Galaxy-Hero India Pale Ale | Revolution Brewing

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Galaxy-Hero India Pale AleGalaxy-Hero India Pale Ale
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Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
revbrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

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Added by MasterSki on 04-05-2013

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#2,109
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
807
pDev:
8.01%
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Photo of Half-full
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stanale
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this from a mixed 12pck from my local Meijer. It poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had citrus peel spice. The taste leaned bitter but was still drinkable with citrus presence. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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Photo of mattcrill
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Moderate stone fruit ester up front that include pear, green apple, and green grape. Clean fermentation character. No alcoholic character. Moderate earthy American hop character that reminds me of pine and wood.

Appearance: Hazy amber pour with a low white head. Head retention is fair with tight bubbles. Lacing is noted around the glass.

Flavor: Immediate hop assault that includes more pine and woody notes that are pleasant. The hop flavor persists and includes cedar and pine. Bitterness is strong. Balance is definitely towards the hop character. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is a lingering hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. No alcohol warmth or creaminess. Low hop astringency noted and appropriate for style.

Overall impression: An aggressive, woody, bold American IPA. Would like to see a little more hop aromatics that could improve with a more assertive dry hopping regimen. Minor tweaks would make it world class. Strong work!

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Photo of einman
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rypkr
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
3.62/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VaporDome
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stutz
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good balanced hops, citrus, and bitterness.

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Photo of nwhittin
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.56/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Canned 02/05/18

Appearance - Pours crystal clear and bright golden orange with a sandstone, half finger width head. Sub-par retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds. Not much for lacing.

Smell - Dank, musty odor with a hint of citrus and tropical character.

Taste - Citrusy upfront with orange and lesser grapefruit, then the dank and musty character hits by mid-taste. Mild spice. Aftertaste is overripe orange and hints of pine.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate, bitey carbonation. Drinks easy enough.

Overall - Decent drinking brew. Not a big fan of the flavor profile Galaxy hops impart by themselves, but its not terrible.

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Photo of Paul_Apsley
3.44/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atone315
3.86/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brew_killer
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Isoruku
2.43/5  rDev -41%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Yuck. Really awful flavor experience. Galaxy Hero is an example of that breed of IPA where the brewers thought "we'll go all crazy here, and of course that's a good thing 'cause we're an established craft brewery." If "citrusy" is supposed to be a good thing (and it can be, of course), Galaxy Hero tastes like spoiled, discarded oranges were used along with moldy hops to create a memorable if undrinkable beer. I know I'm utterly alone here, but my advice is to avoid.

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Photo of DAS30
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks very good. Very clear dark golden beer with a decent off white head.
Smell is juicy with some tropical fruit notes.
Taste is juicy but with a very nice dankness and a balanced bitterness. Just enough.
Feeling is wet. Leaves a coating in your mouth to try and clear.
Overall, this is a damn good IPA.

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Photo of Tone
3.8/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden color. 5/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of piney hops, citrus hops, slight alcohol, and slight sweet malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level and elevated hop bitterness. Tastes of piney hops, citrus hops, slight alcohol, hint of earthiness, and slight sweet malt. Overall, good appearance and blend, but lacking complexity and aroma and body are not noteworthy.

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4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of midlifec
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheIPAHunter
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dharmelink
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZebulonXZogg
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a mixed 12 pack.
Pours a cloudy orange, small eggshell head that gone in a flash with a hint of lacing. Aroma is mostly citrus, taste is "muddled", and a bitter finish. Yeah, I know, it's an IPA. Body seems thin, decent carbonation. Probably my least favorite of the bunch.

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Galaxy-Hero India Pale Ale from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 807 ratings