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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle @ Three Notch’d Tasting. Light amber pour with a small head. The aroma’s of lemon, honeyed grass, earth-rubbed cantaloupe. The flavor’s of lemon and pear. Soft citrus bitterness. Light body, soft carbonation. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (10497) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting, 10/6/14. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thin frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of tropical, citrus, candied citrus hops, peat, caramel. The taste is strong resin, citrus, tropical hops and pale malts. Medium bodied, moderate lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (3350) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
22 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Thanks to my friend Ben for gifting this to me from his Chicago trip! Clear golden yellow with around 3 fingers of off-white head. Aromas of tropical fruit, lemon lime citrus, light floral notes. Tastes of tropical fruit, lemon lime citrus, stone fruit, light floral notes, not too bitter. Medium body with a semi-dry finish. Medium carbonation, juicy mouthfeel. Tasty and flavorful fruit forward IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3736) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Light amber out of the bottle with an attractive white head. Very juicy tropical fruit and orange nose. Flavors of orange, peach, bread dough and resin. The finish sweetens up with some candied orange peel and a bit of a burn on the tongue.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
djchrismac (1) - - JUL 29, 2014 does not count
First time having this beer. Bomber poured into an IPA glass. Thyis beer has no faults. Near perfection.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1657) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Enjoyed at a friends place while playing X-Wing on a Sunday. Appearance is a cloudy gold with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly floral and citrusy, smells nice. Taste is good, finish is pretty dry, nice apricot notes, light grass, nice complexities, bit of spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markducommun (387) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Goldenrod yellow, very minimal white head. Very sweet, citrus fruity nose. Very bitter, some small amount of sweetness. Medium body, pretty oily, quite acidic. Not terribly alcoholic. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thechasm442 (400) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bomber stamped APR2114, I assume that is 4-21-2014, poured into a Duvel tulip. Appearance-Pours a somewhat hazy honey gold orange with a ton of carbonation. This beer sparkles for a bit. The head is white and thin. After a minute it is disappears, leaving moderate lacing. Aroma-The beer smells fruity and somewhat sweet. It reminds me of a citrus salad dabbed in a little honey. It all seems somewhat subdued though, possibly due to the beer being a couple months old. Taste-Fruit forward hops hit right away and dominate throughout the entire beer. Grapefruit, oranges, and to a lesser extent pineapple. There is some bitterness that isn’t total resin. Grapefruit really is super prevalent and it’s quite nice. There is a bit of a sweet malt backbone, but it doesn’t get in the way, it actually blends well. Palate-The beer is juicy and quenching all the way through. Carbonation that seemed extreme at pour is now perfect. The alcohol is invisible and if this wasn’t 7.5% I could drink this all day. Overall-This beer was pretty unique, albeit a bit one note. It was almost like an amazing citrus juice, just beer. Another outstanding offering from Revolution.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2892) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pours orange honey darker with a white head. Aroma brings sweet refreshing juicy hops with citrus notes. Flavor brings smooth orange with a subtle balance of tang and sweetness, almost like smooth candy. There is no big bite of bitterness or malts at all.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (3333) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2014
The focus here as you would expect from the name is on the fruity crystal hops. It pours a slightly cloudy orange color. It’s head is of fine bubbles and left behind little spots of lacing as it dissipated. It is lightly sweet w/ firm bitterness. Some iced tea like astringency brings out a subtle peachy note. This beer has a medium body and brisk carbonation. It finishes w/ lingering sweetness and a bit of resinous pine. This is a very nice IPA made from a great hop.

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