Galaxy-Hero
Revolution Brewing

Galaxy-HeroGalaxy-Hero
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #157
ABV:
7%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,857
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 7.99%
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
852
From:
Revolution Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  70
Gots
  181
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Galaxy-HeroGalaxy-Hero
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 Tone:
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Tone from Missouri

3.8/5  rDev -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.

Feb 15, 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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nrbw23 from Ohio

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

Mar 22, 2016
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HarmonMW from Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Sep 30, 2014
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mhats357 from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Jun 16, 2014
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HermitDan from New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jun 06, 2017
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TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Jan 30, 2018
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briiguy from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Apr 30, 2013
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Beef_Curtains from Ohio

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

Mar 19, 2015
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adam36 from Illinois

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

Aug 01, 2017
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bcsbeer from Florida

4.5/5  rDev +9%

Jul 16, 2013
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BeerBucks from New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

May 12, 2013
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WadeBridgman from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

Apr 18, 2014
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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

Apr 20, 2017
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ipapong from Wisconsin

4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 22, 2015
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beergorrilla from Michigan

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

Jul 23, 2018
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MsMae42 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

Oct 23, 2013
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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

May 26, 2015
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IndySuds from Indiana

3.61/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 05, 2018
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sbricker from Illinois

3/5  rDev -27.4%

May 18, 2013
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mds1101 from Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

May 22, 2015
Galaxy-Hero from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 852 ratings