Jukebox-Hero | Revolution Brewing

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BA SCORE
86.7%
Liked This Beer
3.98 w/ 377 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
Ranking:
#4,521
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
377
Liked:
327
Avg:
3.98/5
pDev:
8.04%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
74
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 377 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of BeerLover99
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bonis
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Campodog
4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can filled 10-24-2016

Pours dark maroon black with a light khaki colored foam head. Smells like grapefruit, orange citrus, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, with some earthy herbal grass and floral resinous pine. Tastes like roasted coffee, chocolate, toasty roasted malts, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, grapefruit, orange citrus, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, with earthy herbal grass and floral resinous pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice roasty tasting black IPA.

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Photo of MeIquiades
4.49/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RAFH
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Got as a gift from Chad S of Stevensville Michigan. Was a 12 ounce can. Didn't check the freshness date, but it may not have been fresh. Would like to try it again when fresh.

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Photo of Allurex
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of uncleotis
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyB
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black IPA is one of my favorite styles, as are midwestern craft.

A) Perfect pour of a dark pitch brown-black body with Ruby highlights , sporting a 2 finger, rocky, creamy, khaki head that laces and lasts long and thick.

S) Aroma offers fresh pine, citrus rind, aspirin, and dank earthiness with an herbal mint air.
T) Flavors follow smell, but adds creamy dark chocolate chip mint, along with upfront bitter hops of earthy, pine, and floral notes. Finishes with little chocolate orange kick. Complex.
F) Mouthfeel is solid creamy with tight hop oils. Medium bodied ale, smooth, and drying in the end.
O) Complex, deep, lots of herbal colors. Try 24.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought a can at the Beer Shop in East Longmeadow, MA. The beer pours with a black appearance and a pretty thick light brown head that dissipates into bubbly lacing and retention. The aromas include some pineapple citrus that almost seems a little "burnt", if that makes sense, probably thanks to its malts. Taste includes some of that pineapple-grapefruit citrus mixed with a toasty malt presence. Mouthfeel is great; the beer is creamy with a milky texture. Overall, this was an interesting beer in terms of its flavors and aromas, but I liked its look and mouthfeel the most.

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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a can.

Look: Pours a dark brownish black hue with a two finger khaki colored head that refuses to go away. Laces the glass very well.

Smell: It's blackish color completely betrays the aroma. The smell is rich with tropical fruit. Lots of tangy guava, grapefruit, orange rind and dank pine resin. Not what you would expect from something that looks like a stout.

Taste: Notions of coffee and mild caramel malt upfront, in a crisp and clean way. Midpalate hoppy pine resin and bitter dark chocolate with cocoa. It's rounded out on the finish by big tropical flavors of lemon oil, mango, guava and grapefruit - like a great big IPA.

Feel: Crisp. Medium body, mid level carbonation. Refreshingly hoppy and tropical but with a solid chocolate malt backbone.

Overall: I haven't had many Black IPA's but out of the handful I have tried, this is one of the better examples. Would purchase again.

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Photo of NappyB
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of juicebox
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakea
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mthomp081
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stortore
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of scootercrabb
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jukebox-Hero from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 86.7% out of 100 with 377 ratings
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