Fist City | Revolution Brewing

Fist CityFist City
BA SCORE
91%
Liked This Beer
4.08 w/ 680 ratings
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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:
#2,420
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
680
Liked:
619
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
7.6%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
217
Trade:
2
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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

Photo of HermitDan
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwood06
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A local liquor store was having a special on make your own 6 packs and this was a single that I was able to pick up in that 6 pack. Somehow, I have not reviewed this beer yet, even though I've lived in the area for several years now.

This beer pours a hazy (possibly chill haze, it's really cold) goldenhue that shows off light carbonation and is topped with a light, frothy, bright white head that dissipates to a rocky layer with a neck (nice and slow dissipation). 4/5 The aroma is definitely hop focuses with a good amount of citrus going on in the form of grapefruit and lemon peel, as well as a good dose of pine to back things up. The malt is pretty well hidden here and doesn't provide much aroma. 3.75/5 The flavor profile is slightly malty up front with a bready sweetness but this gives way to grapefruit and lemon peel quite quickly, and then transitions to the pine resin to finish things off. This is a very simple flavor profile but it is well executed and flavorful. It is not overly bitter with only moderate bitterness and only lightly lingering bitterness. 4.25/5 This is a light bodied pale ale that is crisp, clean, moderately drying with light lingering dryness, and it sports light carbonation. The carbonation comes off as a slight tickle up front and then dissipates to nothing. 3.75/5 This is a flavorful pale ale that borderlines on sessionable. The aromas and flavors are simple but well executed. 4/5

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of adam36
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

SAVOR D.C. 2017

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

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4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shotkev4
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cd34
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ericcmay
4.67/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of trmiller24
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of damndirtyape
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, filled on 06/06/17 07.59.42. Served in a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Golden yellow - mostly clear with the tinest bit of haze. Rocky off white head with plenty of persistent lacing.

Smell: Light floral and orange notes.

Taste: Nicely hoppy. Citrus up front with a hint of fruity esters, then a cracker-like malt, following by a sharp piney and grapefruit bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Really quite sticky on the teeth. Lingers for quite awhile. Good carbonation and thickness - a little chewy maybe due to the stickiness of the hop oils.

Overall / Drinkability: Well hopped for an APA. Went well with food (burger and fries) but I find I would only want one per evening. Of all the odd things, it's the stickiness of the hop oils on this one - feels like it just keeps lingering and builds up more and more with each sip to the point that I didn't want any more. Flavor and aroma good, but just one per evening with this due to the mouthfeel. Has to be a personal issue on this one because the beer was quite good in all other aspects.

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

Photo of markjarema11
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Egotist
4.74/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of basaywhat
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours a golden yellow with an off-white head. The smell is toasted malt, citrus, floral. The taste is toasted malt then a big citrus rush ending fruity and dry. Light in body with slightly above average carbonation level.

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3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Fist City from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 91% out of 100 with 680 ratings
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