Anti-Hero IPA | Revolution Brewing

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Anti-Hero IPAAnti-Hero IPA

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

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

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Ratings: 2,995 |  Reviews: 381
Photo of chrismattlin
3.61/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BB1313
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pint glass. Pours a shiny transparent bright golden, nice fluffy white head that sticks around and fades slowly leaving nice lacing. Good looking IPA. The aromas are really nice. Lots of pine and ripe tangerines and oranges. Very floral and slightly tropical. Not overwhelming, but just smells very plesant. The flavors match the nose, but slightly fall off. Still tasty though. There's a subtle bitterness, not extreme, but refreshing. The malts are there, but still let the hop flavors shine. There's sharp pine resin notes. Nice flavors, but light and subtle, which can be a good thing in some cases. Mouthfeel is wonderful. It doesn't have a unique mouthfeel, but it's extremely light, smooth and the carbonation is spot on. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied. The mouthfeel makes this beer extremely quaffable. Easy drinking beer. Alcohol goes unnoticed.

First time trying something from Revolution, and I like it. In the world of IPAs, this is much better than alot on the market. It's just short of being something outstanding, but it's easily a beer I'd enjoy again. Nice brew.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am trying not to bias the review based on this being my favorite style and make it relative to others, but in general, since this beer works well, I have to give it good marks. The delivery in a can is probably mostly a good thing, preserving the ale well.

It has a nice aroma as soon as you open the can and it looks nice in the glass - clear and yellow. The taste is crisp and hoppy but not too floral or piney - well balanced. Similarly the aftertaste works well.

Overall, this is another nice canned IPA and a credit to Chicagoland's brewing community.

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Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.48/5  rDev -14.5%

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4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Photo of matjack85
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this single 12oz can as part of a build-your-own 6 pack for $9.99 at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL, so $1.67 a can. Much cheaper than the $5 a glass price you pay at the brewpub. No freshness date.

The beer poured a crystal clear golden color with a 2-finger white head that had good retention and left some nice lacing.

Nice citrus and floral hop smell that was heavy with grapefruit rind.

Delicious citrus hops with grapefruit being the dominant flavor, but with enough sweet malt to keep it balanced. Not really heavy on bitterness, but enough to let you know it's an IPA (70 IBU's).

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Goes down nice and smooth.

This is now my favorite grapefruit flavored IPA to date.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Anti-Hero IPA from Revolution Brewing
4.07 out of 5 based on 2,995 ratings.
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