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:
2,972
Reviews:
374
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.58%
 
 
Wants:
180
Gots:
892
For Trade:
12
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Ratings: 2,972 |  Reviews: 374
Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dictator
3.11/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

My first review, and it's of a new-to-me beer. Proud of myself for not reading others' comments first--not easy to do! Here goes:

Saw this beer for the first time today in MA. Can depicts a four-star General with a hop for a head and five other hops parachuting down from the heavens around a large clenched fist. So, are these disembodied heads falling from the sky? I'm confused, but it got me to buy a six-pack for $9.69. I'm a sucker for label/package artwork... would like to see it included as review criteria, actually.

This is a five-week-old can poured a bit aggressively into a chilled tall tulip 'IPA' glass.

L - Light, clear copper with a 3-finger head in this tall, skinny glass. Head slowly dissipates, leaving barely a trace.

N - Definitely floral, but I don't get much of the expected citrus. Green beans, bread, dewy moss. Mustiness develops as it warms.

T - Lots of bitter, but again, not very citrusy to me. I get crackers and flatness with nothing else really jumping to the forefront. A bit complex for my rookie palate, perhaps?

F - This is where the money is on this one... Medium to high carbonation (even after such an aggressive pour) with a very dry finish that tingles the gum line. Somewhat of an oily, resinous feel lingers.

O - An enjoyable brew, mostly for the mouth feel and the price is fair. I'd buy it again without a hitch, but I wouldn't go to great lengths to track it down or overpay for it.

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Photo of jrb378
3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Capsfan90
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of neighborhoodguy
3.17/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

The BA description is generous. Sure it's a nice beer, but for an IPA it has some trouble figuring out what it is. That would be ok if it were really well balanced, which its close to being. Solid, but don't go hunting for it.

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Photo of LoudRed
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bfrank8
4.34/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bluehende
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz can that is 5 weeks old. I get much more pine than citrus, but get a creaminess like the Vermont IPA's just not as strong. Definitely different but good.

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

Photo of kniles38
3.81/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BostonPhilly
3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Plissken
3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dizzy242
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Paulieyyy
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tigg924
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours clear, copper with one inch head. Taste is citrusy--orange and grapefruit rind, with a touch of grassy wet hops. Very well balanced. A great IPA to have several of. I do prefer others in the style, but this is a high quality beer.

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Photo of Hoppierheadsprevail
4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Rutager
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BradMacMullin
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

So glad this made it to Boston. Love this brewery after having way too much fun at in Chicago. This pours a nice Amber color with a nice head and lingering carbonation. Florally and nice and hoppy ....just a great beer. They must be now distributed ....so good

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Photo of Horbar
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of JratBones
3.91/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wdberkley
4.54/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Anti-Hero IPA from Revolution Brewing
4.07 out of 5 based on 2,972 ratings.
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