Riptide - BrewDog
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.73/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Review from BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #26:
Pretty light in color for a big Stout, yet brown is showing. The light carbonation only brings a thin, bubbly lace to the table. A bit of body, but certainly lighter than many others of this style. Dry, unsweetened chocolate comes to mind; hints of buttery yeastiness and dried black currants middle to end. Hops are timid, but present with a quick flash of balancing bitterness. More of a cocoa powder flavor in the semidry finish.
This beer could be completely confused with a Double/Imperial Brown Ale. Yes, it has come to that--Double/Imperial exists just above nearly every traditional or modern beer style. Lines are blurred still, and this beer could be a good example of that. Regardless of all of this, a tasty bottle is in front of us. Pretty hard to tell that it's 8-percent ABV until half the bottle is gone; easy to drink and easy to pair against, and you might even get a non-beer-drinker convert off of this one--just don't tell them it's a Stout.
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2010 19:49:49 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Riptide from BrewDog
82 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.