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Anti-Hero IPA - Revolution Brewing Company

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Anti-Hero IPAAnti-Hero IPA

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2,206 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,206
Reviews: 293
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 158
Gots: 460 | FT: 11
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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This brew was enjoyed on tap at Revolution Brewing Company’s brewpub in Chicago, Illinois. It arrived in a house pint glass showing a simple golden brown coloring. It held a sturdy finger’s worth of a white foamy head, leaving drippy islands of lacing around the glass as it descended at a moderate pace. No haze or sediment was appreciable, and carbonation appeared to be right down the middle. The aroma gave sticky sweet notes of nectary, burnt pine, and grapefruity hoppiness, toasty pale grain, standard ale yeast metallics and savory saltiness, candied walnuts, tiger balm and waxy lipsticks, light vanilla and toasty coconut coolness, tangerine seed and fruit flesh, sesame seed crackers, brie rind, and appropriately rich toffee sweetness to match. The flavoring hit with the stickiest, oiliest showing of piney and citric hoppiness. Curiously, the latter gave a bit more seriousness than sweetness, in the form of heavy and thick orange oiliness. Otherwise, flavor notes included pineapple and mango nectary fruitiness, honeysuckle, light plastic phenols, toasty pale and the lightest caramel grainy grit, nickel, cornmeal, browned grassiness, and smooth floral resins. The body was medium, and the carbonation was happily prickly. As stated above, the feel took on this immense oily slickness that decimated the mouth for most of the tasting. There wasn’t any real dryness to follow, but more of a crispy, bubbly coating to remind you of what you just consumed. Slurp, smack, cream, and froth were appropriate and well taken. The abv was within normal limits, and the beer drank back well.

Overall, this is a nicely presented house IPA. This was our first trip to Revolution, per the suggestion of Aaron at The Beer Temple, just a minute’s drive north of this establishment. This was his suggestion when asked where he would go if he could only have one lunch in Chicago, as we had only enough time for, you guessed it, one lunch. Unexpectedly a friend was also around at that time, so we were able to head over here and consume some delicious liquids and solids. None of the three of us had ever been, so we were excited to give it a whirl. Anyway, getting back to this beer, this is super tasty for you standard, year-round IPAs. The surprising thing about it was that crazy showing of citric, orangey oiliness that pervaded not only the flavoring, but the feel as well. This pushed things towards the heavy line, but simultaneously made it appropriate for cooler months coming to Chicago.

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Anti-Hero IPA from Revolution Brewing Company
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