Riptide - BrewDog
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3.4/5 rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
pint sized bottle into guinness pint glass. batch 001, with a best before of 03/03/09
A - the beer pours a lighter than expected body, which is probably the reason the head is so frothy and has big bubbles. the foam is a light-medium tan colour, and the body is black, but when held up to the light a faint amount can get through the middle, while the bottom of the glass is illuminated, showing a cola coloured hue. the head lasts a long time, and laces very well. but this is not enough to make up for the lighter coloured head, and the un-stygian body
S - smells almost like an irish dry stout. malty, a bit roasted, and slightly brown sugar sweet. smells almost like an off centered guinness. this is not stacking up to be an imperial at all, I think it would be much better as an irish dry. the brew could really use some more malts in the mix.
T - the brew can either taste like an ass kicking irish stout, or like an invalid imperial. the initial is malty, a bit roasted or nutty, some caramel, a bit of bitter hops on the tongue, there is some slight alcohol dryness, but not enough to really be noticeable. there is somewhere in the mix a scoop of brown sugar. the finish is malty, lightly bitter, and again there is that elusive but delicious sweetness. the aftertaste is hardly fitting for a imperial, its mainly a roasted malt flavour, but not much else.
MF&D - the body is very very thin: maybe a medium-light. but there is substantial carbonation, so it gives the apearance of a medium bodied brew. the whole experience is quite lackluster for me, and I would be hesitant to get another one if I wanted an imperial stout. now, if this were an irish dry, it would be completely different.
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2009 23:56:27 | More by erz316
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