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Rosa Hibiscus Ale - Revolution Brewing Company

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Rosa Hibiscus AleRosa Hibiscus Ale

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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 15.8%
Wants: 12
Gots: 64 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev +2%
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.

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of tut2528
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Rope
3.01/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Probably the best thing about this beer. It is a incredible pink amber hue, with a thick head.

Smell- Malty lager with sour bite.

Taste- Malty lager with sour bite.

Very refreshing, big bubbles.

An interesting experiment, but never need to drink it again.

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Treebs
3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Had on tap at Blue's BBQ. Served in a taster glass.

A: This hibiscus really lends its color here. Pours a rosy color with some amber highlights. A thin white head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin ring that leaves some nice webbing of lace.

S: The hibiscus is present on the nose. Light and sweet smelling. Minimal hops with a nice cracker malt backbone.

T: Nice malty sweetness with the bright hibiscus coming through. Some orange pith with a light bitterness on the finish.

M: Light bodied with a bubbly, medium high carbonation level. Nice drinkability.

O: Nice flowery flavors that's easily drinkable. Wouldn't be my go to choice on a hot summer's day, but it's a nice option if nothing else is around.

Rosa Hibiscus Ale from Revolution Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.