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Zephyr - Rising Tide Brewing Company

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186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
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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patford100

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-24-2014 00:20:26 | More by patford100
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Cuvie62

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-10-2014 01:45:14 | More by Cuvie62
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lordofthewiens

Maine

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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tigg924

Massachusetts

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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NilocRellim

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.4%

09-29-2012 05:42:39 | More by NilocRellim
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-13-2014 03:32:17 | More by ccurrid
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-02-2014 19:16:56 | More by Janeinma
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WeymouthMike

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-16-2014 00:31:16 | More by WeymouthMike
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PressFastF0rward

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-27-2014 20:01:29 | More by PressFastF0rward
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-06-2013 02:34:26 | More by juicebox
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ehammond1


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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Hairrrrrrrr

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-30-2013 03:56:47 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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geoffpm

Massachusetts

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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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.7%

02-13-2013 02:35:08 | More by acurtis
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

08-17-2012 17:53:42 | More by Bdel34
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-19-2013 01:56:05 | More by mjstacker
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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-06-2014 21:08:52 | More by jayiz
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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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GuyIncognito

Maine

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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Craftonly23121

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +35.5%

10-31-2012 19:05:36 | More by Craftonly23121
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-24-2014 01:38:17 | More by danmcg62
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Zephyr from Rising Tide Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.