Crystal-Hero
Revolution Brewing

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From:
Revolution Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 7.75%
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
614
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 11, 2022
Added:
May 09, 2013
Wants:
  40
Gots:
  128
A crisp and refreshing IPA exploding with fresh hop character, named for a somewhat forgotten yet amazing hop variety named Crystal.
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Rated: 4.75 by trapbagels from Illinois

Jan 11, 2022
 
Rated: 3.71 by aaronalpo from Illinois

Oct 06, 2020
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Reviewed by HopHippie from Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Dark gold with 2 inches of thick, creamy, rocky, white head. Good lacing.
S: Sharp citrus with a hint of pine.
T: Very different than smell, a not too bitter pine with a touch of citrus.
F: For an IPA its not too dry or bitter.
O: A great tasting single hop IPA.
Jun 16, 2020
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.44/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Deep gold, nice foamy head. One of those no-nonsense, punch to the sinuses hopbombs. Interested to know the IBUs on this beer, most likely substantial. No subtleties here, straight-from-the-hip Crystal hops, comin' at ya!
Sep 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.81 by Dkloubec from Illinois

May 12, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by Hurl4bru from Massachusetts

Mar 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.19 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Mar 03, 2019
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Love the appearance: dark gold with billowing white bubbles. Smell is full of hops, no complexity given the single hop nature, but potent and really lets you get the nuance of the crsytal hop used. Bitter, nutty and tropical. The taste has the hops up front with biscuit malt, bringing out lemon, pineapple, mango, light chestnuts, and grass. The lingering aftertaste gets a little much as you go, with intense brett-like wheatiness with the hops. Would go great with a hefty lunch
Mar 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.07 by ChuckTom from Arizona

Jan 11, 2019
 
Rated: 3.66 by BeerLover99 from Illinois

Dec 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4.33 by GIJoe33 from Wisconsin

Dec 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3.54 by GreenBayBrewer from Illinois

Dec 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Nov 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by MeIquiades from Illinois

Nov 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Wildbillpb from Indiana

Jun 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Half-full from Illinois

Apr 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by portEr242 from Illinois

Apr 01, 2018
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Reviewed by Tucquan from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Had this on 2018-02-11in Bolingbrook, IL from a 12oz canned on 2017-07-12 from a too old 12 pack at Tony's Market. Dates not listed on the outside of the packaging. Pretty lame to sell a mixed IPA 12 pack this old.

A - Clear golden-orange with a 2-finger off white head and good lace.

S - Orange, floral, honey piney-herbal spice. Pleasant.

T - Orange, sourdough biscuit, pine, pepper, metalic-herbal spice. Moderately bitter orange zest.

M - Medium body and carbonation.

O - It held up pretty well. No detectable oxidation. Decent but I liked the Other three varieties in this 12-pack more.
Feb 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Gavage from Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: orange in color with a fluffy 1" head that lingers around.

Smell: grapefruit, wood, and pine are very easy pull from the glass.

Taste: caramel, grapefruit, lemon zest, pine, and an earthy and spicy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp at the start, less crisp and a bit dry at the finish.

Overall: a very enjoyable IPA.
Jan 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by pstam87 from Illinois

Dec 24, 2017