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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

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4.2
zizzybalubba (1867) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2017
12 oz. can from Revolution Brewing, Chicago (canned June 12, 2017). Thanks Abe! Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of tangerine, wet grass, and mild grapefruit. Taste is bitter but sorta-balanced with grapefruit and pine upfront and an assertive caramel malt backbone. Pleasant bitter finish. A nicely done IPA.

3.8
chicagobears (473) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2017
An explosion on the palate. Clean, fresh and assertive hops. It’s a straight forward IPA but the ingredients are top notch. Nice malt backbone balances it out slightly. It’s light on the palate but continues to linger dry.

3.4
Scipio (1075) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2017
Pours a clear, dark golden with a medium, smooth white head that settles quickly. The aroma is pleasing, though I was expecting it to be more powerful. Plenty of grassy hops here, supported by grapefruit, pine, mango, and caramel. Lightly dry, and with some sweetness to it. There is a good amount of bitterness in here as well. Flavors are heavily floral and with potent grapefruit and mango. I get a solid caramel base, some minor biscuit, and subtle honey. Lingering grapefruit finish. Medium in body, a bit sticky in texture, and average in carbonation. Not bad at all. However, I wouldn’t put this in the Revolution’s top tier of Heroes.

3.8
j12601 (11571) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2017
Pouring at Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 2016 in Boston. Pours a soft amber with a medium sized white head. Mango, tropical fruit, citrus. Medium bodied, soft wheat, citrus musk. Soft citrus, musk and light hops.

3.4
jcr (2705) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Draft. Clear golden body. Frothy white head. Aroma of citrus, toasted grain, grapefruit, pine. Hint of floral hops. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Combination of citrus, grapefruit, pine taste. Light biscuit backbone.

3.7
LilBeerDoctor (3930) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2016
On tap. Pours a clear light orange with a thick white head. Aroma of light fruits, apricot, pale malts, lime. Flavor of lime, orange rind, citrus, bready malts. Unique hopping, lots of light fruits and light malt. 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

3.4
MrTipple (4955) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Tropical citrus fruits, passion fruit, tangerine. Clear, dark gold, small, creamy, white head. Light Bitter. More tropical fruits,a good, passion fruit, pine, sweet grain malts, light molasses, yet dry and bitter finish. Nice IPA, great aroma, bit light in palate. Keg at brewpub, Chicago.

3.7
Maakun (5548) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2016
Tap at Revolution. Clear dark golden with small off white head. Tropical fruits, quite flowery, aromatic herbs, caramel, biscuits, cane sugar. Interesting aroma! Over medium sweet and medium bitter. Bit over medium bodied with oily feel. Quite different but nice.

3.4
luttonm (6270) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2016
Can in Chicago. Malty hop balance aroma. Rich piney juice, bittering. Caramel bitter, a little less body richness than I’d like. Bitter grain finish, pithy.

3.9
ryrpat (372) - Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2016
Solid and smooth ipa. Almost has a pomegranate flavor with a nice rich copper color. Even though there is lots of fruit flavor it is super drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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