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Galaxy-Hero - Revolution Brewing Company


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264 Ratings
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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 8.13%

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-05-2013)
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Photo of ThickNStout


3.69/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2013 18:41:08 | More by ThickNStout
Photo of bashiba


3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 02:16:34 | More by bashiba
Photo of Alieniloquium


3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 03:12:10 | More by Alieniloquium
Photo of homebrew311


3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Awesome label art here, can't wait to try it. Appearance is a clear golden, identical to Anti Hero with layer of white head and decent lacing. The nose is more lemony than Anti Hero with less pine and bitterness. The malt profile comes through pretty strong with dry bread and graham cracker. The nose isn't as aromatic as its counterpart which makes it slightly less appealing. The taste is light on bitterness and heavy on fruity galaxy hops. It seems as if the hop schedule for Anti Hero just works better for the grain bill as the Galaxy just seems to lack depth in this instance. Still an enjoyable and drinkable IPA. Moderate body with appropriate carbonation. Overall, tasty, just not as good as Anti-Hero.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 06:29:45 | More by homebrew311
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 03:29:20 | More by Sammy
Photo of HuskyinPDX


3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 5.15.13
Thanks bstyle.

A - Pours a hazy light to medium orange with a 3/4 inch very light than head with good retention.

S - Orange, pine, some slight melon.

T - Leafy, grassy hops and some more subtle melon.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Solid - middle of the road IPA. Smooth and no bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 05:00:59 | More by HuskyinPDX
Photo of Fcolle2


4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: pours amber in color with a 2 finger milky white head. Head has good retention some nice lacing.

S: lots of nice fruity hop aromas going on here. Notes of tangerine and guava. Very tropical. Mangos and pineapple follow with undertones of malt.

T: a little malt upfront and then the hops hit. Lots of bitterness on the palate. Citrus on the exhale with some grass laced in between.

M: moderate carbonation. Nice oily feel from the hops lets the bitterness stay on the palate for a good amount of time.

O: galaxy hops give lost of nice tropical fruit aromas. Good bitterness and some of the tropical flavors pull through on the exhale. Solid ipa from a solid brewery.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 00:38:03 | More by Fcolle2
Photo of Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought from Binnys in Des Plaines.

The look is nice, a solid orange with a decent head and some lacing, deeper dark center in th core of the beer.

The smell is interesting, it has a taffy like malt edge mixed with more of a fruity and herbal edge, no pine or citrus rind to speak of, more of an English style hop presence that I have noticed from the galaxy hop variety, it's nice and warmer than a normal American made ipa.

The taste follows suit, it has a very earthy herbal slightly bitter edge to it with some some sweeter malt notes to it that have a little bit of alcohol sweetness to it somehow, even at the semi low abv. It has some tangerine flavor to it too after a minute, it's more of a sweet tangerine instead of a harsh citrus blast. Mouthfeel is solid, good carbonation proper body.

A nice flavor, but I prefer the American bitter hop varietal hoppy beers better for my palate, but this is very intresting and unique.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 19:15:09 | More by Dreadnaught33
Photo of BB1313


4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 23:27:09 | More by BB1313
Photo of midnitesun11


4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear rich golden color with a nice white head. Has sporadic carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom. Smells of fresh citrus and passion fruit. Has a underlying hoppiness to it as well. Really pleasant fresh aroma! The taste is that of a typical American IPA. Does have a little citrus fruitiness to it and has a good malty feel. Hops are prevalent and leave a nice lingering bitter finish. Overall this galaxy hero was no superman or batman but a solid green lantern! I'd reccomend it for sure, not the best IPA but a solid choice!

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 00:34:43 | More by midnitesun11
Photo of maxcoinage


4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into imperial pint glass with a nice 2 inch head color is a nice golden delicious looking brew.

Aroma is fantastic I absolutely love it (galaxy hop!?!) It’s a lovely floral and citrus smell.

Mouthfeel is medium carb and body is medium-light

Taste is a bit of piney, resinous hops with a crisp, slightly bitter finish that lingers for a bit.

Overall this is a solid IPA. The aroma really had my hopes up but taste didn’t match, but still really enjoying it. Not sure id buy another bomber as a beer really needs to be outstanding to warrant buying at bomber price

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 02:17:16 | More by maxcoinage
Photo of WolfsbaneBloom


4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, clear golden yellow with two fingers of frothy off-white foam.

Smell: Lots of resiny pine with light notes of citrus fruits and pineapple.

Taste: Follows the nose with big, bitter pine and acidic citrus (mainly grapefruit and orange) with a faint caramel malt backbone.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and crisp with a smooth finish.

Overall, this was a pretty good IPA but nothing spectacular. It's a very bitter beer that lacks complexity but it's tasty nonetheless and surprisingly smooth.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 03:11:34 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
Photo of inlimbo77


4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz, Bottled 4/2/13
Tulip glass

A: Crystal clear golden yellow/orange color. Full finger of fluffy bright white head. Good carbonation. Sticky lacing bits on the glass.

S: Big fruity hop nose. Big grapefruit. Overripe peach. Mango. Light malt bill.

T: Nice sharp astringency bitterness on tip of tongue. Taste those nice fruity hops: peach and mango and grapefruit. Nice balance of sweet malts. Dry finish.

M: Medium bodied.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 13:52:00 | More by inlimbo77
Photo of emerge077


4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 02:12:24 | More by emerge077
Photo of Florida9


4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: A surprisingly clear deep yellow-amber in color. Forms a sizable, fluffy, white head that sticks around for a while. Good retention. Moderate lacing.

S: Aroma is quite pleasant. Given that this is hopped with Galaxy, it is unsurprisingly citrus forward, with lots of sweet orange notes. Tangerine and clementine. A slight hint of floral.

T: The taste is similar, but the sweetness is not as pronounced. Orange, orange pith, and even a touch of lemon. The finish is herbal, bordering on medicinal.

M: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. The bitterness is mild; quite restrained actually, but there is an unpleasant oily, resiny quality to the beer that only develops a good minute or so after the swallow.

O: Overall, this is a very nice beer. I'm a fan of Galaxy hops and this beer showcases them nicely.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 00:42:08 | More by Florida9
Photo of maximum12


4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to fiver29, who should have a much higher number to reflect his status as a Cy Young-level trader. He's sent me my first real tastes of Revolution, which I've been looking forward to. 22 oz. bomber split with my wife on a normally alcohol-free Sunday night. But hey, no work tomorrow! Yeeeehaaa!

Pour is filtered orange-red, mostly clear, like a sunbeam stuck in the glass. The sunbeam smells like good hops: orange, or mango, or something that keeps morphing into a tropical mixed-use orchard with a lot of squashed fruit. Plus an underlying sweetness that doesn't distract from the hops; kind of like a good bra. I like it.

Galaxy-Hero makes me want get up & raise a fist in the air: viva la Revolution! The same fruit bushel from the nose is embracing my palate vigorously. The bitterness comes close behind, & I can feel it right between my two front teeth, flaying the skin on the top of my mouth. The sting is good. The finish is a mild sweetness, florals, a blade or two of grassiness. Lovely slickness that's simultaneously drying, easy to drink.

Very good that tips over into excellent, this is easy to drink, tasty, complex, & bitter. What more would you want? Too many breweries are popping up with half-assed IPAs. None of that going on here. Lovely beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 01:52:50 | More by maximum12
Photo of WankelEngine


4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter
Reviewed from notes taken from whenever. Audit me. See if I care.

A: Pours a clear, golden color. There is an off-white head which fades quickly to a spotty cap.

S: A sharp citrus/pine aroma with some herbal notes. Orange peel and a hint of caramel.

T: Pine is potent but not as sharp as in the aroma. Citrus is present but subdued and joined by a little bit of peach. The finish is a lingering herbal flavor. Mild alcohol flavor as the drink warms in the glass.

M: Medium bodied with sharp, foamy carbonation.

O: Great beer. Bitter, fruity, crisp. A step up from the regular Anti-hero.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 00:02:08 | More by WankelEngine
Photo of wyatt13


4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My friend Chris shared this one, and it was split three ways. Thanks Chris! Bottled on date of 4/2/13, so it's just about three weeks old. Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into my 7venth Sun tulip glass.

A - Pours a clear goldenrod color, with a full two fingers of head. After a couple minutes in the glass, it fizzles away to a small cap of foam. Not a whole lot of lacing.

S - Sweet & tropical fruits abound, such as pineapple juice. A bit of mango or fruit cocktail syrup as well. This smells incredibly fresh & juicy.

T - A nice tropical character, with some lemony sweetness as well. A bit of grassy or piney hop character to add some nice complexity. A nice amount of bitterness at the back end after the sweetness is left behind.

M - Medium-bodied and a nice amount of carbonation. Leaves an appealing sticky residue on the lips and inside of the mouth.

O - I think I may like the regular Anti-Hero a little better, but this is still a great beer. The galaxy hops really shine through, but I think it may be to the detriment of the beer's balance.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 02:18:42 | More by wyatt13
Photo of TMoney2591


4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 05:38:12 | More by TMoney2591
Photo of GOBLIN


4.14/5  rDev -1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 02:02:38 | More by GOBLIN
Photo of facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a beautiful clean golden/copper pour, lots of visible carbonation and 2 fingers of fluffy white head which gave off a tremendous amount of lacing. smells of fresh cut grass, grapefruit, pine, and bread. a delicious bready and refreshing beer with a nice burst of grapefruit and grassy hops. nicely balanced bitterness through the glass. a very refreshing beer for the summer time, and perfect for hoppy beer lovers. it's in no way a hop bomb, but it is very nicely done as far as ipa style goes. medium body with medium carbonation, very easy drinking and refreshing.

this is my first brew from revolution and i'm definitely enjoying it. i'd like to try some more of their stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 16:17:17 | More by facundoCNB
Photo of yamar68


4.18/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 16:51:13 | More by yamar68
Photo of TTAmod


4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is brewed for the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. It's an IPA with Galaxy and Zythos hops. This sample was poured into a pint glass.

A: Bright orange, clear liquid with a sizable white head with good retention. The carbonation is quite lively.

S: Smell is very pungent orange citrus and pine....very strong hop smell. Nice.

T: Taste is very good....orange creme, mango, papaya, grapefruit. There's also a sharp pine and raw leafy hop presence, especially near the end. Bitterness is pretty much non-existent until the end, but even then it's not a very strong bitterness. It's fairly dry, but there's a nice abundance of citrus and raw hop flavors.

Malt is there, but it's not too intruding....a hop profile with Galaxy and Zythos doesn't really need much malt backup.

M: Medium body, messaging carbonation, and slightly creamy. Very drinkable and not offensive at all.

O: One of the better IPAs I've had in awhile. Unfortunately, it's just a one-time deal. Shame, because I would buy this stuff a lot. As others have noted, it's sort of similar to a Zombie Dust or even a Sculpin, but a bit more rough around the edges.

Still, this is an excellent IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 02:36:46 | More by TTAmod
Photo of MasterSki


4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Kedzie taproom. Served in a plastic cup at first, then a pint glass.

A - Nice creamy foam settles to a thick cap and plenty of splotchy lacing. Lightly hazed golden body with plenty of visible bubbles racing upwards throughout the glass.

S - Nice mix of tropical fruits, citrus zest, and some leafy and herbal notes. A balanced icing sugar malt backbone supports the plethora of hop flavors.

T - The taste is similar, with a hefty dose of tropical fruits, citrus rind, and some balancing notes of pine, and bitter, green, leafy herbs. Supported by a sugar malt backdrop, which yields to moderate bitterness in the finish.

M - Smooth, medium body, chewy texture, pleasant carbonation, with a nice oily and resinous finish. No perceptible booze. I could stand a tad more dryness myself.

D - Another nice IPA from Revolution, although perhaps not quite as drinkable as Fistcal Cliff as the bitterness gets a bit palate-numbing. Still, fairly easy to drink considering Galaxy's high dose of alpha acids.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2013 20:42:07 | More by MasterSki
Photo of jt31914


4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 22 oz bomber.

A: Light amber color, with a small amount of head - maybe a 1/2 inch of head. The lacing is perfect, very nicely carbonated beer. Everything you would want an American IPA to look like.

S: Not a strong aroma. It is lightly hopped, but doesn't have any form of citrus aromas really. Light malt smell also present - maybe caramel malt?

T: A very full-bodied hop flavor - great carbonation. Light citrus flavor - grapefruit specifically. The beer tastes great. It is interesting though, that the beer doesn't have any sort of citrus aroma, but has a nice citrus flavor.

M: The beer is smooth, nicely carbonated and very very drinkable. A great ipa.

O: This is a great IPA. I love the flavor and it is better than Anti-Hero from Revolution. The hoppy aroma mixed with the citrusy flavor makes for a very nice strong IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 21:50:38 | More by jt31914
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Galaxy-Hero from Revolution Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.