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Rosa Hibiscus Ale - Revolution Brewing Company

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Ratings: 475
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 15.47%
Wants: 12
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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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

mjohnson17, Jun 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

PopnLoads, Jun 07, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 +7.4%

george42, Jun 06, 2013
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3.3/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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%

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3.36/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Served from a 12 oz. Bottle:
Revolution Brewing Co Rosa Hibiscus Ale
A: A very rosy appearance, with half an inch of quickly dissipating head. The bear looks similar to a rose, and based on the name that is exactly how it should look. The beer has great lacing.
S: The smell is very fruity, reminiscent of a kriek but maybe even a little dryer. The aroma again displays winelike characteristics, but the hibiscus is not really prominent to my nose. It is slightly fruity and herbal, but it
T: It is a lighter taste than I expected based on the smell. The beer isn’t necessarily thin, but it could be more full-bodied and could have more of a punch. The fruit flavor is light but pleasant, perhaps a mix of grape and cherry flavors. It is a nice taste, but I wish that there was more to the beer; furthermore, I wish that there was more hibiscus present in the beer. The brew tastes more like it has been blended with wine than brewed with hibiscus. It is slightly floral, but I still would have liked a bit more.
M: Very drinkable. The beer has a great mouthfeel, it is bubbly on the palate and goes down easily.
O: This beer looks, smells and feels like a great fruit beer, but the lack of overall flavor in the taste of the beer, as well as the lack of actual hibiscus flavor or aroma leaves me wishing for something more. It is a beer with great potential that has yet to be reached.

jt31914, May 22, 2013
Rosa Hibiscus Ale from Revolution Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 475 ratings.