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Crystal-Hero - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

308 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 7.62%
Wants: 35
Gots: 23 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-09-2013)
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Reviews by kevanb:
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3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle poured into a Dogfish Head custom IPA glass.

The beer pours a lightly golden straw color, hues of light copper, clear complexion with a slight chill haze. A finger or so of soapy white head rises out of the glass that has moderate retention and leaves behind a trickle of lace. The aroma is of bright citrus, grapefruit and tangerine, wildflower that is soft yet has a prickle of spice, that leads to soft biscuity pale malt and some sweet sugary malt. The flavors are a bit more on the bitter side, piney hops with a bit of spice, grapefruit and floral notes but quickly turns to pale biscuity malt and a granular sugar flavor that comes with it. The body is nice, juicy and coats the mouth well with a sweet yet dry finish.

Verdict: A decent IPA from Revolution, but this version is a bit of a downgrade from Anti Hero and not anywhere in the same realm as Galaxy Hero. It's a bit overly sweet and malty and really lacks the fresh hop character that makes Anti Hero so good.

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(Served in a tulip glass)
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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Smell: Lots of fresh grapefruit. One of the more citrus-oriented IPAs I've ever had.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Lots of grapefruit. A nice caramel backbone and some grass. Medium-bodied with great carbonation

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

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Crystal-Hero from Revolution Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.