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RATINGS: 96   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. 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.

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4.3
frankenkitty (2014) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Lightly hazed golden body, playfully effervescent, a pillowy whitish head holds. Plenty of orange and coriander in the aroma, lemongrass and a field of wildflowers follows. As I sipped, it was like I was taking roll-call of my tastebuds. Citrus? Here. Banana yeastiness? Here. Grassy bitterness? Here. Candi sugar? Here. Esters? Esters? Esters? The only thing missing was any noticeable alcohol from this 7%+ beer. I can only imagine the extensive test batches that were created before Heavy Seas put their stamp of approval on this complex and delicious recipe. Tastebuds = happy. Class dismissed... time for another Riptide. ~~~~ 12 oz. bottle, purchased "somewhere in Baltimore" (according to my wife).

3.5
nuplastikk (6454) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2016
12oz bottle. This is my kind of White IPA, one that leans more into the Wit side the equation than Saison. Pleasant hop depth. Full bodied, drinks pretty big for the moderate ABV. A little boozy, heavy, but a solid example of the style.

3.5
radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2016
12oz bottle. Poured a golden amber color with a small white head. Aroma was nice juicy citrus - grapefruit peel, tropical fruits. Flavor was tasty citrus, some light earthy notes. Lots of juicy fresh squeezed notes. Pleasant.

2.9
badwhale (420) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle to snifter glass. Pours a cloudy yellow. Nose like a heffe and some fruit hop notes. Bready chewy heffe flavor with hop notes. Good

4
rjplumer (1183) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Pleasant orange bready aroma. An opaque copper body with a thin head. A soft orange yeasty taste. Sweet orange taste with smooth silky feeling going down. Refreshing and bold.

3.4
anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2015
Draft @ Heavy Seas Alehouse, Baltimore. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy bitter finish.

3.3
BierMeHoos (644) - Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2015
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 12 ounce bottle. Appearance: Orange hue, with tons of head and sediment. Aroma: Citrus, oranges, belgian yeast and candy. Taste: Spices and malty, but kind of bland. Palate: Highly carbonated. Overall: Decent but not that notable. Decent summer beer.

3.4
Bricks (1150) - Delaware, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Golden brown. Smell of sweet orange. Taste of bitter orange, hops, candied sugar.


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