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Local-Hero - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 172
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 9.02%
Wants: 8
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-06-2013

This IPA is brewed with Centennial, Cascade, Chinook, and Nugget hops, all from our friends at Hop Heads Farms in Hickory Corners, MI.

Hop Head Farms, co-founded by one of our investors, Nunzino Pizza, provides quality Midwest hops to everyone from professional craft brewers to homebrewers.

65 IBU
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The aroma doesn't punch you in the face, but the flavors make up for it with a explosive kick in the mouth. Like most of the limited-run Hero offerings, this is a step up from the Anti-Hero: copper-gold, candied-floral, buoyantly bitter, and cleanly citric, both popping and coating the mouth with a complex of sophisticated hop flavor that finishes sharply, almost puckeringly clean. It's low on effervescence, but Local-Hero compensates with a light, smooth mouthfeel. While it certainly might be a case of mind influencing matter, it definitely tastes particularly fresh, if not redolent of the Lake Michigan-adjacent terroir.

It's doesn't quite reach the heights of Three Floyds Yum Yum, but I think it actually compares favorably —and would really be a great session IPA in a six-pack formulation.

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22oz Bottle
Four Season Liquors - Morris, IL

Local Hero is pure gold, clean and raw. The clarity is nearly unmatched, I can read a book through the body. Carbonation rises in clusters to the bone white foam. The head grows to a finger in height and stays put while leaving thin, sticky lace in it's wake. This is how an IPA should look, in my world at least.

This beer simply reeks of hoppiness. Big cantaloupe and tropical notes can be perceived from a foot away. Apricot and mango rule the roost while pineapple plays second fiddle. Bitter greens add yet another layer of hop complexity. A softly sugary malt base lays the foundation and is reminiscent of wafers. Mouthwatering, yes.

The flavor is as ridiculously vibrant as the nose suggested. Sweet ripe cantaloupe is met with perfectly ripe pineapple up front. Mango and apricot, both fresh and dried, come along mid-palate. The bitter greens appear on the backend to compliment the veritable fruit salad in my glass. The malt base again is pale, allowing the hops to do their thing. Wafers are noticeable again, though. Dry and biscuity.

Mouthfeel, nailed! You can't ask for much more in this department out of an IPA. The body is soft and moderate in weight but with an active carbonation that lightens it up overall. There's a welcomed plushness. The bitterness is by no means intense but it does grow to moderate overtime and a drying finish intensifies that. This could be drank by the gallon.

Local Hero is another gem from the fine folks at RevBrew. Revolution knows how to utilize hops, that's fact. This beer is all at once juicy, dry, and incredibly easy to drink. I wanted to mention that this is one of their best beers but pretty much whatever I'm drinking from them at any given time I think the same.

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Local-Hero from Revolution Brewing Company
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