Anti-Hero IPA - Revolution Brewing Company

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Anti-Hero IPAAnti-Hero IPA

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Ratings: 2,391
Reviews: 321
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 177
Gots: 568 | FT: 14
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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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Ratings: 2,391 | Reviews: 321
Photo of vikingron
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great ipa! Great price! Can't beat it!!!

Photo of MenardMa
3.22/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Maybe I've just been spoiled by so many good beers lately but I didn't care for this. Too sweet.

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Orange with powerful carbonation rolling up the sides, transparent, white head, quite persistent, and massive lacing.

S - Pine, lemon, biscuity malts. Hoppy snap.

T - Brilliant combination of hops follows the nose, with glimpses of pine, lemon and orange, slight hint of sweetness. Close builds bitterness, then fades slowly.

M - Powerful carbonation scrubs serious hop drying and a touch of crunch. The end is a pretty clean palate for the next drink.

O - This is an extraordinary trick, bringing ringing hop flavor without burning my palate to the ground. Solid drinkability. I'll pick up a sixer of this, for sure.

Photo of Chestmcn
4.95/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great IPA finally made it's way to Bean Town

Photo of timontheroad
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned on 2/2/15. Hazy copper color, nice head and lacing. Aroma was pretty light with a bit of citrus and sweet bready malt. The taste had some nice citrus flavors and a decent malt backbone. Mouthfeel was medium bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, I thought it was just OK - not that special.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can. Pours a clearer honey with chill haze. Thick white, frothy head. Strings of lacing. Fairly pungent citrus hoppiness. Grapefruit candy hops. Perfumey floral hops and a dosage of pine. Sugary malt. Similar hoppiness. Candied citrus, pine and floral hops. Noticeable sweetness via the malt. No discernible flavors there, just sweet. Medium bodied. High bitterness. Pretty powerful hop-forward offering. I won't hesitate to suck back this six pack.

Photo of Baer
4.94/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Like shaking hands with an old friend. What IPAs should be. Very drinkable. Nice hops. Consistent. My got IPA.

Photo of CoffeePorter
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Has a nice clear, copper color with a nice thick, white head.
Smells sweet, some citrus notes, very fruity. I picked up on some floral aroma as well.
Immediately taste some malty sweetness with a nice smooth finish. Little to no bitterness. Hint of citrus flavors in the aftertaste.
Very mild carbonation.
Very good IPA, I was very lucky to pick up a 6 pack.

Photo of Dnayew
3.14/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Was honestly disappointed by this IPA. Very overrated as people in Chicago go NUTS over it. Very average IPA over-hyped by silly ChiTown beer drinkers.

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a tulip

A. Pours a nice transparent golden color with a milk colored 2 finger sudsy head that last at least 2 minutes. Spotty lacing

S. Some sweet bready malts and a pine hop aroma. Mango, strawberry.

T. Nice sweetness from the malts and a fuitiness from the hops. Some lingering bitterness. Grassy aftertaste. Very nicely balanced.

M. 5out of 10 on body. Nice mellow carbonation. Slightly dry aftertaste.

O. A really nice IPA. Very balanced. Quite sessionable. Delicious in the winter and proper for a summer BBQ. A goto for me.

Photo of bdb1975
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my go to ipas. It is an easy ddrinking beer at 10 dollars a 6 pack, its a bargain. The tastte isnt too bitter. Love the biscuit flavor and the smell is very good.

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

Great IPA...very similar to two hearted

Photo of EErler
2.87/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz can purchased at Binnys (mix 6) poured into 3 tasting glasses
A - rusty golden hue, 1 finger of fluffy white foam that shrunk down fairly quick
S - hoppy nose, that had a very pleasant sweetness to it - subtle vanilla and citrus to me
T - lemony citrus at first, followed by an expected hop bitterness. nice carbonation
M - dry finish, citrus lingers
O - not being a die hard IPA lover, this would be a "1 and done" for me. The sweetness is a good balance to the hop flavors

Photo of rjp217
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty malty flavors, nice citrus aroma but nothing overwhelming to justify a higher score.

Photo of dukeandduke
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2/8 - Mo Dailey’s (Chicago) Draft - One of my favorite IPAs, and fortunate to live in Chicago where it is served in many bars. Mild hoppy taste, not very strong. I love the taste. The revolution will not be televised, but it will continue to be ordered by me at a bar near you.

Photo of Weisenbeer
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great full aroma IPA. The great can design sucked me in, the great hoppy taste will bring me back again. I'll be sure to sample another beer from these folks soon.

Photo of gonzo000
3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

One of the best smelling beers I have had. The taste was OK, not hoppy enough for my taste. Very good, but not excellent. Would revisit.

Photo of chris_throws_pots
3.09/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Solid beer. Not particularly exciting. Virtually nonexistent smell, but a clean, straightforward IPA flavor.

Photo of chrisodom1
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Solid IPA! A staple in my diet

Photo of RayReed522
3.59/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Avg IPA in my opinion.

Photo of EuellGophar
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stands up to Revolution's reputation.

Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. Bottom of can says 01/13/15.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Cobwebs of semi-resilient lacing.

S- Moderate citrus notes remind me of peach, lemon and melon. Also a bit of pine.

T- More grassy than the aroma with a moderate bitterness. Definitely on the dryer side of things though the malt sweetness provides a good balance. Very easy to drink and flavorful 'til the end of the glass.

M- A bit sharp with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- A solid IPA for sure but I don't see anything that makes it anymore special than an above average shelf IPA. Slightly undeserving of the hype surrounding it IMO.

Photo of smakawhat
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Can dated Dec 15th 2014.

Deep crystal amber orange, quite clear with lots of fine carbonation. Head forms a little slowly but with off white color manages a good four finger tall and controlled size. Heavily soapy and bubbled in the make up, but with some good and decent staying power, and a little bit of clingy pill and bubbled lacing.

Mild hints of pine hop aromatics, a little fruit juiced, but very closed bouquet. Not much really going on down there, some slightly leafy character but feels and senses quite wet. Struggling to find something distinct or just obvious about this on the aroma but it's just not there.

Palate improves quite a bit. Very light and nearly wet body, but still manages some flavorful juice quality. Hints of leafy green and pine sensations, with a bit of mellow wood. Very nice tolerable honey like malt sweetness. Finishes very light and quick letting the flavors almost dissolve and disappear a bit too fast.

Overall fairly good, but sort of not really drawn to this personally which seems to not make me desire this much.

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Kevin_Young for sending me this great beer.
Poured from can into 16 oz sam adams glass.
A cloudy gold color with lots of of egg shell white head.
Perhaps too much head as almost went over the top.
Some lacing but nothing to get excited about.
Great hop smell and very floral from the moment it left the can all the way up to the last sip.
Tasted crisp and very fresh, not as hoppy as I would have thought from the smell.
Great IPA that stands up with the best of them. I would drink this all day every day but sadly I only have 2 cans.

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

Poured from 12 oz can into tulip glass

A - A vibrant golden body and thick, foamy white head. Moderate lacing.

S - Tropical pineapple, fresh flowers, grapefruit rind, and lemon.

T - Pineapple and citrus hop flavors dominate from the get-go. Then, a rush of sugar cookie malt sweetness. The finish is mildly bitter with cloying sweetness lingering on the tongue.

M - a fairly hefty body gives the beer a creamy mouthfeel. Good carbonation.

O - The hop aromas and flavors are superb and inviting. However, the overly saccharine malt just overwhelms the tasting. A drier finish could make this an epic beer.

Anti-Hero IPA from Revolution Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,391 ratings.