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District North Line Lager - Revolution Brewing Company

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District North Line Lager
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BA SCORE
86
very good

20 Ratings
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Named after the rail line that runs along the west side of Logan Square. This American-style lager combines the robust hop character of an IPA with the crisp, smooth taste and mouthfeel of a lager. It is packed with grassy and flower-like aromas with a toasty Vienna malt backbone.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 06-10-2013)
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More of an "IPL" than anything, highly drinkable and hoppy.

Bright gold orange, brilliant clarity, compact layer of white foam on top that laces nicely and forms a collar around the edges of the glass.

Pungent hoppy aroma, dank sticky hop cones, citrus and dried grass, clean yeast and a hint of pale malt. The "flower-like" descriptor put me off before I ordered it, but it's not really a prominent characteristic.

Crisp and clean, light bodied and smooth, firm resinous bitterness in the aftertaste, hints of greens and light citrus again. Really well put together, and imminently drinkable as they say. Would have got a growler but it was after last call already. Plan to go back for more soon...

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On-tap at Revolution. Served in a 5oz taster glass.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap, collar, and splotchy glass-coating lacework. Transparent golden body.

S - Pleasant floral and zesty herbal hopping with a hint of citrus peel mixed in for good measure. Toasted grains malt backdrop. Perhaps a bit understated

T - The taste is quite similar; reminds me of Half Acre's Stargrazer a bit. Grassy and floral hopping, with light pine and pithy grapefruit. Malt backbone is neutral and bready, and not quite as crackery as Half Acre's offering. Hop bitterness is mild, and oddly lower than in the Provacateur.

M - Nice creamy medium body with good heft to it. Pleasant active carbonation, with lingering hop oils and resins on the palate. No obvious alcohol presence.

D - A solid hoppy lager. I preferred Half Acre's take on this style, but this makes for a nice change-of-pace offering at Revolution if you get tired of Anti-Hero. Wish the hops sizzled a little more, but at least this isn't overly sweet.

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District North Line Lager from Revolution Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.