Galaxy-Hero - Double Dry-Hopped
Revolution Brewing

Galaxy-Hero - Double Dry-HoppedGalaxy-Hero - Double Dry-Hopped
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,798
ABV:
7%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,828
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 7.54%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
62
From:
Revolution Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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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.
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 62 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by darktronica:
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darktronica from Indiana

3.79/5  rDev -4.8%
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
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jkblr from Indiana

3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
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
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Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
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
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spark3148857 from Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mar 26, 2021
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blissfulNemo from Michigan

3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aug 16, 2019
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WDJersey from Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

May 12, 2019
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Eman17 from Illinois

4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mar 14, 2020
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dexterk1 from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 26, 2019
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Mikexw from New York

4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 28, 2020
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brewskis from Indiana

3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Apr 03, 2021
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Emageddon from Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.6%
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
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cryptichead from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 02, 2019
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loganburgh from Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jun 29, 2021
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Jangoon24 from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 08, 2021
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hoponit from New York

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 01, 2018
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szmnnl99 from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 13, 2019
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midlifec from Michigan

4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 27, 2018
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Jaycase from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 13, 2018
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barnzy78 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%
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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teamwiggum from Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 03, 2018
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bpfrush from Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Apr 02, 2018
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned on 3/5/18. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with nice clarity and has bubbles racing upwards; white head that fades leaving nice retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have a nice amount of galaxy hops. It might not be super pungent, but it still smells really good. Pineapple, orange and rubber is there. Some malts. The flavors follow the nose. It's very clean, crisp and refreshing. Solid sharp bitterness. Some orange, tangerines and grapefruit come through along with some subtle hints of pineapple. Subtle spiciness in the finish. Malts seem to take a backseat. Finishes dry for the most part. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with sharp active carbonation. It's smooth, refreshing and easy to drink.

This is a pretty nice IPA. The craftsmanship is impressive and on point. Once again, it's clean, crisp, sharp and refreshing. Nice hop aromas and flavors. I really like it. Well done.

Mar 15, 2018
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krome from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 27, 2018
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superspak from North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
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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Prager62 from Colorado

4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12oz. can filled 03-05-18 poured in a tulip glass.

Look- Pours a translucent copper color producing a thick finger of frothy white foam. It settles ever so slowly forming a thick ring and leaving a little lacing behind.

Smell- Pine, crushed white grapes, orange peel, floral and peppery spice.

Taste- White grapes, melon, floral, orange zest, pine, a hint of grapefruit and pepper in the finish.

Feel- Resiny and slightly bitter with a dry finish.

Overall- A crisp, dry and slightly bitter IPA that reminds me of the classic west coast days. It drinks heavier than the 7.0% abv. listed on the label. Not my favorite Hero, but solid nonetheless and worth a spin.

Mar 18, 2018
Galaxy-Hero - Double Dry-Hopped from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 62 ratings