Hazy-Hero
Revolution Brewing

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #1,591
ABV:
7.3%
Score:
90
Ranked #13,003
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 6.95%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
30
From:
Revolution Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
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Notes: This newest heroic foray into Hazy IPA world showcases a glittering cosmos of hops. Dry-hopping additions of Citra, Amarillo, Galaxy, and Mosaic impart sublime flavors of citrus rind, pineapple, passionfruit, and mango along with a velvety-smooth mouthfeel.

50 IBU
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 30 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of BigGold
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had at Social Cantina, Bloomington, Indiana, on draft into trendy beer can glass.

Hazy orange juice, but not terrifically juicy, some malt presence, and a bit bitter for a New England IPA. Very drinkable and excellent with Mexican food.

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Photo of michaelsmith11
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy light orange color. This beer is tropical and citrusy. Lots of orange, mango, and pineapple both in the aroma and in the taste. As with most hazy beers this has little to no bitterness. Nice smooth mouthfeel Really good beer by Rev.

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Photo of bret27
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Can courtesy of JohnnyHops in trade.
Yellow and super cloudy. Nice meringue head.
Strong tropical hop aroma. Citrus fruit but not bitter. Think papaya, pineapple & mango.
Taste is the same with a really full satisfying body. That’s the standout actually. No alcohol presence.
Overall great. I’m new to the NEIPA style but this seems like a great beer.

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Photo of ravger
4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

There's no doubt you're drinking a NE IPA - pours heavily hazy with an nearly opaque, golden hue topped with a foamy white head. The citrus notes are what strike you immediately - the orange and pineapple flavors were most apparent to me. But it finishes with the hoppy bite that you'd expect from an IPA - not overwhelming, but it's distinct.

I'm a big Revolution fan in general and this beer did nothing to dissuade me of that notion - an excellent example of this style for those who are fans of hazy IPAs.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

12oz can, filled 08-27-2019. Hazy tangerine colored body with a frothy ivory head. Tropical fruit and zesty citrus for aroma. Lighter flavors and easy drinking; very fruity notes of orange juice, mango, and pineapple; some modest grassy green hop and a mild malt presence. Full creamy body, soft carbonation, alcohol is well hidden, finish is nicely bittered but not overly. Wow, nice work Revolution - I'll buy more of this.

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Photo of kevanb
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, dated 09.26.19, poured into a 14oz snifter glass.

The beer pours a nice and hazy apricot color, golden and honey hues with a foamy white head, two fingers tall that has excellent retention and showcases nice swatches of sticky lacing. The aroma is very pleasant, pineapple and mango, candied peach and grapefruit peel with a nice floral quality that plays well with the sweeter yeast and pale dough. The flavors are very nice, loads of tropical fruits, juicy pineapple and mango, more bitter citrus peel and lots of candied hop, fruity and yet green and raw, lots of pale dough and sweet assertive yeast with mineral water lingering. The mouthfeel is good, coating medium body that is lively but smooth and finishes easily with a light dry bite.

Verdict: A nice NEIPA from Revolution. Perhaps a bit blunt flavor wise, there is a very dry and raw hop flavor that doesn't quite meld with the brighter and juicier flavors that leap out of the glass initially, but all in all, a delicious and well made hazy beer.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really heavily hazy, but not milkshake hazy, this light golden colored beer props up a pearly white head that tracks down the glass as you enjoy this NE-style IPA that’s sodden with dank citrus aromas that include grapefruit, ripe oranges, and pineapple..

The grapefruit, oranges, and pineapple are the primary flavors, as to be expected from the nose, and they are on point, but the surprise guest in this juice fest is a malty flavor at the end of the taste and a mouthfeel that isn’t pillowy, but has some bite.

This is another winner in the burgeoning Hero series, IMHO. Very glad I tried it.

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Photo of BB1313
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 9/13/19. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours a hazy and cloudy golden; creamy eggshell white head that falls leaving nice thick retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have a nice amount of citrus leading the way. Subtle floral notes. Some fresh bread and crackers. Malts are there. The flavors basically follow the nose for the most part. More citrus. Some orange leading the way along with some hints of grapefruit. Some peach, apricot and pineapple in the mix. Some fresh grass. More hints of bread and crackers. Malts do their thing without completely dominating. Finishes juicy, but there's also a dryness to it as well. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is nice. It's medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a pretty solid brew. It's basically your typical "New England IPA". It might not be "mind blowing", but the craftsmanship takes this one to the next level. It's clean, crisp and refreshing. Not bad at all. I like it.

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

5-week-old can poured into a tulip.

Pretty, light orange-gold body with medium haze and a finger of eggshell head that quickly drops to a thin foam cap and leaves faint, spotty lacing. A few swirls of the glass brings back a half-finger of soapy bubbles that holds its form slightly longer. Very juicy looking and a beautifully colored beer.

Lots of grass, citrus juice, and yeast up front on the nose. Subtle medley of berries, mango, lemon, white grape, pine, light biscuit, cantaloupe, and hibiscus behind. The grassiness, orange juice, yeast, and grapes come on stronger as the beer warms slightly. Interestingly it has just a touch of booze on the nose, too. Very appealing and quite on point for the style, though admittedly a little modest.

Those same notes are a touch watered down on the tongue, but still very nice. Citrus juice that is simultaneously semi-sweet and pithy, dank grass, a little pine resin, under-ripe green grapes, cracker, and a lasting note of grape skins. Pretty dry finish with a green, floral herbaciousness.

Silky but a touch thin with no stickiness to speak of. Well carbonated and easy-drinking.

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Photo of glenviewjeff
4.94/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got on draft at Ten Mile House in Evanston. I don't care whether the beer is hazy for the sake of being hazy, or clear for the sake of being clear, but this is one fantastic beer, and it has a lot going on. Even my wife who has a hard time drinking IPAs found this one to be incredible.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz can on September 4, 2019. A smooth, velvety body sets the stage for big fruit forward flavor and a refreshing finish.

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Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 6/3/2019. Pours very hazy/cloudy deep golden/orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky of white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance; and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 7.3%. Overall this is an excellent NEIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/fairly earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly bitter/resinous/drying finish. Nicely soft feel and not aggressive. Great Citra, Amarillo, Galaxy, and Mosaic profile. Extremely juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hops; with a great balancing wheat/oat/malt backbone. Mild residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example as expected. Not sure if they will tweak it from this pilot batch, but it is just as impressive as the rest of the series as it stands. No complaints.

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Hazy-Hero from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 30 ratings