Rosa Hibiscus Ale - Revolution Brewing Company
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3.2/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Appearance- Poured a pinkish brown, very odd colored. Pop like fizzy whitish head that pretty much went away instantly.
Smell-Definitely herbal, like honey glazed flower pedals. Rather winey with a fermented grape like quality. Some pithy qualities in there, almost fungal(perhaps my interpretation of the hibiscus in there).
Taste- A nice little combo of sweet and tart with some floral sweetness followed by a tangy sourness of sorts. Made me think of a "beer version" of a wine cooler.
Mouthfeel- Very fine carbonation again, like soda, thin and fizzy. Refreshing and didn't necessarily feel like tasting an alcoholic beverage (a positive or negative depending on preference).
Overall- Not a bad drink, fairly refreshing if not just a little odd. I could see this pairing well with some pork with some fruit chutney. Don't know that I'd necessarily drink it myself again but could be a nice summer offering for those not fond of hops or those with a predilection towards fruitier alcoholic drinks.
Serving type: can
07-14-2013 00:55:41 | More by Maninthearena
3.55/5 rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
uh oh, a unnatural looking pink brew, red flags up on appearance for me. served in a funny jointed pint glass at the brewery, with a very small off white head of thin bubbles. it smells tart, fruity tart, not yeasty tart, and absolutely floral, perhaps one step below perfume type. it smells fresh and interesting, but I cant pick out much grain, yeast, or hops, which always makes me suspect of a brew. the first sip is very different, quite acidic, thin, front of tongue zesty, and just loaded to the gills with the hibiscus flower essence, which if I was unfamiliar with before, I sure am not anymore. the finish is quick and dry, without much sweetness, but again, very little yeast, grains, or hops, somewhat more like a fruit drink. I give points here for creativity, and for innovation, but this isn't a beer that's anywhere near my wheelhouse. the flowers were too dominant for me, this could use some refining.
Serving type: on-tap
07-12-2013 13:47:32 | More by StonedTrippin
3.46/5 rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A: pours a rust copper tone body, with high carbonation, and a soda fizzy head that dissipates quickly.
S: really not much going on here. i pick up on berry-like qualities, very light citrus. light floral qualities ut thats pretty much it.
T: following the nose, berries, citrus, light grassy/floral note. decent balance for the lack of flavors that are coming through
M: very light on the palate, big carbonation. leaves a slight hint of acidity on the palate that is quite nice.
O: there really isn't much going on with brew, but it does drink exceptionally well to be honest. very refreshing for these dog days of summer.
Serving type: can
07-07-2013 20:32:54 | More by tut2528
Rosa Hibiscus Ale from Revolution Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.