Revolution Fistcal Cliff
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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Today we’re releasing Fistcal Cliff, an IPA brewed in collaboration with Half Acre, Three Floyds, and Bluejacket for the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference. This brew proves that multiple parties can indeed create something beautifully balanced. Each brewery provided their own hops and we dry-hopped it twice with hops from Hop Head Farms. Our Brewmaster Jim Cibak calls this a "deceptively drinkable hoppy ale" with flavors and aromas of spring flowers, a smorgasbord of fresh citrus, and a faint hint of mint.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (6091) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
From notes, 4 oz draft pour consumed on 5/18/2013 at ChurchKey. Golden honey/amber color with off-white head. Aromas of sweet fruit, caramel, toffee, light herbs. Tastes of pine, grapefruit, lemon, lime, floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (3007) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Draft at Bavarian Lodge. Hazy orange color in a fat tulip glass. Bubbly head that leaves many layers of lace. Nose reveals fresh green hops, mostly with pine notes. Taste is full of bright crystal malt and piny hops in pleasing proportions. After a few sips, the sides of my tongue feel a bit of burn from mint, or is that apricot dipped in unsweetened cocoa powder. In other words, very complex, full of flavor, yet enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
northropfrye (3289) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
A great colloboration IPA. Everything you’d want in an IPA (and a drugstore...sorry, my bad, obscure Canadian joke), clearish body, great resinous bitter, balanced IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamflower (772) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 6, 2013
Draft sample shared with northropfrye at brewpub in Chicago. I’ve learned to enjoy IPAs, even if it’s not my favourite style. I enjoyed how floral and spicy this one was.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (5681) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
Had this on draft at the revolution taproom/brewery. Orange clear bubby pour. Pine and citrus aroma. Bitter hoppy and floral. Perfect beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2013
during CBC-white-yellow/gold. A-pine/citrus-orange, some lt malt. T-pine/citrus-orange/resin hops with some bite, lt malt. Crisp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2013
On tap at Revolution. Amber with a thin white head. Aroma is grapefruit up fruit with pine, citrus and resinous notes. Taste is nice with pine, caramel, citrus and a moderate bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Tap at Churchkey for CBC. Poured a golden color with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma was plenty of tropical fruit notes - really hoppy. Plenty of citrus in this one, touch of resin. Flavor was hops, lots of hops. A little chewy. Citrus, tropical fruit notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2013
Draft. Crystal clear amber body with medium off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, intense, orange, mango. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, some pineapple, straw. Medium body, light resin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Draft at Churchkey with Megan sitting next to me, but she’s talking to someone else, so I’m sneaking this one in. Clear bright golden color, fluffy white head. Aroma of nice fruit and perfume with just a touch of scallions. Taste is bitter grass, fruit. Very nice.

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