Anti-Hero IPA | Revolution Brewing

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Anti-Hero IPAAnti-Hero IPA
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Anti-Hero IPAAnti-Hero IPA

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

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: 3,139 |  Reviews: 399
Photo of MonkeyBread
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yancot
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of philbe311
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap during a recent swing through Chicago...

A - A finger's worth of lush whimsical pure white colored head... An average bit of moderate paced carbonation... The color is a vibrant copper with a slight amber hue...

S - A strong malt base shines through... Lots a caramel and biscuity goodness.. The hops take a back seat in terms of the aroma... They are mostly a mix of earthy and pine with just a touch of citrus mixed in... Solid, but uninspired...

T - Terrific balance... Equal parts hops and malts... The hops take an a mix of piney, earthy, citrus goodness... The malt base is solid and highlighted by biscuit and caramel... Text book for the style and very well executed...

M - A bit on the lighter side of medium bodied... Moderate carbonation... Sleek... A bit sticky... Sturdy... Even a bit juicy... Even and consistent... Very nice...

D - A very pleasant surprise... I don't know too much about Revolution Brewing Company, but if this brew is any indication, they have a good thing going... This is a very good American IPA that teeters on verge of being outstanding... I highly encourage you to sample if given the opportunity...

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Photo of rossracing
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz. can filled 06/10/16

Pours clear amber orange with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like red grapefruit, caramel, toffee, sweet cinnamon-esque spice, orange, blueberry, blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, melon, papaya, toasted graham crackery grain, with dank earthy grass and herbal resinous pine. Tastes like red grapefruit, mixed berries, caramel, dark toffee, orange citrus, melon, papaya, sweet spice, dark crackery malt, with bitter herbal resinous pine and dank earthy grass. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a real nice IPA.

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Photo of mikeincharleston
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Mitchster
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brewed with 4 hop varieties per the website. Purchased a single can at Binnys.
6.5% ABV, 70 IBU.
Pours out to a lightly hazy sediment rich medium golden, forming a tall soapy white head with average retention and thin lacing. Carbonation is moderate, ~2.75 or so. The nose is fresh with piney hops. Thinking chinook and Columbus.Quite nice. Sitting on a nice malt backbone with some fruity yeast esters. Mouthfeel is lightly tart, finishing dry, with a medium body. The taste is quite piney as well, with hints of vanilla, apples and pears. Bitterness is medium firm, finishing dry with a lingering bitterness. No off flavors or aromas. Again, quite piney.

A nice piney IPA. A touch to bitter for my tastes but still quite nice.

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Photo of ncaudle
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of BeerLover99
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: shiny orange marmalade, finger white head,
delightful lacing

S: pine, orange peel, mango,
sweet biscuit malt

T: orange/mango, sweet malt, long bitter pine

M: med body, oily/sticky mouth

O: Scrumptious local IPA! This is constantly
in our bar fridge. Revolution is a fine
brewery that may be flying under the radar.


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Photo of halo3one
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of lillitnn92
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kidzord
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of MacQ32
3.86/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a straw yellow with a tint of golden orange with a pretty sizable 3 finger, near-white head. Retention is great, lacing is very nice as well.

S - Citrus, maybe a hint of pear and some pineyness - hops are lacking.

T - Ahh there they are, a really nice combination of hops bursting with sweet tropical/citrusy juice flavors, not super dry bitter more citrus and fruit than bitter and dry. Taste is relatively constant right through the aftertaste - mostly fruity with nice diminishing hoppy bitterness. Leaves my mouth salivating a bit!

M - Medium bodied or lighter, carbonation is a little weak but still rather refreshing considering.

O - Pretty tasty - I fear I may have let it get cold too quick (in the freezer) - didnt freeze but it probably wasnt too far away from it :/. Still very tasty, fruit forward ipa. Great extra! Thanks boilermakerryan!

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of nrbw23
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Sean9689
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap @ Rev. Poured into Mug Club goblet.

A - Pours orange in color, white head, lots of sticky lacing, thin filmy cap with some spots here and there on top.

S - Citrus, pine, bitter hops, very lights on the malts (if any).

T - Solid dose of bitter hops, pine, lots of citrus, tangerines, oranges. The bitter hoppy notes aren't overpowering, which is nice, just about right for my taste. Nice bitter floral finish.

M - Light, crisp, good carbonation, oily finish.

D - A solid IPA that I will continue to enjoy when I hit the pub. Revolution is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to visit when I want some great food and excellent beer.

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Photo of LeeEvolved
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keith_R
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of devilfluff
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jvillefan
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of aussiebeer
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Anti-Hero IPA from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 3,139 ratings