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Anti-Hero IPA - Revolution Brewing Company

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Anti-Hero IPAAnti-Hero IPA

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Ratings: 2,164
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 148
Gots: 427 | FT: 11
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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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Photo of DGSchmitt
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of sacree99
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of NHbeerguy
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chunt006
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of scruffwhor
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear, bright bronze and copper colored brew. Awesome bubbling and great head, retention, and lacing! Great looking IPA!

Clean, and strong citrus aroma with a little earth and gras. Plus maybe a little toasted carckers from the malt.

Clean citrus upfront on the palate. The middle is a resiny palate, orange zest and a little biscuits and crackers. Cleansing, bitter, and satisfying.

Photo of Kevin-Wieken
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Anti-Hero IPA
Revolution Brewing Compnay, Chicago
---can to pint glass---

Darker amber, very clear. Quarter inch ivory head, good lacing.

OMG, this smells great! Grapefruit, orange peel, lots of pine! Glorious!

Good amount of bitter right off the bat, hints at the grapefruit, carmel malts shine through the spicy hops.

Good carbonation feel, bitter and hop stick in your mouth in between sips. Good burps!

I really enjoyed this beer. The smell gives high hopes, but isn’t as hoppy as one would hope. Definitely worth trying another... just waiting for the hotel bartender...

Photo of norinco
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 fl oz. can, with apparent best by date on the six pack March 26, 2013. So I might be a little late on this one, but I'm not scared. Onward we go. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Semi-aggressive pour yields two fingers of slightly off-white / tan colored head on top of a beautiful coppery orange colored body. Some nice strands of bubbles floating to the top, and some nice looking sediment floating around. Thin curtains of wispy lace.

S - Smell is of a lightly sweet, bitter grapefruit / mango hop presence. Dash of pine resin, but mostly fruity hop sweetness to be found in the nose. Some bready malts creep out as the beer warms a bit.

T - Nicely balanced taste, with a nice crisp malt backbone to complement the bitter hop presence in the beer. Citrus fruit, and some light cracked pepper / rye malt taste in there also. Some tart green apple skin sweetness.

M - Feel is of bitter hop spice & some sticky fruity resin. A lasting green apple sweetness. A tasty brew.

Overall, not breaking any remarkable new ground in the realm of IPA's, but this is definitely a well-rounded, balanced, tasty beverage with a rewarding 6.50% abv. Definitely an IPA I will revist, and a brewery I am looking forward to trying more of. This was my first beer from Revolution Brewing Co., but it was a fine introduction indeed.

Revolution Anti-Hero ---4/5.

Photo of macrosmatic
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

ive heard this is better packaged than on tap, which isn't always the case with ipa. from the tap it pours a medium honey color, with some darker caramel malt tones underneath and a nice big white sudsy topping. the nose on this is big and beautiful, lots of pine notes here, not quite as dank as the dos osos ipa, but equally robust. good malt balance, not as pale or light as most ipas, and I appreciate the grain depth and complexity here. the same comes through in the taste, with a more interesting grain bill than is conventional, but the hops are the star of this show, as they should be. fresh cut Christmas tree and summer melon come to my tongue in a unique and interesting combination, and the beer finishes tauntingly bitter. carbonation is spot on, and the body is on the bigger side, maybe a little filling after two or three. one of the better beers I slugged back at revolution.

Photo of MaybeSoMaybeNot
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbphoto88
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the can this beer pours crystal clear and amber yellow. It's not the color that bothers me its the large spongy almost sudsy head that doesn't last very long. The carbonation also looks weak and that's not a good sign.

The nose is a step in such a better direction. Heavy handed hop scent that sets the tone of this beer profile. Pine, tropical fruits and a smooth malty backbone. A very welcome nose on this IPA.

Taste delivers just like the nose with gobs of hop fresh hop flavors and solid malts balancing out the experience. Like the nose there is some citrus and mild pine but the hops diminish to a tea like flavor and a sweet cereal finish. Very tasty and refreshing.

The mouthfeel is solid but could use a touch more carbonation to add to the overal package. It seems a bit flat despite the excellent flavor and scent. This is a great brew and worth checking out especially in cans.

Photo of Gator_Chomp
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Eddiehop
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hosehead83
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. can into a standard pint glass.
Chill-hazed gold in color, with a moderate head of airy white foam.
Aroma-Citrussy hop notes
Taste-Citrus rind, herbal, leafy hops, a hint of salt and mineral. A bit light-bodied for an IPA, but pretty tasty. Worth a try.

Photo of ryancrotty
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

One of the strongest and best smelling IPAs. Immediately upon cracking the can the hop aroma exploded out from the can. Somewhat of a unique IPA, as it has a grassy/grain-like taste to it that tends to overpower the hops. Lighter in color and a very short aftertaste. Decent IPA, but wouldn't seek it out again.

Photo of whoneeds8
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up on my recent trip to Chicago.

Poured into a Samuel Adams glass a transparent burnt yellow with a two finger head. Good head retention and lacing. My nose is bad, but I detect a hop presence in the scent. The taste is is a well balanced hop variety and fairly strong for a regular AIPA. I little more on the piney hop than the floural hop, but none the less very nice. Mouthfeel is a little smaller than medium bodied making this a very sessionable AIPA.

Photo of jsh420
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KDawg
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a nice light golden color with a small and foamy head

fresh and aromatic nose with various citrus tones, papaya, hops, and fresh picked oranges.

medium/full bodied with a good amount of hop tones but they aren't overbearing at all

a real quality ipa. This isn't an IPA that runs away with the hops and instead is nice and fresh while being slighter bigger

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a can with no freshness date into a Bell's tulip. The beer has a nice clear golden orange color, but has very low carbonation and requires rough handling to produce any kind of respectable head. The nose is quite nice. I get a mix of pinetrees and tropical fruit; primarily oranges and peaches.

The beer has a rather light body and thin feel. It is nice and hoppy, but also a bit grainy. There's very little malt backbone or balancing sweetness to go along with the hoppiness, but the beer is still not overly bitter. The bitterness is more on the piney, resiny side and not fruity (which I prefer). The finish is dry and lingering and the beer overall is quite appetizing and refreshing.

This beer reminded me a bit of Schlafly's Tasmanian IPA and fans of that beer would probably love to drink this. It's nice and hoppy, but for me it lacks too much body to be great. It drinks like a hopped-up wheat beer. I think it would make a really nice summertime beer. I probably wouldn't buy this again with Bell's Two-Hearted and SN Torpedo easy to get and Fat Head's Head Hunter just a tad more expensive.

Edit: Call me crazy, but I think this stuff is a little better when enjoyed straight from the can.

Photo of wingnutter
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BrownAleMale
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a Kasteel goblet glass.

Apperance- Peach in color with a small amount of cloud white head that completely dissipates.

Smell- Big big grapefruit notes. Some pine and other citrus is also present.

Taste- Pretty much follows the nose. Grapefruit being the biggest flavor note. It has an earthy finish on the taste that stays on the tounge for a while.

Mouthfeel- Medium body with not as much carbonation as I would like. Also, the earthy finish is long and cloying. I wouod definitly prefer more carbonati8n with a crisper finish.

Overall- I like the grapefruit flavors but not a fan of the earthy backend of the beer or the mouthfeel.

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3.95/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Grantab369
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Anti-Hero IPA from Revolution Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,164 ratings.