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Cross Of Gold - Revolution Brewing Company

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Cross Of GoldCross Of Gold

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very good

42 Reviews
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Reviews: 42
Hads: 325
Avg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 5
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 02-04-2010

Crisp golden ale with a delicate hop finish. This is our lightest ale and it is brewed with a bit wheat malt for body and Munich and Aromatic malts for and undertone of honey-like sweetness. Lightly dry-hopped with Cascade hops for that classic American golden ale aroma.

25 IBU
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Reviews by KFBR392:
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3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled 11/21/2013

Appearance: Clean transparent body. Bold golden color. Head of about two and half fingers on the pour which settled around a finger. Highly above average active carbonation while drinking.

Smell: Juicy tropical fruits which a dry malt body of straw and light caramel. Some slight funkiness going on here in a non-offensive way. Easy fruit hop tones win out in the end.

Taste: Front a straw and prairie grass. Yeasty funkiness warms up briefly on the body then solid fruits pop up toward the back end and ride this brew out. Hop tones dry out the palate leaving flavors of english yeast and straw behind.

Mouthfeel: Balanced front leads to a sweet body which gradually dries out. Crisp carbonation makes this a refreshing brew as well.

Overall: This brew comes out as an incredibly easy drinking english pale. Not as flavorful or complex as their "A Little Crazy" but I wouldn't hesitate to drink this again. I got this in a bomber but a better format would be in a six pack in my opinion.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Jellyfish. L: Pours brilliant gold crowned by a 1” white foam collar. S: Very perfumey and earthy T: Light fruit and light malt with the balance towards the fruit. Light sweetness balanced by moderate hop bitterness. F: Medium to medium light body, above average carbonation. O: A flavorful and easy to drink light beer.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The Cross of Gold was good...but I agree with others....this is more of a blonde ale than an English IPA...the Beer poured a hazy yellow with white head that left a spotty lace. The scent was sligth bitter hops with a subtle waith of citrus. The taste was a very good balanced beer that did not overwhelm....sligth citrus flare helped to give the beer character. The mouthfeel was medium to light in body with decent carbonation. Overall it was ok...probably would not go seekign it out....but glad I tried it.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nickd717
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub.

Pours a nice clear golden color with a small white head and some lacing.
Awesome citrus hop aroma, with honey and grainy pale malt. Smells phenomenal, way better than I expected from the description.

Flavor is great for the style. A little grainy with sweet pale malt and honey as well as bright citrusy hops. Reminds me of a golden ale version of FFF Alpha King even, which is about as high a compliment as I can give a beer like this.

Nice palate, fairly sweet and medium-light with a mild sweetness.

Overall, wow, what a great golden ale. This is typically a boring style in my opinion, but this one was very drinkable and enjoyable.

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3.24/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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Cross Of Gold from Revolution Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.