What I'm drinking tonight:
Red Arrow Brewing Co. "Threesome"
with Hemp, Hibiscus, and Honey
The first thing I noticed, before I even tasted this offering, was the colour - bright red with a slightly pink head. That's the hibiscus talking.
Then I took my first sip and found it sweet, but light and refreshing. The honey makes itself known.
Beyond the sweetness, it has a crisp, smooth, very slightly fruity flavour and finishes cleanly - that's the hemp. Who knew hemp makes beer better? These guys, that's who! Despite the red colour and the presence of hibiscus, I sensed very little floral flavour. Which is a good thing, because most flowers taste like poison, including edible ones, but the possibility to make a beer that tastes how flowers smell did weigh on my mind as I looked over this bottle before purchasing it. And while the sweetness definitely comes from honey, this beer actually tastes less honeyish than most honey ales do.
Overall, this is a very nice novelty beer. I wouldn't make it my nightly go-to but if you want a one-off change of pace, this is a good choice. 5.3%abv.
My rating: 7.5/10. Not bad, It was on promo at a local store (not my usual one) for $5.49 for the 650ml bomber.