Cross Of Gold - Revolution Brewing Company

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Cross Of GoldCross Of Gold

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BA SCORE
85
very good

275 Ratings
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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 26 | 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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Reviews by steveh:
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4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not to be deterred by a style-miscue with my first Revolution beer, because it was still tasty, I grabbed this one from the shelf. Sort of expected to read that it was a Belgian Golden Strong of some sort, I was surprised to read that they call it an "English Style Summer Ale (whatever that is) -- and even more surprised to see BA list it as an American Blonde. Hmm. Going to review it on the fly...

22 ounce brown bottle with no dates at all.

A -- Hazy peachy golden color with a very dense, off white head that settles slowly leaving good lacing..

S -- Inviting, mellow piny hops and fruit esters of peach and pear with a light malt backbone.

T -- Sweet, English malts up front -- cookie to crackery, very Marris Otter-like, blending into light fruit esters and a mellow bitterness, finishing with a balance of cracker and cookie characters and a mellow citrus character with light bitterness lingering in the aftertaste.

M -- Light-medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. As dense as the head is, there is little spritzyness from carbonation.

O -- While it's slightly stronger than usual for the style, I'm labeling this a Best Bitter. It has the right body and flavor characters along with a great drinkability (in other words, you want to follow with another). A great take on the style with some great English Ale characteristics -- don't drink it too cold.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
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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Photo of nickd717
4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
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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Cross Of Gold from Revolution Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.