Vâ-da
Revision Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,424
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #17,895
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 8.66%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
14
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Revision Brewing Company
 
Nevada, United States
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Notes: Some say tomato, some say tomahto. But you can't say Ne-Vah-duh. No way, not never. It’s Ne-VAD-A! Vă-da (Like this beer is rad-a) is a hazy DIPA, packed full of Nelson Sauvin and Vic Secret hops that provide flavors and aromas reminiscent of lychee, gooseberry and a touch of earth, layered over a pillowy mouthfeel.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 14 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by kaseydad:
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4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: Firestone 16-oz. Spiegelau IPA glass
From: Bill & Kristine
Price: n/a
Purchased: n/a; Received on Oct. 11, 2019
Consumed: Oct. 23, 2019
Reviewed as: New England Style
Misc.: Canned on Sept. 11, 2019 at 11 a.m. PT

Thanks, Bill & Kristine!

Got this from Bill and Kristine on their recent trip to San Diego. Hadn’t seen this one in San Diego yet, so was excited to get to try it. Can called for, “Some say tomato, some say tomahto. But you can't say Ne-Vah-duh. No way, not never. It’s Ne-VAD-A! Vă-da (Like this beer is rad-a) is a hazy DIPA, packed full of Nelson Sauvin and Vic Secret hops that provide flavors and aromas reminiscent of lychee, gooseberry and a touch of earth, layered over a pillowy mouthfeel.” I’m a big fan of Nelson, but really do not like Vic Secret. This will be an interesting neutralizer of hops for me.

Poured a medium yellow hazy color with 5-to-6 fingers of rocky white head. Lots of bubble streams creeping up along the sides of the glass at different speeds. Almost perfect foamy uneven lacing. Perfect retention. (Sight - 5.00)

Smelled pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, orange, passion fruit, papaya, herbal and wet grass. Could pick out Nelson and Vic Secret too. Big pineapple, tangerine and passion fruit from the can, smelling better than the glass. (Smell - 4.00)

Taste followed the nose for the most part. Got pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit, bitter orange rind, passion fruit, papaya, Vic Secret, Nelson, herbal and wet grass. Not bad for Vic Secret. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Abrupt, dry finish. (Feel - 4.25)

Outstanding beer overall, which is saying something considering my dislike for Vic Secret. (Overall - 4.00)

3.99 | 89 | B+

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Photo of Stooven
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drank from a pint can bought at Whole Foods in Chicago. Date was about a month ago, IIRC. Solid NEIPA, maybe a little thin on the tongue instead of the creamy, pulpy feel. Otherwise the 8.5 is well hidden.

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

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

my draft pour of this must not have been fully fresh. its supposed to be nelson and vic secret, two hops i get hard for, but neither of them present themselves as obvious to me in this, and while it looks luscious, all pale and whitewashed and simple and frothy, it doesnt really pop with these hops as i know them, and thats a let down. it smells and tastes a little dusty, although still real clean on the fermentation and hop driven, just less specific than it ought to be for whats in it, at least by the very standards that these guys have set with their other beers. i will not say which boise bar i had this at, as i have had similarly muted hop experiences here before, so maybe they are more at fault here than the beer, but this doesnt show me much nelson or aussie goodness. some hints of pineapple and passion fruit here, and even a little yeast thing, but this is unexciting beer, as alcoholic as it is flavorful, and really one of the less impressive things i have had from these guys, but given the brewer and the hops in it, i am reluctant to write it off as average, and instead think i need to find it at a different establishment or score a can. this cant be as muted as it seems here, still good, but i bet its best it leagues in front of my current drink...

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Photo of RyanK252
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours hazy golden amber with a frothy eggshell white head that settles to a light layer and laces nicely.

S: Bright citrus, tropical and misc fruity notes, slightly resinous and grassy, biscuity malt, and light caramel sweetness.

T: Resinous, citrus, big ripe grapefruit plus some zesty lemon and lime, fruity notes, passion fruit, apricot, gooseberry, white grape, and a hint of papaya, grassy herbal notes, biscuity malt, and light caramel sweetness.

M: A touch on the fuller side of medium body, moderate carbonation, soft on the palate. Alcohol is pretty well hidden.

O: Kinda torn on this one. It's good, but I don't feel like either hop really shines like I know they can.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakecattleco
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mactrail
2.83/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Moderate haziness with a yellow color. Average white foam in the little tulip and sudsy mouthfeel. Aroma of pine and peach with yeast dregs. Actually it kind of tastes like dirt. Aromatic dirt, but weirdly earthy. The citrus pith also makes an appearance. You might find a bit of papaya somewhere, but it's lost in the astringent gunk.

Drier than most of these New England things, especially for a douple IPA. Very murky in flavor with an unpleasant scratch in the throat. Not finishing this one. From the 16 oz can purchased at Community Co-op in Bellingham.

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Photo of CHail
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Really didn’t expect this beer being so bitter. At only 30 IBUs, it tastes more like 2x that. Average to below average for me from Revision. Always expect perfection from this brewery. Had to wash the bitterness out of my mouth with my Revision fav Planetary Fog.

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Photo of sjrider
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can -murky and hazy like unfiltered citrus juice with big frothy white head. Nose is citrus fruit and such ,taste follows more or less. It's Revision through and through, though maybe not my favorite. Tasty none the less.

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Photo of michiganmatt
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GClarkage
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Vâ-da from Revision Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 14 ratings