Rosa Hibiscus Ale | Revolution Brewing

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Rosa Hibiscus AleRosa Hibiscus Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States
revbrew.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

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/profile/22072/60418

Added by AgentZero on 07-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
634
Reviews:
73
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
14.49%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
152
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 634 |  Reviews: 73
Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LiquidEgo
4.15/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xICooRsYIx
3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZEB89
3.7/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdaschaf
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZAP
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is a little funky but the flavor has nothing funky about it....just a lot of cherry, berries, and breadiness....

I honestly have no idea what hibiscus adds flavor wise but this drinks nice. A good summer beer for sure.

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Photo of Benish
3.81/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a red amber color. The aromas were slightly floral and had subtle cherry notes. Flavors had notes mild cherries and a light hop profile midway through. Slightly floral at the finish. The malt interplayed throughout with a sweet biscuity taste. Hard to note any hibiscus - but then I don't know what characteristics they have. Mouthfeel was light. Very good beer, I like this.

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Photo of eldoctorador
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nimbus_
4.03/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: A beautiful clear pinkish amber. Visible bubbles racing to the top to form a slightly off-white foamy head that dissipates pretty quickly after the beer sits.

Smell: A very present floral and herbal aroma. A little bit of citrus in the background as well.

Taste: The initial taste is a great balance of berries, especially grape, and floral hops. This brew is not bitter at all. In fact, I would say it's almost too sweet for my tastes. It starts off like a sweet wine, and it finishes with a slightly bready malt flavor with remnants of the berry and floral taste. I was impressed with this beer's taste. It was certainly unique.

Feel: Light to medium bodied with the right amount of gentle carbonation.

Overall: I was surprised that I enjoyed this beer as much as I did. I think it's a little too sweet for me to sit and drink multiple cans, but it is a tasty beer to have every once in a while.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tatara
3.99/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris912
2.47/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Mitchster
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5.8% ABV, 15 IBU. Steeped in hibiscus flowers. No other specs per the can or website. I think I paid $1.79 for the 12 oz can at Binny in Chicago.

Pours out to a beautiful light raspberry color, forming a modest white head with poor retention, sparse lacing. Carbonation is moderate, ~2.5 carbs or so. Nose of candy apples and raspberries. Mouthfeel is tart, bitingly astringent, medium bodied. Taste is interesting...definitely candy apple and raspberries, but not syrupy or cloying or sweet even. Sits on a firm bitterness and flavor of 2-row pale pops through. Lingering bitterness in the finish and an interesting woodiness in the aftertaste. No off flavors or aromas.

An interesting beer. I like the way the bitterness sits and it's easy drinking, quite full of flavor. Recommended.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.18/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a deep pinkish amber with a moderate amount of bubbles and a solid two fingers of off white head.

Smell: An earthy and floral aroma with a scent of hibiscus and fruit. Upfront scent of hibiscus flowers. Pale malt with hints of grains, biscuit, and cracker with yeast. Fruit hints of orange and berries. Hints of grassy hops. Light scent of sugar. A solid and interesting aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, an earthy and floral taste with notes of hibiscus flowers and fruit. Big presence of hibiscus flowers. Pale malt with notes of biscuit, grains, and cracker along with some yeast. Some fruit notes of orange, apple, and berries. Sweet notes of sugar and some light earthy hops. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty interesting and solid spiced brew. Nice flavors from the hibiscus.

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Photo of Soneast
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrBass
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mpgrif2
2.99/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CreedeSon
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TripelMark
3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NomadDawg
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of npendres
3.81/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lemmy187
3.68/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThePatman
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Just tried this on tap the other night. I was not quite sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. The darker color is definitely a plus in my book, and the spices in here - while my palate was not identifying them - made for a rather nice flavor. Definitely something I'll consider looking for at my local shop.

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Photo of TheProgGuy
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Rosa Hibiscus Ale from Revolution Brewing
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