Galaxy-Hero - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 549
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 7.67%
Wants: 55
Gots: 87 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-05-2013

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Photo of dfecteau
3.25/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ok beer. More malty than hoppy for my taste.

Photo of Nolang84
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For me This Is a session beer! The taste of hops is light goes down real smooth. Big fan of revbrew glad I hunted this one down.

Photo of GOBLIN
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Revolution Galaxy Hero

Galaxy Hero

Poured into 10oz snifter

A: Orange to yellow . . . Looks like the sunset on the ocean.

S: I'm assuming galaxy hops along with honey, oranges, Clementines and tangerines.

T: Fantastic ! What Galaxy Hero really reminds me of is a toned down Hop Juju.

M: Crisp and clean.

O: Another amazing ipa from Revolution. I think these guys brew some of the best around.
I also enjoy how they seem to have a different ipa for every hop variety out there.

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a long stemmed tulip)
A- This beer pours a clear apricot body with a thin snow white head that sticks to the glass in thin sheets of white film. There is a sluggish micro carbonation working its way to the surface.

S- The green herbal hops have a juicy quality to the with some unripe citrus in the finish. The full aroma can be smelled even during the pour.

T- The full woody green hops have a dark papery quality to them with a pungency in the finish. There is an unripe lemon taste in the finish with some sweet malt popping through as it opens. The mellow pungency is full as it lingers in the aftertaste. As the beer opens up there is a wintergreen flavor in the finish of the hops.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a tight fizz that compliments the hop finish very nicely.

O- This beer has some nice full hop character with an interesting depth that is more woody dark unripe fruit and wintergreen. There was good malt support and the pungency finished in nicely without much bitterness.

Photo of timc100
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Clear gold with a foamy white head. Looks very nice, nothing special.

S: Galaxy! Incredibly fresh, crisp and dry. There is a tangerine, orange, mango pungency - like a tang. Slighter sugared grapefruit peel. A vinous chardonnay grape dryness in the background as well as slight strawberry sweetness.

T: Incedibly crisp and refreshing, vinous dryness. The nose is super sweet and I am glad that taste isn't. Hit first with a slap of bitterness, then a galactic crisp burst of tropical fruits, finishes dry. Not very complex, but very tasty

P: Light/medium body - feels like a good IPA. Very refreshing

O: A great variant on an already great IPA. Love NZ hops

Photo of Sammy
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A solid IPA, with lovely complex grapefruit orange tangerine citrus taste. Very drinkable. Carbonation is right there. Bg IBU but not a palate eraser. Bottle from 20 West Side Wine and Spirits. Slightly orange colour, good retained head. Some bubblegum.

Photo of spacecake9
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very good IPA, low on the bitter scale and very drinkable.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650 mL poured into a Teku snifter.

Appearance - Golden yellow. Clear. Small white head. Retains well.

Smell - Nice citrus hop. Grapefruit. Orange. A little bit of grain.

Taste - Less impressive. More sweetness comes through. More grapefruit than orange hop. Grain very prominent. Medium bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation. Drinks easily.

Overall - Better aroma than taste. Smells like a double but tastes like a single IPA.

Photo of mjc3151
4.68/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - very clear, golden color, not much head

S - smells of hops and sweetness, almost like a double ipa

T - strong citrus flavor, strong hop flavor. not bitter at all. kinda reminds me of 3F zombie dust

M - medium carbonation, goes down easy

O - Very good beer, must try this if you enjoy IPAs

Photo of bashiba
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

horny cloudy orange hey late so bring of a head

the smell is classic galaxy they bright citrus nose anytime grass

the flavors are but mine for IPA just a light bit of Brady caramel malt touch of Citrus Heights but lacking in the bitterness I would expect in the style.

the mouth feels a bit send just a touch of resume on file.

overall it's a pretty decent night PA nice feature of the tremendous galaxy house could use just a touch more to really be excellent.

Photo of emerge077
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glowing bright sunny orange, frothy with a compact layer of foam on the surface, delicate lace adheres to the glass. Coverage is pretty good, settles to a broken skim halfway through.

Citrusy grapefruit pith, floral hop oils, pungent hoppiness though slightly restrained.

Bittersweet hoppiness, citrus zest and greenery, orange sweetness flashes by, with lingering resiny hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Light to medium bodied with ample carbonation. Tasty and very drinkable.

Photo of kingston2
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice golden color. Very fine head that dissipates and leaves light lacing along the edges of the glass. Smell is subtle but nice lemon and citrus is prominent. Nicely bitter but with a malty backbone of sweetness offsetting it. Finishes long and leaves me wanting another sip. Good job Revolution!!!!

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Robbie and Adam for this one! Bottled on 04/02/13 and poured in to snifter.

A - Translucent medium yellow with one finger of white head.

S - Mix of pine, orange rind, mango and pineapple with sweet honey in the background.

T - Moderate bitterness for the style with peach, mango, pineapple and pine flavours. A noticeable honey/caramel malt sweetness provides some balance.

M -Medium body. Sticky and oily. Light to moderate carbonation.

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.

Photo of yamar68
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle thanks to scalzo!

Ruby gold body with some nice beading, produces a finger+ off-white head that leaves behind layers of lace.

Nose is tropical and citric... dense... bittersweet...

Oranges and peaches, tame bitterness, semisweet. I like. This one is gonna go down quick.

Photo of kendallc24
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

great IPA, somewhat light yet heavy alcohol taste.

consumed on draft, links taproom chicago 3/14

Photo of ThickNStout
3.72/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle from Binny's Beverage Depot (Chicago, IL). 7.99. No bottle date. Served in a Three Floyds teku.

Pours deep gold with about two fingers of pillowy pale head that shrinks to a thin layer and leaves large sheets of lace.

Smells citrusy and floral. Grapefruit, mango, peach and flowers.

The taste delivers on the nose. Mango, peach, grapefruit, rind, pine, flower petals, dried biscuit, faint caramel, pepper and grass.

Medium body, slightly oily with moderate carbonation. Only mildly bitter floral finish with the malts showing up a little more towards the end.

A solid, if not outstanding, IPA. It has some nice citrus notes but falls a bit short on both bitterness and malts for my tastes. Still, I'd drink it again and it went down smoothly enough that I had no problem finishing the bomber myself.

Photo of BB1313
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a transparent golden with a slight hazy; nice fluffy white head that leaves good lacing and retention. The aromas have a nice amount of sweet mango, melon, pineapple, orange peel, lemon zest. There's a touch of garlic/onion, but barely. Not much malt detected, although there are subtle hints of caramel malt. The flavors are very crisp. Lots of grapefruit, lemon, and tons of pine needles. The flavors are good, but they're one dimensional and doesn't have a whole lot of depth, in my opinion. This one is definitely on the drier side. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied and has active carbonation. The alcohol goes unnoticed and it's very refreshing. It becomes tastier the more you drink it.

This is a really nice IPA. It's right there with Anti-Hero. This is crisp and refreshing. Very fun to drink. Well done.

Photo of HoppyDrinker
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent beer. Great florals, medium ibu taste, hoppy aftertaste, leaves you wanting to come back for more.

Photo of Rope
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A dark yellow hue, thin head.

This is a real treat. Sweet lemons flowing into a pineapple bubblegum.

A mellow sweetness, with a fantastic citrus bitter aftertaste. A slight grassy herbalism hides in the background.

Small sharp bubbles move those hop oils along.

An excellent showcase of what distinct hop flavor can be.

Photo of Justin_Neff
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a 50W Tulip glass

A: Pours a semi-translucent, bright orange body with a frothy white head. Sticky lacing clings to the glass for a decent amount of time.

S: Loads of pine and citrus hops in the nose.

T: Follows the nose. Very hop dominant, reminiscent of a solid west coast IPA, with not a ton of malt backbone. Lots of grapefruit bitterness. Lemon.

M: Oily. Medium body. High carbonation. A good mix of creamy, yet still prickly. Refreshing.

O: Not overly complex, but very well-done. Clean and very crisp. Revolution is really stepping their game up. This was a really solid brew. Excited to try the crystal hero next.

Photo of csparace
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is actually my second bottle of this fine beer. Shared the first one with a good friend and decided that it was so good I'd like to have another for myself. Revolution makes some interesting stuff and I think this one is really a bit more of a simple beer for them, but turned out really well.

Smell (4.00) – So so fruity. Like sticking my nose in a pineapple. In honesty, a tad overpowering and the pineapple is covering everything else up. Slight hints of caramel but I can't be sure since I seem to be taking a trip to the Bahamas.

Appearance (4.50) – Honey with carbonation rising to the top. Pours with a 2 finger head of large fluffy bubbles. Fades quickly. Really beautiful beer - the color

Taste (4.25) – Relieved that it doesn't taste like fruit punch. Pine notes that aren't that intense but still very forward in the taste. Some definite sweetness but nothing too much. The hops aren't all that bitter but still give hopheads like myself the satisfaction we're looking for. The hops linger around for quite a while and are the last aspect to fade. The taste otherwise doesn't change that much over time.

Mouthfeel (4.50)– Light, crisp, and smooth. Carbonation levels are great. Does not leave lips sticky.

Overall (4.50) – Really solid IPA. Love the galaxy hop content in this. Super refreshing and tasty. Not the most complex beer on the market, but definitely one of my favorites from Revolution.

Photo of WillCarrera
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle, no bottled-on date, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden color, topped with an inch of white head, leaves nice lacing.

S- Huge blast of tropical fruit, herbal, leafy hops, some malty sweetness.

T- Wow. Loads of tropical fruit right up front again, but there's a huge, very distinct tangerine flavor here that I wasn't picking up on as much in the aroma. Some slightly piney, herbal bitterness, a bit of caramel malt.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, nice carbonation.

O- This is awesome stuff, I'm a big fan of the hops from this region right now, and the tangerine and fruit flavors in this beer are excellent. If I could get a six-pack of this I would be really, really happy.

Photo of TMoney2591
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Local Option cervoise.

The dude on the label kinda looks like he would fit well as a Tick villain... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-cream-white foam. The nose comprises ruby red grapefruit zest, blood orange zest, peach (or maybe it's apricot...), very mild caramel, and light pine resin. The taste brings in more of the same, though now the pine is swinging around some extra heft, and the fruits are all toned-down a bit. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda sticky and drying-ish finish. Overall, a very nice IPA, one that showcases the Galaxy varietal pretty well.

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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Galaxy-Hero from Revolution Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 549 ratings.