Finally getting around to post some more reviews! First up I have the Chicago standard in American IPAs, Revolution Anti-Hero. This is the IPA I see most frequently available at bars and restaurants in the Chicago area. Revolution has become the local Chicago brewery, especially since the selling of Goose Island making it no longer really a local Chicago product (although it is still very much loved, drank and available here). Revolution though is proudly brewed here and the people love it, and I can’t say I blame them and I am right there with them. Anti-Hero comes in at 6.5% ABV and 70 IBUs.
Appearance: Hazy golden yellow with a nice 1 finger head. Really great lacing as you drink this one down. Love the color and look of this beer, pretty much what I like my IPAs to look like. I also have to add love that Revolution cans their beers and I always love their artwork, especially Anti-Hero it is definitely one of my favorites.
Nose: Smells like a handful of hop nuggets. Tropical fruit, mango, fruit juice, pine, citrus fruits, lemon zest, orange. This beer has a huge dank nose, I get lost in the depth of it. Smells like it was brewed yesterday.
Taste/Mouth: Nice tropical fruits and mango with some citrus as well carrying over from the nose. Good pack of bitterness in the feel as well. Nice medium carbonation and a great mouthfeel. Finishes a little dry and bitter with a lingering sweetness.
Price/Availability: Around $9-10 a sixer and its basically available everywhere in Chicago.
Overall: A great everyday go to IPA for the Chi-Town hophead. Easy to drink all night and hard to get bored of, especially that nose. While it is not earth shatteringly different than many other IPAs available it is exceptionally crafted and brewed fresh in the best city in the world! Make this one of the first beers you drink if visiting Chicago.