A Little Crazy

Illinois
United States
Revolution Brewing A Little Crazy Belgian IPA beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Pilsner malt base provides a nice toasty flavor with hints of caramel and enough fermentable sugar to make this a rather substantial beer.  Pilsner malt is the base with a little carapils and Belgian Caramunich. Hops in brewhouse are Magnum, Cascade and Citra with a dryhop blend of Citra and Cascade. This drives home the aromas of fresh citrus rind to make this a very drinkable and extremely aromatic Belgian American Pale Ale.

Story behind A Little Crazy:
Ever wonder how A Little Crazy got its name? It was originally called a "small beer", as it was brewed from the second running of mash used from our original Institutionalized Barleywine brew. Hence the name, "A Little Crazy", ie. "small beer" from Institutionalized.

Profile

ABV: 
6.8%
IBUs: 
35
Hops: 
Magnum, Cascade, Citra
Malts: 
Pilsner, Carapils, Caramunich
Judges Review 
Susan Ruud's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

This beer starts out with a huge citrusy hop aroma that follows through into the flavor and has lingering bitterness. There are pleasant hints of Belgian phenolics throughout. This beer has a lovely copper color, a huge off-white head that was extremely long-lasting and left tons of lacing on the glass. This beer is a definite crossover between an American Pale Ale and a Belgian Pale Ale with the result being the best of both worlds.