Dogbrick (7586) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. This beer pours a slightly hazy reddish-amber color with a medium pinkish-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. The aroma is floral and fruity. Light body with flavors of caramel malt, floral hops and a bit of fruit. The finish is sweet with a short berry aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
edwardbass (481) - Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Just not for me. Reddish copper color. Aroma is yeasty-winey. Taste is tangy and sour, not very beer-like. Iím not a fan, so donít really feel like writing anything else.
Niko100 (1924) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice orange/pink color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, some yeast, floral, & citrus; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, floral/hibiscus, some fruit, and citrus; Not bad.
rdixon77 (602) - Georgia, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice light floral summer beer. Pinkish purple pour. Floral, orange zest in nose and taste. Easy to drink.
rubbishystuff (1804) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Mix a 6 from TJs. Not bad just weird. Probably good for what it was intended to be but maybe not my thing, however a decent light tart summery beer. Serving: Can
brokensail (10608) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Revolution. Pink/red pour with a white head. Floral aroma, some butter, and a hint of orange zest. Some bready malt, soda water, and hibiscus. The taste is kind of sweet and a touch buttery. Some soda water and orange zest. Kind of meh.
Barnoloid (115) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft pour. Pink and red blush coloring with noticeably fizzy carbonation. Light drinking hibiscus ale with a citrus backend. Highly drinkable thirst quencher.
ARH (296) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap, poured into a snifter. The aromas are light. Thereís some rose water, and floral notes as well as a touch of candi sugar, and a touch of citrus zest. It pours a clear, pink / amber body with a light, frothy white head. The beer retains a medium-light micro bubble ring with a clear surface with a clear, runny lace. The beer has a medium sweetness with a very light bitter finish. Itís texture is thin and watery with a nearly flat carbonation and a light body. It finishes with a floral flavor and some citrus. Thereís a juicy and spicy combination in the light aftertaste as well as a very mellow grassy character.
theisti (3175) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can purchased at Loloís in the Midway airport, Chicago, Illinois. Apr 30 2014 stamped on the bottom of the can. The pour is golden pink, mostly clear with a 1/2 inch white head that also has a pinkish hue. The aroma is the hibiscus floral along with a sweet soft caramel malt. The taste is the hibiscus floral and sweet malt, along with a noticeable orange/lemon citrus. The palate is light bodied with soft active carbonation and a pleasant grass floral dry finish. Easy drinking beer.
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can
A widely available beer, at least in the local market, I grabbed a single to figure out if this was worth the purchase of a full six pack. After trying it once I think it might be. If you are into a change of pace from the typical American pale ale give it a shot. It may even be a great gateway beer for getting people into craft beer.
Aroma / Appearance - A carbonated ruby red base with thin eggshell head is delicate in the glass. Floral aspects with fresh strawberries and rosy undertones are like a flower shop in a pint glass.
Flavor / Palate - The carbonation might be a little too strong but that is the only flaw in this otherwise excellent release. Hibiscus, rose petals, and light malt tickle the tongue. A summery feel makes this ideal for a picnic or while cooking on the patio. Once again Revolution has a winner on their hands.
tectactoe (1443) - Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can: Very light copper-y color with a mild, grapefruit tint to it, the off-white head fizzles away almost instantly. Aroma has mild honey-like sweetness, a hint of orange flesh, mild grain, & just a very light inclusion of floral hops, likely more from the hibiscus than anything. Mild aroma overall. Taste is crisp & light as well, but still presents more than the aroma did. A touch of orange with a sharp fruity zest that feigns tartness, but the beer really isnít what Iíd call "tart". Malts seem toastier on the palate, a little sweetness left lingering, & it works nicely with the floral notes. Faintly metallic but not distractingly so, the floral & moderately earthy hop character lingers on the palate in the aftertaste with just a hint of burnt crackers.