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Jukebox-Hero - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

132 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.97%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-28-2014 21:38:00 | More by acurtis
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tulip pint glass at Beelow's.

Had some time to kill between flicks, so I figured I'd grab a pint or two at Beelow's, starting with this one. It pours a deep midnight garnet topped by a finger of wan slate foam. The nose comprises pine resin, blackened pretzels, and a touch of dark chocolate syrup. The taste opens with a gush of pine resin, pine needles, and a hint of grapefruit peel. This is then followed by a comparatively mild (very mild, in fact) wave of pretzel, chocolate malt, and char. Surprisingly, especially given those descriptors, the combination is fairly pleasant, if decidedly unbalanced. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderated carbonation and a sorta/kinda drying finish. Overall, not a bad quaff, too unbalanced to be a great black IPA, but something in the category I may actually want to have again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2014 02:44:32 | More by TMoney2591
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one has a nice fruity tone with a minimal hop spiced edge. This is how I like my black ales: smooth and easy drinking, with just a hint of fruit and a non-abrasive degree of hop influence. Well balanced. I like it. Another good one from Revolution.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 03:29:56 | More by RblWthACoz
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-10-2014 17:48:31 | More by Jason
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Revolution Brewing Jukebox Hero, I'm into this one after the pour into my new IPA glass, I'm sold. Pours a dark almost pitch black with brown ruby highlights around the base of the glass, light cream khaki head forms thick and to the point fine lacing speckled evenly.

Aroma has dark green pine, citrus pith, crushed aspirin, earthiness blended with mild dark chocolate like an herbal mint chocolate Andes chocolate notes.

Flavor creamy dark chocolate, upfront bitter hops earthy piney floral notes a bit of citrus peel in the back end, I can tell this has a bit of age on it no dating on the bottle it must have rubbed off mysteriously. Super solid reasonably drinkable style of black IPA.

Mouthfeel is solid creamy textured slight hop oils, with even flowing carbonation going down. Medium bodied ale, smooth going down on the palate.

Overall, a very tasty option from Chicago, looks like something I would like to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2014 00:32:19 | More by WVbeergeek
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-03-2014 16:21:27 | More by yourefragile
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

07-06-2014 11:03:25 | More by zestar
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

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

Pours a dark brown, almost black color with an off white head and plenty of lacing. The brew smells roasted and charcoal like but also very hoppy with pine and floral notes. In the taste, chocolate maltyness and a strong piney hop presence. The brew leans towards the bitter side, but it is one tasty brew. Strong hop flavor and cocoa. Medium bodied, well carbonated brew that spent a week in the growler. Overall, a very nice American Black Ale.

Serving type: growler

04-27-2014 22:27:55 | More by Stinkypuss
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear very dark reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, papaya, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, toast, light chocolate, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops with a light roasted malt presence; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, papaya, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, toast, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, papaya, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, toast, chocolate, cocoa, roast, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops with moderate roasted malt balance; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, moderately sticky, and slightly chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent black IPA. All around great complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate roasted malt balance; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 04:24:14 | More by superspak
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-07-2014 19:03:13 | More by brandoman63
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-08-2014 23:02:32 | More by Gonzoillini
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-24-2014 12:27:24 | More by tobelerone
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-15-2014 14:43:48 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

04-29-2014 23:15:45 | More by WoodBrew
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-11-2014 03:48:33 | More by Cynic-ale
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Brenden

Ohio

3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost black, this beer doesn't show thickness, as it shouldn't, though the color does as it barely lets some brown into the edges. The head starts off as little more than wisp, with average spotty lacing showing.
The hops show and, while it's not especially roasty, certainly not as much as others of its kind, that has little bearing on it strong malt balance. It's mostly piney and floral overall with some citrus backing it up and a bit of cocoa offering a touch of sweetness to even it out. It's even a little toasty.
The hops take over the flavor as well, but in more dominant fashion. It isn't overbearingly bitter, but it's not too light on the bitterness either and certainly leans heavily hoppy. Pine, grapefruit and orange rind are backed and balanced by cocoa again and there's a touch of wood. An Amarillo-like minty note lends itself to the finish. Overall, what would most benefit this (tasty) beer would be a bit more malt contribution, but this is a good example.
Its crisp medium body is firm and offers a good, strong bite to the palate without hitting too hard. It's really very smooth, too.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2014 18:50:35 | More by Brenden
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-01-2014 22:14:39 | More by smartassboiler
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Florida9

Illinois

3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Very dark brown in color, but still fairly translucent. Forms a small-to-medium sized light tan head. Decent retention. Light lacing.

S: Aroma is all IPA. Lots of hop goodness. Primarily notes of pine, with lesser notes of flowers and citrus. Mildly sweet.

T: The taste leans heavily towards the IPA side of the spectrum, with very little roasted malt character. Mildly sweet. Lots of sweet orange, like mandarin. Some pine than a touch of minty alcohol like mouthwash which clashes with the sweet orange flavor. Maybe a faint hint of chocolate on the back end.

M: On the lighter side of medium. Mildly sweet. Mild bitterness. Appropriate carbonation. Light minty tartness.

O: Black IPAs are interesting style in that there is a wide spectrum from IPA to what is essentially a hoppy porter. This one is about as IPA as you can get with only a faint touch of chocolate on the back end. And as an IPA, I'm not overly fond of the mint mixed with the orange which reminds me far too much of drinking orange juice after brushing your teeth. Overall, not bad, but glad I just bought one.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 00:39:54 | More by Florida9
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -23.3%

03-10-2014 16:20:08 | More by Whiskeydeez
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homebrew311

Illinois

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

Appearance is dark brown with thin white head that leave plenty of lacing. Nose starts with heavy pine and citrus, lots of resinous notes, not much in the way of roasted malts. The taste is hop forward but surprisingly not that bitter. Grapefruit and pine present on the flavor with a woodsy character backing it up. Not getting a lot of malt... In fact if I drank this blind I would expect it to be very pale. Light bitterness at the back. Mouthfeel is light with medium carbonation. Overall, this is a decent brew but is my least favorite of the hero series.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2014 01:16:25 | More by homebrew311
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

06-29-2014 21:01:02 | More by LoveStout
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-17-2014 02:07:21 | More by st9647v3
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

04-08-2014 14:02:53 | More by thewimperoo
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-24-2014 02:57:13 | More by lupercmda
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-18-2014 21:19:56 | More by Stinger80OH
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Jukebox-Hero from Revolution Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.