Anti-Hero IPA - Revolution Brewing Company

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Anti-Hero IPAAnti-Hero IPA

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Ratings: 2,395
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 177
Gots: 569 | 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: 2,395 | Reviews: 321
Photo of kylemcgowan01
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Overall a great hippy IPA

Photo of mmahanna41
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one I tried a long time ago and was turn offed.... Then a few nights ago I was at a restaurant (family party) where my only choices were the usual suspects (Miller, Bud, Heineken, etc.) OR Anti-Hero (they literally had a "Craft Beer" section with JUST Revolution Anti-Hero)..... So obviously I went A-H. To my surprise, I actually really enjoyed it this 2nd time around. It's not reached my consistent rotation, but no doubt I will be drinking this one again.

Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Definitely more to the piney end of the spectrum than the citrusy end. Way to much of a sweet malty backbone for my liking, covers up the flavor of the hops.

Photo of Seejae
3.12/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had high hopes for this IPA, but it was all one note ....PINE CONE.

Photo of Maryobeerian
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice but too a bit even keeled.

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 monkeybeerbelly
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this beer smells phenomenal! it smells like opening a fresh bag of hops. tastes very well balanced with a perfect bitter bite

Photo of Joevip87
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good although very hard to find in the stores.

Photo of addiwilliams
3.57/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Seems like I got an old can.

Photo of laketang
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

buck sixty a beer, you cant go wrong

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

12oz can, canned 3/6/15 poured into a pint glass

A- pours a slightly hazy bright golden color with a small creamy and foamy white head that retains nicely after the pour, leaving some short lasting lace behind

S- floral and citrus hop aroma with some bready malt, a hint of caramel

T- sharp bittering citrus hop flavor up front with notes of tangerine peel and orange zest, more delicate floral hops follow, lightly sweet bready & caramel malt underline the hops, allowing the citrus bitterness to continue into the finish

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that finishes creamy and dry

O- very good IPA with almost resinous hop flavor

Photo of Act25
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft in Chicago. Bartender's favorite draft.

A: Pours a clear dark amber with an inch of foam that leaves only dotty lacing.

S: Floral, with citrus (grapefruit, orange candy, Mandarin orange). Liquor-like.

T: Follows smell with citrus candy dominant. On a wide shortbread malt base, with the sharp, pungent hops following of candied grapefruit and Mandarin orange. Very hoppy, where bitterness peppers the finish completely.

F: Medium body good weight, with moderate carbonation

O: Hoppy, balanced, sweet, interesting, intense. Worth teasing the flavors apart.

Photo of Big_V
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 3/15/15. Medium amber with 1 finger head that dissipates quickly. Medium to high carbonation. Lemon,orange and floral notes. Taste is hops up front followed by some bitterness. Finishes dry. Very nice IPA.

Photo of dutesanch
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Easy drinking versatile beer. Easily on par with Zombie Dust.

Photo of Chris33
3.43/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I guess I should check my purchases next time for a bottling date... this one says 1/18/2015... I will need to get another one of these to re-evaluate. Wasn't my cup of tea.

Photo of do_ob
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can into a snifter. Pours a very clear copper, like looking at a shiny new penny. A puffy 1 finger head of off-white foam sits atop. Nice aroma on this one - a strong pineapple scent along with grapefruit, pine, apples, and mango. Medium weight and creamy. Very sweet, with strong notes of grapefriut, oranges, and pineapple up front. Some pine and hop bitterness on the back end. Nice malty finish.

Very enjoyable. I was hoping for a little more bitterness and pine presence. My can had about 2 months on it, though, so maybe drinking one that's fresher will change my perspective. Still a great beer, though. Lots of nice fruit. I'd buy it again.

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 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 chiller413
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer embodies everything you want from an IPA. The hops have a touch of citrus flavor combined with a bit of earthiness and a slight bitterness. The beer is hop forward and brings a bit of the malt flavor up front and then finishes with a slight bitterness. This is the type of beer that both avid and novice IPA drinkers alike would find enjoyable.

Photo of jlindros
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Yay cans! Canned 3/09/15.

Pours a huge creamy fluffy 2.5 finger head that forces me to stop pouring, fades fairly slowly too, but leaves nice lacing, a very clear honey orange color.

Nose brings bright hops, nice citrus notes, quite fruity but also a little grassy note, a centennial like fruity grassy character, a little citrus juice, orange juice, a touch spicy and floral, with a bit of a raw malt toasty grain malt underneath, and a touch of a candy caramel note.

Taste brings sweet toasty malts at first, cereal grains and fresh malts, with a little caramel and reddish toasted malt notes. Then hops, grassy floral at first, into fruity hops, not super fruity, but more generic fruity as well, a little citrus note, melon note, and bubblegum note. Hops start mildly bitter, but get quite bitter on the back end as hops turn spicy and chewy, a bit rind bitterness on the back end. Finish is still a bit sticky sweet, but a big spicy rind hop bitterness, bitterness lingers, with a touch more cereal malt.

Mouth is med bod, nice carb, little softness and a little sweet syrupiness.

Overall OK, nice nose, but taste is more malt and the hops leave a bit to be desired, but still a pretty well done fairly balanced IPA that is def enjoyable, and love cans.

Photo of Jewefc2
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really good kind of like jailai from cigar city. Drink from the can

Photo of Beerma
3.05/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not horrible not great just ok!

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 jtcnashua
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice hoppy ipa, no bitterness.

Photo of thebeers
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Orange amber color with thick white head. Great resiny smell -- perhaps the closest to raw, pre-brew hops I've smelled in a beer. Somewhat creamy, sticky mouthfeel. A hint of orange flavor and malt sweetness struggle to break through against an immediate hop bitterness. Not particularly well balanced in that regard, but still a great hop bomb if that's what you're looking for. Excellent can art, too.

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Anti-Hero IPA from Revolution Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,395 ratings.