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Iron Fist - Revolution Brewing Company

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Iron Fist
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86
very good

103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.52%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dry-hopped American ale featuring Centennial, Cascade, Chinook and Amarillo hop varieties.

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

Illinois

1/5  rDev -73.8%

11-14-2012 06:07:18 | More by JaysusJr
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Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

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harrylee773

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.5%

08-24-2013 00:49:45 | More by harrylee773
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

01-29-2013 23:42:08 | More by jegross2
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Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

07-20-2013 22:37:05 | More by bralston345
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sidetracked

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

On-tap at Revolution. Supposedly a fresh batch just tapped today.

Clear, deep amber in color with a small cream head that lingers well. Little lacing.

Aroma is not that fragrant. Possibly a mix of piney and lemony hops? Kind of hard to tell what is going on.

The taste starts out as a blast of bitter hops with a bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Malty, bready middle with a light caramel sweetness. Finish is piney and lemony hops mixed with the caramel sweetness. Kind of citrusy, but not bitter.

Medium body with a higher carbonation that is almost foamy in texture. I'm not really digging this.

An all right pale ale that has a nice hop flavor but lets down in the aroma and body. I probably wouldn't order this again.

7/7/2011

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2011 04:02:43 | More by sidetracked
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Orangish amber colored beer with a finger of white head that left splotches on the sides.

S - Caramel malt backbone with some slight sweet tropical fruit and some bitter, somewhat catty, hops smell. I was hoping for something a little crisper and cleaner on a hot day, but this is more of a down and dirty, hop-forward APA.

T - Sweet caramel, some pineapple and citrus orange. The hops take over mid-taste and turn to a sugary, bitter resin bite. Its not bad, but kind of sweet and edgy, not what I was hoping for.

M - Slightly gritty with active carbonation and medium body.

O - This is a decent, malty, hop-forward APA. Not bad, but one of my least favorite Revolution beers, becomes kind of hard to drink after a while. Wish it was more refreshing.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2011 00:15:26 | More by AgentZero
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap into a tasting glass at the brewpub...A medium copper but very clear. Boring light white head...Aroms is super light, grass mostly but there is a baby puke finish which is very offputing...Thankfully the taste isn't pukey. This is the epitome of an average beer. Super watery which sucks, but taste of hops and caramel so has flavor. Decent to drink..

Average, beer nothing great, but worth sampling at the pub.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2010 00:59:25 | More by jrallen34
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mdfb79

New York

3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From 01/21/13 notes. Had on tap at the brewpub in Chicago.

a - Pours a clear orange-amber color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of pale malts, some fruity malts, citrus hops, and bready malts. Some nice fruit and citrus, though not overly hoppy or flavorful.

t - Tastes of wheat, bready malts, pale malts, light fruity malts, citrus, and light vanilla. Light tasting than the nose, something interesting in the backend of the taste, almost like vanilla.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and no bitterness, pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a decent pale ale. Not my favorite beer from Revolution but easy to drink and some decent fruit in the nose. Would have it again but there were better beers on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

01-25-2013 18:28:29 | More by mdfb79
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DerekQXQX

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-25-2013 20:31:58 | More by DerekQXQX
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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maxcoinage

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-07-2013 20:55:43 | More by oldvines
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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

05-03-2014 16:20:47 | More by yourefragile
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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magictacosinus

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-17-2012 03:15:09 | More by t0rin0
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RMelyon

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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bishocr

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Sean9689

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Rev Kedzie Grand Opening Party.

A - Pours a reddish/amber color, white head, thin cap.

S - Lightly hopped, nice dose of malts, citrus. Pretty straight forward here, but still solid and done well.

T - Grass, light citrus, hoppy bitterness, light malts.

M - Light body, good carbonation, oily finish.

O - A nice APA from Rev that's easy to drink and enjoy multiple times at 5.5%. Not something I go to all that often, but it's nice if you're just looking for something light to enjoy.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2012 15:47:27 | More by Sean9689
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hawks10

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler poured into a pint glass...

Pours a nice golden copper color with great clarity. A two finger pure white head quickly dissipates and leaves a ring of haze on top of the brew for the whole drink, a bit of lacing...

Bready and caramel-like malt presence hits the nose first. A bit of floral hops show through, but overall the smell of this beer is pretty muted...

Sweet malts, clean and crisp tasting. A bit of a hop bite towards the end with a mild bitter lingering aftertaste...

Medium bodied with high carbonation, very prickly on the palette. Easy drinking and highly sessionable, but nothing I would go out of my way to acquire. Middle of the road APA...

Serving type: growler

03-20-2010 02:21:00 | More by hawks10
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Iron Fist from Revolution Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.