Flying Dog Hibiscus Grapefruit Radler (Brewhouse Rarities)

Posted: February 4, 2017 in Flying Dog Brewery, Fruit/Vegetable Beer, Reviews

Radlers and goses are becoming the new go-to styles. Almost every brewery has their rendition of them and they’re sessionable and very easy drinking. They also have a lot of flavor and a touch of tartness that I really enjoy. In New Jersey, their Brewhouse Rarities beers are becoming more widely available, I don’t have issues picking them up. It also seems like since we’ve gotten some more rare breweries in distribution, the Flying Dog beers stay on the shelves a little longer, so I got a shot to pick this up.

hibiscusgrapefruitradler

ABV: 4.2%

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A fresh chèvre will bring out the fruity tartness of this unique beer.”

Random: This came in at 10 IBUs.

This beer poured with a one finger, pure white head. It dissipated slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was slightly hazy and lemon yellow and had moderate carbonation visible. The nose had ruby-red grapefruit juice along with some flower petals and bready malt. The taste started with bready malts and then went into notes of hibiscus. After that, the ruby-red grapefruit juice came through with grapefruit pith and peel. It had a touch of a tartness as well. The body was light with a lot of carbonation, making it a really easy drinker. It had a quick and floral finish. A bottle of this was $1.85, which broke down to $.15 per ounce. I really enjoyed this beer. It was an easy drinker and had a lot of flavor. I would get this one again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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