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Fistmas - Revolution Brewing Company

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86
very good

359 Ratings
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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.86%
Wants: 10
Gots: 48 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: cadaugherty on 12-02-2010)
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

sdonegan, Nov 01, 2013
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Aeroscorp, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

jgunther71, Oct 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

Grfilwett, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5%

briiguy, Oct 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

BlakeAM, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of BB1313
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a deep auburn with an off-white head that fades slowly and leaves nice lacing and retention. Very nice nose. The aromas are full of fresh hops. Smells like an IPA. Lots of grapefruit and orange, followed by sweet caramel malts. The flavors are malty, but the hop flavor still comes through. Lots of orange peel. Lots of sweet honey. Subtle pine notes. The holiday spices aren't that noticeable. The sweetness from the malts really cut down on the hop bitterness, but once again the hop flavors come through. Mouthfeel is on the heavier side of medium-bodied. Slightly slick and syrupy with moderate carbonation. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

This is a nice brew from Revolution. It has alot of IPA/Red Ale characteristics. The spices seem to take a backseat. Nonetheless, it's fitting for the holidays. Drink this as fresh as possible.

BB1313, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

jabo134, Oct 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

MNPikey, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

emerge077, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of Fcolle2
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful clear light brown deep red hue. Leaves a nice one and a half finger off white head that retains nicely.

Smell has aromas has huge fresh hop aromas forward. Really nice potent floral hop aromas forward. There is a light spice aroma that is hard to pinpoint, something herbal, cardamon? Light piney hop aromas over a rich caramel malt.

Taste is great more fresh hops are forward notes mainly of pine and herbal hops. There is a nice floral flavor midway that makes me think maybe some honey. Malt is very lightly sweet and flavors of caramel.

Mouthfeel is good lots of hoppy oil give this a medium body with a fair amount of stickiness. Not much bitterness for all the hops in the nose and flavor. Moderate carbonation, very drinkable.

Overall this was in interesting take on a Christmas ale. Tons of hop which surprised me. With this as hoppy as it is, it should be drank before Christmas.

Fcolle2, Oct 25, 2013
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Fistmas from Revolution Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.