Rosa Hibiscus Ale | Revolution Brewing

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Rosa Hibiscus AleRosa Hibiscus Ale
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Rosa Hibiscus AleRosa Hibiscus Ale

Brewed by:
Revolution Brewing
Illinois, United States

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Rosie and Hibiscus Wheat

Tart summer ale infused with 12lbs of Hibiscus flowers and a touch of orange peel. Her sexy pink hue, leaves her to be desired.

Added by Tone on 07-25-2010

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The iron-clad marketing behind Revolution Brewing shows a gentler hand with a modest ale with hibiscus whimsy. Maybe these guys have a soft spot after all!

Its beautiful rosy color is indicative to a taste to come as notions of honeysuckle and floral rose bouquet tantalize the initial senses. Herbal teas to the nose but slightly of rose wine to the initial taste. Its sweetness carries the hibiscus flower gracefully and delicately.

Upon the middle palate, its steady honey-malt sweetness offers up a mild orange blossom pollen oil texture and taste- allowing the ale to take on fruit flavor of grape, apple and raspberry. Still, a tea-like flavor reigns supreme.

Its slightly acidic finish is welcome as any hop contributions are scant- careful not to oppose the herb. Still, the balance trends thinly sweet, fruity, flowery and semi-dry. Resembling rose wine early and often, this tepidly headed ale may be an ideal cross-over beer for fans of zinfindale.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pink/ruby red color is unique and very attractive. Half a finger of head on the pour and wasn't really present while drinking. Above average active carbonation for the style.

Smell: Airy flowers and rounded spices pull the drinker in. There is a creamy, buttery malt backbone which really compliments the airy flowers well. Peppercorns and some earthy tobacco round it out on the back end.

Taste: Refreshing flowery front. Spices with accents of pepper and light cinnamon warm up after the initial hit on the front. Creamy buttery tones pick up on the body and really dance on the palate. Touch of sugary sweetness on the back end hits the palate and lingers long after drinking.

Mouthfeel: There's a lot going on here, bright sugars, airy flowers, and creamy malts all run into each other but sort themselves out in a decent fashion. Carbonation is light which really allows the Hibiscus to shine.

Overall: A very enjoyable unique offering from Revolution. The spiced tones are subtle and merely an accessory so don't let that scare you off. Creamy and sugary flavors are well received. This is a winner.

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Rosa Hibiscus Ale from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 659 ratings