Tropic-Hero | Revolution Brewing

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3.92/5
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125 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This American IPA is brewed with 2-row and Pale malts to establish a smooth malt profile and golden color. We used Apollo, Warrior, Crystal, Cascade and Amarillo hops in the brewhouse to achieve an intense but clean bitterness and aromas and flavors of fresh flowers and citrus juice.

Near the end of fermentation we dry-hopped this beer with Mosaic, Citra, Crystal, and Sabro to infuse this IPA with notes of coconut, pineapple and freshly grated citrus rind!

The resulting beer is both clean and crisp, bursting with tropical fruit character and very easy drinking even at 70 IBUs and 7% ABV.

Added by FBarber on 06-12-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,493
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
125
pDev:
7.14%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 28
Reviews by jzeilinger:
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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GOBLIN
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of secondtooth
4.16/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clean golden amber, with a thick head of off-white suds and a wall of lace.

Aroma: Tropical fruits — pineapple, mango, orange and papaya. Yum.

Taste: Definitely captures the tropical vibe here, with little to no bitterness. A good, solid, and easily-enjoyed fruity IPA from a reliable brewery.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz. can into a Surly teku.

Nose is pine, tree sap, resin, brown sugar and molasses. Deep. Sugary. Beer opens tree sap, brown sugar and molasses. Hints of nutmeg, chestnut, dried tea leaves and bark. Very solid. Feel is light to medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Smooth and slick in the mouth and down crisp with a big hop bite at the finish.

This one grew on me. Even though the flavor profile isn't what I usually prefer, it rounded out nicely.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 tropical fruit. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with tropical fruit peel. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a goooood beer.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent & hazed amber. Nice lacing & average head retention

S: Grapefruit & orange, grassyness late

T: Follows the nose, dryness & catty hops up front. Orange juice, dryness & a little pomelo as this warms, a little grassyness as well. Finishes grassy with pomelo

MF: Medium body, restrained carbonation & good balance

Easy to drink, well worth a go

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3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris7482
3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of larryarms847
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden orange with a fizzy finger of foam.

Pineapple, orange, mango, and grapefruit.

While very tropical in aroma, that doesn't really translate to flavor. I get much more of the spicy noble hop like bitterness with a muted tropical character.

Medium-bodied, medium carbonation, clean, refreshing.

Overall, not my favorite in the hero series as I feel in flavor the name doesn't do this justice.

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3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright orange with a sticky collar of lace and lasting surface skim.
Resinous hop aroma, citrus rind and maybe a trace of mango.
Bitter and resinous taste, bittersweet orange, grapefruit rind and zest.
Light to medium bodied, dry bitter finish.
Overall it's a good IPA, though it doesn't really have much tropical character.

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4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, and narrow collar around the edge, and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of coconuts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of coconuts along with notes of orange citrus and hints of pineapples. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is just a slight amount of crispness.
O: This IPA is definitely very tropical. I really liked the aromas and flavors of coconuts as you don't normally see those in beers, especially in an IPA.

Serving type: can

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Eman17
3.3/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.71/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear gold-amber with a moderate, uniform white head settling to a creamy froth.

Spicy, dank aromas glide into orange and translate similarly on the palate with Spree and onion.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nearly clear golden color with a luxurious off-white head. Tropical hop aromas, which isn’t a surprise, given the name of the beer.

The taste is full of dank citrus flavors, and there’s a nice malt component, too. Easy drinker at 7% ABV.

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Tropic-Hero from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 125 ratings