Anti-Hero - Revolution Brewing Company
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3.99/5 rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Bistro On Main in Kent, OH. Served in a tall narrow glass....not quite a pint glass but not a stange either. Hard to describe.
Appearance: Clear amber-orange with some fine strands of lacing. Foam (off white) died back early on.
Smell: Orange and grapefruit citrus with some floral notes as well.
Taste: Hoppy. Lots of citrus flavors but definitely some malt balance as well. Good citrus finish - fresh orange zest with some mild tropical fruit notes in the background.
Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, nice thickness, not too sticky on the teeth.
Overall / Drinkability: Had two over the course of an evening - very drinkable. Full flavored, but not overpowering nor too bitter. Hoppy, but with enough malt backbone to make it very drinkable. Went well with food (ricotta gnocchi).
Serving type: on-tap
06-24-2014 02:11:59 | More by damndirtyape
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
4.23/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Big thanks to beersndrums for this one!
12 oz can poured into a tulip at fridge-cellar temperature.
L – Pale amber color with a 2-finger bubbly white head that hangs around for a little while. There’s some decent lacing to show for it. Clear with a decent amount of bubbles.
S – There’s some caramel malt here along with a very interesting hop profile. It’s tough to put my finger on exactly what’s going on here but it smells like grapefruit, some orange, some pine, and a touch of some herbal or floral aromas. Regardless of it being tough to figure out, it smells good.
T – It starts off sweet with caramel, almost cake-like malt and then the hops come marching in. It starts off with orange, then grapefruit and some pineapple, then pine, and finally finishing up with some spicy, herbal, and floral flavors. Bitterness builds throughout this wonderful progression. Tasty and balanced beer.
F – Medium-bodied, good carbonation, a sticky and chewy mouthfeel, and a bittersweet and dry finish. Bitter grapefruit and herbal hops linger for a while.
O – This is a nice IPA. Even though it has a bunch of hops, it ends up tasting and smelling quite balanced due to the strength of the sweet malts and the milder aromas and flavors involved with herbal and floral hops. It’s really a well-crafted and very drinkable beer. This is my first taste of anything from Revolution, and I’d definitely be interested in trying some more of their beers. Thanks for the beer and for introducing me to a new brewery, Jared!
Serving type: can
07-28-2013 02:25:38 | More by BlackBelt5112203
4.08/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Canned 6/25/13 and poured July 8th -- hard to beat that.
Appearance: A pretty clear amber color, with maybe just a slight haze to it. There's maybe a finger or two of head, but it bubbles away pretty quickly. There's basically no lacing. This doesn't have the look of some of the other critically acclaimed IPAs, but that's not a huge deal. I do love the label on the can though, which is why my appearance rating is bumped up a bit. That probably shouldn't factor in, but oh well. On one side you get the fist that's shown in the picture on this site, and then on the other you have General Hophead with hops falling from the sky with parachutes. It's just a memorable, good looking label.
Smell: Sweet, but without tropical fruit smells that I've had in a good number of IPAs I've had recently. Instead, this has that sweet, bursting piney hop aroma. I haven't ever been in the presence of pot before, but I imagine this is what it probably smells like.
Taste: Almost exactly like the smell. Sweet, piney, Mary Jane sorts of taste through and through. The aftertaste is slightly sticky, and absolutely fantastic. I'm not sure I've had a fresher tasting IPA -- this is almost like just sucking on a hop. Anti-hero has hops through and through, but it's not intensely bitter at all. This has a great sweetness to it, and it works incredibly well with those sharp, fresh-as-all-hell hops.
This is awesome... absolutely awesome. One of the freshest tasting beers I've ever had. Being bottled 13 days ago no doubt helps. Anti-Hero is definitely now one of my favorite IPAs, and that actually sucks. Revolution needs to start distributing to Michigan soon, because I only got one six-pack of this stuff.
Serving type: can
07-08-2013 15:34:57 | More by Alextricity
4.1/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a golden yellow with just a trace of head. Plenty of citrus and pine in the nose.
Refreshing medium body with a pleasant mouthfeel that is mainly hop bitterness. More citrus coupled with juicy fruit and a resin finish. Very dry aftertaste and lingering pine. Comes off as more of a finishing go bitterness without the vegital over the top background bitterness. Possibly a frontloaded bitterness...
6.5% alcohol is well hidden. Again, very dry finish with a lingering go bite. Very easy to drink.
Serving type: can
12-27-2012 02:47:14 | More by stewart124
3.75/5 rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz can dated 5.30.14 poured into a Revolution Pint Glass.
The beer pours a nice clean, clear amber color, hues of copper and honey, a few bubbles rise to the top of the glass. Atop the beer rests a thick, frothy, white head, about a finger or so high with nice retention that leaves a bit of spotted lace. The aroma is nice, pleasant bitter hops, earthy, resinous and piney, lightly citric, a bit of crisp spice with plenty of smooth malt balancing the bitterness. Simple, balanced and presentable. The flavors follow well, lots of resinous, piney hops, grassy, earthy and weedy, with some floral character and bitter grapefruit peel, light spice with some faint tropical fruit flavors as it warms up while the malt is a bit more influential on the tongue, soft but hearty, rich caramel flavor finishes the beer well. The body is nice, oily, thick, could coat the mouth better, lacks a bit of pizzaz but finishes softly with a lightly dry bite.
Verdict: A very drinkable IPA from Revolution, delicious, balanced and fairly refreshing. It's not the most complex IPA, not a lot of depth, but very solid showing of the flavors and nothing is fighting for attention. Very nice 6 pack to have in the fridge, especially when it's less than a week old.
Serving type: can
06-05-2014 01:56:49 | More by kevanb
Anti-Hero from Revolution Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,433 ratings.