Jukebox-Hero | Revolution Brewing

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375 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our black IPA is bursting with crisp, clean bitterness and layers of wonderful American hop character. Pale Ale, Munich and Naked Golden Oats give a toasty malt backbone with a smooth mouthfeel. The dark ominous color comes from the Chocolate Malt and the de-husked highly roasted malt. We want the layers of hops to shine against this roasty malt backdrop. Warrior, Citra, Chinook, Centennial and Amarillo lend bitterness as well as a wonderful cornucopia of aromas and flavors of fresh citrus fruit, pine, fresh cut mint and fresh flowers they offer.

75 IBU

Added by Jaycase on 02-28-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
375
Reviews:
50
Avg:
4
pDev:
8%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
73
For Trade:
0
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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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Photo of SD-Alefan
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark and deep brown with ruby highlights and a tan head that leaves lots of lacing.
The aroma is a heady mix of chocolate, spice and pine
Taste is lead by chocolate with some spice followed by the pine and a hint of citrus. A lingering bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is medium and smooth, almost creamy yet with a carbonation tickle.
Interesting and tasty beer.

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Photo of chip26
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of xdefeatsy
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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

Photo of juicebox
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattyG85
4.36/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Appearance: Pours a dark blackish brown. Moderate amount of bubbles and a big three finger light tan head that slowly settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: An earthy and roasty aroma of piney hops and dark malt. Earthy hop scent of pine resin and grass. Slight hints of citrus. Dark roasted malt with a scent of chocolate, coffee, toast, biscuit, and grains with yeast. Hints of burnt sugar. A pretty nice aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, an earthy and roasty balanced taste with notes of pine and roast. Earthy hop notes of pine resin and grass. Citrus hop notes of orange and grapefruit. Dark roasted malt with notes of chocolate, coffee, toast, biscuit, and grains along with yeast. Also some burnt sugar notes. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Fairly oily, drying, and smooth.

Overall: A pretty good Black Ale. Good balance of piney hops and roasty malt.

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Photo of DrKarl
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NWatters
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of GOBLIN
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Revolution Jukebox Hero

Rockin' label as always

Poured into pint glass

A: Dark stout appearance with a slight ruby glow when held against light

S: ahhh . . . Bout time I smelled hops in one of these "black ipa's"

T: Solid for the style. Malts and coffee with good hop bitterness as well. Glad to actually taste some hops in this

M: This has to be the most difficult part of rating for me. It just feels like a good beer in my mouth

O: Fantastic beer. I like this style and glad to see somebody actually using hops. Well done as usual Revolution

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Photo of jminch
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Revolution Brewing Jukebox Hero, I'm into this one after the pour into my new IPA glass, I'm sold. Pours a dark almost pitch black with brown ruby highlights around the base of the glass, light cream khaki head forms thick and to the point fine lacing speckled evenly.

Aroma has dark green pine, citrus pith, crushed aspirin, earthiness blended with mild dark chocolate like an herbal mint chocolate Andes chocolate notes.

Flavor creamy dark chocolate, upfront bitter hops earthy piney floral notes a bit of citrus peel in the back end, I can tell this has a bit of age on it no dating on the bottle it must have rubbed off mysteriously. Super solid reasonably drinkable style of black IPA.

Mouthfeel is solid creamy textured slight hop oils, with even flowing carbonation going down. Medium bodied ale, smooth going down on the palate.

Overall, a very tasty option from Chicago, looks like something I would like to drink.

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Photo of Zonian1
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of richkrull
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Brenden
3.84/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost black, this beer doesn't show thickness, as it shouldn't, though the color does as it barely lets some brown into the edges. The head starts off as little more than wisp, with average spotty lacing showing.
The hops show and, while it's not especially roasty, certainly not as much as others of its kind, that has little bearing on it strong malt balance. It's mostly piney and floral overall with some citrus backing it up and a bit of cocoa offering a touch of sweetness to even it out. It's even a little toasty.
The hops take over the flavor as well, but in more dominant fashion. It isn't overbearingly bitter, but it's not too light on the bitterness either and certainly leans heavily hoppy. Pine, grapefruit and orange rind are backed and balanced by cocoa again and there's a touch of wood. An Amarillo-like minty note lends itself to the finish. Overall, what would most benefit this (tasty) beer would be a bit more malt contribution, but this is a good example.
Its crisp medium body is firm and offers a good, strong bite to the palate without hitting too hard. It's really very smooth, too.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of rossracing
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of tempest
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Popped open a can from Top Hops. The hops and dark malts mingle for a grape and molasses character accented by crisp citrus punch, caramel, and cocoa. The body's on par with good IPA, a touch less than a porter. It's a fun, complex beer. I'll have another.

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Jukebox-Hero from Revolution Brewing
4 out of 5 based on 375 ratings.
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