Anti-Hero IPA | Revolution Brewing

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Anti-Hero IPAAnti-Hero IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by emerge077 on 02-04-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,997
Reviews:
382
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.58%
 
 
Wants:
179
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905
For Trade:
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Photo of JohnBradSC
3.79/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pubscout
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Maybe it was because I had just finished working and came home sweaty and thirsty, but this is one helluva beer if you ask me. Poured into an iPA glass, it was a good-looking beer. Not a hop bomb by any stretch, but there is a significant hop presence that starts piney and resinous and continues solidly from sip to swallow. I expected the finish to be bitter, but it wasn't. In fact, the biscuity malt came through very nicely. While it's not at all remi9niscent of the British, malt-forward IPA style, this is a damned good beer. And at 6.5%, it's totally sessionable. Hopheads will not be disappointed, nor will those who seek good taste, complexity, a refreshing finish and a masterful balance between hops and malt.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes and this beer has been received several times throughout various trades. Most of the time this has been poured into a pint glass. However, once it was once poured into an IPA glass and it seemed like the head lasted too long. Anyways, here goes. The appearance was a nice golden amber to orange color with a one finger-ed white foamy head that dies within about a minute. The lacing was somewhat clingy yet left a decent stringy-ness about it. The smell was a nice authentic piney resinous bitter hops running in and out on my nose. There is a decent maltiness as the beer warms. The taste is bitter piney hops that end up allowing a nice sweet maltiness coming in to smooth things out a bit. There is a nice bitter and dry aftertaste that leads to the same sort of finish. On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium on the body and ends up showing a decent sessionable sort of quality about it. The carbonation is harsh like a good AIPA should be. Overall, if I ever moved to the Midwest and this was in my distro this would be a staple in my fridge at all times.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Clear, amber in color. Looks almost like apple cider. The head is white in color, but disappears quickly. Nose and taste are not very heavy in hops, but the flavor carries for a while. Good ipa

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dmorgan310
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Vintilian
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Revolution Beer LLC "Anti-Hero IPA"
12 fl. oz. can, "FILLED: 04-25-2017 11:30:24" and sampled on 06-14-2017
$2.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Pretty good label. Nice pour: mostly clear amber body beneath a two-finger thick head of slightly off-white foam that settles to... waiting... waiting... waiting... ughh... just a short rocky cap. Disappointing. Let's see if the aroma can pick it up... resinous and fruity with grapefruit and peach over a soft malt base. Floral as well, and maybe a touch spicy. Mmmm, the flavor follows with some added piney notes. I was expecting a lot of bitterness but it's actually a little less than standard IPA fare. Maybe the label made me think it was going to be a little rougher than it is!? I get a little bit of a black pepper note in the finish, and some additional tropical fruit across the middle as it warms (pineapple, mango, etc.). It's pretty solid so far except for the appearance; I've got a thin whispy surface covering and only a few spots of lacing, and this is a "beer clean" glass that I just used it and got great lacing with. Oh well. OK, what else? Medium bodied with a crisp, standard carbonation. The malt is interesting. It's lightly sweet and biscuity, but it stands out more than some similar IPAs I've had, kind of sweetening up the hops a bit. Nice. It gives it a good balance, and helps to round out all of the hop flavors. There's still a bitterness to it, and a dry peppery finish, mind you. Hoppy straight through, and solidly so. Nicely done. Absolutely recommended for hop-heads.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sportprosecutor
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Tilley4
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid, solid, solid.... Great flagship beer for sure.... Crisp and clean and very well balanced... I could see myself drinking plenty of this if it was a local get.

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Photo of orphan
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very nice beer all the way around. This one is exceptionally good at their Chicago pub.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Treb0R
3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a fan of the Ipas this brewery puts out and I'm not sure why the ratings are so high. The head brewer needs to go back to the drawing board with the malt selection, hop selection and amount used, and yeast selection plus temp at which the yeast goes to work. The taste is very crisp and lager like. Its missing that ale characteristic which can help make the hops pop. I'm just not a fan of the hops and house yeast chosen at all.

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Photo of TooGood
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of donspublic
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap into pilsner glass, nice 1 finger head with good retention and lacing. Clear golden in the glass. Mango, citrus and pineapple on the nose. Taste initially sweet caramel, that leads straight into pineapple and citrus notes, mild bitterness on finish. Great mouthfeel

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Photo of rsquared59
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned on date of 05/05/17

Appearance - Pours clear and brilliant gold in color with an off-white, near two-finger width head. Good retention, resulting in a thin, broken layer of suds and a good sized ring found along the edge of the glass. Decent lacing, with a few broken lines and some spotting.

Smell - Smells like hop candy; orange, grapefruit, floral notes, spice and a hint of pine backed by a solid caramel malt sweetness.

Taste - Hops don't disappoint here. Strong citrus upfront with a fair spice bite and floral notes as it approaches mid-taste. Faint pine. Malts stay mostly hidden until the back end, when a bit of bread and caramel peek through. Finish lingers with a decent amount of grapefruit pith bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with fair carbonation. Slick texture before a crisp, dry and refreshing finish.

Overall - Great, classic West Coast style IPA. It'd be an occasional buy if it were available in CA. Good job, Revolution!

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Photo of markjarema11
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jimbrinkruff
4.27/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HermitDan
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of braican
3.74/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Walleybeer
3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyForeign
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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