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Anti-Hero - Revolution Brewing Company

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1,188 Ratings
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Ratings: 1188
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:
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(Beer added by: emerge077 on 02-04-2010)
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maximum12

Minnesota

2.38/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Thanks to fiver29 & jampics2 for dropping this want into boxes that arrived in the past week or so. Loved the Galaxy Hero, so looking for another good hop fix. 12 oz. can with nice USSR-style visuals.

Pour is a clear golden orange. that triggers my salivary glands. I almost have to drown myself to get anything aromatically coming off the surface of the beer: sweet? I've had well water that smelled more; hope that's not foreshadowing.

Anti-Hero, you're no Galaxy Hero. Malt leads the way, & that's no way to build an IPA, or play in the hay. Hey. Sweet southern biscuits & crackers arrive first, & only second is there a gentle waft of rose/floral hops. Grassy, borderline dank midsection gives way to a meek hop nip right at the end. The dankness grows as the beer warms, & cuts into its limited appeal. I could have done with half a can.

This is a malt-driven IPA, something that should go down in the dictionary next to the bikini shawl & wool underwear. I could finish this. I'm thinking I might not. Not terrible, but not a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 02:17:58 | More by maximum12
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JuniperJesus

Illinois

2.85/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Walking back to your Bridgeport flat at night; gripping your church key for the twit who tries to make off with the seventeen dollars in your pocket; you can’t help but reluctantly notice the city’s new cohort of young trollops multiplying across your back alley and front step alike. No corner goes unadorned as they mount themselves to the chipped, green primer on the avenues’ lampposts and entice you with their slim figures borne of a steady diet comprised of apricot flavored cigarettes and White Castle sliders. You’re headed home, but weren’t expecting to now. The boss told you to take a vacation - probably forever. Her immaturity, dim-wits, and newly purchased fishnets go hand-in-hand, so you invite her in. She calls you daddy, so you scold her and tell her to shut up. Nothing fits her right. The AquaNet hairspray she applied this afternoon as she rolled out of bed at 3:30pm has now cracked; flaking like the white stain on her black, loosely ill-fitting B-cup brassiere - thanks to genetics, she got at least two “A”s in her life. She needs a place to stay: you only have seventeen dollars, minus the amount you were planning on spending for dinner at the Bucky’s gas station. Again, she’s thin, rail thin; she would look fuller if she didn’t immerse herself in Tropical Agent Orange spray tan, which is nothing more than not-so-cleverly disguised Kool-Aid concentrate; sailors call it bug juice. Despite your efforts to engage her with offers of hand-rolled clove beedis and a tipple of Rittenhouse Rye, she immediately goes flat and reveals her insipid personality. The remnant aroma of what she smoked and ate last night had more character than the hoax of her projected imagination, which was nothing more than repeating punch lines from sitcoms and laughing first every time. With each sip, you wished she at least had the bubbly demeanor of a neophyte, but she bypassed the best part in favor of a feigned bitterness that faded as she lost interest. You follow suit upon finishing, but quickly realize you’ve committed for the remainder of the week; she’s staying five more days. You’ve been had, friend; you probably could have done a better job yourself. Look on the bright side; at least your dinner at Bucky’s exceeded your expectations: you still have your seventeen dollars and they carry Sculpin IPA in the icebox now.

Serving type: can

10-12-2012 17:18:49 | More by JuniperJesus
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. can poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden orange. Decent white head and retention. Thick collar of foam.

Smell - Not all that hoppy. Not enough for me at least. A little bit of grassy pine. Some sweetness.

Taste - Grain, a touch of sugar. Some hops. Grapefruit and pine. Not very hoppy. Cloying sugar in the finish with some fruity flavors.

Mouthfeel - Seems much heavier than it should feel. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Disappointing. Not very hoppy at all. Some funny fruity off flavors too.

Serving type: can

05-18-2013 23:47:59 | More by Alieniloquium
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VaTechHopHead


3.03/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This beer is very very boring and has a quite unpleasant soapy character to it. I went into a Binny's in the suburbs of Chicago and ask for an IPA that had a lot of citrus character and the general manager suggested Anti-Hero. Clearly that guy needs to try more of the products in his store. Hardly any citrus flavor, lots of soap, pine and malted cereal. But the can design is pretty cool I guess....

Serving type: can

03-19-2013 01:57:36 | More by VaTechHopHead
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bashiba

Iowa

3.15/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a nice clean coppery amber color with a thick white head, some light lacing.

The smell was classic citra, funky and dank with big citrus notes. I love the way citra smells, and it has those characteristics, just not quite enough of them for my taste.

The flavor is suprisingly malty and sweet, big caramel and bready flavors almost overpower the hops. Some nice green and dank hoppy flavors come through along with a touch of tropical fruit and a mild bitterness.

The mouthfeel is a bit thick and syrupy.

This beer seems way under attenuated to me, or just has way to much crystal malts, to sweet and malt dominated. The dry hopping is nice, but not a level I would hope to see. Still a very drinkable IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2012 16:28:59 | More by bashiba
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kojevergas

Texas

3.2/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Special thanks to Duff27 for including this in a trade; I appreciate it buddy. Received today via UPS. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average; Duff27 recommended it but I've never tried this brewery before. 6.5% ABV confirmed. 12 fl oz aluminum can with green and white label served into a conical Samuel Smith's pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. I dig the label art. I don't see a bottled on or best before date.

Served straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Paired with salted hard pretzels.

Satisfying pop as I open it.

A: Pours a four finger beige colour head of some cream, okay thickness, and good (3.5+ minute) retention. Light lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head slowly recedes. It's not real frothy, but it's typical of the style. Body colour is a light translucent clear yellow-copper. No yeast particles are visible (nor should they be). No bubble show. It's standard fare for the style; there's nothing unique or special here, but there aren't any overt flaws. Good vibrance. It's appealing, overall.

Sm: A pleasant marriage of malty sweetness with floral hop character. Some light hop nectar and light pine. It's a pleasant departure from the grapefruit-dominant biting aromas of many west coast IPAs. I don't get any soapiness; this spent the right amount of time in primary. No alcohol comes through, nor does any yeast. A touch grassy. Certainly clean and pleasant. A bit piney. A bit too much caramel malt was used here. I also detect a strange rauchbier-esque malty note; that's odd but not unwelcome. There's a definite slight smoked quality to it; I didn't notice it initially but now that I've had, it's more and more recognizable. It's well tempered by light citrus with a bit of juicy character. All around, it's an intriguing aroma of mild strength. I'm excited to try it.

T: Balanced, but a bit lacking in terms of depth of flavour/amplitude. There's definite floral hop character, a touch of citrus, a touch of nectary hop character, and it's all balanced by a pale malt foundation that doesn't intrude. I don't get any yeasty character or alcohol - neither of which would be welcome here. It's got a very subtle light hint of smoked malt - a characteristic which I like, mainly because of how carefully it's integrated. There's not a lot of complexity or subtlety here. Still, as a simply built straight-up IPA, it's a success. It's refreshing and pleasant.

Mf: Undercarbonated, actually - but only slightly. A biteen buttery. Smooth and wet, as it should be. Palate presence is decent. A bit thin. Complements the flavour profile well, though. Chewy and lightly refreshing.

Dr: Quite drinkable. I think anyone - whether experienced with IPAs or new to them - would enjoy this one. Hides its ABV well. Its biggest flaw is its over-reliance on caramel malts. I wouldn't get this again unless it was the best option at a lower end bar, but I'm very pleased to have had the opportunity to try it. Thanks again, Duff27. I'd have no trouble murdering a sixer of this, but there are better options out there. Still, it'd make a good introduction to the style and it's more balanced than most. Also, because it's a canned beer, it'd be a great choice to smuggle into a movie theatre. Or is that just me?

C+

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 06:16:34 | More by kojevergas
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Reaper16

Alabama

3.28/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

served on-tap at Cheesie's, Chicago, IL, into a pint glass

Pours a pretty typical IPA color, but less cloudy. Which is to say, this is a golden-orange beer with some clarity to its body. A finger and a half of sterling white head. There's nothing special here, but it's an appetizing, attractive beer.

The aroma is pretty average for an American IPA. It might have been impressive 5 years ago, but not now. There's a melange of pine, grapefruit, sweet orange, caramel malt, and ghosts of red fruit. Nothing stands out.

The taste fares a bit better. It's a straightforward pine & resin & citrus IPA, for the most part. The most intriguing component of this beer is the strawberry flavor that's there in the background. I almost scored this a 3.0, because there is a heavy crystal malt presence in this beer. It's tasty though. Worth a quaff.

Medium-bodied, a bit sugary. Overall, this is a solid-enough local IPA. Nothing to get excited over, as it doesn't do anything to distinguish itself from the competition.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2012 04:26:05 | More by Reaper16
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.28/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an Allagash glass on 10/14/12

Deep, slightly dulled and faded amber color. One and a half fingers of foam try pretty hard to have staying power. Minimal retention, but there is a fair amount of lace.

Hops are all over the board - pine, dank citrus, grass, tea leaves, twigs, herbs and soap. Toasted grains, crackers and lightly buttered biscuits. Decent enough, I reckon. The flavors are much of an improvement with pine resin leading off, carrying a sharp bitterness to the finish. Pepperings of orange, grapefruit and lemon. Clean cracker-like malts. Hop oils inform the feel; it's slick and a tad clingy. Carbonation is lively and is quick to make known itself.

I find this growing on me after several minutes. I'm impressed that it's as hoppy as it is, being that it was stored at room temperature for an undetermined amount of time. Worth a shot.

Serving type: can

10-15-2012 03:44:14 | More by Ryan011235
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to djcorrao for the can.

Appearance: Mostly clear, slight chill haze. A deep gold. Minimal head. Drops to a thin collar in short order. Spots and notches of lacing cling to the glass. Moderate carbonation,

Smell: Light floral hop aroma fused with some pine and a good hit of citrus. A bit sweet. Malts are a nice balance, offering a slightly caramelized and bready backbone. Some pale malt snap. Nice herbal note. Decidedly floral with an equal citrus presence.

Taste: Hit of grapefruit upfront quickly followed by a floral explosion. Some tropical fruit in in the back. Malts are nicely balanced. Some underlying caramel sweetness and a nice bready element. Vaguely toasted. Some pine resin. So much floral, but not flower petals exactly. Lingering bitterness. Balance is the key here. Warming drops it a bit in favor of the malt, leaving the hops a bit too earthy and underwhelming.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Lingering dryness with an initial hint of creaminess.

Overall: This is not Batman.

A good drinking IPA. Not a ton of complexity or depth, but enough flavor to be interesting. A but muddled throughout, but worth drinking when you're looking for something quick and easy.

Serving type: can

02-05-2013 21:40:13 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Another beer from the legendary woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of piney hops, some citrus notes. Taste is bitter, hoppy, piney, a bit of citrus, not much malts. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Serving type: can

08-25-2013 16:58:55 | More by tone77
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angrybabboon

Rhode Island

3.61/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me a can of this

Consumed 2/12/13

Appearance: Clear, orange-cold - small, off-white head fades quickly to a tiny cap - leaves some decent spots of lacing

Smell: Floral, bright tangerine - fleshy, sweet tangerine slices - a very mellow citrus (minimal pith/rind) - some hints of dry pine - light malt profile, smells like a "session IPA" (I am surprised to see this is 6.5%) - lightly toasted with some caramel and bread

Taste: Sweet tangerine slices and floral hops - fleshy, sweet citrus - mostly tangerine, some orange, some ruby red grapefruit - lightly oily, a bit leafy, very floral - touch of pine - medium level of bitterness - lightly toasted malts - biscuits and bread, with some caramel, but mostly pale malts - tastes a bit heaver than the aroma suggests, but it's still on the light side

Mouthfeel: Medium-ish body, smooth, a touch oily, finishes mostly dry, adequate carbonation

Overall: Anti-heroes should be deep and compelling. This is almost there...

This is a good IPA, but it could be better. The hops are interesting, and the malts aren't bad. But this kind of tastes lighter than it should. Not particularly deep. Worth a try, and bonus points for the can.

Serving type: can

02-12-2013 05:33:43 | More by angrybabboon
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am trying not to bias the review based on this being my favorite style and make it relative to others, but in general, since this beer works well, I have to give it good marks. The delivery in a can is probably mostly a good thing, preserving the ale well.

It has a nice aroma as soon as you open the can and it looks nice in the glass - clear and yellow. The taste is crisp and hoppy but not too floral or piney - well balanced. Similarly the aftertaste works well.

Overall, this is another nice canned IPA and a credit to Chicagoland's brewing community.

Serving type: can

12-22-2012 19:05:26 | More by schoolboy
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy warm amber color with a rich and sudsy head of white. Laces beautifully.

Herbal greens with yellow-white citrus notes. Hoppy fresh, it seems, with a backing of sweeter pale malt grains. Comes off slightly sweet, overall. A bit rind-y with showing white grapefruit and tangelo. Nice aroma.

Citrusy and zesty with rind notes. A little pith. Some oxidized turning taking place. A caramelization of the malts that doesn't really work. Biscuity, but a little past its prime, I feel. No canning date to say otherwise.

Smooth, but languid. Some lively carbonation going on here to help.

I imagine this could be a lot better, but it held up, somewhat. Would love to try another that was guaranteed fresh.

Serving type: can

12-26-2013 15:46:35 | More by thecheapies
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ChiPool

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into Dubel tulip. Consumed & reviewed on 9/21/12.

AH has a mellow hop aroma, and pours a strawberry-blond color. Head is conservative on this one: half inch or so, creamy white. Pretty thin/light mouthfeel, with a respectable hop presence. Not too much of a malt presence to balance.

Overall, solid & drinkable. I really enjoyed this on tap, but have to review from the can. The draft version would have rated higher. Also, a bit on the pricey side. Tastes like Gumballhead.

Serving type: can

09-22-2012 00:03:36 | More by ChiPool
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nesbitetennis

Illinois

3.66/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Frothy white head, good retention. Pale, clear gold.

S: Citrus, with a good hop nose.

T: Well-balanced, but could use more hop flavor. A little too subdued. Residual bitterness.

M: Clean and smooth.

O: A nice clean IPA, but nothing memorable.

Serving type: can

03-14-2013 00:56:41 | More by nesbitetennis
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Light golden with ok lacing. Very thick as well. Good foam.

Smell: Light metallic floral scent. Balanced citrus and pine as well.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Excellent balance of slightly fruity caramel with pine, lemon, and orange rind hops. Mouthfeel is quite thin, however, especially in the finish.

Overall Drinkability: A good IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2012 00:28:06 | More by tjsdomer2
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Tone

Missouri

3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, gold color. 3/4 inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of strong floral hops, slight sweet malt, and citrus. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and clean with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable bitterness. Tastes of strong hops, slight citrus, and slight sweet malt. Overall, good but not out of the ordinary.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2010 19:05:38 | More by Tone
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Qbdoo

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Like a lot but don't love. This is an extremely solid IPA that doesn't stand out in any particular way. Well-balanced with a fairly strong malt backbone and not super hoppy. I have trouble detecting any particular scent, but that's just me I'm sure. The mouthfeel is pleasant but thinner than most IPAs I drink. This is a good drinking beer that goes down easy, the kind of IPA to share with someone new to the style.

Serving type: can

11-01-2013 02:01:34 | More by Qbdoo
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Star80

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours out a golden copper color with a sticky head. I would say it looks like a more pale IPA.

S - Smells like lemon, grapefruit and some pine. It smells good but it's not blowing me away.

T - The taste definitely has a lighter citric flavor, And not overly resinous or oily like some IPAs. Also this was not extremely bitter the IBUs aren't off the charts like some IPAs. Nicely balanced.

M - Mouth feel is on the lighter side.

O - Overall a really nice IPA but nothing that's knocking my socks off. Could be some of the hype is to blame. This is the second Revolution brew that I've had the other being the Oktoberfest and i think that one was more remarkable. I'll definitely Try some other beers but this one was a little disappointing. Not that it was bad it just didn't strike me as being very unique. Probably a great summer time IPA on a hot day.

Serving type: can

10-20-2012 02:36:48 | More by Star80
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Thickfreakness

New York

3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours clear and honey yellow into my DFH glass. The head doesn't amount to much and it fades rather quickly, but it does leave nice little islands of lacing sticking all over the glass.

S- Strong notes of grapefruit and pineapple! Nice little touches of biscuits, hay and pine needles. Nothing really exciting and the depth seems a little lacking... but none the less, it has a nice orange peel/citrus punch.

T- Very similar to the nose, but it has a really nice citrus sweetness... like honey drizzled on pineapple and orange segments or candied orange peel. Nice piney bitterness, and a touch of green onion. Lots of pineapple sweetness and some nice dry biscuit/grain notes.

M- Nice hop/pine bitterness matches nicely with the tropical fruit sweetness. Has a bit of a metallic/mineral taste in the finish. The carbonation faded fairly quickly.

O- This would be a really nice summer/beach beer. Nothing fantastic, but very easy drinking. Perfect for summer BBQ's or tailgating. Wish I could get this in NY!

Serving type: can

12-05-2012 20:52:28 | More by Thickfreakness
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Hopdaemon39

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass- pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with less than a finger of head, minimal retention and nice lacing. Pretty but the lack of head is a little disappointing.

Smell is lovely- citrusy hops and sweet malt.

Taste is much the same as the nose- citrusy hop notes balanced by malt sweetness. To my mind this is more of a pale ale than an IPA. Mild bitterness. Goes back and forth between the sweetness of the grain and the hops.

Mouthfeel is very nice- medium light body with moderate carbonation. As a previous BA said, the carbonation helps a lot. This is a pretty average IPA that should be a pale (average meaning better than goose island and harpoon bit nowhere near the big boys like headhunter or sculpin). There are other Midwest beers that are better but if you're looking for something nice to drink, this will do you fine.

Serving type: can

12-27-2013 19:02:39 | More by Hopdaemon39
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superspak

Michigan

3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Some minimal spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of orange zest, grapefruit, pine, floral, grass, citrus rind, light tropical fruit, light bread, and hop earthiness. Very nice and pleasant hoppy aromas with good strength and balance. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, orange rind, pine, floral, grass, citrus rind, light tropical fruits, and hop earthiness. Good amount of floral pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus rind, pine, floral, grass, and hop earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice hop flavor complexity and balance; but feels a bit watered down for an IPA; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good IPA. Nice hop balance and complexity; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: can

01-17-2013 05:08:14 | More by superspak
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vic21234

Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a snifter. I threw out the top to the 6-pack, but I believe it said bottled on 3/27/13.

A- Pours a nice light orange color with a half fingers worth of white colored head that quickly fades to some froth along the side of the glass.

S- The smells gives off piney resin and citrus notes, with some slight grapefruit in there. Not much else.

T- The smell carries over into the taste. A resinous hop presence gives way to some sweet malts.

M- Light bodied, medium carbonation, hoppy with a dry finish, very easy drinking and refreshing.

A nice Chicago IPA.

Serving type: can

05-09-2013 21:37:20 | More by vic21234
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours with a deep strong orange color. Poured with a little less then a finger of head. Head dissipated and was not present while drinking. No lacing on the edges of the glass. Light carbonation while drinking.

Smell: The front is a nice complex mixture of pine and caramel heavy malt base. A saturated citrus hop presence comes through strong as well. Pretty standard accents coming through here for an single IPA with a strong malt base, but it is done very well.

Taste: Piney front tingles on the palate. A much sweeter some hop presence rolls in then I expected from the aroma of the beer. The finish is a slightly sugary malt body. Definitely on the sweet side, but again very well done and a very drinkable brew.

Mouthfeel: A sugary resin feeling is left behind on the palate.

Overall: Very solid Chicago IPA. This one has a much strong malt base then other IPAs from Chicago I've had. The hops are a pleasant amount of spicy that keep you on your toes. Good stuff for sure.

Serving type: can

07-19-2013 18:47:07 | More by KFBR392
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davey101

Connecticut

3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can into a pint glass. Thanks seuthdog! Pours a clear amber body with some dirty white foam.

S - Pine, grapefruit, caramel malts, and pulpy orange juice. Really juicy and almost herbal, this is a pretty unique aroma that I haven't found in any other IPA.

T - Pine and grapefruit lead into some crackery malts. Has a really clean watery finish which helps with the bitterness but I wanted the flavors to stick around a while longer. Peach aftertaste. Insanely easy drinking stuff. Slick mouth feel.

O - A bit too clean and watery. Not an amazing IPA, but one that you could easily crush a few cans of on a hot summer day. Thanks for sending me this Chicago treat Jon!

Serving type: can

09-11-2013 00:38:48 | More by davey101
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Anti-Hero from Revolution Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,188 ratings.