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Rosa Hibiscus Ale - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 462
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 11
Gots: 62 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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 

(Beer added by: AgentZero on 07-02-2011)
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3.11/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Rosa Hibiscus Ale from Revolution is ok. The beer poured a amber with purple tinge. There was little head and no lacing. The scent had a spice to it that reminded me of raisons....maybe. The taste was slightly dry with mild spice to it and had a slight citrus to it. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall, the beer was good....but not one that I would consider a go to.

WoodBrew, Sep 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Adkins1203, Sep 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +28.6%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

chinesebeatle, Aug 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

sudsy2drunk, Aug 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Beefytits4, Aug 14, 2013
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3.7/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

Tucquan, Aug 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

JandJMD, Aug 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

RMelyon, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of mfnmbvp
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

mfnmbvp, Aug 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

beerhawk41, Aug 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

kjrod20, Aug 08, 2013
Rosa Hibiscus Ale from Revolution Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 462 ratings.