Anti-Hero IPA
Revolution Brewing

Anti-Hero IPAAnti-Hero IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #208
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,344
Avg:
4.11 | pDev: 9.49%
Reviews:
440
Ratings:
3,342
From:
Revolution Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  193
Gots
  1,050
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Anti-Hero IPAAnti-Hero IPA
Notes: An American hop assault for all the ambivalent warriors who get the girl in the end. “Look, I ain't in this for your revolution, and I'm not in it for you, Princess.” This iconic ale features a blend of four hop varieties which creates a crisp bitterness and imparts massive floral and citrus aromas.

65 IBU
Reviews: 440 | Ratings: 3,342 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Orange amber color with thick white head. Great resiny smell -- perhaps the closest to raw, pre-brew hops I've smelled in a beer. Somewhat creamy, sticky mouthfeel. A hint of orange flavor and malt sweetness struggle to break through against an immediate hop bitterness. Not particularly well balanced in that regard, but still a great hop bomb if that's what you're looking for. Excellent can art, too.

Apr 10, 2015
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brureview from Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper reddish color with a three finger head in a Spiegelau glass. Carbonation bubbles from the bottom.

Aroma: earthy citrus, Pine, spice. Mosaic?

Very carbonated.

I don't get a strong fruit taste, however with warming there is more citrus. It seems that the hoppiness in the beer dwarfs the citrus taste.

The beer finishes with an excellent bitter and spicy hoppiness.

Highlights of this beer: earthy, spicy hoppy character. Excellent beer, although I would have preferred a stronger fruit taste.

Oct 27, 2015
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dutesanch from California

4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Easy drinking versatile beer. Easily on par with Zombie Dust.

May 14, 2015
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mattcrill from Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Floral hop aroma up front with a light and pleasant citrus character. Hints of orange and lemon and a hint of pine. Fermentation character is clean with all the trappings of a hopped up American IPA.

Appearance: Deep copper pour with a medium white head that retains well. Appears still in the glass. Lacings cling to the glass.

Flavor: Big floral and citric hop punch up front. Just a hint of caramel sweetness that is quickly subdued by the big citrus hop flavor and bitterness. Balance is firmly bitter. Finish is clean and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium high carbonation. A hint of hop derived astringency and just a touch of alcohol heat.

Overall impression: Immensely drinkable and loaded with tons of hop character. I love this beer. Great example of the style.

Jan 20, 2013
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Baer

4.94/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Like shaking hands with an old friend. What IPAs should be. Very drinkable. Nice hops. Consistent. My got IPA.

Mar 26, 2015
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RaulMondesi from California

4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, this was surprising. Like, Raul's Boo being nice to him, "surprising." Raul got this bad boi as an extra, and is Raul sure glad he did! Just straight up solid like pulling a jenga piece and not having the tower fall.

Mmmmm, Raul like it. Raul like it like In N Out after midnight nice n good.

May 13, 2013
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MattyG85 from Minnesota

4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice. Canned on 05/19/2016.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big two finger off white head which settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A juicy and earthy hop forward aroma with a scent of citrus and grass. Citrus hop scent of grapefruit, orange peel, lemon, tangerine, and pineapple. Earthy and floral hop hints of grass and pine. Malt hints of caramel, grains, and cracker with some yeast. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a juicy and earthy hop driven taste with notes of citrus and grass. Citrus hop notes of orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine, and lemon along with pineapple. Also some earthy and floral hops with some grass and pine. Backing pale malt notes of caramel, cracker, and grains along with yeast. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and smooth with a drying finish.

Overall: A pretty solid IPA. Nice citrus and earthy hop notes.

Jun 12, 2016
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Big_V from Maryland

3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 3/15/15. Medium amber with 1 finger head that dissipates quickly. Medium to high carbonation. Lemon,orange and floral notes. Taste is hops up front followed by some bitterness. Finishes dry. Very nice IPA.

May 14, 2015
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Domvan from Texas

4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Whoaaaa, this tasted like a pack of bubble yum, but hoppy.
The smell was a minor sweet hop aroma
This beer would definitely be my go-to IPA in Chicago

Aug 01, 2015
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Dnayew from Missouri

3.14/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Was honestly disappointed by this IPA. Very overrated as people in Chicago go NUTS over it. Very average IPA over-hyped by silly ChiTown beer drinkers.

Mar 24, 2015
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jkblr from Indiana

3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz canned 11/27/17 poured into a tumbler glass at fridge temp 6.7% ABV. The beer pours bright light honey amber in color with off white head. The aroma is citrus and pine. The taste is semisweet caramel up front with some citrus and pine. Nice bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall, very good west coast IPA.

Dec 31, 2017
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porter_collie from Minnesota

3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz can into tulip glass

A - A vibrant golden body and thick, foamy white head. Moderate lacing.

S - Tropical pineapple, fresh flowers, grapefruit rind, and lemon.

T - Pineapple and citrus hop flavors dominate from the get-go. Then, a rush of sugar cookie malt sweetness. The finish is mildly bitter with cloying sweetness lingering on the tongue.

M - a fairly hefty body gives the beer a creamy mouthfeel. Good carbonation.

O - The hop aromas and flavors are superb and inviting. However, the overly saccharine malt just overwhelms the tasting. A drier finish could make this an epic beer.

Jan 30, 2015
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Bonkinishwa from Kentucky

4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Revolution Brewing Company - Anti-Hero IPA. 6.5% ABV. 12oz can poured into a snifter. Canned on 2/1/16.

Look: Settles a hazy orange color, with lots of floaties. Head is about one finger sized white, bubbly foam, which settles into a bubbly ring.

Smell: Bready malt up front, along with some hops, and tons of sweet citrus fruit.

Feel: Medium bodied, with lots of lively carbonation, and easily drinkable.

Taste: Bready malt balanced by bitter hops, along with more of the sweet, juicy citrus fruits. Finishes about the same, malt and bitter hops.

Overall: Great balanced IPA, with lots of hop bitterness, but also malt sweetness, and tons of fruit profile. Finishes crisp and dry, with great drinkability.

Mar 24, 2016
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Smakawhat from Maryland

3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Can dated Dec 15th 2014.

Deep crystal amber orange, quite clear with lots of fine carbonation. Head forms a little slowly but with off white color manages a good four finger tall and controlled size. Heavily soapy and bubbled in the make up, but with some good and decent staying power, and a little bit of clingy pill and bubbled lacing.

Mild hints of pine hop aromatics, a little fruit juiced, but very closed bouquet. Not much really going on down there, some slightly leafy character but feels and senses quite wet. Struggling to find something distinct or just obvious about this on the aroma but it's just not there.

Palate improves quite a bit. Very light and nearly wet body, but still manages some flavorful juice quality. Hints of leafy green and pine sensations, with a bit of mellow wood. Very nice tolerable honey like malt sweetness. Finishes very light and quick letting the flavors almost dissolve and disappear a bit too fast.

Overall fairly good, but sort of not really drawn to this personally which seems to not make me desire this much.

Jan 31, 2015
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coronajm from Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Jan 09, 2013
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pschul4 from Illinois

4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Snagged a 6er over my usual 4pack of Daisy cutter cans,better be worth it!

A- Drinking it outta the can bro! (Sweet looking can tho so 4.0)

S- Delicous dank hops with no malt to speak of. Loving this smell

T- Mmmm sweet juicy hops. Mostly citrus with just the right touch of pine, magnificent. Again no malt, but it works well with this beer

M- Pretty smooth but awkward carbonation in the end. Worst part of the beer (thats not saying much cuz this is awesome)

O- This will now alternate with DC for my TNF drink of choice, very good. I recommend highly

Sep 21, 2012
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server222 from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Oct 28, 2013
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fredmugs from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Apr 03, 2013
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jkball01 from Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.7%

Sep 13, 2013
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stadmo1 from Michigan

4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 23, 2016
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ArdyExfor from Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

May 13, 2014
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zachpaschal from Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Nov 06, 2014
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Nldaigle

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Jul 27, 2014
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MaybeSoMaybeNot from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 18, 2015
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YvesB from Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 13, 2016
Anti-Hero IPA from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 3342 ratings