Local-Hero - Revolution Brewing Company

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89
very good

153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | 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 OrestesMethuon
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of Chume11
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robgage
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Berg-the-Boiler
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vermilcj
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BPetroff
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Iparedman
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jzlyo
3.39/5  rDev -14.6%
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 erikhovenkamp
2.85/5  rDev -28.2%
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 BrownAleMale
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tanktizzo
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Hired_Goon
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of DeFaz
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Kyrojack
2.5/5  rDev -37%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%

Photo of belleisa_losteo
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of McAndrew
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of ConradSomm
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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.

Photo of Herky21
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of ralerwen
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Jaywalsh20
3.4/5  rDev -14.4%

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Local-Hero from Revolution Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.