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Riptide - BrewDog

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323 Ratings

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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 18
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MAB on 03-18-2008

No notes at this time.
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4.02/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Fullers snifter glass.

Pours a black colour, with a lively off-white head. Nice lacing.

Smells dark and rich, roasted malts and dark fruits.

Tastes of roasted and burnt malts, with rich and dark, almost sour fruit, and bitter coffee, with a large hit of booze bringing up the rear. Very warming. Nice thick mouthfeel.

Overall yet another pleasant surprise from Brewdog. Getting to like them now.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a black color. 1/3 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of alcohol, roasted malt, sweet malt, oak, and hops. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, strong alcohol, hops, and slight oak. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and body. The blend is dominated by the alcohol, almost overwhelmed.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

Pours black/deep brown in the glass, with a couple fingers of rich mocha head. This retains with a thin creamy foaminess, which leaves back foamy swathes of lacing that stick to the sides of the glass. The aroma smells of thick chocolate fudge in the nose, which segues into ripe citrus character while underlying roast notes darken things up a bit. The chocolate and citrus really stand out here the most though.

The taste is actually still fairly hoppy, with green citrus flavor that melds into sweeter notes of chocolate and caramel. This has bitterness to it throughout though, which lingers rather prominently in the finish along with some burnt char notes that stick to the tongue. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied, with a big mouth filling firm creaminess to the carbonation. Alcohol is present in the form of an underlying warm spiciness that seems a little too fusel feeling for only 8% alcohol.

Well this was certainly bold feeling on the palate, with hops, roast, and alcohol all leaving an impression. The problem is this just lacked overall focus, with this being overly sweet in the nose but then much more aggressive with the bitterness and char in the taste. I wish it could have found a nice middle ground. This was certainly drinkable but I expect more craftsmanship for the price point here.

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Dark brown in color, nearly black. Dark fruit notes along with a decent roastiness. A bit on the sweet side with some brown sugar and toffee. Not too much in the way of chocolate. Hints of licorice along with dark fruit, roast, and dark chocolate. Pretty straightforward imperial stout profile to this one.

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Riptide from BrewDog
82 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.