Anti-Hero - Revolution Brewing Company
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4.04/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A - clear, yellow-light orange beer with a short and disappearing white head with some lacing.
S - grapefruit, mild pine and a nice soft malty note for a lighter colored beer.
T - like the aroma plus some semi-sweet tangerine in the finish.
M - medium body and carbonation. Low-Medium bitterness for an IPA with a short-medium sustain.
O - not a hardcore IPA. Tasty beer at a reasonable price. Flawless. Drinks like a nice hoppy pale ale. Probably wouldn't impress some West coast IPA fans unless you told them it was a pale ale.
Serving type: can
03-07-2013 23:38:24 | More by GuzzLah
4.25/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This one pours a light bodied polished, bright orange gold in color with a one finger creamy white head. The nose is bright and hoppy. It's floral and clean with a touch of bubblegum and pretzel like pale malt. It just has a really clean nose. The flavors too, are fresh, bright, very aromatic without being in your face. It has a nice yet somewhat restrained floral hop character that finishes with a touch of malty, cracker sweetness. It is very sessionable and with the lighter body, pretty damn refreshing. It's almost like a more amped up All Day IPA from Founders. I could drink THIS ONE all day. This is a great beer at $9.99 per six pack.
Serving type: can
03-05-2013 20:01:27 | More by aasher
3.96/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Got this off tap at Gino's East in Chicago. Served in a pint.
A: Pours a honey gold color with a short white head with good amounts of lacing.
S: Hops, citrus notes, wheat, malts
T: Tastes relatively sweet, a bit dry, hints of lemon peel, and of course lots of hops on the finish
M: Medium body, good amounts of carbonation, good balance of flavors with a big emphasis on hops, but that's expected
O: Pretty good beer all around, not really a fan of IPAs, but I still enjoyed it. Recommended by me.
Serving type: on-tap
03-04-2013 00:13:48 | More by Mavigo
4.44/5 rDev +8%
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.
Serving type: can
03-02-2013 02:18:49 | More by Wolfpack2005
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?
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2013 06:16:34 | More by kojevergas
4.38/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with an inch of foam that leaves dotty lacing behind
Smell: Floral, with citrus fruit (grapefruit and Mandarin orange) tones; cakey, shortbread malts, as well
Taste: Shortbread malt flavors, up front, with the hops following quickly behind, bringing the Ruby Red grapefruit and Mandarin orange tones; after the swallow, the bitterness persists, but the malts return to balance the profile a bit; make no mistake, however, this is a hoppy beer
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: A very nice, easy-to-drink, IPA; nicely balanced with all flavors blending together
Serving type: can
02-26-2013 22:06:25 | More by brentk56
4.08/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Thanks egrace84 for the "local beer" donation to me!
poured into tulip glass.
Appearance: Yellow bodied beer with 2 fingers of white head. Plenty of lacing left behind on the glass.
Smell: Citrusy smelling IPA. Grapefruit and oranges. little pine. Smell both fresh and juicy!
Taste: Oranges start the beer off. Pine and grapefruits seem to mingle together nicely. This beer packs a mild hop bite, but makes up for it in fresh, bright, and juicy hop flavor. Little bit of bready malts in there too.
Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Very drinkable. Hoppy lager keep coming to mind, but I know it was brewed as an IPA. Did I mention that this beer is just frickn crushable? Yeah its that drinkable.
Overall: Great hot weather beer. Great local beer.
Serving type: can
02-26-2013 01:09:49 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Anti-Hero from Revolution Brewing Company
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