Galaxy-Hero | Revolution Brewing Company

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Revolution Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Spring

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Added by MasterSki on 04-05-2013

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Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beige head. Clear golden orange.

Tropical and dank at the same time. Juicy fruit hops. Weedy and sticky. Grapefruit citrus.

Medium bodied. Ends sticky.

Solid offering.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a hazy golden orange with a rocky, 2 finger off white head. Retention is excellent and there are massively thick sheets of lacing. Smell is subdued, but still nice. Citrus, floral and a slight earthiness are most apparent with some crackery malt. Taste is similar, but much more pronounced. There is also a peppery hop taste in the finish that keeps you coming back for more. Feel is light side of medium and crisp. Very drinkable. Overall a very nice beer. I just wish the aroma was a bit stronger.

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Photo of parris
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Somewhat cloudy golden pour.

Peppery, citrusy hops on the nose, same with the flavor. Mild harshness with the aftertaste.

Medium body.

Overall pretty dang tasty.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can poured into a Sam adams glass

Clear gold, steady stream of micro carbonation, billowy, frothed two finger white foam cap, good lacings, looks great

Aroma of citrus, passion fruit, cracker, peppery spice, pine

Taste of paso fruit, citrus hops, good bite, lingers nicely

Bitterness lingers on the tongue, medium mouthfeel,

Damn, I like this beer!

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Photo of tigg924
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Pours 1/3 inch head, clear, gold in color. Taste is honey, lemon, and sharp citrus hops balanced of by crackery malt. Starts sweet with with a dry/bitter end. Very well balanced and super tasty. This is an IPA that I would come back to.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can, date stamped 03/02/3016
A - deep golden colored body capped with a tall, frothy ivory head that holds good retention
S - big juicy, tropical aroma with passion fruit, mandarin orange, mango, and faint pineapple, a bit of caramel and honey mixed in with pale malt
T - fresh and juicy, bitter and sweet with mandarin zest, passion fruit, mango, pine, light caramel, grain, typical Revolution yeast
M - medium body, resinous, finishes bittersweet and quite clean
O - great beer and great utilization of the Galaxy hop. This has the wow factor I was hoping for and I'm loving that this is offered in cans now!

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Photo of cjgator3
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a snifter. Dated 03/02/2016 on the bottom of the can. This is a fresh can and it shows in the nose with bright, fresh, citrusy hops. The taste like the aroma is deliciously hoppy and really showcases the hop profile as the main focus. Great beer!

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Photo of BSiegs
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A deep gold color, plenty of bright white foam. It recedes and leaves a ring, with moderate lacing. The nose is dank, grassy, piney, resinous. The taste follows exactly, resinous on the swallow. Body and carbonation are medium, and it is a really smooth, creamy beer. Bitter finish. Very good, but middle of the pack in the Rev Hero series.

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Photo of soze47
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from can into a tulip glass. Caramel orange in color with light stickiness in the head. Nose isn't that potent but a nice sweetness rises as it warms lending a glow to the hop aromas. Aggressively hopped beer that doesn't shy away from bitterness. Tons of grapefruit bitterness, but a tangerine sweetness comes in as it warms and plays with the malt a bit. Lots of rind. Body is pretty great, it sits on the palette just enough to also be easy drinking if you have a high tolerance for hops.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I brought this ale with me from Ohio to the beach in FLA because it's important to not be at the mercy of crappy beer stores. Luckily, there is great beer available within walking distance of my condo, but I'm still happy I brought this beauty.

It opens golden and nearly clear, with medium fine bubbles. The aroma is a pronounced hoppy malty smell, and really quite exceptional. The taste is also well balanced for the style. It actually tastes stronger and maltier than the alcohol would indicate. Perhaps my can is a little older or maybe they just balanced it well, either way, it really works well - the can should be pretty fresh. The aftertaste is a nice, refreshing bitterness. This reminds me of why I love AIPA's.

Highly recommended, unless you want one of those boring one dimensional AIPA's, cuz this one rocks the malts and hops.

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Photo of LAp
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a clear gold tone, with a foamy, matrix of head that rises 3 fingers from the beer, and descends leaving good lacing with solid retention. Dry pine hops on a thick malt backbone best sum up both the nose and palate. Citrus notes are somewhat prominent on the nose, but sour to an an almost kumquat like flavor on the palate (a welcome transition). Mouthfeel is crisp and thin-medium, like most of Revolution's IPAs.

Revolution again makes a beer that somehow elegantly blurs the lines between east and west coast. The beer is nothing jump-out-of-the-glass incredible, just a thoroughly drinkable, solidly balanced beer. I tend to skew away from maltier IPAs, but Revolution seems to mix in just the right amount of dry hops to find a brilliant middle way. This beer is clearly the spiritual sequel to Anti-Hero and Unsessionable...or perhaps differently put, Revolution has a clear style, and this beer doesn't stray far from it, but when that style is a winning one, why change?

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Photo of laketang
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

poured from a 12 oz. can into glass.

slightly hazy orange with a large bubble head.i get a nice balance of hops zythos and galaxy hops provide
good bittering, with high alpha acid, especially galaxy. and I like the bitter citrus from the galaxy too.
there is some mango like sweetness in the finish, but is more towards the bitter side. great beer.

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Photo of DJChaseTheBase
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap @ Revolution Brewery. I would have to say this is a nice session IPA, that goes down very nicely. Great mango flavors and a very minimal amount of hoppy bitterness on that aftertaste.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Golden orange, clear, with a bright white head, and extensive lacing.

S - Mango and lemon, grass and resinous pine, citrus zest.

T - Bright hit of hop fruit and chewy pine resin. A mild malt keeps things from turning too bitter, and the close is a slow bitter fade.

M - Strong carbonation, but significant drying in the close, nevertheless.

O - A powerful, hop forward IPA, delicious, with just enough malt to prevent a palate wrecking experience.

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Photo of Mike_Honcho1
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Poured a light orange/dark yellow with a quickly dissipating 1 finger of head into my snifter from a 22oz Bomber. This left behind spotty lacing on the glass as I enjoyed it.

Smell: I'm smelling passionfruit, slight citrus and a slight biscuity note on the nose. Also comes in with some earthy hop notes which I suspect is from the Galaxy hops.

Taste: The hops show up right on the front of the tongue with some nice citrus notes along with earthy tones. There is also a nice hoppy spiciness to the brew. The biscuit and cracker notes from the malt balance out the brew nicely. A nice touch of bitterness makes for a well balanced IPA.

Feel: This is medium bodied with a nice amount of carbonation. This comes off a bit on the chewy side.

Overall: This is a nice IPA that I would recommend. Revolution makes good brews but I would've liked for them to date the bottle as I am not sure how fresh this beer is which is critical for an IPA.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clean tasting ipa. Not a lot of bitterness. Hints of citrus and tropical fruits but balanced with the dry malt backbone. Super easy drinking, very light aroma. It's good.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale yellow orange color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Herbal, grassy, light citrus, and spicy hops followed by toasted, biscuity, and caramel malts.

Taste: Same hop flavor as I smelled with a biscuity, chewy, caramel malts, and medium bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy, light bitterness, refreshing, medium carbonation, and light to medium bodied.

Overall: A nice IPA. Not really getting as much hop flavor as everyone else, but still enjoyable. Wouldn't mind trying out on draft next time around.

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Photo of smcolw
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Gold color with a bit of haze. Good starting head that leaves an initial rim of lace.

Grapefruit rind and raw bitter hop are the predominant smells.

Decent malt base but the rest is straight bitterness. Full bodied with a low carbonation level.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a clear, dark honey color. Frothy, uneven head. Consistent lacing. Galaxy and Zythos hops. I just had the regular Anti Hero from Revolution, so let's see what these hops do to differentiate themselves. Zesty, tsemi-tropical fruit hops. I am pretty with the aroma of Galaxy and have no experience with Zythos. The very distinct Galaxy scent is detectable but it's clearly blended with other varietals. Fruit medley and herbal hops. Some slightly sweet apricot and pineapple. Some airy, pale malt sweetness. Flavor is mixture of tropical fruit hop, grassy hop, candied malt, and some sneaky bitterness. Many fruity notes to pick out. Malt doesn't overpower the hop showcase. Medium bodied. Bitterness really roars a couple seconds after each sip. No complaints here.

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not much on the nose hop up front but smooth at finish this is very drinkable but different than the ipa we are getting used to
Edit I let this sit and with a little warmth this is fantastic

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Photo of snaotheus
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Sample poured at the Kedzie brewery on Saturday, 6 September 2014.

Pours clear golden with a small white head. Not much carbonation. Smell is nice, grassy, a little spicy, but muted.

Taste is honey and flowers and bitter pine -- tends toward sweet.

Mouthfeel is medium and slick. Overall, this is a quite tasty beer.

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Photo of GJ40
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 22oz bottle I picked up during a recent visit to Chicago.

Golden and quite clear with a smallish head of large bubbles. Some lacing. Aroma is tropical fruit. Flavor follows with some citrus added in. There's much more hop flavor than bitterness. Nice variety. Slightly thin with a moderately high carbonation.

Very nice!

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Photo of KFBR392
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled April 3rd, 2014

Appearance: Golden color with darker accents of orange. Finger of bubbly head on the pour which settled in to a layer across the top while drinking. Average amount of active carbonation for the style.

Smell: Soft fruits on the front with accents of kiwi, mango, pineapple, tangerines, and mangos. A potent piney opens up and really plays well off the bright fruit hop tones. There are some grassier hop notes as well. The airy fruity softness really rides through and carries the aroma. Some caramel malt hints keep the hops grounded.

Taste: Bright tropical fruits really pop on the front. Some heavier hop notes of saturated oranges shine through but the notes of pineapple, grapefruit, kiwi, citrus, and mangos. Balanced, rounded pine really adds some very welcome bitterness on the body. The finish is a very complex mixture of bright fruits, caramel malt sweetness, with some lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation really stands out, adding a pleasant brightness with supreme drinkability. Great balance on the mouthfeel of bitterness and sweetness.

Overall: Man a well craft Galaxy IPA is really tough to beat. This has the layers and hop profile of a much bigger beer. Revolution has a solid handle on all their IPAs and this one certainly has stood out for me. 6 pack cans soon.

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Photo of Omnium
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can > Tulip Glass

A - Slightly hazed gold with a nice dense frothy white head, medium lacing
S - Lovely aroma, pine, white grape, floral, melon, citrus peel light pale malt, slightly dank grassiness, but it could be a little more pronounced.
T - Really nice floral and citrus tones, grape, pine, cracker malt, some melon, but its all kinda tuned down unfortunately, though still very tasty.
M - This is probably my favorite part about this, its so crisp and refreshing, a little lingering bitterness, but very mild and balanced in body.
O - Great single hop galaxy IPA, good flavor and aroma, excellent crisp and bright feel, now that its in cans is just about the best thing ever.

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Photo of LovingCup
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz. bomber.

Appearance: Deep golden hue with sheen. Can't really see through. Carbonation bubbles persist. Lacing dissipates.

Smell: Wow! So juicy. Pineapple. Tangerines. Like a fruit basket. Incredibly aromatic.

Taste/Overall: Awesome bottle art. Enjoyable. the taste is drier. A bit bitter. I thought it was a good deal for $5.99 a bomber. I honestly can't say I'd regularly buy this over the regular Anti-Hero at $9.99 a sixer, though. I'm glad I tried it. Gotta love them galaxy hops! If you're a fan, Id' mos def recommend this and "8 bit" by Talltree

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Galaxy-Hero from Revolution Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.