Cross Of Gold | Revolution Brewing

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Cross Of GoldCross Of Gold

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Crisp golden ale with a delicate hop finish. This is our lightest ale and it is brewed with a bit wheat malt for body and Munich and Aromatic malts for and undertone of honey-like sweetness. Lightly dry-hopped with Cascade hops for that classic American golden ale aroma.

25 IBU

Added by emerge077 on 02-04-2010

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Ratings: 356 |  Reviews: 48
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.84/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Lite gold body. Great "beer" aroma. Sweet crisp taste. Very sessionable. Excellent drinkable beer.

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4.12/5  rDev +9%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Think session beer. Nice for hot summer days when you want something a little lighter.

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.11/5  rDev -17.7%

Bottle as a trade extra. Thanks! Pours bright clear golden with a big fluffy white head. Strong aroma of lemon peel and orange rinds, some grass, not much else. Flavor is orange rinds and stale hops, some sweetness like honey, a bit of biscuit malt here. Light bodied and medium plus carbonation. Dirty unpleasant finish. Overall I’m not very impressed with this one.

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4.68/5  rDev +23.8%

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3.4/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of OrestesMethuon
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light, crisp, and pleasingly touched with a slight stone-fruit flavor, this golden ale—while perhaps not one of Revolution's most interesting or distinctive—is one I find myself drinking a lot, both because it's usually found in five-dollar bombers and because it's so solid and flexibly paired. The nose is airy, with grassy, flaxen notes—which match the bright, soft golden hue—along with a refreshing suggestion of Belgian yeasts.

It boasts just the right restraint in its amount of effervescence, as well as with a solid malt selection that's never cloying, too sweet, or otherwise overpowering. There's a lot of balance in each twenty-two-ounce bottle. All in all, it's an incredibly drinkable beer: smooth, clean, and extremely sessionable, with an aforementioned crispness that bespeaks its “English-Style” qualities, but with a seasonal flexibility that belies its designation as a “Summer Ale”. The only discernible downside is, perhaps, just how smooth, clean, and slightly uncharacteristic Cross of Gold is.

Still, it's hard to fault a beer for being too drinkable, even if it isn't extraordinarily interesting or experimental. Really, though, that's the case with many members of Revolution's standard rotation: tasty, drinkable, and of an even, dependable quality, but decidedly less avant garde than the brewery's name might suggest. This is, again, not a slight: it's just a necessary remark in a region that boasts such heavy-hitting tinkerers and boundary-pushers as Three Floyds, Half Acre, Off Color, Two Brothers, and even (when considering the stuff they still brew in Chicago) Goose Island.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.28/5  rDev -13.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.6/5  rDev +21.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

Cross Of Gold from Revolution Brewing
3.78 out of 5 based on 356 ratings.
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