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Anti-Hero IPA - Revolution Brewing Company

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Anti-Hero IPAAnti-Hero IPA

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304 Reviews
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Reviews: 304
Hads: 2,581
Avg: 4.08
pDev: 28.43%
Wants: 181
Gots: 669 | FT: 14
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: 304 | Hads: 2,581
Reviews by macrosmatic:
Photo of macrosmatic
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to VinnyMarmalade for including these cans as extras in our trade! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. can into an Upland pint glass.

A: Hazy gold with a one-finger white head and a good amount of visible carbonation.

S: Pine, citrus rind, and light biscuit malts. Not a huge aroma, but pretty standard for an IPA.

T: Grapefruit, citrus, melons, mild pine and tropical fruit hops with a good biscuit malt backbone. Moderate bitterness in the hang.

M: Medium body for style, good carbonation, low alcohol presence.

O: This was tasty, but there's nothing here to set it apart from a sea of American IPAs available in cans. Still, if it was a local beer it would be in regular rotation in the fridge.

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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, this was surprising. Like, Raul's Boo being nice to him, "surprising." Raul got this bad boi as an extra, and is Raul sure glad he did! Just straight up solid like pulling a jenga piece and not having the tower fall.

Mmmmm, Raul like it. Raul like it like In N Out after midnight nice n good.

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Photo of dutesanch
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Easy drinking versatile beer. Easily on par with Zombie Dust.

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Photo of hail_seitan
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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Photo of Dnayew
3.14/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Was honestly disappointed by this IPA. Very overrated as people in Chicago go NUTS over it. Very average IPA over-hyped by silly ChiTown beer drinkers.

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Photo of brureview
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper reddish color with a three finger head in a Spiegelau glass. Carbonation bubbles from the bottom.

Aroma: earthy citrus, Pine, spice. Mosaic?

Very carbonated.

I don't get a strong fruit taste, however with warming there is more citrus. It seems that the hoppiness in the beer dwarfs the citrus taste.

The beer finishes with an excellent bitter and spicy hoppiness.

Highlights of this beer: earthy, spicy hoppy character. Excellent beer, although I would have preferred a stronger fruit taste.

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Photo of Baer
4.94/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Like shaking hands with an old friend. What IPAs should be. Very drinkable. Nice hops. Consistent. My got IPA.

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Photo of Domvan
4.57/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Whoaaaa, this tasted like a pack of bubble yum, but hoppy.
The smell was a minor sweet hop aroma
This beer would definitely be my go-to IPA in Chicago

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Photo of mattcrill
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Floral hop aroma up front with a light and pleasant citrus character. Hints of orange and lemon and a hint of pine. Fermentation character is clean with all the trappings of a hopped up American IPA.

Appearance: Deep copper pour with a medium white head that retains well. Appears still in the glass. Lacings cling to the glass.

Flavor: Big floral and citric hop punch up front. Just a hint of caramel sweetness that is quickly subdued by the big citrus hop flavor and bitterness. Balance is firmly bitter. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium high carbonation. A hint of hop derived astringency and just a touch of alcohol heat.

Overall impression: Immensely drinkable and loaded with tons of hop character. I love this beer. Great example of the style.

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Photo of Big_V
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 3/15/15. Medium amber with 1 finger head that dissipates quickly. Medium to high carbonation. Lemon,orange and floral notes. Taste is hops up front followed by some bitterness. Finishes dry. Very nice IPA.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tectactoe
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
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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4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Punchy_Munchie
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

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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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Anti-Hero IPA from Revolution Brewing Company
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