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Iron Fist - Revolution Brewing Company

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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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1/5  rDev -73.7%

JaysusJr, Nov 14, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

harrylee773, Aug 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

jegross2, Jan 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

bralston345, Jul 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

2014-09-06: Sample poured at the Kedzie brewery.

Pours darkish golden, clear with a little head. Smell is nice -- very floral and fruity.

Taste is a little watery and bland.

Mouthfeel is light but sticky. Overall, it's OK.

snaotheus, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of sidetracked
3.28/5  rDev -13.7%
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.


sidetracked, Jul 08, 2011
Photo of AgentZero
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

AgentZero, Jul 22, 2011
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3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

jrallen34, Aug 22, 2010
Photo of mdfb79
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

mdfb79, Jan 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

DerekQXQX, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of larryarms847
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours rather dark for a pale ale...light red/dark orange hue almost as if a red ale.

Piney, herbal, spice, and earthy.

Resinous pine and some spicy citrus from the hop profile and a great caramel sweet malt balance.

Mouthfeel is slightly thin, but not unexpected in a pale ale, crisp and refreshing.

Overall, a great standard APA to give shot, but I'd rather stick with my go to, Anti-Hero.

larryarms847, Saturday at 08:51 PM
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Iron Fist from Revolution Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.