Rosa Hibiscus Ale - Revolution Brewing Company
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3.7/5 rDev +5.4%
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.
08-10-2013 18:31:43 | More by Tucquan
3.4/5 rDev -3.1%
12 fl oz. can, with no apparent freshness or canned on date present. Confident that this is fresh though, brewed 20 minutes away in Chicago. My second review of a beer from Revolution Brewing Co.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.
A - Aggressive pour yields just shy of two fingers of pinkish white foamy head. Body color is a reddish-orange. Head thins to a foamy ring, no lacing.
S - Smell is light and wine-like. Flowery hibiscus presence, bready malts, and lots of acidic red wine / fermented grapes. Reminds me of the nose on a cheap five dollar bottle of wine from Jewel, only way more tame and inoffensive. Not a bad smell, just isn't doing anything for me.
T - Taste is a couple notches above the nose, but comprises much of the same. Sweet floral hibiscus, some spice, bready malt backbone keeping things in check, with some tart sour red wine / grape characteristics. Definitely tastes more wine-like than beer-like, in my opinion. Slight warming alcohol & some metallics on the finish. This could probably benefit from some hop presence, or something.
M - Feel ends quickly, and leaves the palate bone dry. Good carbonation, with an acidic wine-like aftertaste, again.
Overall, I give this beer props for creativity, but it doesn't really do anything for me. Far too much like a beer-wine cooler hybrid in my opinion. Definitely unique, and I'm glad to have tried it, but this is not a beer I would consider buying again.
Revolution Rosa Hibiscus Ale ---3.5/5
08-09-2013 17:37:27 | More by mfnmbvp
Rosa Hibiscus Ale from Revolution Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.