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Rosa Hibiscus Ale | Revolution Brewing Company

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Rosa Hibiscus AleRosa Hibiscus Ale

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

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"

Added by AgentZero on 07-02-2011

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Reviews: 72 | Ratings: 629
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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Photo of wingman14
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This one pours orangish red with an off white head that fades fast. The smell is faint, some sweet notes and malty goodness. The taste is interesting, it starts with an almost wine like flavor, then has some spice notes, followed with subtle fruit. This one is a bit harsh on the palette, a decent medium mouthfeel. Overall I thought this was a very interesting beer, decent session beer if you can enjoy it, I think it is worth a try.

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Photo of Trooper92292
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This is a great summer beer. I wasn't sure what to think but was very impressed by this beer. A beautiful color. Powerful smell. A short lived after taste, fades very quickly. In all though, this is a fun beer and I'm glad I picked up a 6 pack. I recommend this very much.

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Photo of MNJR
3.87/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pink orange color, almost red and... uh, flowery smell. Tastes kind of wheaty, sharp and sour from the hibiscus. But, I am really surprised how much I liked this. Unique and very refreshing. Absolutely thirst quenching and dependable for hot weather. One of those "one of kind" beers that you may love or hate, depending on your taste.

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Photo of tectactoe
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of danthehopslamman
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.59/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alarmclock314
3.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dgfool
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.19/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kaiyote
3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ErikV55
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of thaghost
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of juicebox
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of MattyG85
4.18/5  rDev +19.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of GOBLIN
3.41/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

The good: Revolution nailed it with this one. The bad: Just not my cup of beer. Not bad . . . worth a try for sure. Not digging the hibiscus.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.64/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

One of the first beers brewed outside of Belgium that pour a magenta hue with a pink tinged head, these Rosa Hibiscus beers don't pull any punches. Fine speckled lacing left intricately adds to the beauty of the beer. Aroma has notes of a citrus based wheat with floral notes galore, so flowery in the aromatics that it really rises up to the Rosa namesake. A nice base beer maybe some wheat in the malt bill, slightly citric tartness, bitterness derived from the hibiscus hops added color seems natural not dyed like most unique colored beers out there. This proves that Revolution doesn't really make any bad beer, it's that good. Other than the hibiscus I'm guessing there's some citrus peel and dried spices added to the mix but I can't really pick them out amongst the heavier floral forward notes. Mouthfeel has a nice dryness not overtly sweet, earthy, floral notes galore with even carbonation for the style a bit dead on and not aggressive in anyway...I'd call it lighter bodied. Overall impressive canned offering from an innovative brewer, I bet they sell a ton of this...even if it's not the most unique beer I've ever tasted out of these floral aka rose hips infused beer this is a solid drinkable version of a difficult style to make balanced.

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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Hubert_i
3.89/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brenden
3.8/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A pale pink, Rosa looks like a blush or a white zinfandel rather than a beer, with the exception that a wine won't form a head on it. Rosa does, a pure white one that's pretty loose overall but has good retention once it drops and leaves a little lacing in moderate spotting.
Pale malts with an obvious floral note and a little sweetness from light fruits make up the aroma. Light and pale but not weak, per se.
Very gentle sweetness balances with evenly leveled tartness as some citrus zest pulls through. It's a touch lemony as well. The pale malt holds it up while the obvious floral notes rest over everything without dominating. Actually it's very well constructed, as the task of keeping a beer as light as this one without openly displaying flaws is a difficult one, not to mention making a beer this light that actually has substance.
The feel is as light as I'd expect but gives some depth. The body actually leans toward medium, though it still rests in light-bodied territory. Crispness doesn't disappoint on either the light or heavy end, pretty effervescent but not overly so, and it's pretty smooth as well.

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Rosa Hibiscus Ale from Revolution Brewing Company
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