Sun Crusher | Revolution Brewing

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3.78/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
revbrew.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
A crushable ale to celebrate the end of winter and rejoice the coming of warm weather! This American Wheat Ale is brewed with Apollo and Amarillo hops, with a dry-hop blend of Crystal, Amarillo, and Mosaic, resulting in a mellow bitterness and pronounced flowery and citrus aromas.

Flaked Oats with a malt blend of 2-row, Red Wheat, and Carapils, create a light golden color and a smooth silky mouthfeel in this brew.

Added by Hopheadjeffery on 04-03-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,760
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
148
pDev:
6.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 148 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of djrn2
3.19/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation along with some fine particulates floating in suspension. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lemony and orange citrus aromas are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has additional notes of wheat.
M: It feels a little more than being light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite flavorful for the style—the hop flavors are more like you would expect from an American Pale Ale.

Serving type: can

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Photo of emerge077
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 4/3/2017. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy pale golden/yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, wheat, cracker, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/citrus peel/grassy/spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, apricot, pineapple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, lemon/orange peel, pepper, pine, wheat, cracker, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from lingering bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, and creamy/grainy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.3%. Overall this is a very nice hoppy wheat ale. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink with the balanced bitterness. Tastes more like a standard American pale ale than a wheat beer; but I expected it given the brewery. Bright/juicy hops with balanced malt flavors. A really delicious offering.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold color with a tinge of green. Moderate head which leaves two rings of lace and streaks in between.

Citrusy with a punch like sweet fruitiness. Beautiful floral hop nose.

The hop becomes biting with definite grapefruit overtones. The sweetness is also gone, although it's not quite dry. No notable wheat. Good body with subdued carbonation. While bitter the aftertaste is short. Overall, this has the complexity I like to have in a beer.

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Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a pint glass from draught at Firkin on May 11, 2017.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky yellow. Olotnwith an inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.
Very drinkable. Nice citrus hops, fruity malts. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall a really nice hoppy pale ale; would love to have it again.

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Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, served in a willi becher. Cloudy golden copper body, one finger white head, good retention, frothy lacing. Smell is citrus, wheat, a bit of grapefruit, light spice. No bubble gum or distinct clove. It's a hoppy beer through and through and that follows on the palate where there is a bit of distinct grapefruit zesty bitterness, wheat as well as a touch of lemon and orange. Mild floral bitterness accompanies the zest on the backend. Mouthfeel brings a medium lighter body, good carbonation, mild bitterness overall, easy to drink.

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Photo of plaid75
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tigg924
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours slightly hazy, orange-yellow in color with 1/3 inch head. Taste is tangerine, citrus hops, grapefruit rind, and light wheat. Medium bodied, slightly bitter with moderate carbonation. Makes for a tasty summer beer. I like other beers in the style more but this is tasty.

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Photo of sweemzander
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barnzy78
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz can, filled 03-29-2017
A - clear golden body with a thin off-white colored head
S - grassy hops, wheat, lemon zest
T - zesty citrus, lemongrass, wheat, passion fruit
M - lighter body, bitter & zesty dry finish
O - pretty standard hoppy wheat. In my opinion, there are quite a few better than this one. This would be an easy go-to if in a pinch and the price is right.

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Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atone315
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Sun Crusher from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 148 ratings