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Local-Hero - Revolution Brewing Company

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146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 9.3%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-06-2013)
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Photo of Kyrojack
2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of erikhovenkamp
2.85/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Don't get why people like this. I think it's really unusual, and in a bad way.

Photo of smartassboiler
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of TomO23
3/5  rDev -24.6%

Photo of gtk1
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of jzlyo
3.39/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Aroma is light tropical fruit, citrus and slightly perfumed. The flavor is tropical fruit/pineapple, malts, citrus, fruit and a slightly odd heat in the finish.

Photo of Jaywalsh20
3.4/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Florida9
3.44/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Brilliantly clear dark straw of light gold in color. Forms a moderate sized white head. Decent retention. Light lacing.

S: Aroma is subdued. What is there is sweetly floral with a bit of orange.

T: Taste is the same, but this is a lighter beer. Lots of floral hops with notes of candied citrus rind, but the hops are bordering on soapiness and there are virtually no malts to balance it out. That said, this isn't a hop-bomb. Nowhere close even. It's just a very light beer that happens to have not a lot going for it.

M: Lighter body. Light-medium carbonation. Lower bitterness.

O: I'm not so sure about this beer. With the light, floral profile, maybe this beer would be better suited for the warmer summer months. Regardless, I didn't care for it much and Revolution's hero beers are typically quite enjoyable.

Photo of ConradSomm
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Had a pint at the brewpub and brought home a growler. Love the brewery, love the hero series, love the local concept. Really wanted this one to be great, but it just didn't do it for me. Nose and initial taste was nice, featuring the familiar fresh, complex, clean, Revolution hop profile. But the finish was off -- I'd call it grassy or weedy or straw.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.64/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of homebrew311
3.68/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is very pale and clear. Nice lacing, not much head retention. Nose is floral with notes of grapefruit, grass, and grain. Taste is less bitter than anti hero and a little smoother. Mild bitterness on the finish and very dry. Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. Overall, this is the least exciting of the hero variants, but a solid IPA nonetheless.

Photo of offthelevel_bytheplumb
3.74/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden with a lot of carbonation and a fizzy, white head that dissipates quickly into a cap. Pineapple and pepper stand out on the nose with some citrusy notes in the background. Taste is bitter, but not harsh, and some fruity sweetness hits you in the middle. Medium bodied and slightly sticky mouthfeel to this one, and it leaves behind a fruit juice aftertaste.

Overall: One to get when you see it for sure, nothing to go out of the way for.

Photo of DerekQXQX
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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Local-Hero from Revolution Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.