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Zephyr - Rising Tide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 4
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rising Tide Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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 Teleweizen2:
Photo of Teleweizen2
3.21/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Rising tide zephyr

A - pours a hazy amber which starts as a dark red up top but slowly gets lighter with more hints of yellow toward the bottom. An impressively thick head of foam bubbles up quickly. Saying it is mousse-like would be an understatement. Great retention as well.

S - the aroma is muted. Notes of grapefruit, lemon zest and pine blend with a sweet caramel malt profile.

T - strong malt profile. Notes of gooey caramel and nutty flavors. Intense hop bitterness cuts through with notes of bitter orange peel. The fruity notes enter mid palate with flavors of oranges, white peaches, and lemon pith. Finish is fairly clean with just a tinge of bitterness.

M - medium verging on full bodied. High creamy scrubbing bubbles.

O - a nice east coast ipa. While not my favorite interoperation of the style it was still a pleasant drink.

Teleweizen2, Oct 04, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Cuvie62
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Cuvie62, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.48/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

lordofthewiens, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of tigg924
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

tigg924, Aug 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

NilocRellim, Sep 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

ccurrid, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Janeinma, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

WeymouthMike, Jun 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

PressFastF0rward, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

juicebox, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of ehammond1
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

ehammond1, Dec 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Hairrrrrrrr, Jan 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

doremite, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of geoffpm
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

geoffpm, Oct 05, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Dillonius, Jun 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Trashcat, Oct 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

acurtis, Feb 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Bdel34, Aug 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

mjstacker, Nov 19, 2013
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4.52/5  rDev +22.5%

dbkdev, Sep 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

jayiz, Jun 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Snellgg5, Mar 02, 2013
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4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

GuyIncognito, Sep 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +35.5%

Craftonly23121, Oct 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

liquorpig, Oct 03, 2014
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Zephyr from Rising Tide Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.