Crystal-Hero - Revolution Brewing Company
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Ratings: 292 | Reviews: 26 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by kevanb:
3.79/5 rDev -10%
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.
05-21-2013 05:10:37 | More by kevanb
More User Reviews:
4.03/5 rDev -4.3%
(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.
06-04-2013 10:58:55 | More by rhoadsrage
4.24/5 rDev +0.7%
Appearance: Good session ale. Golden with great lacing.
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?
05-26-2013 03:13:16 | More by tjsdomer2
Crystal-Hero from Revolution Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 292 ratings.