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Jukebox-Hero - Revolution Brewing Company

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very good

200 Ratings

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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 15
Gots: 33 | 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:
Beer added by: Jaycase on 02-28-2014

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.

75 IBU
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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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APPEARANCE: The Jukebox-Hero looks black when it’s first poured, but when held up to the light it is clear that it is browner than black and it lets a fair amount of red light through. The head retention is decent, but it only begins at about a half a finger thick and settles into a cap that is wispy thin, but still covers the entire surface of the beer.

SMELL: At first it smells like an IPA, with citrus and grassy smells, but the mild roasty aromas creep in along with a slightly spicy characteristic.

TASTE: The roasty, coffee notes are much stronger in the flavor than they are in the nose, but the citrus and hop character still dominates. The impressive hop bill comes through strongest, however. Citrus, pine and grass are all big components of this complex flavor. A touch of dark chocolate plays on the edges while the finish is nice, hoppy and spicy.

MOUTHFEEL: The carbonation is not as big as the sparkle would suggest, but the coffee/dark chocolate/hop bitterness seems to be accentuating the sparkle as it cleanses the palate between sips. The body is somewhere between light and medium (although leaning towards medium) and it is a dry beer all the way through.

OVERALL: Pretty solid. Black IPAs can be tricky, but Rev, as usual, threads the needle nicely. It isn’t my favorite beer within the style, but it is one I’ll reach for again if it comes back.

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Jukebox-Hero from Revolution Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.