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Crystal-Hero - Revolution Brewing Company

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93
outstanding

309 Ratings
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Ratings: 309
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 7.62%
Wants: 35
Gots: 25 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A crisp and refreshing IPA exploding with fresh hop character, named for a somewhat forgotten yet amazing hop variety named Crystal.
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Ratings: 309 | Reviews: 26
Reviews by Etan:
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4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz into a tulip.

A: Pours a clear straw-gold with a nice white head.

S: Juicy mango and pineapple dominate the nose. Some mild vanilla and fresh grain from the malt base. Really fresh aroma.

T: Taste brings oily grapefruit pith, clean tropical fruit notes with a slight herbal edge, mildly sweet bready malt base underneath.

M: Light-bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: This is a fantastic, juicy IPA with a clean malt base that doesn't get in the way of the awesome Crystal hop profile. Reminds me of some Alpine IPAs. I'd like to see this brewed again with some regularity.

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A- This beer pours a clear yellowish-apricot body with a strong matrix of microbubbles. There is a thick rocky white head that sticks to the glass in lumps.

S- The aroma is like opening a fresh bag of hop pellets bright and green leaf qualities.

T- The green bright woody hops have a touch of sweetness in the finish with a lightly bright pungent aftertaste. There is a nice cream flavor that comes through in the malt flavor.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a tight little fizz that creates a nice creamy texture as it opens.

O- The nice IPA has some interesting classic character to the hops and a nice flavor. I’m not sure it is enough to be a hero but it is one tasty pedestrian.

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Overall: Very good IPA. Did I mention the grapefruit?

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Crystal-Hero from Revolution Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.