Sunday, October 20th, 2019

Craft Beer Crosscut 10.20.19: Flight of Revision

Ron Swarner

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Beer flights in TacomaJeremy Warren is widely admired for his mastery of hops, especially with his signature beer style, India pale ale. In 2012, his Knee Deep Brewing Co. exploded onto the scene when the brewery’s Hoptologist won the prestigious Bistro Double IPA competition in Hayward, California, besting the legendary Pliny the Elder, among others. In 2015, Warren left everyone knee deep in tears when he departed the brewery. In March 2017, he and his head brewer, Jeb Taylor, opened Revision Brewing Company in Sparks, Nevada — one of the largest, hoppiest breweries in Sparks for $2 million with a chill taproom and live music. He began pounding taste buds with his lupulin-laden creations once again. Today, Peaks and Pints presents a flight of Revision craft beer that we call Craft Beer Crosscut 10.20.19: Flight of Revision.

Craft Beer Crosscut 10.20.19: Flight of Revision

Revision-Smoke-and-Mirrors-TacomaRevision Smoke And Mirrors

8% ABV, 30 IBU

“No illusions here, see with your mind and flavor and aroma receptors what’s really going on,” states Revision Brewing’s hype machine in regards to their Smoke & Mirrors New England-style imperial IPA. Located on the edge of Reno in Sparks, Nevada, Revision excels at IPAs, including this one with Citra, Mosaic, and Amarillo hops forming a power trio of citrus and tropical tastiness in this double dose of liquid, creamy goodness. In fact, it’s all smoke and mirrors as the citrus makes the beer’s body feel quite light; the alcohol is well hidden. Finish has some lingering grassy bitterness.

Revision-Spiritual-Gangster-TacomaRevision Spiritual Gangster

6.5% ABV, 35 IBU

We’re not sure if a Spiritual Gangster is the clothing line inspired by yogis, athletes, artists and musicians worldwide where collections encourage the high vibration practices of living in gratitude, giving back, and choosing kindness, or the Spiritual Gangster cruises down the street in her 64. What we do know is this IPA sports citrus and passionfruit with lactose and even some vanilla.

Revision-Playafication-TacomaRevision Playafication

6% ABV, 42 IBU

Do you enjoy enormous, intoxicating desert art festivals with circles of surreal destitute dead-flat dust-choked playgrounds in the middle of absolutely nowhere housing thousands of kaleidoscopic and bizarre and wildly innocuous spiritual nomads, ex-hippies, pagans, yuppie dads and youngish swirling smiling nipple-pierced heathen sex goddesses, plus countless bastard Mad Max-style mechanized creations? Then you’ll enjoy this Northwest-style IPA born of 100 percent Mosaic hops for tropical fruit and light earth flavor with light citrus.

Revision-Invitation-To-Party-TacomaRevision Invitation To Party

8.5% ABV, 42 IBU

We had the best time at your party,
The wife and I thank you very much.
We had the best time at your party,
The wife and I thank you very much.

Sabro hops brought the tropic thunder to double IPA party,

Hop flavors and aromas of ripe pineapple and a touch of coconut

Vic Secret hops lent distinct citrus character

All floating on a pillowy malt cushion.

We had the best time at your party,
The wife and I thank you very much.
We had the best time at your party,
The wife and I thank you very much.

Revision-Sucka-Fish-TacomaRevision Sucka Fish

11.5% ABV

Chances are that unless you live near one of the lucky few bars in California, Oregon, Colorado or Pennsylvania that managed to score some Russian River Pliny The Younger, you miss out. But fear not! Revision offers their triple IPA, equally viscous, resinous and inebriating. Heaps of Amarillo, Mosaic and Simcoe hops provide a tantalizing mix of ripe citrus and fresh pine notes.