Rosa Hibiscus Ale - Revolution Brewing Company
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3.74/5 rDev +5.6%
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
3.81/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Serving Type - Can
Appearance - Light rosey purple with a minimal 1/4 inch head. Minor sticky white lacing.
Smell - Herbal fruits, Flowers, added sugars, some grapes, cherries, hibiscus, some spice.
Taste - Much like the smell, starts off with a herbal/flowery taste that's a little bitter/sour. Very light and easy to drink. Sugars are light and provide minimal sweetness behind the tart flower flavor. A little honey and malt note comes out near the finish and balances out the tart flower flavor some.
Mouthfeel - Light herbal fruits and flower spices coat the tongue. Palate gets reminding herbal fruits, some sugars and light malts. Afteraste is a little sour/tart with remaining hibiscus flavor.
Overall - Pretty good, really tastes like a fruit beer. Very herbal, flowery influenced. Light, easy to drink and enjoy. A nice example for the style. Worth a drink for sure.
Serving type: can
07-12-2014 01:36:29 | More by wvsabbath
Rosa Hibiscus Ale from Revolution Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.