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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

217 Ratings
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Ratings: 217
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.97%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | 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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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

12-17-2012 03:11:51 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to queens1130 for sharing this one at drewone's tasting.

Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, fruits, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is light and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 22:05:02 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub - December 27, 2010.

Pours a fairly-light golden color with a single-finger white head and a bit of lacing as it falls into a thin collar. The nose is a bit light and then hits fairly well with a nice hop aroma resembling the better versions of the style that I've encountered. Milt citrus with a bit of tangerine. The flavor is slightly-sweet with a very mild malt character as well as a touch of hop flavor. Light body with slight bitterness and a very slight sweetness as well. Really quite drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2011 00:55:49 | More by Thorpe429
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spycow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-10-2013 18:02:54 | More by spycow
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint glass at Sheffield's.

Gotta love any beer that references William Jennings Bryan, amiright? This stuff pours a clear golden brass topped by a finger or so of white foam. The nose comprises light citrus (I hate being that vague, but, frankly, the citrus smell was that vague, so...), light biscuit, and a very slight hint of lemongrass. The taste brings in more of the same, with the biscuit and citrus (now mostly identified as a lemon-orange blend) leading the way in geminic (yeah, I just coined a new word, folks!) harmony. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a crisp, lightly dry finish. Overall, a nice, simple, straightforward little blonde, one I wouldn't mind spending some more time with later...

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2012 01:39:30 | More by TMoney2591
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

12-03-2012 06:35:53 | More by GRG1313
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emerge077

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-25-2013 20:41:53 | More by emerge077
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SocalKicks

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-23-2014 15:26:26 | More by SocalKicks
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

definitely the most generic beer happening at revolution. not a bad beer, but this one is brewed for the much less adventurous palate, not a throwaway, but a relatively uninspired brew. it is darker than the standard golden, with just a hint of amber to it, and a lace head an inch high. it smells and tastes like a mix of euro pils and pale malts, nothing interesting on the grain front. the hops are light as well, balancing bitterness without nuances of any kind. sort of an oatmealy sudsy feel to this one, with more body than is customary, and fine carbonation. revolution does some really cool stuff, but this one is just a beer to me, nothing to write home about.

Serving type: on-tap

07-21-2013 14:52:36 | More by StonedTrippin
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-11-2013 02:41:45 | More by XmnwildX12
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-16-2013 04:08:44 | More by brandoman63
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drewone

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-05-2012 08:59:19 | More by drewone
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 6/19/2013. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright golden color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big orange peel, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange rind, floral, grass, wheat, light honey, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with big citrus hop presence and moderate malt balance; with good strength. Taste of orange zest, tangerine, grapefruit, lemon zest, floral, grass, bread, wheat, light honey, and floral earthiness. Slight floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, floral, grass, bread, wheat, light honey, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of citrus hop flavors with a moderate malt balance; with good flavor robustness and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice blond ale! All around good balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 05:04:44 | More by superspak
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

02-14-2013 19:32:44 | More by Gonzoillini
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

FYI! I really don't think this is an EPA, but an American blonde ale.

Clear, golden brass color with a little bubbling. Quick, small head and just a thin half ring of foam.

Crisp grassy, unmalted, and slightly toasted malt aroma. Smells clean.

Crisp lightly toasted malts with maybe an apple tart flavor. Grassy and earthy clean hop bitterness. The hops add the right, astringent clean pop to this beer. Easy to drink and cleansing for sure.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 15:39:22 | More by scruffwhor
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I drank this on tap into a 4oz tasting glass.

The beer is a very clear medium gold with a white head that rises about 1 finger.

The aroma is pretty light, pretty plain with only a little skunk.

The taset is pretty plain, but by no means bad or skunky. It really just reminds me of a much better version of an american macro.

The feel is ok, not as watery ad zi'd expect. Pretty drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2010 20:19:45 | More by jrallen34
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

10-30-2012 01:13:07 | More by Rhettroactive
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pale golden beer with a small white head that left nice spots down the side of the glass.

S - Sweet pale malts, some honey. Mild floral hops with a little bit of orange. Not getting a ton of coriander in there.

T - Sweet honey and pale malts. The corriander comes through much stonger in the taste with some sweet oranges. Hops on the end provide an appropriately sharp and abrupt finish.

M - Smooth, soft carbonation, lighter side of medium bodied.

O - A pretty nice beer that avoids being overly harsh and yeasty. Easy to drink with good flavor, enjoyed this beer even though its a style that isn't one of my preferred.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2011 01:08:51 | More by AgentZero
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-13-2013 18:25:25 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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WoodBrew

Illinois

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2013 00:17:28 | More by WoodBrew
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barnzy78

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, date stamped FEB1214 (bottled on)
L - golden body, nice clarity, thinner white head leaves some lacing as it fades
S - mild aroma of biscuity grain, herbal, earthy hop
T - earthy, spicy, sweet but bitter, biscuit, grain, toasty, fresh grassy hop, easy drinking and refreshing
F - thin-to-medium body, nice carbonation, finishes spicy and semi-bitter and fairly crisp with some of the fresh grassy hop lingering a bit
O - I really like this for what it is. Nice complexity and flavor, fairly good price. I'd buy it again if the timing was right and had a craving for it.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 15:59:26 | More by barnzy78
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Duff27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-18-2012 01:33:28 | More by Duff27
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FosterJM

California

4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1471st Review on BA
Bottle to 20oz Nonic
22oz

2012 bottling
Thanks to dvelcich for the extra

App- A good looking beer out of the bottle. Lemony/wheat hazy yellow with a pronounced 1-1/2" head that faded rather quickly. Looking at glass when done, looks clean. No dots or lace anywhere.

Smell- One of the hoppier blonde ales I have smelled and was quite pleasant. Hoppy, wheat, pepper and subtle with a backing pale malt aroma.

Taste- Retains a lot of a blonde ale notes throughout but man the hop additions make this shine. Crisp, clean and hoppy but lightly pale malt and lemony wheat flavors. Well balanced and very tasty.

Mouth- A nice light/medium body with a lighter/medium paired carbonation. The residual flavors are lemony hops and pale malts.

Drink- This was a very good beer and a welcome suprise. I normally am not a fan of Blonde ales, but with the hop additions, this was quite delicious.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 20:19:10 | More by FosterJM
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

04-21-2014 22:56:15 | More by sweemzander
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-17-2012 05:36:25 | More by mhaugo
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Cross Of Gold from Revolution Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 217 ratings.