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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma of wheat, coriander, citrus peels, yeast, fruity esters and a bit of hops, floral and a bit citric. Sweetish and spicy flavor with wheat, some fruitiness, coriander, light graininess and a rather bitter finish with some hops and more spiciness. Medium-bodied. Decent and kinda refreshing. More like a slightly hoppy Witbier than a White IPA. Could use more hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Yeasty aroma of candied bananas and white pepper. Hazy yellow appearance, looks lie kolsch oddly. Taste is that of a typical wit...spice and citrus - only with an especially bitter edge. Light body yet sort of prickly. Really a wheat beer rather than an IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (4675) - Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 9/2013. Pours very cloudy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big lemon zest, pear, apple, orange peel, light banana, coriander, clove, pepper, floral, grass, wheat, bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of yeast and hop notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, pear, apple, orange peel, coriander, clove, light banana, pepper, floral, grass, light pine, wheat, bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, citrus peel, coriander, clove, light banana, pepper, floral, grass, wheat, bubblegum, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of hop, spice, and yeast ester flavors; with a solid malt backbone and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice White IPA! All around nice balance and complexity of hop, spice, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle. Strong Belgian yeast, wheat malt, orange, black pepper, clove, and coriander aroma. Hazy straw gold with a large dense off-white head. Very fruity, orange, wheat malt, Belgian yeast, citrus peel, coriander, black pepper, and herbal hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. There’s a lot going on in this one .. nicely done.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3532) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Orange yellow pour with a soapy white head. Aroma of spice, lemon, orange, and hop. Belgian yeast, lemon, orange, pine, and hop flavor. Quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a lot of sediment, small white head. The aroma is full of lemon zest, pepper, yeasty funk, some floral notes. The taste is sweet orange, light spice, light hoppy notes. Good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebusstop (178) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Pours a cloudy yellow. Nose is sweet grapefruit with underlying butteriness. Flavor starts a bit sweet for an IPA., but quickly becomes very peppery. Different, but nothing that exciting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (6576) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Orange body. Orange zest. Yeasty. Far more wit than IPA with this kind of flavor profile. Spicy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (2593) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Draft at the growle NYC. White wheat beer color with a Belgian tripel taste . Very drinkable and good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmerig (1490) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Pours a hazy orange yellow with an off-white foamy head. Floral, citrus and spicy notes mix together to give a distinct Belgian tone. The taste is smooth sweetness upfront followed by floral and dry citrus notes. Finishing with a peppery finish. Complex and interesting. Good once and a while. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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