Jukebox-Hero - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

166 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 8.93%
Wants: 9
Gots: 15 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our black IPA is bursting with crisp, clean bitterness and layers of wonderful American hop character. Pale Ale, Munich and Naked Golden Oats give a toasty malt backbone with a smooth mouthfeel. The dark ominous color comes from the Chocolate Malt and the de-husked highly roasted malt. We want the layers of hops to shine against this roasty malt backdrop. Warrior, Citra, Chinook, Centennial and Amarillo lend bitterness as well as a wonderful cornucopia of aromas and flavors of fresh citrus fruit, pine, fresh cut mint and fresh flowers they offer.

(Beer added by: Jaycase on 02-28-2014)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jukebox-Hero is dark like dusk - not black, it has dwindling, fading colours and still some limited visibility. What tops the beer is either an ultra foamy head or a posturepedic mattress... tough to say. Nevermind a rock star, this thing is built like an athlete: it looks brawny, burly, in great shape.

Lovers of all styles of beer have a great deal to thank the Pacific Northwest for. Not only does this region produce some of the most characterful hops but it was also at the forefront of pioneering homebrewing, microbrewing, and brewpub movements. As it happens, it is also credited as the home of one of the most multifaceted styles: the Black IPA (or 'Cascadian Dark Ale').

Few other offerings are able to feature such intense and intricate profiles of *both* malts and hops; resiny, citric bitterness is just as much at home as roasted, burnt grain bitterness. Indeed, this particular example combines a smorgasbord of flavours that spans the spectrum from semi-dark and milk chocolate to creamed coffee to grapefruit flesh to pine needle to lemon meringue.

And Jukebox-Hero is one beer that gives up these treasures easily, quickly, and without fuss. It doesn't taste remotely as strong as it's supposed to (7.5% alcohol and 75 IBU) and those flavours require no chasing. Heck, this one is easy drinking overall; there's enough vanilla creaminess, fresh mint and silky chocolate notes that any piny, herbal bitterness is turned approachable.

Is any one beer going to taste perfect for every one person that drinks it? Of course not. That's an insane notion. But do I believe that this layered, easily quaffed, and blemish-free Black IPA could appease more people than any other? Absolutely. Jukebox-Hero is a beer that includes everything in the mix and drinks in a stylish yet sophisticated manner that's welcoming to all.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

My wife picked-up this one for me. I have to thank her!

Pouted into my Samuel Smith Pint glass, the beer is black with brown highlights. It has a pretty impressive tan head and lacing.

The smell is a nice combo of pine and citrus with a little bit of roasted malts.

It’s a got a bit of a bite which I liked. Pine resin leads but there is a sturdy malt backbone with nice roasted qualities. There is just a hint of coffee and chocolate from the roasted malts.

The mouth is perfect. A bit oily and coating.

Overall, another great beer from Revolution. I would love to try this on tap.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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5/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Only BLACK IPA I've ever had that actually tastes like a great IPA as opposed a Stout with an IPA label slapped on the bottle for marketing purposes.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.72/5  rDev -5.1%

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Jukebox-Hero from Revolution Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.