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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 218   ABV: 7.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Riptide white IPA is a beer brewed with a malt body similar to a Belgian style Wit with loads of torrified wheat. Its 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, Curaao bitter orange peel, coriander, and a generous helping of hops. Its fermented with a classic Belgian Wit yeast which provides all of the fruity and spicy notes youd 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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8246) - Indiana, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good for the style; a semi-transparent honey-orange with thin white lacing. Smells of hops, dough, orange zest, coriander, and Belgian yeast. Tastes like it smells with a solid Belgian mouthfeel. Im not a huge fan of IPAs using Belgian yeast, but this one is decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dlovell2 (1888) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Pours cloudy golden color with white head. Clove and citrus aroma. Fruity flavors with cloves and citrus. Bubble gum flavor. Spicy finish with cloves and yeast.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13419) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2013
12oz bottle. Small white head atop clear light amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coriander, orange peel, straw, some grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, coriander, orange peel, some spicy, straw, light grapefruit. Medium body, some resin, effervescence, light acidity, chalk.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21971) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Hazy amber go,d color, medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, tropical fruit, bubblegum. Taste is fruity citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a nice looking slightly hazy gold with an average size long-lasting frothy off-white head. Lacing on the glass. Pleasant aroma of citrus and other fruit, light hops, herbs and yeast. Flavour of fruit first followed by wheat, yeast, hops and herbs. Long moderate bitter finish. Average bodied. A nice surprise, I quite liked this, a nice Summer sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allfreej (556) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottled. Cloudy golden pour with a fine white head. Head faded fast but left a decent amount of lace in the glass. Lots of yeast esters in the nose--cloves, Juicy Fruit gum. Biscuity malt. Biscuit malt, yeasty esters prominent as in the nose. Nice, spicy hop aftertaste balances the malt and yeast notes. Lots of Juicy Fruit gum, mango in the finish. Medium full body Very tasty. I didn't really pick up on any spices per se, maybe a little coriander in the finish, but that was about it. This is a very yeast forward beer. Nice and refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Emeister84 (2178) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Aromas of flowers, citrus fruit, banana, coriander, and orange peel. Hazy orange-peach with a mostly fading, white head. Dry, fruity, and floral, with dominant flavors of banana and orange rind. Light bodied, smooth, and spicy, with fluffy carbonation, and a fruity finish, with some lingering astringent off-flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (3070) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
I really enjoyed this brew. It has a sweet almost root beer like aroma. The flavor has a clean sweet up front and a nice hop bite. Finishes crisp and clean. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (5413) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013
On tap at the bocktown. looks like hefe but the smell is hefe and ipa perfume. Odd spicey olfactory. Smell is that of BO and banana. On the buds, this mix does not go well together IMHO. Think bubble gum flavored hops. Not impressed.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2913) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2013
12oz bottle (best by Aug 2013) - pours hazy deep gold with white head and decent lacing. Nose is wheat with citrus. Flavor adds alcohol, herbal hops and mild cereal. Well balanced with a lingering bitterness. I could get used to white IPAs. I dont get the spicy notes the label suggests, but I do get the orange peel. Not as refreshing as I would expect. "Would you eat the moon if it were made of spare ribs?"


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