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Rosa Hibiscus Ale | Revolution Brewing

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3.51/5
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657 Ratings
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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:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,632
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
657
pDev:
14.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
159
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 657 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of Ri0
3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz can into snifter. It is dark cloudy pink with a 1 finger dirty white head. Aroma is very flora with some hibiscus and orange flower notes. Flavor is both sweet and slightly tart, almost like a pale ale with citrus juice. Lighter feel and easy to drink. I definitely enjoyed the uniqueness of this beer.

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Photo of vdub191
4.16/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SerialTicker
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at Melt in Ohio a few weeks back.

It's alright. There's a corn-like flavor that pretty much dominates. A little more Hibiscus and orange peel with a different malt base or something would do wonders. Not terrible at all, just not memorable.

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Photo of Burt
2.96/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 TheManiacalOne
3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap 6/21/2016 at Natty Greene’s Tavern in North Attleboro, MA, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a bright pinkish amber color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains berries, flowers, light caramelized malts and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of berries and caramel. Then a floral spiciness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and there’s a mild but complementary hops presence creating a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, this is a decent beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davisbake
3.12/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AJmon13
3.63/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of icemanls4
3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Joel12
3.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of slipperysoup
3.72/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JratBones
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Shafaegalo
3.29/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of woodychandler
4.29/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I am trying to get a running start for New Beer Sunday (Week 575) since I have a goodly number of beers set aside for the occasion. As always, there is a theme, but I do not want to reveal it quite yet. This review will be CANducted Sub Rosa. Suffice it to say that my travels, although currently limited, yield results and especially in CANs!

From the CAN: "*Fresh Beer [-] Keep Cold*".

I have to say, the approved pic saddens me. This should have been taken as a close-up to better CANvey the beautiful mauve color of both the flower and the upraised left fist. C'est la guerre!

The Crack! revealed a brimful craft CAN, but I want to be gentle with the lovely Rosa. The Glug went according to plan & I retained her beauty & clarity as a result. A swirl in the glass raised a brief finger of foamy, pinkish-white head, but Rosa was shy and it quickly went back into hiding. Her color was a Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with both NE-quality clarity and a slight pinkish hue. What a beauty! Nose smelled of perfume and springtime - blossoming flowers, honey/honeysuckle, freshly baked bread cooling on the windowsill. I swoon in response, my darling! Mouthfeel was light, gentle, a mere caress of my poor beaten & bruised tongue, left raw after so many AIPAs & DIPAs. Rosa, sweetheart, you have won me over. The taste was also of springtime, but now the strawberries had begun to ripen to accompany the perfuminess of the flowers, plus the breadiness of the malt became even more evident. Mmmm. Some reviewers characterized Rosa as a tart, but I really did not experience that. She was more of a delicate flower who, as I finished with her, kissed me on the lips and departed, leaving a slight sweetness in her wake. I CAN still taste her as I lick my lips in fond remembrance. If you see her, treat her with the respect that she deserves.

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Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.27/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jamie4beer
3.52/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of corby112
3.41/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark golden copper color with bright orange edges and a half finger white head that quickly settles. Decent retention with sporadic spots of soapy lacing left behind.

Floral aroma with a nice balance of delicate grassy hops and a sweet malt backbone. Citrus doesn't really comes through but the floral/hibiscus notes stand out as the most prominent characteristic in the nose.

Sweet and slightly tart but not sour or acidic with a stronger citrus zest presence than the nose suggests. This is countered by sweet malt and zesty spices. Slightly tart blood orange along with coriander, caramel sweetness, bread and biscuit. Not too complex but well balanced, refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of Jcarriglio
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesBAR145
2.74/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Rosa Hibiscus Ale from Revolution Brewing
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 657 ratings
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