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Citra-Hero - Revolution Brewing Company

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269 Ratings
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Ratings: 269
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.96%
Wants: 19
Gots: 44 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 06-25-2014)
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Reviews by joe1510:
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4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber
$7.99
Binny's - Willowbrook

A touch of haze runs through the polished golden body of Citra Hero. A handful of copper highlights flash here and there while carbonation of all shapes and sizes burst up to the surface. The head is white but a little dirty and shallow in height leaving a thin cap along the surface. History lines are left after each drink.

Surprise, surprise! The nose is chock full o' Citra. Big papaya, even bigger mango, and biggest of all....pineapple. A squeeze of peach, a squeeze of tangerine, they all play their part. The malt base is pale enough, biscuity mostly, to let those glorious hops shine. Candied orange peel reaches out as it warms, a little lime zest even. It's bright, citric, and ready to be drank.

Tropicals collide in a burst of flat out juiciness. Pineapple pings off mango pings off papaya. Tangerine comes in spades, one of my favorite aspects of Citra. Again, that orange peel comes around with a touch of sweetness. The malts are pale, crackery and a little biscuity. What can I say besides delicious? Nothing, that's what!

The weight hovers around the middle of the spectrum while the carbonation adds an incredible silkiness. The feel is all at once soft and dry. The swallow dries up quickly leaving behind a mild bitterness. If you told me this beer was 5.5% I would believe that. If you told me 7.5% I would call you a liar. It's dangerous.

Well, RevBrew managed to knock another out of the park. Can they do any wrong? While Citra Hero isn't my favorite of the bunch (Crystal Hero) it is up there pretty damn close. It's juicy, ripe, dry, and drinking like a champ. Get you some!

joe1510, Jul 04, 2014
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Citra-Hero from Revolution Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 269 ratings.