Local-Hero | Revolution Brewing

Local-HeroLocal-Hero
BA SCORE
83.3%
Liked This Beer
3.99 w/ 294 ratings
Local-HeroLocal-Hero
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
Ranking:
#4,464
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
294
Liked:
245
Avg:
3.99/5
pDev:
8.52%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
41
Trade:
1
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Photo of Zaphog
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Botulizard
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of StoutHunter
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a can of Revolution Brewing's Local-Hero last week for $2.09 at The Lager Mill. I've never tried anything from this brewery before and I thought I would start off with one of their IPA's, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a 12oz can into an IPA glass.

A- The can looks nice, it has a nice design to it and it's a little eye catching. It poured a fairly clear golden orange color that took on more of a brighter hue when held to the light with a finger and a half worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left a little bit of spotty lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and they impart a big fruity aroma with some pineapple and mango aromas that give it a little bit of a fruit punch like aroma and it's followed by the green hops which are just a little lighter than the fruity hops. Up next comes a slight bit of doughy yeast which leads into the malts which impart some pale malt, light caramel malt, grainy, bready and sweet malt like aroma that are on the lighter side. This beer has a pretty nice aroma, the hops are highlighted well, but I wish the green hop aromas showed up a little less.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but lighter and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops still being the first to show up they impart all the same aspects, but they are lighter and not as juicy this time. Up next comes a little bit of doughy yeast which leads into the malts which impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma and they are just about as light. On the finish there's slightly lighter amount of medium bitterness with a little more sweetness with a citrus rind like hoppy aftertaste. This is a pretty nice tasting beer, but I wish it was a little more like it was in the aroma.

M- Smooth, a little clean, crisp, medium bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is good and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and I thought it was a pretty solid example of the style, it was pretty true to style, but I was hoping the taste was just a little more bolder and like how it was in the aroma. This beer had nice drinkability, I could drink a couple of them. What I like the most about this beer is the the fruity hop flavors, they were good and worked well with this beer. What I like the least about this beer is that taste just wasn't a little bolder. I would buy this beer again, but it isn't something I would stock up on and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a solid IPA that isn't too intense. All in all I liked this beer, but I didn't love it and I think if they got the taste to match the aroma more it would make this beer a little better. It's made for a nice first impression for this brewery and it's a little above average for the style. Nice job guys, this is a solid IPA, keep it up.

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Photo of CCutch
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.66/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a glossy burnt orange to yellow color with a semi-foamy sticky lace. The aroma has some lemon juicy sweetness. Semi-bitter to sweet grassy hops. Soft sweet malts. The flavor yields to the sweet side through the malts and hops. Some low key bitterness slides in. Aftertaste is separated between the bitterness of the hops and the malts, somewhat entertaining moving into a lemony sweet sort of finish, weird, but acceptable. On the palate, this one sat about a light to almost medium in body. Subtle nuanced bitter to sweet sliding bitter harshness flowing over the tongue. Overall, pretty good AIPA that I could have again.

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Photo of golfwolf
3.34/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Egotist
3.79/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kbtom71
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antg8989
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light gold with a very airy/bubbly white head that diminishes quickly. No lacing. Aroma is citrus, lemongrass, dew; also smells a bit of champagne. Taste is citrusy and earthy with some cracker-y malts. Feel is medium - about average carbonation. Overall, not bad - there's a freshness to it one may particularly enjoy. One is good enough for me.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of reebtaerG
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of runlikeakenyan
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lukass
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drstalker
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vikingpillager
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draft downtown--this is a good beer, but not as great as Anti-Hero. Amongst the Heroes that I've tried, I think it fits somewhere between Galaxy and Mosaic. Local Hero does not seem to have a big signature flavor, which isn't always a bad thing for a drinkable IPA.

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Photo of BeerLover99
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big on flavor but I'm not picking up much on the nose. Medium bodied with a zesty fruit forward taste. Very clean nothing lingers. Perfect hop marriage.

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Photo of LloydDobler
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dms1767
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SoCal_Matt
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MattyG85
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Pours a bright and clear golden orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid finger of white head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A juicy and earthy hop driven aroma with a scent of citrus and pine. Upfront citrus hop scent of orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine, mango, and lemon with pineapple. Earthy hop scent of pine resin and grass. Malt hints of caramel, grains, and cracker along with yeast. Also some hints of honey sweetness. A very nice juicy aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and earthy hop forward taste with notes of citrus fruit and pine. Citrus hop notes of orange peel, mango, grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon with some pineapple. Earthy hop notes of pine resin and grass. Background malt notes of caramel, cracker, and grains with some yeast. Some sweet notes of honey. A really good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and fairly oily with a drying finish.

Overall: A very good IPA. Good juicy and piney hop flavor with a moderate body.

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Local-Hero from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 83.3% out of 100 with 294 ratings
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