Galaxy-Hero India Pale Ale | Revolution Brewing

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Galaxy-Hero India Pale AleGalaxy-Hero India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clean tasting ipa. Not a lot of bitterness. Hints of citrus and tropical fruits but balanced with the dry malt backbone. Super easy drinking, very light aroma. It's good.

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Photo of Flounder57
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a pale yellow orange color with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Herbal, grassy, light citrus, and spicy hops followed by toasted, biscuity, and caramel malts.

Taste: Same hop flavor as I smelled with a biscuity, chewy, caramel malts, and medium bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, chewy, light bitterness, refreshing, medium carbonation, and light to medium bodied.

Overall: A nice IPA. Not really getting as much hop flavor as everyone else, but still enjoyable. Wouldn't mind trying out on draft next time around.

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Photo of smcolw
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Gold color with a bit of haze. Good starting head that leaves an initial rim of lace.

Grapefruit rind and raw bitter hop are the predominant smells.

Decent malt base but the rest is straight bitterness. Full bodied with a low carbonation level.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Pours a clear, dark honey color. Frothy, uneven head. Consistent lacing. Galaxy and Zythos hops. I just had the regular Anti Hero from Revolution, so let's see what these hops do to differentiate themselves. Zesty, tsemi-tropical fruit hops. I am pretty with the aroma of Galaxy and have no experience with Zythos. The very distinct Galaxy scent is detectable but it's clearly blended with other varietals. Fruit medley and herbal hops. Some slightly sweet apricot and pineapple. Some airy, pale malt sweetness. Flavor is mixture of tropical fruit hop, grassy hop, candied malt, and some sneaky bitterness. Many fruity notes to pick out. Malt doesn't overpower the hop showcase. Medium bodied. Bitterness really roars a couple seconds after each sip. No complaints here.

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not much on the nose hop up front but smooth at finish this is very drinkable but different than the ipa we are getting used to
Edit I let this sit and with a little warmth this is fantastic

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Photo of Hop_God
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: deep orange. Thick white head. Mostly clear

S: citrus pith. Grapefruit. Pine. Orange peel

T: citrus juice. Grapefruit again. Pine sol. Subtle malt at the end

F: creamy medium body finishes crisp and bitter bite

O: solid IPA. Great showcase of the hop.

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Photo of snaotheus
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Sample poured at the Kedzie brewery on Saturday, 6 September 2014.

Pours clear golden with a small white head. Not much carbonation. Smell is nice, grassy, a little spicy, but muted.

Taste is honey and flowers and bitter pine -- tends toward sweet.

Mouthfeel is medium and slick. Overall, this is a quite tasty beer.

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Photo of GJ40
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 22oz bottle I picked up during a recent visit to Chicago.

Golden and quite clear with a smallish head of large bubbles. Some lacing. Aroma is tropical fruit. Flavor follows with some citrus added in. There's much more hop flavor than bitterness. Nice variety. Slightly thin with a moderately high carbonation.

Very nice!

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Photo of KFBR392
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled April 3rd, 2014

Appearance: Golden color with darker accents of orange. Finger of bubbly head on the pour which settled in to a layer across the top while drinking. Average amount of active carbonation for the style.

Smell: Soft fruits on the front with accents of kiwi, mango, pineapple, tangerines, and mangos. A potent piney opens up and really plays well off the bright fruit hop tones. There are some grassier hop notes as well. The airy fruity softness really rides through and carries the aroma. Some caramel malt hints keep the hops grounded.

Taste: Bright tropical fruits really pop on the front. Some heavier hop notes of saturated oranges shine through but the notes of pineapple, grapefruit, kiwi, citrus, and mangos. Balanced, rounded pine really adds some very welcome bitterness on the body. The finish is a very complex mixture of bright fruits, caramel malt sweetness, with some lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation really stands out, adding a pleasant brightness with supreme drinkability. Great balance on the mouthfeel of bitterness and sweetness.

Overall: Man a well craft Galaxy IPA is really tough to beat. This has the layers and hop profile of a much bigger beer. Revolution has a solid handle on all their IPAs and this one certainly has stood out for me. 6 pack cans soon.

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Photo of Omnium
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can > Tulip Glass

A - Slightly hazed gold with a nice dense frothy white head, medium lacing
S - Lovely aroma, pine, white grape, floral, melon, citrus peel light pale malt, slightly dank grassiness, but it could be a little more pronounced.
T - Really nice floral and citrus tones, grape, pine, cracker malt, some melon, but its all kinda tuned down unfortunately, though still very tasty.
M - This is probably my favorite part about this, its so crisp and refreshing, a little lingering bitterness, but very mild and balanced in body.
O - Great single hop galaxy IPA, good flavor and aroma, excellent crisp and bright feel, now that its in cans is just about the best thing ever.

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Photo of LovingCup
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz. bomber.

Appearance: Deep golden hue with sheen. Can't really see through. Carbonation bubbles persist. Lacing dissipates.

Smell: Wow! So juicy. Pineapple. Tangerines. Like a fruit basket. Incredibly aromatic.

Taste/Overall: Awesome bottle art. Enjoyable. the taste is drier. A bit bitter. I thought it was a good deal for $5.99 a bomber. I honestly can't say I'd regularly buy this over the regular Anti-Hero at $9.99 a sixer, though. I'm glad I tried it. Gotta love them galaxy hops! If you're a fan, Id' mos def recommend this and "8 bit" by Talltree

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Photo of Rope
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A dark yellow hue, thin head.

This is a real treat. Sweet lemons flowing into a pineapple bubblegum.

A mellow sweetness, with a fantastic citrus bitter aftertaste. A slight grassy herbalism hides in the background.

Small sharp bubbles move those hop oils along.

An excellent showcase of what distinct hop flavor can be.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft at Scion Dupont in a pint glass on 5/8/14

A-Pours clear deep golden, fluffy white 1 finger head. Pretty good lacing

S-Nose is super fruity, tangerine, roses and a bit of grassy notes.

T-great taste of nectarine resinous hops, light caramel malts and some honey sweetness.

M-Mouthfeel has a medium bodied, some stickiness, lingering finish. Well balanced and carbonated.

O-Overall I was really glad to get the chance to have this.

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours slightly hazy deep gold color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big mango, tangerine, pineapple, passion fruit, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, honey, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt balance; with good strength. Taste of big mango, tangerine, pineapple, passion fruit, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, honey, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of mango, tangerine, pineapple, passion fruit, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, honey, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops with moderate pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome IPA. All around great complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Qbdoo
3.63/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A very solid beer but not a stunner. Looks gorgeous. Rather light in color, almost lager-like. I can barely get a scent though - is it a bit past its prime? The mouthfeel is light but highly carbonated - the feel of big summer guzzler. The taste is fine but somewhat muted. A light hoppy beer but in a blind taste test I might call it a pale ale.

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Photo of kingston2
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice golden color. Very fine head that dissipates and leaves light lacing along the edges of the glass. Smell is subtle but nice lemon and citrus is prominent. Nicely bitter but with a malty backbone of sweetness offsetting it. Finishes long and leaves me wanting another sip. Good job Revolution!!!!

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Photo of BeerLover99
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: shiny muted orange body, finger white head,
stunning lacing display

S: big lemon grass/peel, biscuit malt

T: lemon peel, solid biscuit malt middle,
long sticky bitter grassy finish

M: med/heavy body, sticky/oily mouth

O: Mighty fine defender of the hop universe!
Have always enjoyed when breweries do
intense single hop, truly lets your palate
explore each other. Harmony of multiple
hops is amazing too, but so complex.


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Photo of ChrisMon02
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium orange color with a decent white fluffy head. Some sticky lacing clinger to the glass.

Grapefruit, sweet orange, touch of caramel.

Taste follows the nose. Nice level of bitterness, sweet orange balances. Simple but works well.

Moderate carbonation moves this along nicely. Crushable.

Well done. Another "hero" from Revolution that is tasty, simple and easy drinking. Recommended.

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4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a crystal clear orange with no haziness. Less than overwhelming nose with hints of orange and pine. Very refreshing taste, smooth and refreshing. Would be a very nice summer IPA as seems best served extremely cold and you could easily put down several of these. Overall quite pleased with this offering from revolution.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Revolution Galaxy Hero

Galaxy Hero

Poured into 10oz snifter

A: Orange to yellow . . . Looks like the sunset on the ocean.

S: I'm assuming galaxy hops along with honey, oranges, Clementines and tangerines.

T: Fantastic ! What Galaxy Hero really reminds me of is a toned down Hop Juju.

M: Crisp and clean.

O: Another amazing ipa from Revolution. I think these guys brew some of the best around.
I also enjoy how they seem to have a different ipa for every hop variety out there.

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Photo of joe1510
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz Bomber
Four Seasons Liquors - Morris, IL

The second, and most recent, release of Galaxy Hero is crystal clear and 24kt golden with an orange hue along the sides of the glass. The foam is pure white and soapy on the crown but dense along the glass. Puffy, thick lacing gets left glued to the glass after each drink. This is a damn fine looking IPA.

There is no mistaking the incredibly potent smell of freshly peeled tangerine. A touch of overripe lactic pineapple follows with other miscellaneous tropical fruits. Undercurrents of soft pine and resin bring some depth. Freshly squeezed grapefruit juice also has it's fingerprints all over this IPA. A little sugar cookie malt is present but barely noticeable with the generous hopping. Juicy!

Again, we are greeted immediately with juicy tangerines, mouthwatering in fact. Pineapple and sweet tropicals run through mid-palate. There is some of that resinous quality in the background and lingering on the swallow along with pithy grapefruit. The malt base is more graham cracker than sugar cookie like the nose led me to believe. Excellent!

The body is just shy of moderate with an effervescence upfront that segues into velvet on the swallow. The finish eventually dries up and the lingering bitterness never surpasses moderate. Drinkability is off the charts.

Straight up fruit juicy. The tangerine is pure like in no beer I've ever had. The smell is saliva inducing, the flavor juicy ripe, and the drinkability is off the charts. I bought a couple bottles last year and drank it on tap a few times but don't remember it being near this vibrant, it is only 3 days from release I suppose. Buy it and drink it!

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Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright golden yellow with a finger of white foam.

Very citrusy in aroma with some light grassiness.

Grassy and citrusy bitter hop resins, light toasted grain sweetness.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation, crisp, balanced.

Overall, another damn solid beer from RevBrew.

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Photo of WillCarrera
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle, no bottled-on date, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden color, topped with an inch of white head, leaves nice lacing.

S- Huge blast of tropical fruit, herbal, leafy hops, some malty sweetness.

T- Wow. Loads of tropical fruit right up front again, but there's a huge, very distinct tangerine flavor here that I wasn't picking up on as much in the aroma. Some slightly piney, herbal bitterness, a bit of caramel malt.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, nice carbonation.

O- This is awesome stuff, I'm a big fan of the hops from this region right now, and the tangerine and fruit flavors in this beer are excellent. If I could get a six-pack of this I would be really, really happy.

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Photo of WankelEngine
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter
Reviewed from notes taken from whenever. Audit me. See if I care.

A: Pours a clear, golden color. There is an off-white head which fades quickly to a spotty cap.

S: A sharp citrus/pine aroma with some herbal notes. Orange peel and a hint of caramel.

T: Pine is potent but not as sharp as in the aroma. Citrus is present but subdued and joined by a little bit of peach. The finish is a lingering herbal flavor. Mild alcohol flavor as the drink warms in the glass.

M: Medium bodied with sharp, foamy carbonation.

O: Great beer. Bitter, fruity, crisp. A step up from the regular Anti-hero.

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Photo of BB1313
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a transparent golden with a slight hazy; nice fluffy white head that leaves good lacing and retention. The aromas have a nice amount of sweet mango, melon, pineapple, orange peel, lemon zest. There's a touch of garlic/onion, but barely. Not much malt detected, although there are subtle hints of caramel malt. The flavors are very crisp. Lots of grapefruit, lemon, and tons of pine needles. The flavors are good, but they're one dimensional and doesn't have a whole lot of depth, in my opinion. This one is definitely on the drier side. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium-bodied and has active carbonation. The alcohol goes unnoticed and it's very refreshing. It becomes tastier the more you drink it.

This is a really nice IPA. It's right there with Anti-Hero. This is crisp and refreshing. Very fun to drink. Well done.

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Galaxy-Hero India Pale Ale from Revolution Brewing
4.15 out of 5 based on 694 ratings.
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