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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drostj (105) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmerig (1260) - 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

4
   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. There’s ripe peach, a little tangy, some tangerine, pepper to tickle the nose and floral. Malt is sugary and bright. Toasted. There’s 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. There’s 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. It’s 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. It’s spirited. Rambunctious but not overly forceful or conceited. It’s 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. It’s graceful but fun loving.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2687) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
closey22 (923) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Dark gold with lacy white head; aroma softly hops; Flava is a perfect blend of Belgian white and an American IPA; notes of yeast; feels medium to slightly thick; findings dry and softly

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2013
@CBC-tight/rich white-cloudy gold. A-coriander, floral/pine, some lt malt/wheat. T-coriander, floral/pine, some lt malt/wheat, some berries, spruce.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3807) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AxlLives (287) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (1307) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vlan1 (198) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, 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.


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