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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
True red in color with a frothy pink head, Flor de Jamaica (pronounced HA-MY-KA) is a deeply refreshing Hibiscus infused ale, perfectly thirst-quenching. Slightly sweet notes of earthy strawberry flavors are balanced with a subtle hop character, carrying a climactically quaffable experience to your palette.
Malts: 2-row pale malt, with white wheat and carapils for body and head retention
Bittering hops: Colombus
Flavor Hops: Cascade and Summit
Finishing Hops: Cascade, Willamette and Tettnanger

Infused with dried Hibiscus flowers


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1690) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Pours a finger of head on a dark straw body. The aroma is floral and grainy. Nice. The taste tends to sweet and sweeter. Grain and lemon. The texture is medium. It’s okay.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (7084) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange amber with an off white head. Mildly sweet base, with light botanical floral notes, mild fruity notes, mild bitterness, and a quick flowery finish. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (16422) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2015
Draft. Clear pinkish amber. Floral aroma. Taste is lightly bitter flowers. Not too bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slipstream (2238) - USA - MAR 8, 2015
Red pour and a pleasantly sour-sweet aroma with hibiscus. The flavor leans toward sweetness to start, followed by lemonade tartness and some drying APA-type hops in the finish. A very nice brew with no off notes, and every bit as good as some pricier hibiscus ales I have tried.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
geologyguy (986) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Unique light smell like ginger, taste is same, very unique! Tastes like a gluten free beer...sort of refreshing.. Slight spice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3775) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 14, 2014
A pint pour at the Mad River Taproom in Blue Lake, CA. Now that they serve very good food the should probably called a Brewpub. Great place. . But on to the beer. Came in the glass red in color with a white head with pink tinges . Light lacing .Nose is caramel malts and a blast o hibiscus. Some stone fruit. Light to medium in body. Lively in the mouth. Very flavorful with all sort of things going on...floral hops, some citrus, a bit of spiciness, and again the fruit. Finish is tart and dry. Very interesting and a good hibiscus infused beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1744) - Idaho, USA - OCT 29, 2014
16 oz pint- Pours orange is red with a thin blanket of foam. Aroma is malty, rye. Taste is almost like a sour, mildly tart, hibiscus, odd and different.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (4282) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Tap. Pours clear ruby/pink with fizzy white head. Aroma is floral notes, light cereal malts, some tropical fruit notes, and faint toast. Flavor is very light with a smooth malt base, fresh floral notes, and a slight dose of hops. Light body and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3333) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Draft at Old Mill. Pours clear ruby red with a fizzy white head. Tastes like light tropical fruits, dry mild citrus, floral, and tart hops. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet apple, cranberry, and floral notes, light malt and hop character.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1982) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 24, 2014
On tap at The Porch last Saturday. Aroma is floral, almost sour-like (lacto?), raisins. Pours a rosy pink-purple with a purple-white head. Take is sweet and sour with little bitterness. Very interesting and tasty.


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