Cross Of Gold | Revolution Brewing

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85
very good
360 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
360
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.38%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
61
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 360 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of drstalker
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBarber
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours bright golden with thousands of bubbles. Sort of looks like ginger ale in appearance. Frothy white head dissipates leaving a thin white film on the beer. Bubbles eventually settle down leaving a clear crisp appearance.

Smell is light and delicate. Floral hops, honey, some mild citrus. Malt notes also peak through. Very simple, but appropriate for the style.

Taste is a well balanced mix of malt and hop. Initially some pale malt flavors up front with a nice floral almost grassy hop bitterness coming through to the finish. Some slight sweetness reminiscent of honey. This is a classic english pale ale. Simple and balanced yet flavorful.

Feel is light, crisp and drinkable.

Overall a very nice example for the style. When fresh this is a great and drinkable beer.

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Meh this one was ok. The carb was a bit off and it almost gushed on my counter. The smell was super malty and the flavor was similar with subtle notes of hops.

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Photo of SteveJeremy
2.96/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pleasantly bitter and hoppy and thoroughly drinkable; a style I can totally appreciate when it's mild and drinkable and this certainly is. Not burdened by an abundance of excessive hops and palette-assaulting flavor and winds up being delicious; would love to see this canned like the current "series" offerings because if it stay sin bombers, even for the great price of $4.99, it'll keep getting overlooked.

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Photo of slipperysoup
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of snowmageddon
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MacStinson
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.17/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of michaelsmith11
3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mambajahamba
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ffshore545
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear, gold in color, with 1/4 inch head and high carbonation. Taste is wheat with light citrus hops and a touch of grapefruit. Super smooth beer that is very tasty. May be one of my favorite English pale ales. Certainly one of the better non-barrel aged beers I have had from Revolution. Perfect warm weather sipper.

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Photo of Dools9
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CraigP83
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nose is slightly sweet and floral, light effervescent pez like

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Photo of BradMacMullin
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Friemdly Toast. Pretty solid lager - little dull, but only 5% so a good pre driving drink. That sounds like a good advertisement

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Photo of bigpty2003
4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice pour, just had a 16oz at Barrett's Alehouse in North Attleboro. It was a nice beer that wasn't very strong.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnParadee
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MJSJr
3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcolw
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark straw with a mild haze. One finger head that leaves an initial ring of lace and then spots thereafter.

The smell starts with an old beer line, stale nose. I then pick up light berry and spicy (like oregano) hop. Overall the aroma is okay but the initial whiff is definitely off.

This starts with an exclusively pale malt flavor. The hop is more biting than the smell suggests. The bitterness lingers almost like a hot sauce. After the initial sip, it's hard to detect the pale malt flavor. The body is predictable for the style. The carbonation leans ever so slightly to the bubbly side.

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Photo of MasterPenguins
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cross Of Gold from Revolution Brewing
3.78 out of 5 based on 360 ratings.
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