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

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

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 98green
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Very good black IPA. Hops and roasty malts very well balanced. Abv is very well hidden. This style is growing on me and I like this one a lot. Good effort.

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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 Rilesmiles
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Bammer21
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of djkrause
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Justin82
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

A- Can pour into a chalice with a deep brown almost black body and a cap rising just above one finger high. The nutty-tan head is thick and creamy displaying fairly good retention. A few small webs of lace stick to the glass.

S- Hops are certainly present but the malts make up a slight majority of the aromatics with deeply caramelized sugars, chocolate and charred barley coming to mind. More warmth helps up the hops which add pine, citrus, earthy and floral qualities here.

T- Continues down the path laid above but for my palate the hops seem considerably more important at this juncture with fresh citrus, earthy and piney notes playing favorably with the generous maltiness. Fairly dry and that facilitates the friendly hop-malt interaction but plenty of chocolate, charred, nutty and toasted grainy tones.

MF- Medium-high carbonation level in a moderately thick body which comes off as slightly runny but still has at least a touch of creaminess. Finishes with a mix of charred and piney hop bitterness.

Revolution displays some brewing prowess here as the hops and rich malts do not clash in the least. A noticeable lack of caramelized sweet flavors allows the hops to stay fresh alongside a dry flavor.

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Photo of Patlee3324
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dexterk1
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nsarver2322
4.78/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mschrei
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nrbw23
3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ONUMello
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can dated 12/21/15 poured into a pint glass
A: Dark brown with a 1+ finger head
S: Chocolate malt, generic hops
T: Matches the nose but bolder
M: Bitter but a touch thin-bodied
O: An enjoyable but unmemorable black ipa

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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of sdm
3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of NateMac13
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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