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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nero55 (865) - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2465) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Pours a two-finger cream head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Cloudy pale amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Pine hop nose and flavor is pine hops, Belgian yeast and some orange rind, not as hoppy as an IPA. $2.15 for a 12 oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Onslow (1257) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2015
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Cloudy amber brew with thick white head that drops down to a small film, leaving excellent lacing. Nice aroma of fruit esters, grapefruit and sweet malts. Taste is sweet with orange overtones up front with a banana-ish fruit taste emerging towards the middle, a nice blend of Belgian style spice and citrusy grapefruit layers in towards the end of the swallow. Keeps a baseline orange and sweetness throughout. Ends clean and dry, no lingering overtones. Palate is excellent - the carbonation explodes (gently) on the tongue to give each sip a soft burst of energy. This is restrained and not markedly spicey/fruity like a Belgian or hopped up to the max like many IPAs - but in that restraint the brewer has managed a harmony of divergent tastes that really comes together and works well.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
outlawskies (481) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says its a cross between a beer a cedar and a wine. She gives a 2 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (664) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy orange colour with thin beige head. Aroma is fruits. Taste is grapefruit, hops. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mstrcrwly (647) - New York, USA - AUG 30, 2014
On tap poured into a tulip glass..light orange pour with fluffy white head..aroma of citrus,bread..crisp taste with decent hops to balance out wheat..not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOSSbrewer (2685) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy golden yellow. Lots of citrus aroma. Some wheat. Nice hopping. Good IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
LinusStick (2992) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Meh. Ok beer. Aroma was very Belgian. Orange peel, yeast and coriander. More like a wit than a white IPA. Pour was a nice light gold with a one finger white head. Very hazy with a little sediment floating. Taste was way too spicy. The coriander and orange peel dominated and barely let any hops through. Very weak carbonation for this style. Almost tasted flat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (5281) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2014
This one poured a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of citrusy hops, and wheat. Flavor was ora.fry, earthy and yeast. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5215) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle best by SEP0814. Nose is great fruit, very heavy citrus with peel but minimal rind, oily and juicy, faint caramel. Hazy orange with a beige head. Taste is somewhat sweet, only light bitterness if any at all, and all hop juice, it’s fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, some mango and pear, very juicy as a new age IPA. Wheat and spice are minimized, really nothing here but fruit juice, refreshing fullish body with a slight pucker at the very end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Poured from the bottle into a snifter. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a small fluffy white head. Aroma is yeast, citrus, and licorice. Taste is heavy on tropical fruits (big presence of mango, peach, and grapefruit) and it has a floral note. The sweetness comes from the Belgian yeast. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Just a little more of a hop presence to knock down the sweetness and to make the beer dryer would cause this solid beer to be better.


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