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Cross Of Gold - Revolution Brewing Company

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Cross Of Gold
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BA SCORE
85
very good

254 Ratings
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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12%
Wants: 3
Gots: 21 | 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:
Crisp golden ale with a delicate hop finish

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 02-04-2010)
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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.

WoodBrew, Apr 01, 2013
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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.

nickd717, May 04, 2010
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cross of Gold pours with a thick white head that diminishes quickly with frothy lacing on the glass and a thin layer of foam as it warms. Pale golden in color, the nose has spicy hops and some lemon mixed in with sweet malts. Taste is sweet up front with citrus hops and a light herbal spice and sweetness in the back. A very good session beer as well as a great after mowing beer for summer. Not the best beer you ever had but a solid offering for the style.

Brutaltruth, Jun 18, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance:
This beer was served to me with ~1.5 fingers of thick, creamy head; the retention is excellent and there is quite a bit of lacing which clings to the glass. This translucent brew is a lightly golden color with a very, very slight reddish tint.

Smell:
Given the style, I found the nose to be a bit suprising (more on this later). Hops dominate, but a subtle zest compliments it nicely. The aroma is very "outdoorsy" - it makes me think of a pine cone.

Taste:
The flavor matches the nose almost exactly as described. I found this to be a very hoppy beer; I can't quite describe the spices, but they help keep the bitterness in check.

Mouthfeel:
The body on this beer is somewhere in the realm of medium-light. It tingles the tongue, but not so much that one would find it unenjoyable. If you manage to ingest some of the head, you'll find that it adds a bit of density.

Drinkability:
This beer has tons of bite, so I would suggest drinking it fairly slowly. The overall "edge" is enjoyable and I found this to a bit better on the colder side.

Summary:
Since I'm the first person reviewing this beer, feel free to take what I say with a grain of salt. When I first had this beer, I thought I was drinking an IPA; my server told me that it's actually a lager which is brewed with "a bit" of hops. Needless to say, I thought that it had more than "a bit" of hops. This is a unique beer that you will find enjoyable if you don't mind what would seem like a mis-categorization. I rated this beer highly because I liked it even though it doesn't seem to fit what the brewers call an "American Pale/Blonde Ale."

diabecktic, Feb 20, 2010
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Cross Of Gold from Revolution Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.