Galaxy-Hero India Pale Ale | Revolution Brewing

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Galaxy-Hero India Pale AleGalaxy-Hero India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
revbrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by MasterSki on 04-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
739
Reviews:
99
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
7.95%
 
 
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71
Gots:
142
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Photo of pstam87
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amedlin18
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trmiller24
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MeIquiades
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hallertau
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of clake
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boca-X
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
4.64/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Vintage optics - rich golden hue, strong carbonation, fluffy cap. Aroma has soft tropical fruit notes - mango, starfruit, a little peach. Great use of galaxy aromas.

Taste is a pleasing balance between some grassy hop & the aforementioned tropical flavors, without it feeling too fruity. Delicate flavors, good oscillation between the bright, dry tropical notes & the earthier undertones. Mouthfeel is as it should be. Finishes with a little bitterness. All around excellent brew.

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Photo of gr0g
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

First beer from Revolution as they just started distributing in NJ. 12oz can, month old. Golden amber color, high clarity. Standard size head with good retention that's sticky and leaves some nice lacing. Very floral and fruity aroma, though I'm not getting the big passion fruit and other tropical notes I've gotten from other Galaxy hopped IPAs. Perhaps the aroma has fallen off after four weeks. Still, the aroma "pops" more than the majority of IPAs.

Clean, straightforward IPA flavor profile that's light on malt. Bitter through and through. Dry but not bone dry. At 7%, there's enough malt sweetness to do the job even with a light, "crackery" malt profile. Grassy and lemony (though not lemongrassy, as it were). Sudsy and smooth on the tongue. This is a really good IPA that stands out from its peers in a very crowded style.

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Photo of bnes09
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Light orange with nice clarity. Two finger head with sticky lace lines.

Clean aroma with spicy notes. Pine, citrous, bread and earth.

Buttery and light, wheat bread malt character. Explosion of piney, grapefruit, and grass- like hop. Descent balance for the style.

Moderate body and a somewhat grainy texture. Excellent bubbles. Finishes dry and clean with lingering hop bitterness.

Very good stuff. I love the delicate b body and malt palate.

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Photo of GoGators
3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stevedore
3.97/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can, served in a snifter glass. Pours a clear golden and copper hued body, one finger white head, lots of lacing, good retention. Smell is a bit catty, slightly spicy, grapefruit peel, sweet caramel, perhaps a bit of tropical fruit. Flavours meld nicely, balanced caramel and grapefruit, resin, tropical fruit, a bit of spice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, perfectly carbonated, creamy with a nice bitter and spicy finish. Good balance of base IPA and Galaxy. Reasonably bitter with a good malt backbone.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.87/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

So, I get it...
Revolution is working their cash cow (Anti-Hero IPA) into a full line of 6 currently (bi-monthly releases), of which Galaxy is one. If I guessed at this right, it explains the marketing success of a brewer, despite being called Revolution, that is distributed so well that I've seen it in two Chicagoland country clubs (hardly fertile ground for revolt) during the last month.

As for a review of Galaxy, I can't add much. It mostly follows my normal AIPA pattern.
Looks good. Smells citrusy, minor pine notes. Taste of malt then gets chased away by hops. Feel lingers uncomfortably with me (often metallic, like Galaxy). So, I save the beer and go eat a prepared spicy food.

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Photo of Egotist
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of argock
3.56/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Odd garnet hue, solid head. Aroma overall light intensity with tropical fruit but heavy floral rose water essence I didn't care. This carried through to the flavor as well which had moderate intensity at most, probably less. Drank very light with dry finish.

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Photo of brycevolk
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerlover
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lukass
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of runlikeakenyan
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of uncleotis
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antg8989
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light gold. Leaves behind a tiny bit of lacing at the top of the glass. Aroma is citrus and pine. Taste is a juicy, yet dry orangey citrus. Feel is a bit on the heavier side. Overall, I think this is a great brew showcasing the Galaxy hops.

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Galaxy-Hero India Pale Ale from Revolution Brewing
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