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Crystal-Hero - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

184 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 7.09%


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:
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 184 | Reviews: 18 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by kevanb:
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kevanb

Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 05:10:37 | More by kevanb
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Crystal-Hero from Revolution Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.