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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
Riptide white IPA is a beer brewed with a malt body similar to a Belgian style Wit with loads of torrified wheat. It’s hopped like an IPA, but we use a unique blend of Czech Saaz, French Strisselspalt, Calypso, Centennial and Cascade hops to create a big citrus nose and flavor with floral accents. To complete the feel of the wit style, we push the beer through our hopback which is loaded with Spanish sweet orange peel, Curaçao bitter orange peel, coriander, and a generous helping of hops. It’s fermented with a classic Belgian Wit yeast which provides all of the fruity and spicy notes you’d expect. We then blast the tank with our hop cannon which is loaded with Calypso, Strisselspalt, and Citra hops and more orange peel. The beer is then lightly filtered to retain all of the exceptional yeast character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
574deadzone (1341) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 21, 2014
Pours cloudy golden with a thick off-white head that settles to a thick ring and leaves lots of hanging, soapy and spotty lace. Nose involves orange, Belgian yeast spice, some pine, floral notes, some bubblegum. Fairly sweet, somewhat bitter. Medium to full bodied, fairly soft, a bit oily, juicy, with a long spicy finish. Decent brew, combines its elements well. Probably not something I’m going to reach for often. But for what it is, it’s all right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (6837) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2014
Pours cloudy orange. A hefeweizen with hops, but more on the hefe side. Finishes with light sweetness. Tap at DC Beer festival.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamP01 (652) - New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014
Pours hazy gold yellow with a small white head. Aroma and Taste is citrus floral hops, lemon peel, mild yeast and pale malt, mild bitterness. Palate is a medium crisp body, good carbonation. Finishes with citrus lemon, biscuit malt, fruity with mild bitterness on the end. Overall a good refreshing session Belgian style IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (1065) - Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 7, 2014
12oz bottle. Hazy golden color. Spices and oranges aroma. Unique for sure. Taste is of spices and cloves and ends bitter. Is more like a Wit with hops. Very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vlan1 (219) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2014
Draft Sample. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold color with a white head. Lots of Citrus and floral notes on the nose. Pretty fruity and floral taste with notes of citrus and melon. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2835) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
A: Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, Fluffy White Head, Some Lacing S: Oranges, Belgian Sugar, Mild Belgian Yeast T: Belgian Sugar, Oranges, Belgian Yeast M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet Overall, not too bad but maybe a little too heavy on the belgian sugars and not enough with the hop presence, not balanced enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (3618) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Clear medium-light amber with many small specks of sediment, a thin head cover and no lace. Taste is best enjoyed in gulps where a full wheat malt is intercepted by spice and hops (an interesting and inviting combination!). Sips don’t do it justice. Recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drostj (106) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle pour at Rocket City Brewfest. Coudy yellowish amber with a slight head. Rich aroma of spices, orange and cut grass. Strong flavor - lots of orange up front with spice and a grassy taste. Very rich, slightly bitter with a nice yeasty aftertaste. Very interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4716) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
bottle. golden with small head and a fair amount of yeast sediment. flavor is yeasty with mild hops. belgian spice is good, but i’d appreciate a lot more hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmm635 (978) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Hazy orange color with tons of chunky floaters. Pretty unappealing. Aroma of Belgian yeast, wheat, coriander and other typical wit spices. Pretty dry. Very little hop aroma or flavor.

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