Fist City | Revolution Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
revbrew.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Last summer, we aimed to create a mega pale ale with our friends from Big Star restaurant. Our result; Fist City, a crushable Chicago pale ale named after the Loretta Lynn tune. It is brewed with lots of 2 row and red wheat with a little specialty malt for a beautiful golden hue. A blend of Centennial, Citra, Chinook, Cascade and Crystal hops give the beer its flavor and aroma. This beer is meant to be a supremely drinkable brew for those who love hops. Magnificent California hop aromas play in perfect harmony with this brew’s extremely satisfying finish.

40 IBU

Added by Hopfist on 06-02-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,055
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
701
pDev:
7.6%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
226
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 701 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of Dkloubec
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richardalways21
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light and smooth pale ale. Good. A little lacking in taste and not very distinctive

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdubz
4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dave_ackbar
3.33/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rdharvey8
4.79/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent flavor, on tap, well balanced hippiness

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Photo of Chilmer
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bixby1971
3.91/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakecattleco
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draught pour at Ironside in a nonic pint. There's a wealth of flavor in this pale. Quite tropical, cantaloupe, and some undertones of papaya and guava. Definitely want to revisit!

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Photo of KingQuinn
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Half-full
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of handmuffin
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served from can into glass at home.

Look: Pours deep gold in color, very high clarity, with bright white head with good retention. No visible floating particulates or yeast sediment. Streamers of small bubbles continue to slowly rise.

Smell: Good hoppy aroma: earthy, spicy, floral, zesty. A little fruity too, with a clean cereal malt underneath. No alcohol aroma detectable.

Taste: Nice hoppy flavor that follows the aroma: earthy, herbaceous, spicy, a little citrus. Classic pale ale malt flavor. Low sweetness. Medium bitterness. No detectable alcohol flavor.

Feel: Smooth mouthfeel. Not heavy or slick. Easy to drink. Medium carbonation. Semi dry finish.

Overall: A very good pale ale. "Supremely drinkable" is a fitting description for this beer. The hops provide an interesting aroma and flavor that is not overwhelming in complexity or depth. The body is light enough to drink easily but not feel watery. It is very reminiscent to me of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and I think that is praise enough.

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Photo of dd53grif
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of j0hnc2468
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Arseel
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of SBlobaum
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StanleysCup
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sholbert
3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pale, fizzy golden pour. Looks like a macro lager. Faint nose of grapefruit peel and light floral hops. Light citrus then bitterness dominates. Very clean and dry finish.

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Photo of chriswjr
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nausicaa-taos
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The citrus (grapefruit, et al) rub off from the head. It makes for a really cohesive drink. The color, the scent, the aftertaste are intentionally part of the same package.

I prefer Saint Louis' equivalent, but this is mighty fine.

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Photo of scottspencer
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of saperez59
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Fist City from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 701 ratings