Local-Hero | Revolution Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This IPA is brewed with Centennial, Cascade, Chinook, and Nugget hops, all from our friends at Hop Heads Farms in Hickory Corners, MI.

Hop Head Farms, co-founded by one of our investors, Nunzino Pizza, provides quality Midwest hops to everyone from professional craft brewers to homebrewers.

65 IBU

Added by MasterSki on 11-06-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
226
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
26.13%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
29
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 226
Reviews by tommyguz:
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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Photo of joe1510
4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz Bottle
$8.99
Four Season Liquors - Morris, IL

Local Hero is pure gold, clean and raw. The clarity is nearly unmatched, I can read a book through the body. Carbonation rises in clusters to the bone white foam. The head grows to a finger in height and stays put while leaving thin, sticky lace in it's wake. This is how an IPA should look, in my world at least.

This beer simply reeks of hoppiness. Big cantaloupe and tropical notes can be perceived from a foot away. Apricot and mango rule the roost while pineapple plays second fiddle. Bitter greens add yet another layer of hop complexity. A softly sugary malt base lays the foundation and is reminiscent of wafers. Mouthwatering, yes.

The flavor is as ridiculously vibrant as the nose suggested. Sweet ripe cantaloupe is met with perfectly ripe pineapple up front. Mango and apricot, both fresh and dried, come along mid-palate. The bitter greens appear on the backend to compliment the veritable fruit salad in my glass. The malt base again is pale, allowing the hops to do their thing. Wafers are noticeable again, though. Dry and biscuity.

Mouthfeel, nailed! You can't ask for much more in this department out of an IPA. The body is soft and moderate in weight but with an active carbonation that lightens it up overall. There's a welcomed plushness. The bitterness is by no means intense but it does grow to moderate overtime and a drying finish intensifies that. This could be drank by the gallon.

Local Hero is another gem from the fine folks at RevBrew. Revolution knows how to utilize hops, that's fact. This beer is all at once juicy, dry, and incredibly easy to drink. I wanted to mention that this is one of their best beers but pretty much whatever I'm drinking from them at any given time I think the same.

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Photo of csmartin6
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of 77apm
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Let's be honest. The people over at Revolution brewing got this shit nailed down tight. They know how to make a great beer, and do so , regularly. All of the episodes of the hero series I have tried has been at least very good. This is no exception.

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Photo of GOBLIN
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I agree whole heartedly with another reviewer . . . Revolution runs a tight shift with their ipa's. Every beer I've had in the Hero line has been fantastic. Revolutions Hero series of ipa's is something I always try when I know it's available. This one here is no exception. Local hero has a nice subtle balance of tropical and floral aromas as well as flavors. Held up with just the perfect malt touch. A great example of an American ipa . . . I could drink this all day. Hmm . . . I would if it was canned someday ;)

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Photo of HoppySeb
3.47/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DerekQXQX
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Iparedman
4.11/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of cwehr13
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of rossracing
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%

Photo of spacecake9
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head IPA glass.
A - Pours a very hazy golden color, nice head that settles quickly.
S - Aroma is not overpowering and something in it I was not expecting, maybe a caramel smell.
T - Definitely more bitter than Anti-Hero and not overly citrusy. Hoppy and refreshing.
M - Medium mouth feel and carbonation.
O - Very drinkable IPA, not as good as Anti-Hero or Citra Hero in my book but still a very good beer.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was not blown away by Local Hero....good....absolutely....better than Anti-Hero....don't think so. The Mosaic and Citra were better as well. This beer poured a clear golden with white head that didn't leave any lace. The scent was more bitter than piny or citrusy. The taste was also fairly middle of the road with not a lot of excitement. Mouthfeel was medium on body with subtle carbonation. Overall it was fine...just expected more....still deserving of a try.

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Photo of robgage
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnnyNicks
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crisp golden yellow with a nice finger of straight white foam.

Piney and earthy/grassy hop aroma, faint citrus, and some light malt sweetness that kind of lingers, but is overall rather faint.

Citrus fruit comes out more in flavor, but the grassy/piney/earthy notes are still dominant.

Light-bodied, medium carbonation, earthy, grassy, bitter.

Overall, not the greatest offering from RevBrew but worth a sampling.

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Photo of dexterk1
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For a standard IPA, at just 6.5%, this packs a great fruity punch. Oranges,nectarines, tangerines, grapefruit and fruit punch all burst forth. Very little bitterness or pine. As expected, the malt is a tad lacking but this is very enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of ConradSomm
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Had a pint at the brewpub and brought home a growler. Love the brewery, love the hero series, love the local concept. Really wanted this one to be great, but it just didn't do it for me. Nose and initial taste was nice, featuring the familiar fresh, complex, clean, Revolution hop profile. But the finish was off -- I'd call it grassy or weedy or straw.

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Photo of JustinSparks
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersdmf17
4/5  rDev +0.5%

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