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Galaxy-Hero - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 346
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 7.66%
Wants: 36
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
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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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
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

05-28-2013 23:20:03 | More by Thorpe429
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

06-15-2014 16:01:30 | More by acurtis
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
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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
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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
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-09-2014 15:55:44 | More by mendvicdog
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4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 03:18:37 | More by rhoadsrage
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-11-2013 02:43:43 | More by XmnwildX12
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-16-2013 13:28:39 | More by InspectorBob
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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

04-26-2014 04:24:49 | More by brandoman63
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4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours slightly hazy deep gold color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big mango, tangerine, pineapple, passion fruit, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, honey, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt balance; with good strength. Taste of big mango, tangerine, pineapple, passion fruit, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, honey, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of mango, tangerine, pineapple, passion fruit, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, honey, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops with moderate pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome IPA. All around great complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 23:51:42 | More by superspak
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

04-25-2013 03:09:28 | More by Gonzoillini
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-06-2013 07:31:56 | More by zestar
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

04-20-2014 20:02:41 | More by TurdFurgison
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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
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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
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-22-2013 12:09:59 | More by ShanePB
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Ontario (Canada)

4.21/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 01:30:36 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

06-16-2013 12:50:23 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

06-18-2013 00:07:10 | More by chippo33
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

04-26-2013 02:42:20 | More by Duff27
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

10-05-2013 00:17:43 | More by sweemzander
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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
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New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

04-26-2013 20:09:54 | More by BGsWo22
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Galaxy-Hero from Revolution Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 346 ratings.