Anti-Hero IPA

Illinois
United States
Anti-Hero IPA Revolution Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Being our flagship IPA, our goal was to create supremely aromatic, crisp and drinkable pale ale.  Pale Ale, Red Wheat, Munich and a touch of Golden Oats give this beer its rich golden color and a complex malt profile and texture.  We utilize Warrior, Chinook, Centennial and Amarillo both in the brew kettle and again for post fermentation dry-hopping to create a crisp clean bitterness and impart massive floral and citrus aromas. The English Ale strain we use to ferment this ale contributes fruity ester aromas which intertwine with those of the hops and also drops very aggressively to leave a wonderfully clear beer without the need for filtration!

 

Profile

ABV: 
6.5%
IBUs: 
70
Hops: 
Warrior, Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo
Malts: 
Pale, Munich, Red Wheat, Golden Oats
Judges Review 
Dan Preston's picture
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This IPA pours a toasty golden color with great clarity and a thick white head that sticks. The hops aren’t as big as you’d expect, but are still plentiful with notes of pine, resin, grapefruit, passion fruit and peach. The malt is a bit bolder than desired, almost to an English IPA level, which pulls the beer away from the hops even more. There’s some grainy, crackery malt with some toast and a sweet caramel/honey character. Unfortunately, these bolder malt notes carry through into the flavor as well. It starts off a bit sweet with notes of caramel and rich bread crust malt, which flow through the flavor until the fairly dry and bitter finish, despite a fuller body than your normal IPA. The sweetness brings out more of the peach and resin at the end, and the grapefruit fades into the background. This is a good IPA, but less malt character would make it great.