Hibiscus Brut IPA
Kona Brewing Co.

Hibiscus Brut IPAHibiscus Brut IPA
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Style:
American Brut IPA
Ranked #44
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
83
Ranked #34,410
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 7.76%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
13
From:
Kona Brewing Co.
 
Hawaii, United States
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One-off
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83
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Reviews by wyzeprince:
Photo of wyzeprince
4.16/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

this a beautifully colored beer. in light it looks like a pastel sunset. deep rose clarity. it’s also surprisingly tasty. the hibiscus was not an afterthought. it carries the alcohol without a citrus taste. which balances the sip to a delicate point. great concept i hope they keep this one.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cocoichiban
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Draft. Marriott Maui Airport. This is not brut, whatsoever. There is residual sugar. It’s enjoyable. Can not classify this as “brut.” If this much residual sugar yields the “American Brut” classification, then so be it. But I think that classification is crazy. Still enjoyable, and I would call this beer an American IPA. Carries the alcohol very well. Solid beer. Bad marketing.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the can, it pours a rose-tinted clear amber with a light head soon dispersing to a thin ring. Interesting scent in the nose. Taste is nice with hibiscus flavor (I guess) is pleasant. Alcohol hard to detect, so it is well done.

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Photo of SFC21
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours. Nice amber color but no head or carbonation to speak of. Floral, juicy taste is nice on the front end but a harsh, medicinal finish kills this one for me.

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Photo of Nass
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The pour is a murky orange. I'm getting some of that hibiscus on the nose. On the taste, i'm picking up some grapefruit, pine, tangerine & a little strange aftertaste probably from the hibiscus. They did a good on masking the 8.2% abv. I came into this beer expecting more of a tropical type of Brut IPA. They went a little too hard on the hibiscus, this beer is making my stomach ache a bit. Cheers! B-

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Photo of chinchill
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can with a 19 October 2019 canning date stamp on the bottom.
Pours with a clear amber colored body topped by a white head that has a near subliminal hint of pink.
Moderate strength and bitterness for the style with more than a hint of hibiscus. Fairly dry with lively but soft carbonation.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Added picture you see
Bought a 6-pack cans Costco $6.89
Smell of citrus and flowers
Clear amber color
Medium mouthfell
Medium carbonation
Light citrus flavors, light bitterness finish, hides higher alcohol well
Overall an easy drinking beer. Only my second Brut IPA so don't think this is really my style, but worth a try if you do like this type.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mindcrime1000
3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a can into a tulip.

Pours a hazy amber/orange with a decent head and lacing.

The aromas are muted and somewhat vague. Citrus and floral notes present but muddled. The aromas are sweet for the style, rather than aromatic.

The brew is honey-sweet on the tip of the tongue, and the sweetness carries through to some ruby red grapefruit and orange zest in midstream. The brew closes with some spicy, earthy, and grassy hops, along with a touch of well-hidden booze. The flavor is solid, if somewhat vague. But this isn't a Brut IPA. There is too much sweetness, and a lack of aromatics.

The brew is medium to medium-full. Well-carbonated, it still lacks the drying crisp feel of the style.

The brew is decent if style is left aside. But if we are rating to style, this is not a Brut IPA.

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Photo of robotic_being
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smithj4
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hibiscus Brut IPA from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 13 ratings