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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1/5  rDev -73.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

2014-09-06: Sample poured at the Kedzie brewery.

Pours darkish golden, clear with a little head. Smell is nice -- very floral and fruity.

Taste is a little watery and bland.

Mouthfeel is light but sticky. Overall, it's OK.

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Photo of sidetracked
3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

On-tap at Revolution. Supposedly a fresh batch just tapped today.

Clear, deep amber in color with a small cream head that lingers well. Little lacing.

Aroma is not that fragrant. Possibly a mix of piney and lemony hops? Kind of hard to tell what is going on.

The taste starts out as a blast of bitter hops with a bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Malty, bready middle with a light caramel sweetness. Finish is piney and lemony hops mixed with the caramel sweetness. Kind of citrusy, but not bitter.

Medium body with a higher carbonation that is almost foamy in texture. I'm not really digging this.

An all right pale ale that has a nice hop flavor but lets down in the aroma and body. I probably wouldn't order this again.


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3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.39/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap into a tasting glass at the brewpub...A medium copper but very clear. Boring light white head...Aroms is super light, grass mostly but there is a baby puke finish which is very offputing...Thankfully the taste isn't pukey. This is the epitome of an average beer. Super watery which sucks, but taste of hops and caramel so has flavor. Decent to drink..

Average, beer nothing great, but worth sampling at the pub.

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3.43/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Orangish amber colored beer with a finger of white head that left splotches on the sides.

S - Caramel malt backbone with some slight sweet tropical fruit and some bitter, somewhat catty, hops smell. I was hoping for something a little crisper and cleaner on a hot day, but this is more of a down and dirty, hop-forward APA.

T - Sweet caramel, some pineapple and citrus orange. The hops take over mid-taste and turn to a sugary, bitter resin bite. Its not bad, but kind of sweet and edgy, not what I was hoping for.

M - Slightly gritty with active carbonation and medium body.

O - This is a decent, malty, hop-forward APA. Not bad, but one of my least favorite Revolution beers, becomes kind of hard to drink after a while. Wish it was more refreshing.

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3.46/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From 01/21/13 notes. Had on tap at the brewpub in Chicago.

a - Pours a clear orange-amber color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of pale malts, some fruity malts, citrus hops, and bready malts. Some nice fruit and citrus, though not overly hoppy or flavorful.

t - Tastes of wheat, bready malts, pale malts, light fruity malts, citrus, and light vanilla. Light tasting than the nose, something interesting in the backend of the taste, almost like vanilla.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and no bitterness, pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a decent pale ale. Not my favorite beer from Revolution but easy to drink and some decent fruit in the nose. Would have it again but there were better beers on tap.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours rather dark for a pale ale...light red/dark orange hue almost as if a red ale.

Piney, herbal, spice, and earthy.

Resinous pine and some spicy citrus from the hop profile and a great caramel sweet malt balance.

Mouthfeel is slightly thin, but not unexpected in a pale ale, crisp and refreshing.

Overall, a great standard APA to give shot, but I'd rather stick with my go to, Anti-Hero.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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Iron Fist from Revolution Brewing
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