El Dorado-Hero
Revolution Brewing

El Dorado-HeroEl Dorado-Hero
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #3,389
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
87
Ranked #22,071
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 6.92%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
29
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Revolution Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Very Good
El Dorado-HeroEl Dorado-Hero
Notes: The continuing expedition for perfect hops has uncovered a new wonder-the-gold-veined El Dorado hop and its pear, watermelon, stone fruit and citrus flavor bounty.

Hops: El Dorado, Citra and Cascade
70 IBU
Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 29 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by rossracing:
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rossracing from Illinois

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

Feb 07, 2019
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secondtooth from Indiana

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Clean amber, with a huge off-white foamy head. Clouds of lace.

AROMA: Tropical fruits and floral, with pineapple and stone fruit alongside citrus. Nice!

TASTE: Tangy fruity hops, smooth with a hint of bitter at finish. Impressive and refreshing modern IPA.

Sep 04, 2020
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nrbw23 from Ohio

3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Apr 03, 2019
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entenduintransit from Tennessee

4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sep 06, 2020
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daliandragon from Maryland

3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First brew from Revolution. Golden copper color with a stiff fruity hop note and some herbal and pine influences. Some bread note balance as well but not extensive.

The taste isn't overpowering, but features solid complexity, with a chorus of melon and citrus notes and a touch of crystal malt and hop tones of pine, ground pepper, mint, grapeskin, and a vague grassiness. A little different tasting than some in the style. Worth a try.

Jun 29, 2020
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trapbagels from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nov 01, 2020
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Dkloubec from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 12, 2019
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CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: Clear copper color, one finger head that dissipates quickly, lacing visible as are the slow rising bubbles
Smell: Citrus, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, with pear, watermelon, stone fruit
Taste: Very minimal sweetness, bitter across the palate and on the back
Flavor: Follows the aroma; citrus, orange, tangerine, grapefruit, with pear, watermelon, stone fruit with some sweet malty goodness for balance. And the balance really works.
Feel: Full mouthfeel, soft carbonation dry finish
Overall: I like this! Glad I pick up the mixed 12-pack. I wanted to try something different and this fit the bill. Though El Dorado is in the name the Citra hops really come through to me. But behind the Citra you get the notes of pear, watermelon and stone fruit from the El Dorado hops. The mix really works. I would buy this in a six pack if it were available. Looking at the other reviews after writing mine, I apparently like this a LOT more than most people. I guess I like a beer that helps me identify the flavor profile of a hop. I know Citra and when I mentally subtract that out I begin to understand El Dorado.

Aug 17, 2020
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wmscottsimpsonjr from Missouri

3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not quite clear gold with near 1.5 finger head. I smell pear, citrus, watermelon candy, hint of pine. Flavor comes across as sweet, presumably from the hops. The balance is bitter. Medium mouthfeel.

Dec 25, 2020
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KingBiscuit from Illinois

3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dec 25, 2018
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of floral notes, orange juice and toasted caramel. Sweet orange, caramel and toffee.

Feb 24, 2019
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barnzy78 from Illinois

4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, filled 12-04-2018. Foamy off-white head caps a deep golden colored body. Juicy tropical fruit aroma with citrus and pine. Great El Dorado hop flavors that pair well with the malt profile; mango, melon, orange zest, pine, caramel, grain, pear, grapefruit all come to mind as I drink it. Medium body, ample carbonation, dry & bitter finish. This was very good as expected from my previous experiences with the other "hop-Hero" variations.

Jan 12, 2019
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BeerLover99 from Illinois

3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dec 31, 2018
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BB1313 from Ohio

3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 12/4/18. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours golden with nice clarity with bubbles racing upwards; fluffy white head that falls leaving nice retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are floral along with some hints of citrus. Some fresh bread and crackers. Malts are there. The flavors are floral and citric. Some lemon and grapefruit. Lots of fresh grass. Moderate bitterness. Malts do their thing without dominating. Finishes dry. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's medium-bodied with active carbonation. It's sharp, fluffy, smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid IPA. It's not flashy or anything too crazy, but it's well crafted. It's clean, crisp, sharp and refreshing. Not bad.

Jan 02, 2019
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ssimpson89 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 08, 2019
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour is a slightly hazy golden color with a dense bone white head. Nose is full of citrus and melon aromas.

The melon is front and center on the taste, and is complemented by th citrus flavors that include oranges and passion fruit. Mouthfeel is substantial and slightly oily. Love it.

I’ve had most of the iterations of this series, and have really enjoyed them all. This is no exception.

Jan 05, 2019
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superspak from Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 12/11/2018. Pours slightly hazy deep golden amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, watermelon, red apple, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, cracker, toasted biscuit, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, watermelon, red apple, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, cracker, toasted biscuit, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, mango, watermelon, red apple, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, cracker, toasted biscuit, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly crisp/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 7.2%. Overall this is an excellent IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth, easy, and fairly crisp to drink with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish, not aggressive. Awesome El Dorado showcase, with added Cascade/Citra in the background. Very juicy, vibrant, dank, and earthy balanced hop complexity; with a great balancing bready malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness from lingering/crisp resin dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and well made style example. Another great addition to the series as expected.

Feb 02, 2019
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jtransel from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 09, 2018
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Giggy from Michigan

3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 04, 2019
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz can on January 25, 2019. Brewed with El Dorado, Citra and Cascade hops. Notes of pear, watermelon, stone fruit and citrus.

Jan 29, 2019
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REVZEB from Illinois

3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a decently carbonated yellow. Fruits are delicate with watermelon, cantaloupe, pear, lemon and guava in the smell with dusty hops. Body is very dry and carbonated, with hops being the star, but all fruit nuance has been cut down besides melon. Feel is hoppy, actually wet in feel despite dry taste, and bubbly

Feb 07, 2019
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StanleysCup from Maryland

3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Oct 18, 2020
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pstam87 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 07, 2018
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Stooven from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Included in the Fall 2018 League of Heroes 12 pack. Canned on 11/5/18. Poured from a 12 oz can into a snifter. Pours a clear, amber/straw body with a quickly dissipating head. Stickiness on the glass. Smell is classic, American dirty-socks IPA with faint citrus notes. Mouthfeel is standard, somewhat watery. Bitterness is immediate, and back end crisp. Apart from Jukebox-Hero, this might be the least Revolution-y of the Hero series. Very crisp, not a very sustained after taste. Wouldn't go out of my way, but will keep the other two cans for myself.

Nov 21, 2018
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jgunther71 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 03, 2019
El Dorado-Hero from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 29 ratings