Rosa Hibiscus Ale - Revolution Brewing Company
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Reviews by Tucquan:
3.7/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had this on 2013-08-10 in Columbia, PA
A - Hazy orange-rose with a 1/2-finger white head and mild lacing.
S - Rising white bread, flower (presumably hibiscus) and a hint of sour cherry. A nice smell.
T - Tarter than I expected up front, then some bready malt, cherry and some citrus zest at the end.
M - Light-medium body and carbonation. Crisp and dries nicely.
O - I enjoyed this more than some other reviewers. Perhaps it's because it is the first beer after 15 miles of hiking on a sunny summer day; but I enjoyed this brew. Not remarkable but today, it hit the spot.
Serving type: can
08-10-2013 18:31:43 | More by Tucquan
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3.74/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
12oz can, dated 5.29.2014, poured into a Revolution imperial pint glass.
The beer pours a very nice rosie red color, hues of orange, copper and garnet, very clear, very few bubbles rising to the top of the glass, where a fizzy, loose, finger of slightly pinkish white head sits, before dissipating immediately leaving little trace film and no lace. The aroma is heavy on the hibiscus, plenty of backing herbal floral qualities, rose water and wildflower with light earthy hop bitterness before a wash of sweeter, richer malts sweep over. The flavors follow well, plenty of hibiscus, it can't be ignored, rose water, wildflower, honey, lots of thick, malt, sweet and chewy, though not very bready and light hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is nice, full bodied, coats very well, gentle carbonation that has just a little tickle to it with an easy soft finish.
Verdict: A very interesting beer from Revolution, a very nice presentation of hibiscus, but there is little else in terms of complexity or interest. That being said, this beer is very refreshing and quite the thirst quencher, a crushable summer beer that breaks for the norm of lighter pale ales, session ales and lagers. I often find myself wondering why I don't pick this up more often in the summer months, a very worth while brew.
Serving type: can
07-17-2014 00:00:20 | More by kevanb
Rosa Hibiscus Ale from Revolution Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.