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Anti-Hero IPA - Revolution Brewing Company

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Anti-Hero IPAAnti-Hero IPA

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2,158 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,158
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 148
Gots: 426 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 02-04-2010

An American hop assault for all the ambivalent warriors who get the girl in the end. “Look, I ain't in this for your revolution, and I'm not in it for you, Princess.” This iconic ale features a blend of four hop varieties which creates a crisp bitterness and imparts massive floral and citrus aromas.

70 IBU
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can with no freshness date into a Bell's tulip. The beer has a nice clear golden orange color, but has very low carbonation and requires rough handling to produce any kind of respectable head. The nose is quite nice. I get a mix of pinetrees and tropical fruit; primarily oranges and peaches.

The beer has a rather light body and thin feel. It is nice and hoppy, but also a bit grainy. There's very little malt backbone or balancing sweetness to go along with the hoppiness, but the beer is still not overly bitter. The bitterness is more on the piney, resiny side and not fruity (which I prefer). The finish is dry and lingering and the beer overall is quite appetizing and refreshing.

This beer reminded me a bit of Schlafly's Tasmanian IPA and fans of that beer would probably love to drink this. It's nice and hoppy, but for me it lacks too much body to be great. It drinks like a hopped-up wheat beer. I think it would make a really nice summertime beer. I probably wouldn't buy this again with Bell's Two-Hearted and SN Torpedo easy to get and Fat Head's Head Hunter just a tad more expensive.

Edit: Call me crazy, but I think this stuff is a little better when enjoyed straight from the can.

More User Reviews:
Photo of hail_seitan
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz can into tulip glass

A - A vibrant golden body and thick, foamy white head. Moderate lacing.

S - Tropical pineapple, fresh flowers, grapefruit rind, and lemon.

T - Pineapple and citrus hop flavors dominate from the get-go. Then, a rush of sugar cookie malt sweetness. The finish is mildly bitter with cloying sweetness lingering on the tongue.

M - a fairly hefty body gives the beer a creamy mouthfeel. Good carbonation.

O - The hop aromas and flavors are superb and inviting. However, the overly saccharine malt just overwhelms the tasting. A drier finish could make this an epic beer.

Photo of tectactoe
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Extra from MCain04 - I've heard some good things about Revolution, so needless to say, I was excited to try this. Plus, can. Awesome. Pours a mostly cloudy, orange-crusted amber color with an eggshell cap that only grows to about a half-inch even after an aggressive pour. Lacing is minimal and pretty spotty, with only a few traces near the top of the glass.

Anti Hero has a largely floral nose; very perfumey, like leaves or flower pedals. Some gentle grapefruit thrusts about in the background, combining for a sweet, grassy, hop and fruit combination. If I had to guess, I'd say this was loaded with Centennial hops - the nose reminds me just a bit of a hometown favorite, Two Hearted. The hop assault is held up nicely by some solid, malty pillars; biscuits, butter, with just the slightest touch of caramel. I haven't taken a sip yet, but the aroma just screams "well-rounded".

My suspicions are confirmed shortly after taking my first sip - a very balanced attack of hops and malt that follows the nose quite closely. A good bit of grapefruit hits up front, backed-up by a brilliant floral and rosey hop profile. This thing tastes like grapefruit perfume. Little bits of pine squeeze their head into the very back end; wet and grassy with the smallest hint of white pepper. I might be getting some tangerine with the grapefruit as well, though maybe I'm just imagining that.

The malt stands up admirably to the attack of hops without buckling or backing down. Biscuits, crackers, bread, butter, and a small mention of toasted caramel malt. The light, injected sweetness couples perfectly with the brash hop bitterness to create a magnificent balance all-around. Finish is dry and full of a musky, faded floral essence. Medium bodied with carbonation that seemed a bit low for an IPA, although it didn't really hinder the experience at all. Slick, oily, and wet on the palate.

Absolutely no idea why, but I was expecting this to be a citrus bomb. It wasn't at all, rather it was an excellent display of how a superbly balanced IPA can be just as good as the ones that are thrown out of kilter with Citra hops. Reminds me quite a bit of Two Hearted in terms of hopping profile. Genuinely enjoyed this one and I'd like to have some more if it ever made its way to Michigan.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.9%

Poured from a can into a shaker pint.
A lovely golden-orange with a three-finger, fomay head from an aggressive pour. The head dissipates to scattered foam and some lacing at the top of the glass.
Wonderful aroma, lots of pine resin and citrus with a hint of pineapple and candied orange.
The taste is really good. Resinous pine and grapefruit pith, some orange and a surprisingly mild but dry and lingering bitter note.
Mouthfeel is medium and a bit sticky with, perhaps, a bit more than average carbonation.
Overall, I really enjoy this beer. A nice take on an IPA.

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Anti-Hero IPA from Revolution Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,158 ratings.