapple, orange and lime. I preferred draft version.

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Photo of justintcoons
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance
Hazed-out, cloudy golden-blonde. 1 finger of creamy white head.

Nose
Passion fruit, mango, papaya, lime, candy sugar, and orange cream.

Taste
Peaches & cream, orange cream, passion fruit, and grapefruit pith. Lime pith, light mango, and papaya. Candy sugar backbone with a residual earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, silky, smooth, oily, and moderately bitter.

Overall
Hoppy, flavorful, tropical, and earthy. Well hidden abv. Moderately bitter and dry.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I feel like this one delivers like Andre Agassi on match point. I mean, it’s not hella righteous, but it’s still kind of cool. Down the line it’s clean and smooth like your Taylor that fitted you for your prom tuxedo.

Yep!

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Pure Project 16-oz. snifter glass
From: Chad
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received June 1, 2019
Consumed: June 21, 2019
Reviewed as: New England Style
Misc.: No canned on date

Thanks, Chad!

Got this from Chad via Bill at the 2019 Firestone Invitational in one of our beer exchanges. Can description read, “To become your best self you may need to vanquish your old self. You look at your reflection in the mirror, smash the mirror and walk forward. Galaxy and Vic Secret provide notes of passionfruit, pineapple, orange and lime with a definitive hop punch.” Not a fan of Vic Secret (secret is it sucks), but Galaxy has been slowly growing on me. Revision though, so had to be good.

Poured a medium yellow-to-golden hazy color with three fingers of rocky white head. Lots of fast-moving bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. World-class uneven foamy lacing. Almost perfect retention. (Sight - 4.75)

Smelled sugary citrus zest, pine, Vic Secret, Galaxy, passion fruit, orange blossom, guava, floral and pineapple. As always, better out of the can. (Smell - 4.00)

Tasted about as good. Got sugary citrus zest, passion fruit, bitter pine, Vic Secret, guava, pineapple, Galaxy, orange blossom and floral. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Juicy finish. (Feel - 4.25)

Another really good offering from Revision. Outstanding overall. (Overall - 4.00)

4.07 | 91 | A-

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

L: Hazy golden yellow with a 1" foamy head in a tulip.

S: Pine, orange peel, peach/nectarine, some pineapple, light light light malt

T: Stone fruit and citrus up front, not exceptionally sweet but a note of caramel, passionfruit/guava notes, piney on the back-end, hop bitterness is momentary and slightly spicy on the finish. Almost no alcohol at all.

F: Medium/full body. Carbonation is very moderate but adds to the spice at the end. Fairly crisp and clean.

O: Very easy to drink. Very nice to sip on and savor. Refreshing. Fairly filling. A very solid and overall well-done DIPA.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into a Russian River Brewing Co pub glass

A: Pours hazy golden orange amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a creamy layer and laces beautifully.

S: Big ripe tropical and stone fruit, citrus, a touch of pine, biscuity slightly bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

T: Opens with a little resinous pine, quickly followed by tropical fruit, mango, passion fruit, pineapple, apricot, and hints of melon, and plenty of citrus, orange, lime, and grapefruit, biscuity slightly bready malt, and caramel sweetness.

M: A bit on the fuller side of medium body, moderate carbonation, soft on the palate, holds its % very well.

O: Two super awesome Australian hops combine to make one tasty beer. Almost dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of stoumi
4.17/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Battle of the Lords pours a cloudy tangerine orange with little to no head or lacing retention (could be a dated can). The smell is juicy on the nose with orange, mango, peach and pineapple. The taste follows the nose, juicy on the palette, with a slightly bitter bite but smooth with a hint of alcohol as it warms.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours an extremely murky light to medium golden apricot in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate amounts of medium golden yellow + orange + golden honey colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense sudsy foamy (almost creamy) off-white head that slowly reduces to a medium sized patch of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of juicy tropical/mango, citrus/orange, tropical/papaya, and citrus/lime hops over the top of moderate aromas of biscuit + oat + honey malts with a light to moderate of honey sweetness.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of biscuit + oat + honey malts with a moderate of honey sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of juicy tropical/mango, citrus/orange, tropical/papaya, and citrus/lime hops which impart a hint of bitterness which fades away quickly leaving lingering tropical hop flavors.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very slightly crisp initially with a soft fluffy mid-body and a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with very well hidden alcohol. Enjoyable with a pleasantly soft/fluffy mouthfeel and delicious hop profile. Definitely one worth grabbing.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Orange beer with about a finger of dense, off white head. Scent is piney with orange grapefruit papaya and pineapple. Taste is fruity and yeasty with the flavors the same as in the aroma. Nice moderate bitterness that lingers a bit.

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Photo of oberon
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours into an imperial nonic a hazed and murky tangerine-like color with a sticky half finger white head atop.Sweet mango and some lime in the nose,like a sweet spiked tropical punch.The feel is creamy and glides down easy...top notch.A bit dryer than expected on the palate,I get some peach and nectarine,with a dryer herbal finish.A bit different than most of the style,it's not a sugary tropical fruit bomb,I really like it.

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Photo of MFMB
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a turbid peach to light straw yellow with a thick billowy white foam head. Nose is of peach nectar and pineapple juice with a slight bit of biscuit. Taste is juicy. Galaxy and Vic Secret FTW! Pineapple, melon, peach and citrus shine over a nice base of cracker malt. Some light floral notes as well but juice is the star. Low bitterness with a shot of gritty hop powder on back end. Medium to full body with some creamy texture to it.

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Photo of dertyd
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out a full on hazy golden yellow color, with 1 finger of white head------------- the aromas are of peach, and pineapple for days followed by guava, papaya, pineapple, bubblegum and lesser herbaceous basil, the beer has a medium mouthfeel with a lightly bitter dry finish--------------- overall this beer is delicious, so much juicy tropical fruit followed by a dry finish giving it a super refreshing drinkableity

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Photo of John_M
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at NW Growlers and Growler Guys PDX recently (this stuff is all over town at present).

The pours the expected hazy, nearly opaque golden amber color with fairly decent head retention and light lacing. The aroma profile is the best part of this beer, as I get considerable tropical fruit, sweet orange citrus, light onion and maybe a hint of pepper and ginger. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, but the lack of bitterness in the finish and noticeable alcohol mar the beers drinkability a bit. As is often the case with these hazy IPA's, I thought the beer great initially, but the beer wore on me as I drank through my glass. Mouthfeel is fairly full, and the beer finishes fairly well (not its strong suit, but I thought it was OK). Alcohol is noticeable a bit, and it was certainly no surprise to see the 8.5% abv.

A nice enough beer, but I can't say it wowed me. Have had this a couple of times now, and probably don't need to order it again. Time to move on.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another thanks to Jay. Cheers man!

Battle of the Lord's. What I assume by the description is some possible inner turmoil, but maybe I'm reading into it to much. Either way, it pours yellow, white washed, opaque. Chicken stock, some might even say. An eager and impressive fluffy white head stands on top, and condenses into a creamy coverage with exceptional lacing.

It smells like fruit infused yogurt. Definitely not at the bottom, but stirred. Orange, mango, pineapple, and lime just as advertised, yet all subdued due to the well mix in of said yogurt and even a bit of a wax papery aroma.

Cookie dough and fruit smoothie. A quick batch of sugar cookies infused with some lime and orange for the most part. Confection sugar, plain Greek yogurt, fruit, and an indistinguishable, unripened fruit skin.

This thing is ultimately creamy. Smooth, full, dense, raw, sweet, juicy, and topped with only a faint splash of bitterness. There is a mild tingle of carbonation just before a warming alcoholic feel plays it out.

Another really good offering from Revision. They definitely have their own style, so it seems. And though I think they're good, I'm still only half way on board. Thanks again Jay! Cheers

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 16oz can into 20oz Sauvin beer glass. Canned on 3/21/18.

Look: Bright yellow in color, with hazy appearance. Resembles that of pineapple juice once poured. As I poured, I achieved about 1/2" of a frothy white head, which didn't stick around for long. Moderate amount of lacing left in glass as I drink it.

Smell: Full of fruit and character. I get an array of fruits. As I take a hefty whiff, I pick up on the following ( I will try to keep in order of most prominent to least noticeable): lemongrass, lemon, orange, pineapple, papaya, grapefruit, peach, guava, passionfruit, apricot, mango, peach and pear. Hop profile is minimal. I pick up more of an earthy and floral smell rather than a typical hop-dominant smell. I think this is a really pleasant smelling beer.

Taste: Follows the nose, and still remains full of character. Taste seems to be in order of the nose as well, with lemongrass, orange, pineapple, papaya, grapefruit, peach and guava notes coming to mind. The floral taste is evident in the residual taste left in my mouth. There are no astringent flavors in this beer. Its really a good tasting offering. Taste is full of a fruit and floral concoction, and finishes light and crisp.

Feel: Medium in body and somewhat light on the tongue. Low levels of carbonation, giving the beer a really soft feel for a DIPA.

Overall: Revision has been really knocking it out of the park with their hazy IPAs. This beer is no exception. For a double, it is smooth, easy drinking, and very desirable. I am really enjoying this offering. As always, I am grateful to have tried this beer, and I recommend it. Cheers!

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 3/21/18, consumed 4/5/18

Poured hazy, golden honey with a small head that left decent lacing.

Aroma is a good mix of tropical & bright citrus fruits. Taste follows with some background piney hop notes. Unique mix, very apparent that this is an IPA of Australian hops. Feel is good/balanced/smooth for a DIPA as you would expect from these Revision hazies.

Overall, a nice double hazy, hits spot on with the fruit profile described. I feel like it would reach the next level with some Nelson included.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.91/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked this up around 2-3 weeks ago from the brewery. Slowest place to buy 4 beers ever. Another hazy yellow pour with 1/3" tiny bubbled white head. As usual, there is 1-2 ounces of trub at the bottom of the can. Aroma comes in below average for a Revision beer. Galaxy is cool and provides some pineapple in the nose, can't really discern what Vic's Secret contributes to the aroma.

Taste is a little better. Hides alcohol well, light body, seems to have plenty of that flaked oat thing going for it, comes close or as close as an ipa can to being smooth. Leans sweeter than their average hoppy beer too. Some lighter citrus notes linger on the palate on the back end, more of a mix of feelz between the lemon/lime contributions of a neomexicanus kind of hop and the Vic Secret here. As usual, its good and enjoyable. Its funny, I bitch that all they do is pump out a bunch of hazy Mosaic and Citra beers, and then they do one with neither, and I score it less than their average score.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 03/15/18

Appearance - Pours fairly opaque and faded orange with a dense, off-white, finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds atop and a thin ring around the edge of the glass. Fair lacing with broken webbing, lines and small spotting.

Smell - Strong notes of juicy orange and passionfruit hit the nose first. Lesser pineapple and some tangerine. Faint bread and yeasty undertone.

Taste - Follows the nose. Mellow and juicy upfront before a touch of grapefruit bitterness and a pineapple bite. Orange and passionfruit upfront before some lime zest kicks in mid-taste, adding to the slightly bitter turn in the finish. Mango emerges as the brew warms. Aftertaste lingers with light citrus pith bitterness and pineapple acidity.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with fair carbonation. Smooth and slightly velvety with an easy, semi-dry finish.

Overall - Another great one from Revision. You gotta wonder if they're ever gonna get satisfied and settle on a core line-up with their hazy offerings, or if they'll continue to pump out a new one every few weeks as it seems now. Careful on not adding the remaining yeast on the bottom of the can, as it makes this a caustic, dry finish as I learned with my last can.

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Photo of stevoj
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Grunt fill from Albertsons. Milky yellow golden pour, towering airy head. Light citrusy aroma oranges and lemons. Taste is more of the same, mild tangy flavors, bitter bite, lemon zest. Another stunnner from revision. This brewery has made me rethink hazy IPAs. A crushable DIPA.

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Photo of sjrider
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy gold like unfiltered citrus juice. Thin white head with lots of lacing.Nose is mild citrus fruit, slight floral hops and grass.Taste follows with more lime and mild bitterness. Mild carbonation and slightly tart on the finish.Well done.

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Photo of jakecattleco
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 3/15/18 into a tulip glass.

L: Pours a murky sandy yellow with 2+ fingers of medium density frothy white head with good retention and left ringed lacing.

S: Vibrant mix of citrus and tropical aspects. Prominent navel orange and passionfruit, some pineapple, floral undertones with some lime that gains in prominence as the beer warms.

T: Follows the nose to a good degree, but with citrus dominance rather than balance with the tropical aspects. The lime notes are far more prominent on the taste, and I really enjoyed them in this recipe. Finishes hints of bitterness and some astringency, some dryness.

F: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, light on the tongue, creamy on the finish, slight tingling of the tongue from astringency.

O: Definitely enjoyed this far more than it's comparable single IPA version (Lord Lupulin) which adds a couple more hops to the bill. Nice light and fluffy mouthfeel, minimal visual appeal for me, but the lime aspects from I'm assuming the Vic Secret make this a very interesting and unique brew. Not gonna chase it down, but will happily have again in the future if our paths cross.

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Battle Of The Lords from Revision Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 69 ratings