Beer Review – Anti Hero IPA by Revolution Brewing

Anti Hero IPA

Beer: Anti Hero IPA

Brewery: Revolution Brewing (IL)

Style: American IPA (6.5% ABV)

Rating: 7.25

Price: $9.99 per 6 pack

Notes: I’ve got a couple of cans of Anti Hero IPA left over from the IPA blind taste test challenge, where it went down in Round 1 to the eventual champion, White Rajah.  So I thought why not give it a full review.

First of all I have to comment on the interesting art work on the can. Revolution has a cool theme to their beers.  (Editors note: The movie Drinking Buddies with Olivia Wilde was set in part in the Revolution Brewery in Chicago.)  The beer is a slightly hazy amber color.  This is three beers in a row that I’ve reviewed that produce an impressive head.  This one is probably 4 fingers that slowly settles, leaving behind an intricate lacing pattern.

Great aroma coming off this beer.  Classic American IPA, a nice mix of pine and grapefruit.  Coming to the taste pine takes the upper hand.  The expected IPA bitterness is there, but it’s not overwhelming.  The mouthfeel/finish is resinous and a little sweet.  The sweetness became a little too much by the time I got to the bottom of the glass, which caused me to drop my rating from 7.5 to 7.25 (a 3/4 point lower than I rated it in the IPA taste test).  It does everything you would expect in an IPA, but it doesn’t have the extra something to rise above a crowded field.

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