Anti-Hero - Revolution Brewing Company
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4.3/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
Four Seasons, Morris
Anti-Hero is a hazy copper brew with good clarity. Platoons of carbonation rush to the surface. A snow white head with the consistency of soapy water easily rises to a couple fingers in height before settling to a thick cap and leaving sticky lines of lace down the glass. I'll have to scrub the hell out of this pint glass.
A very resinous, dank hoppiness hits up front and is followed by mouthwatering citrus. Orange, grapefruit pith, and cantaloupe all in that order of intensity. This is no doubt a hop forward IPA but there's a nice juicy caramel and biscuity maltiness.
The flavor follows suit. Solid resinous bitterness straight away followed by the juicy citrus mentioned in the aroma, no cantaloupe though. The resin seems to grow in the back of the throat and leaves a fairly substantial bitterness on the swallow. Caramel maltiness edges its way in to add a touch of balance but stays put as a base for the complex hop profile.
The mouthfeel on this beer is superb. Medium bodied with a velvety smooth texture and just enough carbonation to tickle the tip of my tongue. Moderate bitterness covers every square inch of my mouth and throat.
Bitter, juicy, velvety, and drinkable all describe this top notch IPA. Anti-Hero is a beer that I find myself buying very often, even with all the new craft on the shelves. A local tried and true favorite.
Serving type: can
08-30-2013 01:28:09 | More by joe1510
3.99/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Golden and clear with a small white head. A fine sediment in suspension.
S - Piney and earthy hops.
T - Toasted malt with a moderate citrusy bitterness. Good balance despite the nice lingering bitterness.
M - Nice smooth consistency with a moderate carbonation.
O - A tasty, refreshing beer.
Serving type: can
08-28-2013 21:50:44 | More by GJ40
3.81/5 rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Once more, I will reiterate the point that if you are transiting through Union Station in Chicago and you have some time to spare, head over to Binney's (South Side Loop). I CANnot imagine that you will be disappointed. I have never been more appeased in my life than when I am leaving there.
I did a quick Crack and inverted Glug, resulting in just over a finger of dense, thick, foamy tawny head with great retention. Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy golden yellow and as is the custom in my kitchen, King Midas, Croesus and Mammon all appeared for a taste. I keep telling them to buy their own, but they all maintain that by mooching off of me, they CAN retain their collective wealth. Nose was wild for the style - grassy with a black pepper bite and some mint thrown in for good measure. I saluted El General and took my first sip (ahem, draught). It seemed a tad thin for the style, on the tongue, and the the taste was reminiscent of DFH 60", which I liked when it was initially released. Since then, DFH 90" has supplanted it and I prefer DFH 75" when available while DFH 120" is too much. What I am trying to say is that this would have been a tasty beer six or seven years ago, but now I am such an inveterate hophead that not just any AIPA will do. This was hitting me like hops tea, rather than full-on beer. Not bad, but not challenging. Finish was semi-dry, but again, it seemed to lack Ooomph.
Serving type: can
08-25-2013 19:39:50 | More by woodychandler
Anti-Hero from Revolution Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,513 ratings.