Local-Hero | Revolution Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
revbrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

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
Ratings:
290
Reviews:
44
Avg:
4
pDev:
8.25%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
41
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 290 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of Kyrojack
2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of erikhovenkamp
2.87/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Don't get why people like this. I think it's really unusual, and in a bad way.

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Photo of TomO23
3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Gaddabble
3.09/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.19/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gtk1
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of Boonedog
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of belleisa_losteo
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of golfwolf
3.34/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jzlyo
3.39/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Aroma is light tropical fruit, citrus and slightly perfumed. The flavor is tropical fruit/pineapple, malts, citrus, fruit and a slightly odd heat in the finish.

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Photo of Jaywalsh20
3.4/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Florida9
3.46/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Brilliantly clear dark straw of light gold in color. Forms a moderate sized white head. Decent retention. Light lacing.

S: Aroma is subdued. What is there is sweetly floral with a bit of orange.

T: Taste is the same, but this is a lighter beer. Lots of floral hops with notes of candied citrus rind, but the hops are bordering on soapiness and there are virtually no malts to balance it out. That said, this isn't a hop-bomb. Nowhere close even. It's just a very light beer that happens to have not a lot going for it.

M: Lighter body. Light-medium carbonation. Lower bitterness.

O: I'm not so sure about this beer. With the light, floral profile, maybe this beer would be better suited for the warmer summer months. Regardless, I didn't care for it much and Revolution's hero beers are typically quite enjoyable.

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3.47/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Peter1977
3.49/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.49/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A - Clear gold body. Large white head leaves little lacing but never fully fades.
S - Dank hops, but a little too funky. Light sweet malt, Spent grains.
T - Light hops, light malt body. A little heat/spiciness. It's crisp and clean.
M - Medium body, low carb.
O - I was intrigued to try this (based on the marketing of local hops, etc) It's a good beer, but not one I will revisit.

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Photo of BB1313
3.49/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 12/16/16. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with a subtle haze, but still has some clarity to it; white head that quickly fades leaving solid retention and nice lacing. The aromas are subtle with some mild tropical and citrus notes. Lots of bread and cracker notes. Hints of rubber. The flavors have a solid bitterness with a syrupy vibe in the finish. Malts do their thing. Alcohol basically goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's very fluffy and smooth.

This is a solid IPA. It's not really flashy, unique or anything crazy though. This is probably my least favorite in the Hero series, but it's still not bad or anything.

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Photo of ConradSomm
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Thorpe429
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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Local-Hero from Revolution Brewing
4 out of 5 based on 290 ratings.
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