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Anti-Hero - Revolution Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
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1,190 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1190
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.49%


Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 02-04-2010)
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tectactoe

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Serving type: can

04-18-2013 12:10:57 | More by tectactoe
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Poured from a 12oz can, canned 02/15/2014.

A light chill haze on a gold body; solid 3-4 fingers worth of foam. Aroma is sweet hops, caramel, pineapple. Flavor has some mango, pineapple as well as sweet side of hops, fresh lemon. Feel is a bit dry and on the malty side. Good IPA but lacks a little oomph to it.

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A: shiny orange marmalade, finger white head,
delightful lacing

S: pine, orange peel, mango,
sweet biscuit malt

T: orange/mango, sweet malt, long bitter pine

M: med body, oily/sticky mouth

O: Scrumptious local IPA! This is constantly
in our bar fridge. Revolution is a fine
brewery that may be flying under the radar.

DELICIOUS; GET SOME!

Serving type: can

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Anti-Hero from Revolution Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,190 ratings.