Amarillo Hero | Revolution Brewing

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Amarillo HeroAmarillo Hero

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Amarillo-Hero showcases the hop's intense citrus and floral notes. A simple, delicate malt bill allows the fruit basket of aromas to take center stage while a touch of Cascade and Citra layered in amplify this Hero’s juicy characteristics.

Clean bitterness rounds this beer out resulting in a crisp, refreshing IPA.

Added by FBarber on 01-29-2017

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Ratings: 169 |  Reviews: 34
Reviews by WesMantooth:
Photo of WesMantooth
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can dated 2-1-17 into a stemless wine glass.

It is a deep gold color with a fairly thick off white head. It disappeared fairly quickly, but a decent ring does remain around the glass.

The aroma is subtle and smells like orange and grapefruit with a bit of a floral note. A little bit musty, but not much jumps out.

A solid amount of orange flavor. A combination of sharp, ripe rind and juicy sweetness. Some airy/fluffy almost pale malts. A light bitterness with a hint of floraly hops in the end. Definitely more chewy in body than the other Heroes, but not heavy. Reminds me of a Two Hearted in a lot of ways. Very good beer.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Revolution Brewing "Amarillo Hero"
12 fl. oz. can, "FILLED: 11-13-2017 12:51:09" and sampled on 05-06-2018
$3.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: A nice big head of creamy off-white foam has risen above its hazy golden body. The aroma expresses orange over a sweetish, grainy malt base. The flavor, not surprisingly, follows exactly. The malt is bready and the orange flavor is smooth and rounded, not tart at all. I was expecting it to be a little more hoppy but at the same time I'm really liking it as it is; this is a beer that you could drink all of the time. A solid bitterness balances it, and it finishes dry with some orange lingering shortly. I've actually consumed a fair amount of this already which might imply that it's got a great drinkability to it, or not, but I'm noticing that I've got almost solid sheets of lace ringing the glass from the point where I started drinking down. That's nice! The question now is, do I forgive the haziness? It might be from dry-hopping, I'm not sure, but it could be so I'll let it go. And I've still got a very solid surface covering of foam - good looking pint! Back to the beer itself, it's a very nice expression of what Amarillo hops are like. I can't think of another beer that's been better and I'm racking my brain to try to recall one. Nope, can't come up with it. So if you want to get a handle on the flavor that Amarillo gives you this is your beer. Keep in mind though, this is not a single-hop beer, there's also some Cascade and Citrus in there so be aware of that. The floral and lightly grapefruit and even lemon-like notes are coming from those, but the orange has got to be all Amarillo. Mmmmmmmm. Very nice. This is hitting the spot for me. Maybe I'm more of an Amarillo fan than I thought! Ha! OK, to finish up, it's medium bodied and surprisingly moderately carved and very soft and smooth - how did it get that great head then? It's almost as if it were naturally carbonated. Again, very nice. This one's firing on all cylinders. The only drawback might be that it's kind of one-sided, well, actually two sided because there are hops and malt, but I can live with that - not every beer needs to be complex, and as I said earlier, this is a beer you could drink all the time. I'd really like another, which again goes to drinkability. Very nicely done on all counts. A kick-ass American India pale ale. Probably my favorite "Hero" beer from Revolution. Well worth trying.
Review# 5,988

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Photo of DanGeo
3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rejis
2.98/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrKarl
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GOBLIN
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of secondtooth
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clean amber, with a huge off-white head and lovely lace.

Aroma: Yummy orange/citrus and some tropical hops.

Taste: Tasty citrus and orange notes here, with no bitterness at all. This fruity IPA hits the right notes.

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Photo of beersampler6
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious underrated IPA. Clean slightly cloudy yellow-orange color with some nice fluffy head and some spotty lingering lacing. Smells nice, more citrus zest hops than floral hops. Tastes of citrus - orange, lemon, grapefruit - as well as some floral hops, a little herbal hops, grain, biscuit and a great well-balanced malt backbone. Nice and smooth, mild mouthfeel with perfectly-balanced bitterness at the end. Great carbonation throughout.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My old neighbor from Oswego gave me a can of this. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had pine leans. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with pine bitterness finish. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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Photo of VoxRationis
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) can into a conical pint glass; canned 11/13/17.
A: Pours clear initially with a cloudy finish, leaving a peach orange color with excellent head formation leaving a fluffy, one inch orange-white head with solid retention but rings of foamy lacing.
S: Aromas of grapefruit, orange, peach, and light pine mix initially with an Orangesicle finish.
T: Palate flavors largely follow the nose. Slightly peppery bitterness is light with a clean, refreshing finish.
M: Light to medium bodied with strong persistent carbonation.
O: Really enjoyable. A light, truly orangy IPA for summer. Excellent use of Amarillo hops.

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Photo of let8it8grow
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an effervescent amber with 3 fingers of cream colored head. Stellar lacing & good head retention

S: Tangerine, grassyness

T: Follows the nose, dryness as well, along with some restrained breadyness. Tangerine, a little cakey malt, pine & dryness. Finishes with orange juicyness & dryness

MF: Medium body, restrained carbonation, nice balance

Pretty good, but so far the runt of the litter

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Photo of beergorrilla
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of warpig372
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear golden yellow orange with a finger of straight-white foam.

Nice and fruity citrus aroma of orange and grapefruit dominates the nose.

Orange and grapefruit citrusy notes come out strong in flavor while the malt presence makes itself more apparent with a nice toasty sweetness.

Light-medium bodied, medium-high carbonation, crisp, clean.

Overall, a damn well balanced and easy drinking brew.

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Photo of bwood06
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I picked this one up as part of a variety pack that Revolution put out. Based on the reputation that Revolution has for this series, I am very excited to finally give this one a shot, especially after really enjoying Anti-Hero.

This beer pours a brilliantly clear golden hue that is full of carbonation and is graced by a nice, frothy white head that is persistent. 4/5 The aroma is fairly weak with a very earthy and grassy hop profile. The malt is really not noticeable at all. Even the hops are not very strong on the nose here but fresh cut grass is the dominant note. 3.25/5 The flavor is thankfully much stronger than the aroma and starts off with a bit of caramel and grainy sweetness that incredibly quickly transitions into some grassy hops that bring out a burst of bitterness that punches the mouth and then quickly subsides to reveal a light white peppery spiciness. The bitterness comes out again after swallowing and lightly lingers. As the beer warms, a bit of a buttered white bread comes through, adding additional maltiness to the flavor profile whereas the hops transition into more of a citrus peel role with lemon peel and lime peel coming through along with a hair of grapefruit. 4/5 This is a medium bodied IPA that has lively carbonation and is moderately drying (with lingering dryness) and lightly astringent with a slight wetting profile prior to the dryness kicking in. 4/5 This is a very good single hop variety IPA that is full of flavor but the aroma unfortunately does not measure up. The bitterness of this variety of "Hero" is much more to my liking that some of the others that Revolution puts out with it being slightly less bitter than those. This beer showcases the Amarillo variety quite well and is great with or without food. 3.75/5

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Photo of KTCamm
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

3/4/18...muddled copper with fast and high white foam that sits down to a thin creamy layer. Clean fresh nose. Citrus, mint, trees, and grass. Toffee bready opening taste. Thick and chewy. Sharp fast bite closes it out. But, doesn't interrupt the smooth operation.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheGent
3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of emerge077
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

League of Nations 12 pack, thanks to Thomas for sharing!

Bright golden orange, lasting head and plenty of drippy lacing in concentric rings around the glass.
Aroma of orange peel and some pale malt, very crisp and clean.
Taste is mildly resiny and bitter, with some grapefruit and orange notes. Citrus forward and dry resiny finish..
Light bodied with ample carbonation, easy drinking. Overall it's a good IPA, citrusy and resiny.

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Amarillo Hero from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 169 ratings