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Citra-Hero | Revolution Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by emerge077 on 06-25-2014

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Reviews by joe1510:
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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber
Binny's - Willowbrook

A touch of haze runs through the polished golden body of Citra Hero. A handful of copper highlights flash here and there while carbonation of all shapes and sizes burst up to the surface. The head is white but a little dirty and shallow in height leaving a thin cap along the surface. History lines are left after each drink.

Surprise, surprise! The nose is chock full o' Citra. Big papaya, even bigger mango, and biggest of all....pineapple. A squeeze of peach, a squeeze of tangerine, they all play their part. The malt base is pale enough, biscuity mostly, to let those glorious hops shine. Candied orange peel reaches out as it warms, a little lime zest even. It's bright, citric, and ready to be drank.

Tropicals collide in a burst of flat out juiciness. Pineapple pings off mango pings off papaya. Tangerine comes in spades, one of my favorite aspects of Citra. Again, that orange peel comes around with a touch of sweetness. The malts are pale, crackery and a little biscuity. What can I say besides delicious? Nothing, that's what!

The weight hovers around the middle of the spectrum while the carbonation adds an incredible silkiness. The feel is all at once soft and dry. The swallow dries up quickly leaving behind a mild bitterness. If you told me this beer was 5.5% I would believe that. If you told me 7.5% I would call you a liar. It's dangerous.

Well, RevBrew managed to knock another out of the park. Can they do any wrong? While Citra Hero isn't my favorite of the bunch (Crystal Hero) it is up there pretty damn close. It's juicy, ripe, dry, and drinking like a champ. Get you some!

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.42/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz can poured into willybecher glass canned on 6/27

A: Amber dark gold in color, hazy body. Head is a creamy white and decent sized disappating quickly.

S: Smells like fresh cut grass, lemon, and light hints of cantaloupe, touches of maltiness.

T: Sweet, malty, light hints of the nose. Very light hints of lemon and grass. Mostly just malts and sweetness. You get light hints of citra hops but nothing astonishing.

M: medium to fuller a little heavy for what it is purported to be.

O: Very average Citra hopped beer. The citra has the nose but nothing in the follow through with the taste. The beer is unnecessarily sweet and malty. If you are looking for a great Citra hopped forward beer this isn't it.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.33/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Canned 6/28

Pours a bright orange gold. Big cream colored sea foam head. Slighlty transparent.

Smells like tropical fruits. Mango, orange, melon, papaya. Also a lot of sweet doughy malts.

Wow. Sweet. Malty. Kind of a mess. Some of the fruit is there along with a little bit of out of place pine and aspirin bitterness. Just really sugary.

Body is pretty full. A bit syrupy and hard to drink. I would swear this is an imperial/dipa.

I was surprised by this one. Thought it was a safe bet since I love Anti Hero. Not sure if it crashes hard, or I had a bad batch because the ratings don't reflect what I am trying to finish.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Ravenz98
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dbrulet
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.44/5  rDev +6.5%

4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of juicebox
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattyG85
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into an IPA glass. Canned on 05/19/2016.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a lot of rising bubbles. Big three finger white head that slowly settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A very juicy and piney hop driven aroma with a scent of ripe citrus and pine. Big citrus and tropical fruit notes of orange peel, pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, and mango. Also some pine resin and grassy hops. Malt hints of caramel, cracker, and grains with yeast. A pretty nice juicy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and piney hop driven taste with notes of citrus fruit and pine. Upfront taste of tropical and citrus hops with notes of orange peel, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, and mango. Good earthy hop notes of pine resin and grass. Background malt notes of cracker, caramel, and grains along with some yeast. A very good ripe taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Juicy, oily, and drying.

Overall: A very good IPA. Big citrus and pine presence as expected for a Citra hop featuring brew.

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4.62/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of GOBLIN
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another awesome ipa in this "hero series" from Revolution. This one show cases the Citra hop (obviously) along with a beautiful appearance and smooth feel.

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Citra-Hero from Revolution Brewing Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 651 ratings.
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