Anti-Hero IPA - Revolution Brewing Company

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Anti-Hero IPAAnti-Hero IPA

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2,031 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,031
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 125
Gots: 354 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 02-04-2010)
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Reviews by joe1510:
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4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz Can
$9.99 6-Pack
Four Seasons, Morris

Anti-Hero is a hazy copper brew with good clarity. Platoons of carbonation rush to the surface. A snow white head with the consistency of soapy water easily rises to a couple fingers in height before settling to a thick cap and leaving sticky lines of lace down the glass. I'll have to scrub the hell out of this pint glass.

A very resinous, dank hoppiness hits up front and is followed by mouthwatering citrus. Orange, grapefruit pith, and cantaloupe all in that order of intensity. This is no doubt a hop forward IPA but there's a nice juicy caramel and biscuity maltiness.

The flavor follows suit. Solid resinous bitterness straight away followed by the juicy citrus mentioned in the aroma, no cantaloupe though. The resin seems to grow in the back of the throat and leaves a fairly substantial bitterness on the swallow. Caramel maltiness edges its way in to add a touch of balance but stays put as a base for the complex hop profile.

The mouthfeel on this beer is superb. Medium bodied with a velvety smooth texture and just enough carbonation to tickle the tip of my tongue. Moderate bitterness covers every square inch of my mouth and throat.

Bitter, juicy, velvety, and drinkable all describe this top notch IPA. Anti-Hero is a beer that I find myself buying very often, even with all the new craft on the shelves. A local tried and true favorite.

More User Reviews:
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4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
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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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 2,031 ratings.