Galaxy-Hero - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 549
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 7.67%
Wants: 56
Gots: 87 | FT: 0
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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 BeerLover99
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: shiny muted orange body, finger white head,
stunning lacing display

S: big lemon grass/peel, biscuit malt

T: lemon peel, solid biscuit malt middle,
long sticky bitter grassy finish

M: med/heavy body, sticky/oily mouth

O: Mighty fine defender of the hop universe!
Have always enjoyed when breweries do
intense single hop, truly lets your palate
explore each other. Harmony of multiple
hops is amazing too, but so complex.


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

Pours a crystal clear orange with no haziness. Less than overwhelming nose with hints of orange and pine. Very refreshing taste, smooth and refreshing. Would be a very nice summer IPA as seems best served extremely cold and you could easily put down several of these. Overall quite pleased with this offering from revolution.

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 joe1510
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz Bomber
Four Seasons Liquors - Morris, IL

The second, and most recent, release of Galaxy Hero is crystal clear and 24kt golden with an orange hue along the sides of the glass. The foam is pure white and soapy on the crown but dense along the glass. Puffy, thick lacing gets left glued to the glass after each drink. This is a damn fine looking IPA.

There is no mistaking the incredibly potent smell of freshly peeled tangerine. A touch of overripe lactic pineapple follows with other miscellaneous tropical fruits. Undercurrents of soft pine and resin bring some depth. Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice also has it's fingerprints all over this IPA. A little sugar cookie malt is present but barely noticeable with the generous hopping. Juicy!

Again, we are greeted immediately with juicy tangerines, mouthwatering in fact. Pineapple and sweet tropicals run through mid-palate. There is some of that resinous quality in the background and lingering on the swallow along with pithy grapefruit. The malt base is more graham cracker than sugar cookie like the nose led me to believe. Excellent!

The body is just shy of moderate with an effervescence upfront that segues into velvet on the swallow. The finish eventually dries up and the lingering bitterness never surpasses moderate. Drinkability is off the charts.

Straight up fruit juicy. The tangerine is pure like in no beer I've ever had. The smell is saliva inducing, the flavor juicy ripe, and the drinkability is off the charts. I bought a couple bottles last year and drank it on tap a few times but don't remember it being near this vibrant, it is only 3 days from release I suppose. Buy it and drink it!

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 WankelEngine
4.09/5  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.

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 Dreadnaught33
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Photo of Hendry
4.71/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A great extra from DuoBob, props! Pours clear as a bell with that classic orange-amber hue, 1 finger of off white foam leaves impressive lacing in the Lawson's snifter.

Aroma is hop forward: clementines and pine needles, malt virtually undetectable. Galaxy-Hero has a crisp, juicy nose, mouthwatering.

Flavors mirror the nose as the juicy hops are front and center, malt strictly there for support and balance.The clementine juiciness is nicely carbonated, and the pine needle qualities play out in the long and enjoyable bitter finish. Very crisp and snappy flavors from the well sourced Galaxy hops. Alcohol is barely noticeable,nicely done for 6.6% abv.

Mouthfeel is a light medium, dry finish, bitterness rests on the back of the palate.

This an easy drinking tropical fruit blast of an IPA, and should hit all the right notes for those that prefer a big juicy hop infusion over malt heavy IPAs. Great example of the style, and highly recommended.

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 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 Fcolle2
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

Photo of bayareahustla
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lovin this beer right now, thanks to RWNay a great advocate.

Bomber to a tulip.

App. Looks nice, little lighter then i would have thought.

Smell. Rediculously nice. reminds me of russian river Row 2 Hill 56 for some reason.

Taste. follows the nose nicely. tropical like i should be drinking this on a deserted island in the tropics. sweet, but not too sweet. bitter but not too bitter. just plain lovely.

Mouth. Nice, moderate carb.

Enjoyed this beer thoroughly.

Photo of maximum12
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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 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 HuskyinPDX
3.92/5  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.

Photo of TTAmod
4.17/5  rDev 0%
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 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.

Photo of maxcoinage
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
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

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 facundoCNB
4.14/5  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.

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 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 guityler83
4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Briliant lifesavers orange with bright white head that has no retention. No Haze

S: A tornado of melon, grapes and tropical berries. A cattyness lurkes in the background along with tinge of doughy malt aroma.

T: Like a punch in the mouth, bitter from beginning to end. Much more pine and dank resein flavors then the aroma would indicate. As your pallet adjusts melon is more noticable and a bready malt character peaks its head. No alcohol detected. Becomes kind of grassy after a few more sips

M: Crisp with moderate carbonation, (nice on a warm spring day) no astringancy at all. light body.

O: This likley won't make any top IPA lists, but I'd sure buy it again. Top notch aroma, great taste, refreshing, cool art work... pick this up if your in Chi

Photo of atomic
4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz into Unibroue Tulip

A: All beer is beautiful

S: All the fruityness you'd expect in the smell given the galaxy hops. Not as much as I'd hoped for but still great.

T: Surprisingly enough, the closest beer I'd liken this to is Zombie Dust, and thats a huge compliment. All that tropical fruit tastes, albeit a bit less pronounced than in the dust.

M: Maybe a bit more carbonated than I'd have liked.

O: Like I said earlier, I felt this was pretty analogous to Zombie Dust. Not quite as good, and at $8 a bomber its a lot pricier, but not many are blessed with a reliable source of ZD. This beer will certainly satisfy my ZD cravings, at least until the shelves are cleared of this.

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