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Crystal-Hero - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

301 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 301
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 7.84%
Wants: 31
Gots: 22 | 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:
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 portia99:
Photo of portia99
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%

22oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a rather pale, peachy golden color with moderate haze and a short cap of white foam that shows good staying power.

S - Smells like fresh grapefruit juice...really nice. Grapefruit peel, mild sugary sweetness, Not very complex, but really inviting.

T - Thankfully, follows the aroma very well. Again, grapefruit dominates - almost like a fresh squeezed glass of juice. Mid-level bitterness that still gives the grapefruit impression more than it does any kind of hoppy bitterness. Very faint caramelly malt at the base, a little bit of sugary malt sweetness.

M - Thinnish body, slightly watery in feel, prickly mid-level carbonation, faint malt sweetness.

O - Simple, straight forward without a lot of complexity, but tons of citrusy grapefruit character makes this a very solid IPA. I love the fresh grapefruit juice character from beginning to end - really pretty satisfying.

portia99, Jun 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

danthehopslamman, Aug 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

warnerry, Jul 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

xdefeatsy, Jun 13, 2013
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virinow, Jun 13, 2013
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Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5%

GOBLIN, Apr 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

williamjbauer, Jul 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

WVbeergeek, Aug 09, 2013
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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.

rhoadsrage, Jun 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

acurtis, Jun 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

PBRmeasap1980, Jul 27, 2014
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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?

tjsdomer2, May 26, 2013
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Crystal-Hero from Revolution Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.