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Rosa Hibiscus Ale - Revolution Brewing Company

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Rosa Hibiscus AleRosa Hibiscus Ale

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490 Ratings
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Ratings: 490
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 13
Gots: 73 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AgentZero on 07-02-2011

Tart summer ale infused with 12lbs of Hibiscus flowers and a touch of orange peel. Her sexy pink hue, leaves her to be desired.

Duplicate entry, rename of "Rosie"
 http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profi ... 2072/60418 
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Pours a hazy light red with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, grain, fruit, and hibiscus aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour grain and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, light, and refreshing.

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The iron-clad marketing behind Revolution Brewing shows a gentler hand with a modest ale with hibiscus whimsy. Maybe these guys have a soft spot after all!

Its beautiful rosy color is indicative to a taste to come as notions of honeysuckle and floral rose bouquet tantalize the initial senses. Herbal teas to the nose but slightly of rose wine to the initial taste. Its sweetness carries the hibiscus flower gracefully and delicately.

Upon the middle palate, its steady honey-malt sweetness offers up a mild orange blossom pollen oil texture and taste- allowing the ale to take on fruit flavor of grape, apple and raspberry. Still, a tea-like flavor reigns supreme.

Its slightly acidic finish is welcome as any hop contributions are scant- careful not to oppose the herb. Still, the balance trends thinly sweet, fruity, flowery and semi-dry. Resembling rose wine early and often, this tepidly headed ale may be an ideal cross-over beer for fans of zinfindale.

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Rosa Hibiscus Ale from Revolution Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 490 ratings.