Here is, yet another, brewing experiment from our friends at the Magic Hat Brewery. There was only one thing they could name this one because it is concocted with hibiscus and cucumber in the ingredients. They named it Hicu, I guess Haiku was taken?
The pour produces a caramel, red, brown ale with very little carbonation. I poured it aggressively. The first sip is dominated by the taste of cucumber. The second sip is just more cucumber and a sour ale hint.
As the beer warms I can begin to smell a brown ale. At this point, I detect the taste of ice tea, but I can't get over the the cucumber taste. If there was a bit of oil involved, I would describe the mouthfeel as salad dressing.
The label invites us to compose a Haiku about Hicu, here's mine.
Lovely brown ale
tastes like curcurbits
I'll not have another.
Grade: 2 of 5 possible pints.