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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. Itís 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, CuraÁao bitter orange peel, coriander, and a generous helping of hops. Itís fermented with a classic Belgian Wit yeast which provides all of the fruity and spicy notes youíd 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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Pours a beautiful hazy, orange golden color with just a fingers worth of foam. Loose white bubbles that fell quickly to a thin film and ring. Fine lace covers the entire glass. Very pretty. Nose is a blend of hop delight and Belgian character. Yeast, spice and herbal. Thereís ripe peach, a little tangy, some tangerine, pepper to tickle the nose and floral. Malt is sugary and bright. Toasted. Thereís a hint of corriander and it reaches complex. The taste is an outrageous combination of two worlds. Hop forward, your first sip greets you with delicious ripe fruit. Plenty juicy and sweet. Peach, tangerine and some pink grapefruit. Thereís a hint of tartness. Then the light sweet bread from the malt comes over the mid palate to bring a supple wheat dryness. The body is smooth, lush and vibrant. Itís even kind of creamy and the carbonation is soft. The kick you get is from the yeasty spice and the pepper. The slight sour from the yeast and the wheat dryness are a perfect match for the sweet fruit. It finishes with a moderate bitter, semi dry and with a light pine resin. Herbal with plenty of wheat and light bread.

What a delectable beer. Itís spirited. Rambunctious but not overly forceful or conceited. Itís the happy collision of two fantastic worlds where the characteristics of an IPA meet a proper Belgian. Poised and unique this is my first white IPA and I love the style. Itís graceful but fun loving.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3507) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Last night worked @#$%^&* late for a buddy and the phones @#$%^&* rang constantly. This helped. Poured a small white head, decent retention and lace. hazy gold hued brew. Spicy wit in the nose. Light bodied, good carbonation. tastes like a Wit and IPA like it should.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2013
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Hoppy flavor with a quick finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (4038) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Sampled side by side with New Holland White Hatter and Great Divide Heyday. This was the favorite. Clear golden pour with the smallest offwhite head of the group. Clean and refreshing nose of coriander and orange peel. Flavor has the bitterness of the orange peel but with a nice hop spiciness for balance. Also finishes with the most fruitiness of the group.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2013
12oz bottle from lizardville RR, nice hazy orange beer with smallish head, nose is hoppy but not dominant, taste is slight hops, slight orange and then a touch of belgian yeast.. smooth body due to amount of wheat and nice clean beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2621) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle. Moderate malt aroma of hay, pine and grapefruit for the hops, faint dough for the yeast, with a hint of coriander. Head is average size, frothy, white with excellent yet thin lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is slightly hazy yet sparkling light amber. Flavor starts lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, a little slick with a lively carbonation. Good IPA aromas, a little light in flavor and a refreshing palate. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 3, 2013
@Magic City Brewfest. Copper with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus. Citrus and spicy notes upfront with a slightly bitter hop finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13257) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Draft. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus and floral aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2190) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2013
A nice brew but the word IPA does not need to be in the list. Its more a belgian brew than ever anything like an IPA. As an IPA the rating probably should be alot lower. I rated as a Beligian White, where it is a good brew. Change your title and you have a decent beer! Corriader and yeast and sweetness come through but there is no hop coming through.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Cask conditioned tap pours cloudy, dull copper with white head. Earth, basement, citrus, melon. Moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Creamy body.


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