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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 634 |  Reviews: 73
Photo of jaydoc
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of corby112
3.41/5  rDev -3.1%
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 +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamesBAR145
2.74/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of zimbida
2.57/5  rDev -27%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BrewNoob1
3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
2.42/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of wdberkley
3.31/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It looks cool when you pour it - it's PINK. It's very floral. After that, not much to say...let my wife finish the glass... and she loved it. Just not my style.

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Photo of Gear54
3.67/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Congress Hotel in Chicago.

The Beer is pink! I've yet to have a pink beer.

Smell is good with hints of hops and malts hidden in a sweet floral aroma.

Taste is also good. Very unique with the hibiscus flower giving that floral note in front of mails hoppy bitterness. Not something you find every day.

Overall the feel is ver good. Not strong is booze and even balance. I was able to have two mugs without any trouble. If you looking for something different today try this out.

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

Photo of Hootie159
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of jsf14
3.57/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of keng1343
3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MartyIU13
3.93/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrDemento456
3.89/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can't say I have drank too many Hibiscus beers. I picked up this and one from Boulevard. Lets see which one is best!

A - PINK PINK muddy PINK! Slightly hazy with a 1/2 inch of head that takes a few seconds to dissipate.
S - Very floral and herbal almost like it was brewed like tea. Very spicy and malty sweet.
T - Floral with dry bitter hop notes and a semi sweet malty finish. Smashed flower petals in the after taste.
M - Very smooth I was able to chug this fast so I give it a light medium body grade.

Overall a very tasty flower spiced beer that makes me eager to try more Hibiscus beers!

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Photo of Sammy
3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of InsaneBeerLover
3.42/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of evergreen_machine
3.27/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of invalid665
2.87/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of heliocopter
3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vonerichs
3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Niners49
4.48/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have not liked this beer in previous years. However, this year it has a lot more hibiscus flavor. I really like how they balance this flower with the green bittering flowers. Very nice seasonal beer.

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Photo of DougT
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rosa Hibiscus Ale from Revolution Brewing
3.52 out of 5 based on 634 ratings.
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