I do my best to grab all the local Chicago beers I can to review on here as that is where I am based out of. I definitely do my best to grab everything Revolution releases as they are certainly one of the leaders here in Chicago. I have their Galaxy Hero IPA up next, which features (obviously) Galaxy hops as well as Zythos. Galaxy Hero comes in at 7% ABV and 80 IBUs.
Nose: Big citrus up front with some pine, tropical fruit. I am also getting some earthy and flowers notes as well. Its mostly citrus and tropical fruits though.
Appearance: Very slightly hazy copper color with a 1 and a half finger head. Nice lacing as well. Love the bottle art and really loving the new cans they just released, that blue color is amazing.
Taste/Mouth: Super drinkable, can’t stress that enough, can absolutely crush these. Earthy and piney hop flavors in the front, slightly bitter with no alcohol presence at all. Mild carbonation, finished nice with the fruit coming through from the nose. Again some grassy, earthy notes coming through in the taste as well. Nice all the way through and very fresh tasting.
Price/Availibility: Around $8 for a bomber of this, not sure of the price on a six pack. Part of the hero series so it comes around a few months every year before being replaced by another hero.
Overall: Amazing IPA from Revolution. They know how to make some really great hoppy beers. I could definitely drink this one all day, might be the best of the Hero series.