Crystal-Hero | Revolution Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A crisp and refreshing IPA exploding with fresh hop character, named for a somewhat forgotten yet amazing hop variety named Crystal.

Added by MasterSki on 05-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
555
Reviews:
60
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
7.79%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
115
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gaddabble
3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fuzzcherry
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hackattack
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So far all the selections from Revolution Brewery I have tasted have been really exceptional. This one has not wavered my opinion. It has a nice hops taste....... it is there but not overpowering.

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Photo of dsa7783
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Revolution variety pack copped from Joe Canals in Parsippany. Pours a light Orange hue with minimal frothing. Aroma replete with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of DrKarl
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Egotist
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear orange/copper head that produces a few lazy bubbles, foamy spotless white head that leaves some lines of sticky lace. Nose melds orange rind/flesh, grapefruit, and pine together for one of the most prolepticly bitter beers I've had recently. And the taste follows through: pine takes the reins here, with the aforementioned fruit notes filing in behind it. It isn't palate-clobberingly bitter, but the starkness and spicy elements of it, and lack of sweetness, make it intense. The caramel malt flavors are meek but do their job of adding complexity/shelter. The body is medium, slightly oily (or maybe that's just in my head thinking of alpha acids and hop oils), under-carbonated.
The malt is just enough to give it alcohol and a rebuttal to the bitterness but doesn't get in the way of the main attraction of showcasing a single hop variety; fantastic presentation. Call me crazy, but maybe they could make the hop presence even bolder. Either way, this beer has me appreciating and even liking the piney element that hops have. I should've had a beer like this a long time ago.

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Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kreg02
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kuges
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sweemzander
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Allurex
3.69/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beagleyx2
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EddyB10
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hendrick24
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kjcass22
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bufleraj
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Crystal-Hero from Revolution Brewing
4.11 out of 5 based on 555 ratings.
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