Beer Review: Revolution Brewing Anti-Hero IPA

On my last trip to Milwaukee, I picked up about 4 cases of beer that I can’t get in St. Louis.  Revolution Brewing’s Anti-Hero IPA was in that load.  The brewery is based out of Chicago and I’ve enjoyed the other beers I’ve tasted from them.

ABV: 6.50%
IBU: 70
Style: IPA – American
Brewery 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.

Appearance: Poured from the can into a standard pint glass (as pictured).  It’s a hazy orange with a little sediment.  There was a good 2 fingers of head when poured and it had good retention and decent lacing.

Smell: Citrus is the main smell; you get some grapefruit, orange, and mango.  You also get hints of the caramel malt and pine.

Taste: The taste matches the smells.  The citrus is the strongest, but you also get a piney/earthy quality as well.  The hops are a major factor in the taste.

Mouth: It’s pretty light for an IPA, but still a medium body.  I’d say it’s on the bitter side.  The carbonation is moderate, so it’s an easy drink.

Overall: Really, it comes off more of a session IPA with a little higher ABV.  It’s an easy drinking beer if you like them more on the bitter side.  Score: 4.5 out of 5.

The Beer Advocate score is 91 (Outstanding) and the Bros haven’t scored it; it’s currently not on their Top 250.  Untappd has it as 3.903 with over 102,000 rankings.

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