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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Can purchased as part of a 6 pack at a Whole Paycheck in NYC. Filled: 10/19/16. Brief impressions below:

Not as piney as would be ideal, going for some faint pine but not much in the way of resins or oils. Not floral, citrusy, grapefruit-emphatic, tropical, or grassy. I don't get much roasted barley flavour from it. The risk in Cascadian dark ale (if you'll allow that style descriptor) is always balance...beers in this nascent style often struggle to balance the bitterness of hops and roast with heavy dark malts. This beer fares better than most, but it has a wimpy depth of flavour and a dull hop profile, lacking punch, pungency, and expressiveness.

The hint of mint is nice, helping give this an apt herbal flavour I only crave more of. I'd like to see heavier pine/evergreen, heavier mint and/or other herbs, and more roasted barley. As-is, it's a middling build and an unremarkable albeit drinkable brew.

Not a beer I'd buy another sixer of, but I'm glad I tried it once and shallow though it is, it's better than many so-called "black IPAs" out there (though as Blakelive784 points out, how can an India *pale* ale be black?).

C+ (3.15) / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Good flavor. Not a lot of body, very drinkable.

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