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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2478) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2013
12oz bottle (best by Aug 2013) - pours hazy deep gold with white head and decent lacing. Nose is wheat with citrus. Flavor adds alcohol, herbal hops and mild cereal. Well balanced with a lingering bitterness. I could get used to white IPA’s. I don’t get the spicy notes the label suggests, but I do get the orange peel. Not as refreshing as I would expect. "Would you eat the moon if it were made of spare ribs?"

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Tap pour - @ JoJo's. Pours hazy yellow-gold, nice big fluffy head, thick and lasting. Nice mix of spice, bananas, and hops on the nose. Citrus. Saison on the taste, white pepper, clove, oranges with spice and good hoppy bitter finish. Lighter bodied, nice summer sipping' IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Iphonephan (4626) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
On draft at Spacebar Falls Church VA. Pours a clear gold with a white head. Orange zest and bread yeast nose. Flavors of orange with a bit of candy sugar.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8708) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2013
12oz bottle. Best before 9/2013. Mostly clear golden orange color. Mildly hazy with lots of fine particles in the body. Thin off-white head. Decent lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation, sort of a light creaminess to the texture, more dry in the finish. Lightly spicy coriander in the nose, some wit-yeast. Orange, other citrus flavors. Some light spicy, herbal hop notes. Zesty sweet taste, light bitter. Pretty solid, satisfyingly complex white IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3337) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy gold. Tastes like malt, pine, and hops. Smells like wheat, barley, and grass. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6292) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Augusta, Ga - Toast Wine and Beverage - 12 oz bottle. Slightly murky, light orange pour, thin white head. Aroma of bubble gum and coriander. Flavor has a a dollop of yeast, some sweet cake mix doughy notes, a touch of coriander spiciness, just a hint of citrus bitterness. Mouthfeel has a nice spritz to it. More like a wit than an IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (4980) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Pours nearly clear apple-gold with a short, thin tan head. Aroma is sweetly malty, orange, hops. Taste is like a Belgian Wit but hopped like an IPA..... citrus, florals, orange, wheat.... Very good and different.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4287) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Keg pour during Annapolis 5K beer run. Great hazy gold color with frothy white head and some lacing. Decent aroma with bready malts and some noticeable hop character. Good flavor with grassy and citrus hops throughout with supporting biscuit and cereal malt and light fruit esters. Medium body and low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - MAY 6, 2013
Weird hefewizen IPA cross. Doesn’t really fit into either, but wasn’t really enjoyable either. Eh

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10703) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2013
12 ounce bottle from House of 1000 Beers, New Kensington. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized foamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of strong cloves and other spice, wheat, citrus and herbal hops. The taste is citrus hops, caramel, wheat, spice. Medium bodied, well balanced. Nice hoppy wit.


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