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Zephyr - Rising Tide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rising Tide Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Heady like the sweet breath of Zephyrus, our India pale ale is redolent of citrus, apples, and pears, balanced by a touch of caramel. We use malted barley grown by local farmers and add a special blend of Cascade, Centennial, and Calypso hops to create this juicy, hoppy ale.

(Beer added by: BEERMILER12 on 08-11-2012)
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Reviews by Digimaika2:
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Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev +2.7%

Batch 175. Bottled 11.04.2013

(4.0) A: Hazy copper with a tall and creamy eggshell-white foam head. Long lasting retention with patches of lacing.

(3.75) S: Pine, citrus fruits (notably grapefruit), hints of peppermint, toffee, faint nutty elements, and buttered bread. Mellow aroma that’s probably lighter than other IPA’s but well rounded regardless.

(3.75) T: Buttered bread, light citrus fruits, orchard fruits, toffee, and hints of nuts. Nicely balanced with a robust malt backbone and ample bitter hops. Bitter throughout but with a clean finish with very little in lingering qualities that I can notice. Very easy drinking.

(4.0) M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Pleasantly creamy and slick.

(3.75) D: This is a well balanced IPA that is loaded with both malt and hops but finds a way not to overpower the flavour profile - Very good.

01-13-2014 01:28:55 | More by Digimaika2
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-10-2014 01:45:14 | More by Cuvie62
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4.48/5  rDev +21.4%

This beer was a hazy copper color with a fluffy, off-white head. There was a little bit of lace.

Sweet caramel malt aroma, then citrus. Interesting to me, there was a bit of a pear aroma.

Mostly grapefruit taste. Also a lot of caramel. The pear aroma translated well in the taste, and there was even a bit of apple.

Pretty cool, hoppy and sweet. More caramel than I would have expected, but very pleasant and enjoyable.

09-17-2012 23:33:02 | More by lordofthewiens
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Had on tap at Pour Farm New Bedford--served into a pint glass

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, moderate carbonation, brown-orange in color, clear

Smell: citrus hops and light toasted malt

Taste: light toasted malt, bread, pineapple, and light grapefruit at the end

Mouthfeel: sweet with a dry bitter middle and end, light body, medium carbonation

Overall: A solid citrusy sipper. I enjoyed this one, would get it again, but there are others in the style I would get first.

08-13-2013 18:16:47 | More by tigg924
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

09-29-2012 05:42:39 | More by NilocRellim
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-13-2014 03:32:17 | More by ccurrid
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-02-2014 19:16:56 | More by Janeinma
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-16-2014 00:31:16 | More by WeymouthMike
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03-06-2013 02:34:26 | More by juicebox
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, mkabull!

Clear, very dark orange, with an amber hue, and a large, persistent off-white, large-bubbled head that leaves messy, irregular, spiderwebs of sticky, chunky lace down the glass. Gorgeous IPA.

Sweet caramel and pine combine in the aroma, along with just a hint of a citrus character, but it's very mild. Appropriate, but it doesn't stick up to SoCal IPA's I've grown used to.

The flavor follows the aroma, with a fairly high level of earthy bitterness, even for the style, along with pine, and floral notes. Very drinkable, but not a particularly pungent or exciting IPA. Nice.

Medium bodied with high carbonation.

Good, but not great.

12-27-2012 04:59:44 | More by ehammond1
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-30-2013 03:56:47 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

I am always happy to find a new local hoppy beer.

Served in a Duvel tulip from a Bomber at cellar temp.

Appearance - caramel colored with half inch beige head. Certainly darker than I expected.

Smell/Nose - Totally devoid of the piney/ tropical fruit that I prefer

Taste - Much better than I expected, Good malty overtones with strong bitterness at the end.

I have to admit that I am a West coast IPA fan. My Favs are Pliny, Heady, Lagunitas Sucks, and ODell.
This beer is far from this type. Not an English style or the newly designated East coast style either.

Not my fav IPA this fall but worth a shot.

10-05-2012 19:13:06 | More by geoffpm
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.7%

02-13-2013 02:35:08 | More by acurtis
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

08-17-2012 17:53:42 | More by Bdel34
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-19-2013 01:56:05 | More by mjstacker
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

03-02-2013 00:30:50 | More by Snellgg5
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4.33/5  rDev +17.3%

This beer is like walking through a pine forest, chewing spearmint gum (in a good way). It is a way over the hop, piney IPA. I like beers like that, but it is a little gimicky. This is a completely one sided, hoppy IPA, but I don't know if I would drink it often. I really enjoyed it, and I'm glad I tried it, but it is a little pricey. Whenever my taste buds want to go to the North woods, I'll get a Zephyr, but I don't know how often that will be.

09-16-2012 02:50:26 | More by GuyIncognito
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Zephyr from Rising Tide Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.