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Rosa Hibiscus Ale - Revolution Brewing Company

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Rosa Hibiscus AleRosa Hibiscus Ale

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442 Ratings
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Ratings: 442
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 11
Gots: 55 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Nunya, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

coreycc, Jun 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

kbrown, Jun 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

lefty, Jun 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Powderhornphil, Jun 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

smartassboiler, Jun 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

CesarLopes, Jun 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

ajanesz, Jun 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

gir02021, Jun 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

DIPAFAN, Jun 12, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

hilgart1, Jun 12, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev +8.9%

12oz can into a wine glass.

A: Glowing garnet with a small lightly pink head.

S: Leafy, mildly sweet hibiscus, some mild witbier esters, grain.

T: Taste brings slight fruity tartness, some floral notes, light clove, bready malt.

M: Light-bodied with fine carbonation.

O: A nice summer beer, somewhat akin to a berliner weisse. A sour mash/lactic fermentation would really push this into awesomeness.

Etan, Jun 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

tyelton2, Jun 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

brandoman63, Jun 10, 2013
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2.74/5  rDev -21.7%

Appearance: Copper. Decent carbonation, but no lacing or foam. Flat.

Smell: Sour lemon and orange rind. Some coriander. No hibiscus...

Taste/Mouthfeel: Tangy honey and black pepper. Molasses finish. Very bitter in the finish. Metallic and skunked. Pretty good initially, but I hate the finish. Sticky mouthfeel.

Overall: Very disappointing, especially for Revolution.

tjsdomer2, Jun 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Smextongo, Jun 08, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

MastaShonuf, Jun 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

mjohnson17, Jun 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

PopnLoads, Jun 07, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev +7.4%

I have to say, this is a very fun herbed/spiced ale. It pours a beautiful color, with little head. It's a pale reddish. There isn't much aroma, just a faint sweet floral.

The taste is also slightly sweet and floral, with very little hops flavor. Overall, it is a nice balance of sweetness with just a bit of beer/ale hops and malts underneath.

The aftertaste is very pleasant. Again the floral revisits.

I would happily buy this again. I think it would be very refreshing on a hot day by the pool (instead of a rainy night inside).

schoolboy, Jun 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

george42, Jun 06, 2013
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3.3/5  rDev -5.7%

Pours an odd pinkish orange with a white frothy head that dissipates quickly. I've never had a beer that looked quite like this.

Smells like sweet rose wine. Not good.

Tastes much lighter then it smells. Slightly bitter sweet on the front end. It's hard to make out distinct flavors because it is very light, not a whole lot of body. What I do taste isn't bad, slightly floral and hints of malt however not in a traditional sense.

Moderately strong carbonation and an overall light feel. A little bit of floral bitterness, similar to eating any number of edible flowers.

Really interesting overall. Taste was pretty good and light in comparison to the smell. Defiantly one of the more unique beers I've had recently.

Fcolle2, Jun 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

ZepHead80, Jun 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

tbergsli, Jun 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

scruffwhor, Jun 05, 2013
Rosa Hibiscus Ale from Revolution Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 442 ratings.