Galaxy-Hero - Double Dry-Hopped
Revolution Brewing

Galaxy-Hero - Double Dry-HoppedGalaxy-Hero - Double Dry-Hopped
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From:
Revolution Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,640
ABV:
7%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,996
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 7.59%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
48
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 29, 2021
Added:
Mar 10, 2018
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  7
SCORE
88
Very Good
Galaxy-Hero - Double Dry-HoppedGalaxy-Hero - Double Dry-Hopped
Notes: Galaxy Hero is brewed using a blend of 2-row, Amber and Aromatic malts to achieve a deep golden color and toasted malt character. Apollo and Centennial hops are used in the brewhouse for a clean punch of bitterness and citrus character. Now it is time to discuss the dry-hop step and it’s where things really get interesting! The true meaning of the “Double Dry-Hop” is not taking the normal dry-hop rate of Galaxy Hero up from 1 lb. to 2 lb. per Barrel. Nope. We up the rate to 5 lb. per Barrel to a total of 1,100 lbs. of Galaxy and Centennial adding the 1st half on Day#5 and the 2nd half on Day#6 of fermentation! So it’s really 4 times the amount of hop pellets added on 2 separate days. This massive infusion of hop material imparts distinctive aromas and flavors of tropical fruit, fresh cut herbs and grated citrus zest.
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Ratings by Hopheadjeffery:
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz can on March 26, 2018. Two rounds of dry-hops, each with double the hops. That means four times the firepower. Good stuff.
Apr 07, 2018
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 4.1 by loganburgh from Michigan

Jun 29, 2021
 
Rated: 4.35 by Jangoon24 from Illinois

Jun 08, 2021
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16oz can FILLED 02-19-2021 poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 8% ABV per label. The beer pours completely turbid in a peachy, yellow, amber color with off white head. The head recedes to a thin ring and few splotches of lacing. The aroma is significant with over ripe tropical fruit, melon and grapefruit/orange peel. The taste is more pungent, hop driven fruit. Orange, grapefruit, pine all over a soft, pale malt bill. Moderate bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, good.
Apr 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.87 by brewskis from Indiana

Apr 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.33 by spark3148857 from Ohio

Mar 26, 2021
 
Rated: 4.06 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Mar 09, 2021
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Canned 1/30/20; drank 3/15/20 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dull yellow/orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice white head; strong, frothy tree-rung lace.

Pineapple, table sugar & faint baking soda notes in the nose.

Creamy medium mouthfeel.

Pineapple, table sugar & faint baking soda flavors; this is drinkable, but caught between old model & new model flavors, without achieving balance.

Not one to seek out.
Mar 16, 2020
 
Rated: 4.41 by Eman17 from Illinois

Mar 14, 2020
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Reviewed by Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours hazy yellow with a little white head.
Smells a little tropical and sweet.
Taste is very citrus forward and easy to drink. Very low bitterness.
Pretty smooth and light beer. Somewhat crushable for the style.
Nice offering
Mar 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Mikexw from New York

Feb 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.74 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Aug 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.05 by WDJersey from Colorado

May 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by cryptichead from Illinois

May 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.94 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Mar 26, 2019
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Rated by Emageddon from Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Wanted more from this but if you like your IPAs straight up bitter, this ones for you
Mar 21, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by szmnnl99 from Michigan

Feb 13, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by rossracing from Illinois

Oct 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by sgttibbs from Minnesota

Sep 26, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

Jun 29, 2018
 
Rated: 3.78 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Jun 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by Eric_T_07 from Illinois

May 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Mleblanc25 from Massachusetts

May 27, 2018
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Rated by Smithole1818 from Wisconsin

4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Nice golden pilsner body.

With a nice Carmel smell and taste
May 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.83 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

May 18, 2018
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can, filled 03.05.2018. Copper colored ale with a frothy ivoty head. Juicy and fruity aroma with light caramel malt. Flavor has a nice citrus burst with tropical mango and a touch of pine with light caramel malt for a backbone. Medium body, resinous, and a bitter semi-dry finish. I love Galaxy-Hero, but this seemed to be a step down for some reason.
Apr 30, 2018
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
For a single ipa, the hops were nicely potent. It poured a little thin and carbonated, but the body was stickier than expected and helps to go with the carbonation. Full disclosure, I really like galaxy hops, and so I like this beer a good bit. Not complex or deep, but really accomplishes letting the hops star
Apr 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.06 by midlifec from Michigan

Apr 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by jakea from Wisconsin

Apr 23, 2018
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 3/5/2018. Pours slightly hazy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big pineapple, tangerine, peach, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, white grape, grapefruit, lemon, citrus peel/rind, green pepper, pine, toasted bread, light honey/caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big pineapple, tangerine, peach, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, white grape, grapefruit, lemon, citrus peel/rind, green pepper, pine, toasted bread, light honey/caramel, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of pineapple, tangerine, peach, apricot, passion fruit, mango, melon, berry, white grape, grapefruit, lemon, citrus peel/rind, green pepper, pine, toasted bread, light honey/caramel, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp, creamy/bready/sticky, and fairly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7%. Overall this is a fantastic IPA! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish; never overly aggressive. Apollo, Centennial, and Galaxy hops in the brew process; but the Galaxy has the biggest presence all around. Extremely vibrant, juicy, dank, and earthy balanced hop complexity; nice solid bready malt backbone, with no residual sweetness. A highly enjoyable offering as expected. Just as impressive as the regular, but a bit more resinous and drying.
Apr 21, 2018
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Reviewed by AyatollahGold from Indiana

4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
This beer is golden straw in color and rather clear for the style. Not perfectly clear but you can definitely see through the other side. Half a finger of white crown sits on top.
The first smell brings huge citrus. A lot of orange, tangerine, mango. And a slight background of resin.
The taste is much of the same but with that resin playing a more prominent part of the background.
The mouthfeel is wet and sticky. But has a dry finish. Almost piney.
Overall, I like and enjoy this beer but not what I expected from the style.
Apr 21, 2018
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Rated by Jmohring from Indiana

3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
L: golden, amber yellow. Clear. 1 finger thin head
S: passionfruit, tropical,
T: slightly sweet,
Apr 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.89 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Apr 13, 2018
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pale orange, with light haze, lots of carbonation bubble, thin white head, curtain lacing.

S - Lots of floral hops and passionfruit, a bit of malty sweetness.

T - Strong hop hit, follows the nose, bitter snap in the close, pungent.

M - Brisk carbonation and dry, sharp snap.

O - Reasonable hop-heavy bitter IPA. Quick to fade but tasty.
Apr 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by Lukass from Ohio

Apr 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Apr 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.25 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Apr 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by hoponit from New York

Apr 01, 2018
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Reviewed by darktronica from Indiana

3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Pours a dusty orange with a finger of head that leaves light lacing. Aromatic and west coast in its styling, with pine, malty cracker, lemongrass, and grapefruit pith. Strong hop bitterness on the palate that contrasts with some yeasty notes. Moderately full body that coats the tongue.
Mar 31, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by Zaphog from Michigan

Mar 31, 2018
Galaxy-Hero - Double Dry-Hopped from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 62 ratings