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Rip Current Marine Layer San Diego-style Hefeweizen
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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This 5.1% beer is based upon our German Hefeweizen, but is a touch lighter in body and features up front aroma and flavors from the extensive dry hopping with west coast hops. The initial flavors are very floral with some citrus notes leading to a soft mid palate with noticeable banana notes. The finish brings out the clove-like phenols that are typical in a German Hefeweizen. Hop lovers will enjoy this sessionable San Diego version of the traditional German style.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2014
[Tap] Draught at City Beer in San Fran. Hazy yellow pour with a soapy white head. Aromas of citrus, light clove and banana. Taste is of wheat malt, cracker, light weizen yeast notes and some grass. Mild and clean, but nothing to write home about.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Draft at the brewery tasting room. Pours hazy gold with a white head. spicy yeast up front, with banana, some citric hops, faint spices, and a light lingering bitterness. Pretty good.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobljohnson (8) - - MAR 26, 2014 does not count
Banana clove in this hoppy hippy hefe. Yeast character nice and wheat maltiness. getting nice spice from the hops. Incredible. It goes great with food

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Backlog. On tap from a long time ago. Pours with a deeper golden hued body and an off-white head. Aromas are dominated by isoamyl acetate, HUGEly ester with lower levels of 4VG (clove). Minimal hop character, possibly a bit of citrus. Bready. Flavors are again dominated by banana with some malt. low bitterness, minimal hop character.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4358) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
On tap at Rip Current. Hazy golden pour, with a white head. Light banana esters, wheat, a bit fruity, clove, and sweetness. Ok, Im not a big hefe fan.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10917) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
On tap @ Rip Current. Hazed yellow/orange pour. Citrus and melon on the nose. Lemon drop, some grass, and a touch of clove. Wheat bread sweetness. Flavor is orange, lemon peel, and lemon drops. A bit of grass, some wheat, bread, and spice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8434) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Tap at Rip Current thanks to womencantsail and t0rin0. Pours full haze golden. Good foam. Nose is peach, sage, apple, some soap. Taste is peach, sage, more soap in the background. Palate is too soapy for me but lemon and sage continue to pile on. Interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
o_Merlin_o (178) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Pours a hazy golden yellow, with tons of carbonation clinging to the sides of the glass. Aroma features hops, clove, and bananas. Definite clove and banana taste. Slightly aqueous. Aftertaste is slightly sour with the banana hanging around for good measure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
peteinSD (1377) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Tap @ brewery. Clear, yelliw pour. Aroma is banana and clove with dry nalt. Taste is banana/clove with a light, distracting tart and a bit of malt sweetness. Light mouthfeel. Decent but a bit disjointed.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (900) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
on tap at tasting room. Pours a yellow-light orange with a thin white head which fades to nothing. Aroma is of citrus, floral hops, yeast, bready malts, bananas, and cloves Taste is citrus, floral hops up front, with the backend tasting more like a classic hefeweizen with yeast, bananas, cloves, and some bready malts. Has a medium body with a slightly watery mouthfeel and a semi dry, slightly bitter, moderate finish. Overall. a tasty hefe with a san diego hop twist.


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