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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barnoloid (174) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Had on tap at Small Bar Logan Square. This IPA has a great fruity nose and citrus/pine sap feel to the taste. Perfect drinking for a late spring evening - a real thirst quencher that goes down a treat with a good touch of bitterness on the back end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1436) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bomber with Z, pours a hazy golden color with a very foamy soapy head. Nose is citrus, with a slight predominance of lemon with resin and pine notes as well. Taste is bitter and full of citrus, with a predominance of fresh lemon and more subtle pine. Finish is bitter sweet and ends on the same hppy citrus notes. Quaff Score 8 / 10

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1391) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2014
Pours a hazy golden with a white head and aroma of hops and citrus. Taste is bitter sweet, lemon zest, citrus, fresh hops, and fruits leading to a bitter, lemony, fruity finish. Delicious IPA, lots of flavor

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle: † Dated May 2013. † Hazy straw, small to moderate frothy white head, nice lacing. † Citrus and some fruity notes on the nose. † Almost tropical. † Somewhat sweet to start, candied citrus peel, with soft fruity/tropical notes. † Not real bright, but fairly sweet with a moderate hop background. † Body and mouthfeel are fairly full bodied. † A bit faded, not as bright as intended, but at 8 months old it still had some legs. † Thanks Kevin!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2013
On tap at Revolution. Straw yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is dank with cat pee, vegetation, pale milt and a bit of fruit tossed in. Taste is fruity and dank with grapefruit, floral hops, pale malt with sweet fruits underneath. Aggressively bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3372) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2013
22 oz. bottle, rating from notes. Pours orange with a small white head. Big, hoppy, delicious aroma focusing the crystal hop. Aroma focusing on orange, tangerine, and floral aromas. Some sweet bready malts, with touches of grass and herbal notes. Flavor is bitter, with strong citrus and herbal hop notes. Some malt notes are sensible but thatís not what this beer is about. Nice carbonation, finishes bitter and clean.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Clear golden color with ivory head. Nice floral hop, pale malt aromas. Medium body with average carbonation. Floral hop flavors with a big pale malt base brew---solid IPA

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2779) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
Lightly-hazy orange body, medium sized off-white head, spotty lacing. Orange hoppyness with lightly sweet malt, as well as some floral and grassy notes. Flavor shows more semi-sweet malts, as well as a jolly rancher-like citrus flavor. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, nice bitterness in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1031) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle split on IPA day. Pours a clear orange/golden with light white head. Aroma is slight danky, fruity and grass. Taste is great and clean grass, hay, citrus peal, hops and slightest malt. Sweetness is minimal but just works. Revolution really puts out nice IPAs.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2013
22 ounce bottle split between two. Just like Revolutionís Galaxy Hero, I was impressed with this single hop ipa. They did solid work building a medium bodied framework to showcase a grass and mildly juicy-fruit-pineapple flavor package. Very smooth bodied, darkish yellow and fizzy with a solid foam topper. Refreshing somewhat resiny and ripe, nicely presenting the Crystal hop note. This isnít a bold beer, but I really enjoyed its specific flavor focus. Cheers to Revolutionís Hero Series for showing how particular hops should taste.


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