Iron Fist | Revolution Brewing

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Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dry-hopped American ale featuring Centennial, Cascade, Chinook and Amarillo hop varieties.

Added by emerge077 on 02-04-2010

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- This beer pours a deep copper body with a gentle carbonation of tiny bubbles supporting a perfectly smooth creamy head of light tan that sticks to the glass in sheets with each sip.

S- The juicy green cascade citrus hops have a dry slightly buttery (diacetyl) caramel malt note that gives it a nice British lean.

T- There is some dry but juicy citrus hops that have a minty hint to them with a slightly woody hop finish that lingers just a moment after each sip.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a tight crisp fizz in the finish that compliments the hops.

O- The nice deep hop profile has no bitterness just great hop flavor and the buttery character adds nicely to the malt notes.

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4.33/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an above average pale ale. If you like Sierra Nevada, this is right up your alley. Not overly hoppy, more of a balanced brew but enough hop presence to remind you that you're drinking an APA. If you consider yourself a hophead, you'd be better off with their Anti-Hero IPA though.

Only had a sample portion of this brew but there were no other reviews so I figured I'd throw something down.

UPDATE: just grabbed a growler of their new/2nd batch and this is even better than their first! This is far superior to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (but along the same lines). Great hop aroma. A full-flavored brew that's an excellent example of craft beer. Try this if you like Mad Hatter by New Holland, very similar.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

This one is brewery-only. Big hoppy juicy profile like Anti-Hero, but without as much depth. More complex than most other pales I have had.

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4.22/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Copper in color. Clear. Active carbonation is perceivable. Served with about a 1/4" of off-white head. Decent lacing.

S: Heavy floral notes. Orange blossom. A little citrus.

T: Light, grainy malts. Maybe a little seltzer from all of the carbonation. Chewy finish of citrus and mild pine hops.

M: On the lighter side of medium with a quite active carbonation.

D: A very drinkable pale that reminds me of a toned-down AK or Daisy Cutter. This beer will make a wonderful addition to the Chicago beer scene.

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4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ Revolution Brewing Company (Chicago, IL) on 8/7/10. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a clear dark copper, with a ½ finger of creamy eggshell-white head. This retains with a thin, yet frothy, layer which coats the sides of the glass with a sticky smattering of lace. The aroma is floral with bitter grapefruit notes, while a more dank and earthy hop tones sit underneath. Tropical smelling pineapple and mango character mixes with some gentle feeling breadiness from the malts to sweeten the profile up some. The hops really shine here though, blowing fresh flavor up the nostrils with each sniff.

The taste really packs in the hop flavors, being bright with grapefruit, earth, and citrus rind, with just the right amount of spice and bitter fruit left over in the finish. Grainy sweetness from the Pale malts mixes with some sweeter fruit to balance the hops out while still letting them sit at the forefront of this. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with an easy feeling creamy slickness that just allows this to move effortlessly around in the mouth. Very quaffable overall feel.

Very easydrinking Pale here with a full hop profile that brings the flavor but without overdoing the bitterness. A tasty thrist quencher here for sure. Another solid brew from Revolution.

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Iron Fist from Revolution Brewing
3.81 out of 5 based on 134 ratings.
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