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Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #369
Ranked #5,334
4.12 | pDev: 8.01%
Mar 25, 2021
Apr 05, 2013
Notes: Brewed for the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, this IPA shoots a raygun blast of Galaxy and Zythos hops into your mouth and leaves a crisp, dry finish. This IPA has big hop flavors and aromas of tropical fruit and citrus.

65 IBU
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4.75 by trapbagels from Illinois on Mar 25, 2021
4 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Feb 14, 2021
4 by ChiTownDrinker57 from Illinois on Oct 31, 2020
4 by kjkinsey from Texas on Jan 06, 2020
3.67 by Dkloubec from Illinois on Jan 01, 2020
3.91 by BAsbill from California on Aug 27, 2019
3.22 by CreightonSM from New York on Aug 27, 2019
3.94 by DMarlinJ from Michigan on Aug 15, 2019
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3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Billolick from New York

12 oz can, dated 6-4-19, came as part of a 12 pack mixed box.

Pours lightly hazed, leaving a minor cap and copious ringed sheeting.

Mild sniff with melon coming forward.

Tasty and enjoyable IPA, again some melon, moderate pineapple/grapefruit, some resiny hops in the finish....worthy everyday kinda brew.

Aug 12, 2019
4.21 by craigbelly from Iowa on Jul 20, 2019
3.83 by Jdra from Michigan on Jul 15, 2019
4.5 by simonsgliva from Illinois on Jun 25, 2019
4.07 by WDJersey from Colorado on May 05, 2019
3.64 by deereless from Colorado on Apr 20, 2019
4 by Hurl4bru from Massachusetts on Apr 14, 2019
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4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by beersampler6 from Michigan

Nice smooth, crisp IPA with just the right amount of bitter bite. Pours a very slightly hazy yellow-orange with a little foamy head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells great, bold, crisp fruity zest hops mixed with some piney and herbal hops. Tastes of loads of fresh fruit - grapefruit, mango, tangerine, pineapple, orange - as well as piney and herbal hops, vanilla, bread and a great malt backbone. Goes down impossibly smoothly, nice clean mouthfeel and just enough carbonation. An excellent IPA that feels sessionable.

Dec 01, 2018
4.27 by ECOBOOSTINST from Iowa on Nov 29, 2018
4.1 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 26, 2018
4 by Zenboy99 from Wisconsin on Nov 17, 2018
4.25 by Sleeperaxe from Illinois on Sep 16, 2018
3.93 by Tjb14 from Michigan on Sep 06, 2018
4.3 by stadmo1 from Michigan on Sep 04, 2018
4.04 by Beer21 from Florida on Jul 31, 2018
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3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by 1000lbgrizzly from Illinois

Hazy light orange body with plenty of eager streams rising, the dense light tan head fades to a veneer but leaves plenty of lines of lace. The nose is pretty straightforward IPA- orange rind, grapefruit, perhaps some lighter elements like passionfruit, plus a hearty malt base. The taste gets more tropical, introducing pineapple and mango, but only as nuances to the main orange-grapefruit track. The malt is also unfortunately prominent, coming in as bread crust. With the fruity, tropical hops being the main draw here, heavy malt is a derailment from the fun. The body is good yah yah w/e.
Dare I say... not the best in Rev's Hero lineup. Came across as an almost typical, bad-mashup (orange and bread crust). Am I missing something?

Jul 30, 2018
4.02 by beergorrilla from Michigan on Jul 23, 2018
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4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

Revolution Beer LLC "Galaxy-Hero India Pale Ale"
12 fl. oz. can, "FILLED: 02-26-2018 08:52:05"
$2.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Galaxy-Hero? I can only assume that this is brewed with Galaxy hops, and I'm hoping 100% but I'd understand if it wasn't. It's poured a somewhat hazy golden body, hopefully from dry-hopping, with an orange sheen beneath a rocky head of off-white foam. The aroma expresses hop resins, bready and caramelish malt, and mild tropical fruits. A little more aroma would be nice but I can live with it. On to the flavor... the malt is much richer and fuller than I thought it would be, although the aroma did indicate that, and the hops remain fairly mild given that it's a single hop beer, or close to it. There's some orange to it, a hint of pineapple, some peach, a touch of grapefruit, and some pine as well. It's also earthy, grassy, and a little bit floral, particularly in the lingering, mainly dry finish. There's a lot of malt there, and it takes a few seconds to fade. But there's also a pretty solid bitterness there as well, and although you don't get that so much in the first few sips because of all the sweetish, bready, and even lightly toasty malt it becomes more apparent a little further in. It's medium bodied with a dextrinous feel, and gently crisp with a fine-bubbled carbonation. As far as being a showcase for the profile of Galaxy hops it's not the best I've seen, but it's still a really nice, enjoyable, malty and hoppy, bitter IPA. The alcohol never shows, and I feel like it seems a little like a double IPA with lots of malt that helps to cover it up. I could drink a few of these, maybe up to 4 in a row - that's good drinkability! Looking back the head has held really well. It's dropped but it still maintains about a 75% solid surface covering, and the lacing was thin but nice, covering about 25% of the surface of the glass. I'll have to look for this again. Recommended!
Review# 6,125

Jul 08, 2018
4.17 by Kayakguy from Massachusetts on Jul 04, 2018
4.1 by Devonking from Massachusetts on Jul 03, 2018
3.96 by Tcsox from Massachusetts on Jul 03, 2018
4.13 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on Jul 03, 2018
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4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by arizcards from North Carolina

Picked up a sixer from Seven Eleven while visiting downtown Chicago on May 9th for $12.99. Canned on 4-16-2018.

Finally reviewing the last can brought back to Phoenix.

Beer poured orange with a beautiful white head that has some serious hang time.

Nose initially was tropical fruit forward. Subsequently, grapefruit and orange were dominating.

Taste is gooseberry forward with some grapefruit over a nice malt base. Finish is citrus rind with a strong amount of bitterness to let you know this is an IPA.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall a pretty good IPA that is worth trying if you encounter this while in the greater Chicago area.

Jul 02, 2018
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4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by drgonzo767 from Indiana

Picked up a sixer of cans from The Keg, New Albany IN. Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a darker gold. Big head that quickly settles. Nice lacing. Decent amount of carbonation bubbles.

S: Mild citrus, grapefruit, mild pine, slightly bready.

T: Not overpowering. Grapefruit, mango, slightly sweet. Bread and grass on the finish. Very good balance of hop and malt here.

M: Finishes slightly dry with some resin. Medium carbonation. Very drinkable, 7% ABV unnoticed.

O: This is a very, very good AIPA, bordering on excellent. Aromatics could be a little better. Can art lives up to an awesome beer, always a small plus.

Jun 23, 2018
3.36 by Gambyt20 from Illinois on Jun 20, 2018
4.18 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Jun 05, 2018
4.09 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jun 05, 2018
3.53 by Chilmer from Iowa on May 26, 2018
3.81 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on May 24, 2018
4 by rfgetz from New Jersey on May 22, 2018
4.06 by spongebob2 from Tennessee on May 22, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by hopsputin from New Jersey

A. Golden copper color with a hint of light orange. Thin off-white Head

S: sweet citrus, bitter pineapple, mango, strawberry, herbal tea leaf, crackers and sweet orange

T: ripe mango, strawberry, grapefruit, and some grassy hops. Some bready malts in the back. A touch of bitterness to finish. Good stuff

M: medium mouthfeel, with mid- carbonation

O: good stuff. Smooth and fruity/juicy IPA with a touch of bitterness to balance it out

May 20, 2018
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