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Anti-Hero IPA - Revolution Brewing Company

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Anti-Hero IPAAnti-Hero IPA

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Ratings: 2,092
Reviews: 269
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 134
Gots: 388 | FT: 9
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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3.96/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a remarkably sessionable IPA, while not being too light. There's a nice smell and taste of citrus aromas and flavors from the hops, although nothing is over the top. I believe I had another beer from this company recently and wasn't disappointed. I like the cans, and the beer tastes fresh. It goes down easy and has a good amount of flavor, although nothing here is exceptional. Overall, this was well worth the $9.99/six pack of cans, but it wasn't the best IPA I've had either.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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5/5  rDev +21.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.94/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Amber with white rocky head that has a medium- retention.

Beautiful nose. Clean and pure with new world hops out front and fully on display. Citrus, fresh pine needles and a very light resin note in support. White flowers and a fresh feel to nose nose give the hops both backing and credability.

Clean and crisp with a nice weight to the mouthfeel. Not heavy, but not thin or watery. The alcohol is in balance, the malt plays a nice supporting role and the beer is beautifully attenuated. Bitterness is well balanced in the beer. Super drinkable.

If you are the beer drinker that approaches hops the way some people approach hot sauce: how insane can I handle; this is not the beer for you. If on the other hand, you are a person who enjoys hops when displayed in an artful fashion and you enjoy new world hop flavors, find a way to drink this beer! You will not be disappointed.

Cheers Revolution Brewery on a job well done!

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Anti-Hero IPA from Revolution Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,092 ratings.