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Anti-Hero IPA - Revolution Brewing Company

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Anti-Hero IPAAnti-Hero IPA

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Ratings: 2,035
Reviews: 256
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 125
Gots: 356 | 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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4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Medium bodied beer that stands up to the hops. Wonderful aroma: all citrus and pine. Not in your face bitter, but a really good standard IPA. Clean, crisp, hoppy, satisfying. This is your 'session' IPA at 6.5%. This is your classic American beer. This is your Revolution. 88/100

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4.46/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received a couple of Cans in a recent trade and was excited to give it a try.

A: Pours a light copper color with a 3 inch billowy head that I had be careful did not overflow the tulip glass I was drinking it out of, solid lacing throughout. 4.00

S: Big fruit aromas, perhaps the strongest tangerine, grapefruit, general fruitiness I have ever smelled in any beer. A slight resin aroma at the very end. 5.00

T: Follows the smell, juicy and fruity in the beginning with a nice hop bitterness to round things out, highly drinkable. 4.25

M: Just right, fills the mouth without being cloying or thin, just a bit sweet, goes down nice and smooth. 4.50

O: Extremely impressed and surprised at how good this was, really wish I could get this on a regular basis. 4.50

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4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours orange with a little white head.

Smells of citrus and tropical fruits. Ever so slight sweetness present from the malts.

Tastes very similar to the smell. Bright notes of citrus, grapefruit and tropical fruits are presence. Pretty hoppy throughout the palate.

Mouthfeel and carb are both in the same range as other IPA's.

This is really a great beer. Nothing very unique about it, but loads of good flavors and well crafted with my favorite hops.

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4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What a great beer. I honestly think it is the best beer in the midwest for the price. I get a can of it for a $1.25! I mean come on. Huge hop notes, good alcohol which is not over the top like some of these beers coming out. The citrus is amazing on the nose. It is just a great refreshing beer that I think any IPA drinker would love. Again, being an IPA it needs to be fresh.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Envelops for sending this one to me in a BIF.

A-Poured golden amber very minimal haze. Little head, minimal lacing.

S-A sharp sweetness upfront with citrus armored hops. Smells fresh.

T-Similar to the nose, a light toasty sweetness with a blend of citrus and medicinal tasting hops. Picking up a lot of orange flavor in the sweetness.

M-Medium-heavy body for the style and smooth mouthfeel. Lower carbonation.

O-Excellent brew. I wish I had easier access to this one. I could easily see this being my "go to" IPA. Reminds me a lot of Two Hearted.

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4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: awesome bright golden colored body, creates about 1 fingers worth of an off-white head.

S: huge immense grapefruit rocks the nostrils. i also pick up on piney hops, tropical fruits such as pineapple, mango, some orange peel and a sweet sugary malt backbone. quite nice and very well balanced.

T: piney hops, grapefruit and other tropical fruits. there's a much more pronounced sugary malt/caramel backbone sweetness here and it balances beautifully with the hops and tropical fruits. i also pick up on a touch of biscuit here and even a slight touch of honey.

M: lighter bodied, nicely carbonated, leaves a slight honey character on the palate with a nice bitter hop profile bitterness.

O: terrific brew., great flavor profile that has an awesome balance. love the sweet characters and the bitter piney hops.

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4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Anti Hero pours a crystal clear deep golden color and is topped with a ¾” of white head that dissipates into a thin layer
Smell: The aroma of this beer is a tasty smelling blend of citrus and pine hops the has me really wanting to like this brew.
Taste: The flavor of this beer follows right in line with the aroma and has a tasty but not over powering blend of pine and citrus hops. I taste grassy hops and malt in the background to put it over the top for a good brew.
Mouthfeel: This is a medium bodied beer that is easy to drink with a good blend of hops and malt.

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4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had two of these tonight with dinner, have to say it's a solid Chicago IPA. We got the rundown from the bartender: Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial, Chinook, and Cascade varieties in this one.

Bright orange, high clarity, plenty of sticky lace in the tulip glass. The tulip seemed to concentrate the aroma, which was pungent and citrusy, bordering on tropical. Very clean and appealing, also resinous and packing a punch at the same time.

Flavors were dominated by citrus, with a finely balanced malt presence. Very green and resinous hops in the flavor, plenty of IBU's for those who crave bitterness. The name of the game here is balance though. It had a fullness, but was light enough to put back a couple. A growler would be no problem. Glad to see this IPA on the scene, it's a contender...

Anti-Hero IPA from Revolution Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,035 ratings.