Galaxy-Hero
Revolution Brewing

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #158
ABV:
7%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,857
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 7.99%
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
852
From:
Revolution Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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SCORE
92
Outstanding
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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
Reviews: 126 | Ratings: 852 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by NeroFiddled:
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
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!
Review# 6,125

Jul 08, 2018
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dfecteau from Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ok beer. More malty than hoppy for my taste.

Mar 30, 2015
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arizcards from Arizona

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Jul 02, 2018
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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WadeBridgman from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

3.86/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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beergorrilla from Michigan

4.02/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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MsMae42 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

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ECOBOOSTINST from Iowa

4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nov 29, 2018
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Galaxy one of my fav hops, so hopefully this hits right. Canned 2/29/16 so a couple months ago.

Pours a nice creamy thick 1.5 finger head that fades slowly, nice soapy lacing, semi hazy golden honey straw color.

Nose starts with a mild toasted straw grainy malt, into hops, a little grass floral, some citrus, juicy citrus fruit with a little orange flesh, a touch of a generic citrus tropical fruit, nice but fairly light.

taste brings some more mild sweet malt, toasted grainy copper malt, a little biscuit as well, then bitter hops, some grassy floral notes, with orange rind, candied orange peel, a little citrus flesh and touch generic tropical fruit, a little musty tropical fruit, touch pine, with fair bitterness, then turns int a big spicy bitterness, quite bitter on the semi dry sticky finish, grassy spicy hops lingering, a little fruity too.

Mouth is med bod, decent carb.

Overall not bad, too malty in general, not enough of the late hop addition for the galaxy to bring the nice flavors and aromas from it, more like they just bittered with it.

Jun 10, 2016
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Lynn from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +9%

Apr 15, 2014
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Jasobo13731 from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Galaxy-Hero from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 852 ratings