Stone Brewing Hibiscusicity Review

Hibiscuscity (Randy (1)

Beer Name: Hibiscusicity
Brewery: Stone Brewing Co.
Style: Belgian-style ale
Hops: Magnum, Sterling
Special: Orange peel, Hibiscus flowers
Malts: Pale Malt, Wheat Malt
Availability: Nationwide
7.4% ABV
Glassware: Tulip

Appearance: Pours a bright amber with rich, pink overtones. More than likely from the Hibiscus flowers.

Aroma: Citrus, definitely citrus. They used orange peel and you get orange peel.

Taste: The orange peel and the Hibiscus play so well together! That said, this is not orange peel/citrus some people get from wheat beers, this is orange peel in it’s truest essence. The didn’t spare any here (sidenote: wonder what they did with that metric ton of leftover oranges they obviously used to get the peels). Although the oranges are present, the flowers definitely ain’t no pansies. They’re at the party and damn it they want you to know it. They deliver the taste equivalent of an aromatic punch to the snot box. This beer is well done.

Mouth feel: Very dry, but based on how this is drinking, it needed to be dry. Sweetness with all this aroma would have been a little overwhelming.

Overall Impression: This beer is VERY well done. I admit that I am a Stone fanboy, but normally that’s the case because I am a hop head. However, this beer is totally not a hop head’s delight. In fact, it is a welcomed departure from a ton of hops and in my opinion it definitely highlights brewing versatility in the Stone Brewery. Yep, going back to the store to get another bomber…or two.

 

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Beer Review: Intuition I-10, IPA

Intuition I-10

Show Notes:

Beer Name: I-10 West Coast IPA
Brewery: Intuition
Website
Style: IPA
Hops: Columbus, Summit, Cascade, and Centennial
Malts: American 2-Row, Red Wheat Malt, Cara-Pils and Crystal malt
Availability: North (wider distribution) and Central Florida (limited)/
6.75 ABV
55 IBUs
Glassware: I used a big old honkin’ mug
Appearance: Burnt Orange
Taste: A good blend between malts and hops. Not too bitter, but not tepid, either.
Rate Beer 92 Overall
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Thank you to the Broward Palm Beach site for doing some of the legwork!

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