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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Heady like the sweet breath of Zephyrus, our India pale ale is redolent of citrus, apples, and pears, balanced by a touch of caramel. We use malted barley grown by local farmers and add a special blend of Cascade, Centennial, and Calypso hops to create this juicy, hoppy ale.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holdwine (1125) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Hazy pour. Classic IPA bite with a smattering of non-citrus fruit notes. Well balanced and very likeable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (10406) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottled shared at a tasting, 6/8/15. Hazy orange, medium sized creamy white head, good retention. Aroma of piney, tropical, citrus hops, pale malt. The taste is pine, tropical fruits, pith, pale malt. Medium bodied, strong lingering bitterness, well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1320) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Golden pour, beautiful off white head. Citrus aroma, flavor of citrus, flowers, fruit and caramel. A bit thin.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OldGrowth (2906) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2015
Snifter at the Kings Head, Portland ME. Ok aroma, sweet. Some citrus, kind of buttery, clean golden orange color, ok head and lace. Sweet bitter flavor. Medium body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, bitter finish , meh ok at best, inspiring, has diacetyle thing so guessing itís the tap, hope itís not what they are going for....

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfontana (127) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle from Hannaford Supermarket Exeter. Aroma is hoppy pine and spruce with light citrus scent. Appearance is hazy gold with 2 inch foamy white head, mild foamy lacing, and minimal sparkling. Taste is balanced light bitter and sweet and similar to smell. Palate is medium bodied with carbonation that complements the beer but does not demand attention. Light balanced bitter/sweet moderate finish. Overall, a very refreshing IPA that is definitely hoppy but knows how to balance it out and refrain from going overboard.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (681) - Maryland, USA - APR 30, 2015
Gift from dlovell2, thanks! Hazy golden pour with lots of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. White head. Aroma is big citrys hop and biscuits. Taste has hint of malt sweetness and loads of citrus hop flavors, some tropical like mango too but mainly grapefruit, clementine, lime, etc. Nice pine bitterness from start to finish too, citrus in the linger. Another amazing Maine IPA. Great beer to celebrate my 600th rating.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1186) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2015
Pours cloudy golden color with white head. Aroma is light fruit, citrus, and grapefruit zest. Flavor starts a dry biscuit malt followed by a big juicy orange peel and finishing with grapefruit zest. Orange flavors linger on palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (924) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - APR 18, 2015
Pours a pale copper. Thin white head. Faint fruitiness in the nose along with bright grapefruit hop. Bitter taste. A tad thin for me. Good brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2015

Cask (gravity) @ GBBF 2013, Great British Beer Festival, London Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London, England W14 8UX.

[ As Rising Tide Zephyr ].
Clear medium to dark orange color with a average, open and frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, riped orange, light earhty hops. Flavor is moderate to heavysweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, riped fruit, orange. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130815]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2501) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 13, 2015
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated 11.13.14. Very cloudy, milky unfiltered pale yellow pour with a long lasting foamy head. The aroma is decently hopped with grassy and floral notes. Toasted malts. The body is medium and maybe a bit better. The taste is also grassy, floral, toasty, and finishes fairly bitter. Not an overwhelming hop character but enough to make it memorable.


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