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:
8
Gots:
41
For Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

maybe not vastly, but i think this is a better beer than the normal anti-hero. the local hops might be fresher, dosed differently, or of different varietals. tough to say really, but i like the classic hop profile of this one more. its deep and piney, bolder, and as indicated by both the lighter shade and the lack of malty sweetness, the grain bill is streamlined and minimized here. no caramel notes, not even a hint of grain sweetness, just a clean fresh pale and even pils type base, not a lick darker than golden in color, clear too. pine for me on the hops, even spruce specifically, earthy and bitter, but oily and intense too, very autumn despite the easy drinking nature of it. i like the clean finish with all the hops, for how boldly flavored it is, it resolves pretty quickly in the end, and its a really cruisy pint or three. maybe not the most distinct ipa in the world, or even on the menu here at revolution, but a great one, and an improvement i think on their more popular anti-hero, which is all over chicago.

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Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery, quick review from written notes.

Pale bright gold and very clear and sharp like a helles lager. Compact head of white foam, drippy arcs of sudsy lacing stick to the glass. Thin veil on the surface.

Softly sweet aroma of juicy citrus.

Bittersweet & hoppy, light flavor of juicyfruit gum and grapefruit pith. Light bodied and subtle, traces of toasted kernels, with a dry, lingering bitter aftertaste. Supple feel and very drinkable. A nice local wet hop IPA that i'll definitely drink again when the opportunity arises.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 11/3/2015. Pours slightly hazy deep golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy eartiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of bright/juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange peel, pine, light honey, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright/juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from modest bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, fairly sticky, and lightly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent fresh hop IPA style. All around great compelxity, robustness, and balanced of bright/juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On-tap 1/22/2017 at Battleship Brewhouse in Fall River, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, piney hops and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a strong fruity citrus sweetness. Then a decent piney hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is on the thin side for the style but brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth but a bit watery for the style, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid IPA to drink for a while.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of smcolw
3.67/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Modest head, but it leaves plenty of spots on the glass. The liquid is light gold and nearly clean

Floral hop nose up front. I get a faint sense of creamed corn.

Decent semi-dry pale malt start. The hop is like straight up black pepper. Predictable body and carbonation for the style. Moderate aftertaste with a bit of weediness.

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of orangesol
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev 0%
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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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
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 Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brandoman63
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright yellow in color. Fairly hazy in appearance. Orange, honey blossom, some candied lemon rind and grapefruit zest. Large grain malt profile. Medium bodied. Slick feel. Lingering bitterness. Eh.

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