Crystal-Hero | Revolution Brewing

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4.13/5
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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
Ranking:
#2,003
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
598
pDev:
7.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
124
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Ratings: 598 |  Reviews: 69
Photo of Tucquan
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.

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Photo of Gavage
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.

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Photo of pstam87
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Can shared by Dave Nayman. Cheers.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Crystal-Hero pours a copper color, with a large, long lasting and lacing head. Big dry aroma, lots of hops; pine and hints of grapefruit. Taste is similar, big hoppy flavor, dry body, with hints of pine and grapefruit and a bitter finish. Good body and feel. Overall, very good, everything you'd want from an IPA.

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Photo of jmh21
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pirmannt1
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Appearance: Clean amber, with a huge frothy head of off-white suds and a lattice of lovely lace.

Aroma: Tantalizing fruity hops, with pineapple, orange and papaya coming around. Very nice.

Taste: Bitter hops with a brisk citrus/grapefruit pineapple bite. Superb fruity IPA from the masterful Revolution.

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Photo of McHenry
3.76/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tbeer40
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nwhittin
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of firecrotch23
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barnzy78
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, filled 08-07-2017
Amber colored body with a frothy ivory head that fades to a foam. Aroma is light caramel with a piney hop presence. Pungent bitterness on the palate with pine & spruce with some orange & grapefruit zest; caramel & pale malt provides some sweetness, but hops own the palate here. Medium body, very resinous, finishes bitter with pungent pine lingering. Overall, not my favorite of the Hero series, but definitely worthy of trying.

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Photo of km02600
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scott2269
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

A - Light copper gold color with nice carbonation and head retention.

S - Nice floral and citrus nose.

T - Floral and citrus from start to finish with some peppery spice. Nice lingering floral bitterness.

M - Medium body with sprightly carbonation.

O - All hops from start to finish and extremely enjoyable.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very nicely made, light copper-colored IPA. This beer is beautiful to look at, the head lasts forever. Wonderful flavors emerge upon first sip, with a huge explosion of pleasant floral hops blended nicely with malt, and soft alcohol. I don't want to use the word dank, but it has those charisctics deep inside it. This is an extremely well made and well-balanced beer that still showcases the hop characters.

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Photo of MTKATL
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Wizzle32
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hozersr
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wheels2532
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cotton_27
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Crystal-Hero from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 598 ratings