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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A kick flip of an IPA, Swell Rider is made to be enjoyed relentlessly throughout the day. Splashed with tangerines and rising waves of pineapple, mango and stone fruit hops.

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3.2
Drjohnrock (841) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2017
Draft sample (from ill-marked guest tap) at Hickory Nut Gorge brewery, tasted on July 27, 2017. Color like dark lemonade, very faint bittersweet nose, sweet initial mouthfeel followed by hop tang. More substance than the color and smell would indicate but not all that great either.

3.5
nearbeer (5636) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2017
Pint canned 5/30/2017. Pale yellow and clear with a sticky foam on top. Citrus juice mix of grapefruit, tangerine and pineapple in the aroma. Flavor is the same plus a bit of evergreen resin, garlic and toast. Light-plus bodied with a decent balance and medium CO2. Really fruity beer.

2.5
jsquire (4622) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2017
Yellow color out of the can with short lived big bubble head. Tangerine citrus nose. This is a thin drinking IPA, even for a session ale. You can taste the tangerine when you burp. Some tropical fruit sweetness and lots of tangerine. Not very interesting.

3.2
raymow (1803) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2017
bottled - cloudy golden color. Nice tangerine/citrus aroma. Decent citrus flavor but seems a bit artificial. Cool bottle.

2.9
hman43 (1818) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - SEP 17, 2016
It pours golden with a full white head. It is clear and produces plenty of lace. There are aromas of tangerine, lemon, and citrus. The flavors produce a combination of lime, tangerine, lemon, citrus and rind. The feel is almost like drinking flavored seltzer water due to the high carbonation. It is light, but on the high side of light for the body. This is like a sparkling ale with a blast of flavors that don’t quite work in harmony together for me.

2.8
OrthoDoc (189) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Very odd beer. Smells and tastes like a margarita with out the tequila. Very thin and watery as expected from a session IPA. Not a winner here. WBA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
BeerdedDave (1902) - Beckley, USA - AUG 3, 2016
gold color; citrusy hop nose with light tangerine notes; nice, citrusy, hoppy flavor with just enough tangerine notes to compliment the citrusy hops; very light malt base

3.2
jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2016
On tap at Lucky Dog in Cornelius. Pours a hazy golden color with white head. Orange, mango, fruity aromas. Orange juice, tangerine, citrus flavors. Extremely citrusy. Interesting, but didn’t convince me to get a second pint.

3.4
chinchill (5343) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2016
On tap at the 2016 NCBMF.

Mainly hoppy aroma with a suggestion of fruity, but a very fruity body with a load of fresh citrus flavor featuring tangerine.
Clear golden body. Weak head

3.1
Travlr (26270) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Draft at Beer Growler. Clear golden color. Light straw aroma. Taste is subtle citrus.


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