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Revolution Crystal Hero IPA
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
crisp and refreshing IPA exploding with fresh hop character, named for a somewhat forgotten yet amazing hop variety named Crystal. A unique hopping program gives this beer a massive, clean bitterness and fresh hop aroma bursting with hints of citrus and fresh fruit.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
niday2288 (115) - - JUN 19, 2013
Pour is hazy golden with a nice ivory head. Nose is strong hop with notes of pine and citrus rind bit is not too sweet. Flavor has nice hop bitter up front but is well balanced with some malt sweetness. There are notes of pine, grapefruit and honey. Mouthfeel is light/medium. Another nice beer from revolution ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (1572) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Bomber. Pours a clear bright golden orange color with a small head that quickly fades. Aroma is fresh, musty hops. Oranges, tropical fruit, and some pine. Taste is pretty solid. Light sweetness and a strong bitterness. Hops are fresh and fruity, very light malt taste too. Dry finish. Medium body with a fizzy carbonation. Overall, pretty decent but nothing special here. I bought this because I love the label.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1461) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. Thanks Sean. Pours orange with solid head. Fresh cut flower aroma. Taste is a little light would like more bitter juicy hop

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1042) - Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Citriusy aroma, bit of grapefruit. Has some pine and grass. Sweet carmel malt, no trailing bitterness. Noting super impressive but a nice ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Draft on tap at the Milwaukee Avenue Brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a pretty transparent well carbonated golden hue, touches of orange glow, a bit of dullness in parts. Frothy whitish head atop stays as a mellow layer, laces ok. Lively carbonation, faint hop haze. Aromas are melon, some gentle yet growing fruit, touches of citrus, florals. A more earthy hop, slightly spritzy bibe catches me as it warms more, Bready malts, a bit of fruit, that sweet gumball element. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, firm melon and gumball, good bit oif sweeter fruit, tropical fruit elements hit. Medium bitterness, florals, some more gumball and a bit of pineapple. Bit of lemon, florals, grass. Some bready malt backbone, touches of bitterness, more lemons and florals start to take off. Bread, grass, lingering lemon and earth. A touch of spice, dryness as we round the corner. Fruity sweetness feel still keeps on trucking, really hangs on with melon and tropical fruit. Finish is more dry, grainy, mellow to decent hop presence. Some deecent florals but lacks that bitter bite. The front end seemed to promise a lot but that big bitter backend and finish never really came for me. Ok. Prefer Galaxy and Regular more.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhiner41 (177) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Clear golden to light yellow color. No head to speak of. Floral apricot aroma. Lively mouth feel initial apricot flavor, dry finish. Sweet hops on the palate but still dry. ---bhiner41 Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (4411) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bomber to pint (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; light for an IPA though. A transparent gold with foamy white head. Smells of bitter hops with some citrus too. Tastes like it smells with a good, smooth mouthfeel. Good beer.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fitwitchik (173) - USA - JUN 5, 2013
Pours yellow with a white head that quickly fades into a nice lacing. Smells of grassy hops slightly citrus. Taste is definitely grassy dry. Flavor lacks. Pales compares to Galaxy Hero.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tortman18 (175) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Hazy straw color with a finger of pure white head that dissipates quickly. Nose is all citrus and hops. Very pungent grapefruit and bitter hops. Mouth is very bitter. A lot of hops going on here, but that’s about it. The citrus is not nearly as strong as it is on the nose. Pretty simple hop heads delight. I was expecting a lot more from the rave reviews I got personally.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Crystal clear golden pour with a thin white head. Citrus nose. Hints of pine and grass. Very fresh. Taste is bursting with citrus. Juicy fruit but very clean. This tastes very fresh. The hops aren’t really balanced with much, but this is still pretty tasty. Good medium mouth, but the looks of this one leave one to question what beer this really is.


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