Anti-Hero IPA - Revolution Brewing Company

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Anti-Hero IPAAnti-Hero IPA

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2,400 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,400
Reviews: 322
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 178
Gots: 571 | 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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Ratings: 2,400 | Reviews: 322
Photo of larryarms847
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gorgeous amber/red orange in appearance and pours a thick, but quickly dissipating three-finger head.

Smells like a hop bomb and I ain't hesitating. Citrusy, juicy, and sticky hops dominate the overall aroma.

Perfect. The perfect combination of the explosive hops mixed with the tart/sweet of citrus, brewed to perfect.

Blown away by the full on hop assault.

Overall one of my favorite Chi-Town brews and perfect all around, in my opinion, of course.

Photo of vikingron
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great ipa! Great price! Can't beat it!!!

Photo of Bernardkowalski
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Most Defiantly one of my go too beers, Especially sense it is year round and if you can't find it on tap anywhere, at least you know someone will have it in cans.

A: Has such a beautiful gold body, almost could not ask for a better gold color. light cream head which tends to linger around it's circumference of the glass even while still. steady liveliness too it, carbonation seems to never stop.

S: Weak sweet citrus smell, does not hurt the nose what so ever.

T: Absolutely fits its character as an IPA, Ingredients seem to be balanced just right to not leave any sort of bitter aftertaste. Can't really say it's not bitter only because you should expect that in all APA's or IPA's. no over dominating characters.

M: Beer is not flat at all, i would have to say its more of a light and bubbly style in its self. Very smooth, has a fitting body for its style, no where close to a heavy body, yet far from light.

Photo of mojiboo02
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite session beer. Some variation from batch to batch, but the grapefruit sweet ipa makes it all worth the while!

Photo of Joban
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nailed it. Nice piney, citrusy hop profile. Per usual ton of flavor packed into it.

Photo of Bryanweppner-123
4.98/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Exceptional ipa from a can

Photo of Chestmcn
4.95/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great IPA finally made it's way to Bean Town

Photo of Baer
4.94/5  rDev +19.9%
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.

Photo of BadAxeBeer
4.89/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great beer. Very drinkable. I give it a 94/100

Photo of NickWebster87
4.88/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This was an outstanding IPA, just that right amount of in-your-face hoppiness that makes life so great

Photo of im_allen
4.87/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I get a real "gumball head" feeling here (thats a good thing). When poured from the tap it had the color one would expect from this type of beer. I happened to enjoy the smell, reminded me of summer even while enjoying this beer in an air conditioned bar. For my first taste ever of this brew, I would let my friends in on this secret...its good. Drink it. At 6.5% its a great beer to start and/or end your night. Cheers

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.85/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Poured into a Dogfish Head branded IPA glass

A - Pours a slightly honey-tinged gold. Forms a nice finger and a half of slightly off-white, creamy head that has decent retention. Spotty lacing left on walls of the glass.
S - Sweet, bright, vibrant and tropical. Lots of peach and mango, sweet hops and perhaps a light note of lemon in the back. The aroma is definitely sweet and tropical and less savory.
T - Balance is the theme here, and it is done so perfectly. Upfront there is sweet peach and mango, this is followed by savory grapefruit that finally develops into hop bitterness. The bitterness at the end of the flavor development rounds off the initial upfront sweetness perfectly yet does not linger once it has done its job, making this beer incredibly crisp, refreshing, thirst-quenching and sessionable.
O - A DAMNED fine session IPA, one of the best I've had. If I could get this stuff, it would replace Modus Hoperandi as my favorite go-to session IPA for sure.

Photo of shacawgo24
4.83/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A-Murky orange. Amber. Bright flame when held to light. Silver starry head that decapitates quickly, leaving showers of falling stars to streak, cling and sparkle on glass.

S-Pine. Like you're walking in a forest. Fresh squeezed citrus. Tangerine. Damp grass. Dish soap. One of the better pine smells I've encountered. The forest bouquet takes root in your nose and blossoms.

T-Pine Pine Pine! Hops Hops Hops!. More pine, like actual pine oil lubricating your buds. Soothing malt backbone. Honey. Bitter orange marmalade. Chamomile. Grass. Grapefruit. Resin. Initially bitter. Sour finish. As it warmed I detected peach notes.

M-Noteworthy medium body. Not the thickest nor thinnest. A bit chewy, but still fluid. Spritz-y carbonation that lasts even when the head is dead.

O-I feel spoiled at how easily available this soon to sweep the nation brew is! Quality beer will always be out there. If we support it. A great brew for any occasion. Relax with it, session it, chug it, it all works out. Easily top ten IPA's this should be for any good beer drinker.

Photo of vishneda
4.82/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is a favorite of mine. It has a bright and fresh flavor, lots of hop flavor and a sharp bitterness that work well against a very solid malt backbone. This beer smells every bit as fresh as it tastes and it has a classic look. The body is thinner than many IPAs in its abv range and it's a nice change of pace from a mouthfeel perspective in that way without sacrificing any flavor.

Photo of Hazelchips
4.78/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Amazing easy IPA. BEST CAN IPA! Great brewery as well. This is one of many greats from Rev. Brew.

Photo of s_wettig
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding IPA - great can art. Glad to be able to get great local bear while in Chicago.

Photo of CraftyViki
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

This IPA is spot-on with the hops. Anti-Hero is crisp and flavorful. If you are an IPA fan, I think you will love this beer as much as I did.

Photo of Henigman
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

This beer is very smooth and drinkable.

Photo of Bearshawks85
4.74/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Almost a Perfect Brew and my go-to!!

Photo of HopperDropper
4.73/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Pineapples and pine needles... Nuff said

Photo of jmbranum
4.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Enjoyed on tap at Chicago Union train station.

Pours a crystal clear honey colored liquid with a decent off-white head.

Pleasant sprucey aroma.

Flavor is fantastic. Complex and nuanced. Lots of floral hops. I'm picking up notes of pine, juniper, and pineapple. Some nice copper notes.

Nice medium mouthfeel with velvety just-right carbonation.

Best IPA I have had in some time.

Photo of 312HopBomb
4.67/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A pour into my Estes Park pint glass produces a beautiful honey colored beer that is clear honey hue with tons of chunky foam that slowly recedes leaving lots of lacing.

Intense hop aroma with citrusy grapefruit and light malt. Mouthwatering results with each sniff!

The taste is a continuation of the aroma with waves of juicy grapefruit hop taste and a great malt backbone. The balance leans toward a hop focus which is good as the hop flavor is nearly unsurpassed. The malty background has a sweet honey taste.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with near perfect carbonation.

Anti-Hero is one of my go-to IPA's. World -class hop juice from Revolution Brewing. I really have to visit this place to try some beer/food pairings.

Update, I visited the pub and they have excellent food, brew, and atmosphere Top notch!

Photo of Danelf
4.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Good flavorful IPA. Nice mix of hops without being overwhelming. Finishes relatively smooth.

Photo of YeastWrangler88
4.62/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Sam Adams pint glass from a 12oz can:

Appearence: very nice, pale malt, with a slight amber color, just how a true IPA should be, not amber, but PALE.

Aroma: to put it simple, its amazing, i get a bunch of citrus with a lingering spicy almost black pepper with some pine, but citrus dominated. Simply a beautiful smell, one of the best smelling IPAs ive ever smelled.

Flavor: hops from begining to end, citrus, again, is dominent, i do get a spicy earthy hop flavor as well, perfectly balanced by sweet lightly toasted malt, almost like a sweet bread. Very well balanced beer right here, finishes slightly dry, while still leaving some mouth feel.

Overall: a world class beer, i dont say that very often, but this one truly is. A great example of a west coast american IPA. I would reccomend this if youre in the market for a true IPA that is NOT overwhelmed with crystal and carmal malts that i feel fight with the hops that we all love in a good IPA, instead, this is pale malt dominated, and it works beautifully. Good job Revolution!

Photo of Barnoloid
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep gold in color with a minimum of head. An absolutely perfectly balanced IPA, with a sweet maltiness on the back end as a kiss off from the assertive hop profile. An outstanding IPA in a crowded field.

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Anti-Hero IPA from Revolution Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,400 ratings.