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

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!
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Photo of Kayakguy
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Devonking
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Bogdawg
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of arizcards
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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

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.

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3.36/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chilmer
3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of spongebob2
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of Curt3
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

This is a great beer from an awesome brewer! I like Anti-Hero from them, but this is light years away in my opinion. A great IPA that is very well balanced; hoppy- but not too bitter. I will definitely be getting this stellar brew again soon!

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Photo of Blackop555
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear gold. Foamy, tall, white head that lasts a while the light lacing.

Smells like citrus peel, Pine, grassy, earthy and bready.

Taste orange peel and Bready malt. Followed quickly by Pine and earthy bitterness with light toastiness and light grassy. Finishes dry with a pine linger. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.

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Photo of Gajo74
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a relatively clear golden color with a generous frothy white head about the size of a large thumb. Good retention and yields, as it settles, a patchy film and sudsy lacing.
Aromas of citrus, orange, grapefruit and passion fruit, rather moderate, not intense. There is a touch of floral, pine and grass, as well as the grain.
It drinks quite smoothly, with flavors of passion fruit, grapefruit pith, dry apricot and peach pit. A light juicy sweetness is offset by both a dry mid palate as well as a moderate to semi intense bitterness that develops. A solid bready malt backbone interacts with a sharp prickle of pine resin, grass and smoky tobacco. The finish is dry with a bitter and resiny linger.
Medium bodied, moderately carbonated and easy to drink. Very solid IPA from Revolution. Nice fruit flavors along with a bold kick of bitterness.

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

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

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

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