Total Score: 9.1/10
“Strength to Strength”: that would be the title if there was a book about Revision Brewing from Nevada. I don’t know what they’re doing but every beer I’ve tried of theirs has been a “Northeast-Style Hazy IPA” that tastes like a mango smoothie Ganesha might drink – that is to say exceptional. And IDK, maybe it has just been a case of me actually trying fresh American IPAs for the first time, but these brews are tasty AF (or TAF which I will now declare as an acronym henceforth). So with expectation levels at an all time high, and having recently drunk a can of Tahoe Haze, Gimme Da Loot! goes into this review with a massive cross to bear. The listed hop bill doesn’t help either: Amarillo, Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic – this’ll be awesome!
Poured from a 473ml can into a nonic pint.
A: Hazy AF yeah! Body is light and Jonquil coloured with a pleasing white cappuccino foam head that slowly compacts to a thin blanket on top. Splotchy lace patterns inside the glass as it goes down. Rather excellent colour/head. 9/10.
S: Aroma is a tropical fruit salad of pineapple/mango/paw paw/guava/you name it, along with a herbaceous grassy green hop note and nary a hint of malt. Yep, Revision are doing that ole “East-meets-West” IPA thing that they’ve done in the all the brews I’ve tried of theirs (admittedly 3 now) and it works. Of course it works: that’s the genius of combining New England and West-Coast styles – they’re both awesome in their own ways, find a way to mix the best combination of each and *ching-ching-ching* Gimme Da Loot! 9/10.
T: Pineapple upfront, mango/paw paw/guava comes in, hints of tangerine add a citric note, towards the middle comes a very light biscuit malt base, and finishes with a touch of that herbaceous grassy green hop character noted above and a mild bitterness. Overall flavour profile is Sparkle Muffin with more tropical fruit and less pine resin “green” character. I’m more partial to SM… hmm, should probably spell that one out: Sparkle Muffin, for that reason. 9/10.
M: Mid to heavy bodied, creamy/dense carbonation = ACES! 10/10.
D: These Revision guys. They’re the best amirite? It’s like when I first had DirtWolf and a few other Victory beers and I was just blown away by the hop character. That’s what Revision are doing now, and for an old (not that old thank-you-very-much) hop-head like me I’m more than happy to sit down and chill with a brew like this. Tahoe Haze just inched this in fresh hop notes though. 9/10.
Food match: Soo much fruit salad in this beer! Give roasted pork belly a go.