Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a darker amber than I was expecting from a hibiscus cucumber beer. There is a short lived white head. The nose is very floral with cucumber and melon rind notes. The flavor is a very odd mix of strong floral, cucumber water, and honeydew rind. The floral bitterness overrides the malt and cucumber. I want to like it because itís different, but itís just not all that tasty in my opinion.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of cucumber and hibiscus which combine to form watermelon candy with a bit of a spiciness. Some caramel malts in there as well. The taste is strong, bitter and herbal cucumber, spicy hibiscus notes in the finish. Muted caramel malts. Certainly an odd beer, but itís solid.
GL2814 (322) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The cucumber really stands out in this beer. Itís light and refreshing, but a little strange too.
ryrpat (53) - Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2013
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
This is a love it or hate it beer. Unfortunately i hated it. The cucumber is intriguing but way too much in the end. Even if you like it you cant have more than one in a day
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TheBear11D (104) - Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The HiCu pours a mostly cloudy yellow orange with a thick foamy off-white head that lasts a long while and leaves excellent lacing. The aroma is very vegetable heavy. The flavor is cucumber and the hibiscus standing out with little surprise. Overall this is a decent beer. I believe they achieved what they were going for but you have to be in the mood for a vegetable beer.
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hfmejias (534) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUN 8, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours clear copper with a small white head hardly any lacing . Aroma is mostly cucumber mixed with some malts. Taste is sweet caramel, combined with cucumber some yeast and some floral notes. Interesting beer, glad I tried but I donít think is my type of beer; however very refreshing and will do good on warm days.
DocLock (7214) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours coppery with dark straw edges and a finger of frothy off-white head. Nose is big cucumber, caramel malt, florals. The cucumber nose is authentic. Tastes refreshing, with a cucumber flavor up front, a crisp hopcitric middle, and some caramel malt in the finish. This one is nice.
wlajwl (3343) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2013 Aroma is cucumber, medium sweetness and spices. The flavor is cucumbers, spices and citrus hops in the finish.
MrBunn (2321) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a caramel/copper color with a smallish head and aromas of... wow... cucumbers. Didnít know that could be a dominant aroma like that. Flavor is a bit of a mess... A caramel and floral undercurrent with a dominating (almost fake) cucumber presence. This would be much better (in my opinion) as a pale beer without the hibiscus/floral component to muddle the waters,but it is certainly interesting.
AndyW68 (713) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
Gross. Like drinking a bad benexictine sandwich. I would not have put this out on the off chance this would be the first magic hat product someone tried.