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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
Ranking:
#4,718
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
295
pDev:
8.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
42
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 295 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of dental
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slotalian1
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mschrei
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 1/4/17. Poured into a snifter. Dark gold with healthy carb and lacing. Sharp hoppy smell with an almost pungent background. Taste is sharp hop with mild tangy bitterness on the background. Alcohol is disguised well.

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Photo of smcolw
3.67/5  rDev -8%
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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Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tucquan
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2017-01-27 in Warrenville, IL on tap

A - Somewhat hazy gold with a one-finger whitehead and good lace

S - Mild melon, citrus and cracker

T - Bold-almost-cinnamon spice. Quite a surprise. Orange and lime. Peppermint. Graham cracker with white sugar. Reasonable bitterness for an APA.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Smooth then crisp.

O - A unique and enjoyable set of flavors. Never had an IPA like it. Pretty cool.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can filled 12-16-2016

Pours slightly hazy gold with a frothy white foam head. Smells like apricot, grapefruit, orange citrus, passionfruit, guava, toffee, toasty caramel malt, some berries, with floral earthy herbal grassy resinous pine. Tastes like apricot, grapefruit, orange citrus, passionfruit, guava, toffee, toasty caramel malt, some berries, with floral earthy herbal grassy resinous pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a nice IPA.

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Photo of Stooven
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can dated 01/06/2017. Descriptions of the lack of maltiness are spot-on. This is full-on pine and citrus. When drinking straight from the can, taste some of the can because there's so little on the back end. Bitterness right up front. Tastes very similar to Mosaic Hero, despite the different ingredients. Or maybe that's just what I think because Jukebox Hero is so different and bridges this and Mosaic in the series.

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Photo of JollyRoger
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NateMac13
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
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 ultrasrs
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zonian1
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
3.49/5  rDev -12.5%
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 Bartleby91
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another solid beer from revolutions hero ipa line.

The appearance is a pretty golden color that is nice and clear with a very slight haze. Poured with a soapy two finger white head that left good lacing.

The aroma is a classic hop profile with pine, grapefruit, orange, tropical fruit and earthy hop bitterness.

The tastes are grapefruit and orange upfront along with pine and some tropical fruit. Not much malt presence to speak of.

The palate is medium with a lingering earthy and resiny hop note along with some grassiness.

Overall this is a really nice and clean classic rendition of an ipa.

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Photo of BSiegs
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Rich golden color, impeccably clear. Two fingers of white head with good retention. Pleasant aroma of citrus, sweet malts, and slight floral notes. The taste is citrus, slight tropical fruit, grass, floral. Malts impart some crackery, slightly bready taste. Medium body, moderate carbonation, and extremely silky smooth. Balanced, bitter finish. Overall, a nice IPA/DIPA hyrbrid, as this straddles the line at 7.5%.

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Photo of WDJersey
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mxsluis
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of chrismattlin
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrob22278
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of osickeym
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Local-Hero from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 295 ratings
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