Monday, October 28, 2013

Game Day Beer Review: Revolution Anti-Hero American IPA

(6.50% ABV) Anti-Hero poured a burnished copper color with a white head that really stuck around. We drank this beer at Reilly's Daughter, an Irish pub located at Midway Airport in Chicago, Illinois, during a recent business trip. We poured the beer from its can into a plastic cup; not the ideal presentation, but hey, sometimes you have to play the hand you've been dealt. 

We smelled primarily hops and pine emanating from the cup. We got much of the same upon tasting Anti-Hero, with the strong flavor of grapefruit also mixed in. There was a nice malt backbone that ran throughout the flavor profile and served to take the edge off.  

It's wasn't near as harshly bitter as some of the west coast IPA hop-bombs, but also not as mild and restrained as the east coast versions of the style.  Instead, Revolution played this one right down the middle -- befitting its location in the center of the country. 

This is a very good beer: A-

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