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Zephyr - Rising Tide Brewing Company

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175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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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Craftonly23121

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +36.2%

10-31-2012 19:05:36 | More by Craftonly23121
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

03-02-2013 00:30:50 | More by Snellgg5
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jstilwell

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

07-10-2014 15:56:18 | More by jstilwell
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From the bomber into a pint glass:

A: beautiful golden copper colored body that yields a two finger foamy white head that lasts for at least a good two minutes. The body is too hazy for any carbonation to be seen rising and has some spider web lacing speckling the sides of the glass.

S: good complexity of hops and malts, some sweet, some bitter, and some spicy. Some light pine and citrus comes in as the beer warms.

T: peppery yet piney sort of flavor that to me is pretty good.

M: not watery nor is it sharp, a perfect feel on the tongue, pretty sessionable.

O: I was not expecting this IPA to be this good, but yes I would definitely have this again.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2012 18:48:22 | More by BeerKangaroo
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glib

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

08-16-2013 19:07:28 | More by glib
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ackbarleywine

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

02-15-2013 22:03:33 | More by ackbarleywine
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mbs11

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

09-04-2012 00:28:33 | More by mbs11
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.48/5  rDev +22.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 23:33:02 | More by lordofthewiens
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GuyIncognito

Maine

4.33/5  rDev +18%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 02:50:26 | More by GuyIncognito
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jgammoniv

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

02-27-2014 14:13:37 | More by jgammoniv
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

09-17-2012 20:21:19 | More by Bilco
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WreckingBrew

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

06-04-2013 01:19:30 | More by WreckingBrew
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GuidedByBill

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

07-15-2014 01:44:11 | More by GuidedByBill
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zahara15

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

08-22-2013 16:33:44 | More by zahara15
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tjdrewry

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

04-19-2014 16:53:23 | More by tjdrewry
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AJ01923

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

03-13-2013 03:11:11 | More by AJ01923
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hopley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

04-14-2013 01:59:09 | More by hopley
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JGLittle

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

07-06-2014 22:59:05 | More by JGLittle
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

07-21-2014 03:23:52 | More by SuperHop18
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.18/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into my Dogfish style Ale glass. Thanks Toasterchef!

A real nice chestnut amber, giving to tangerine orange bottom and edges. Dark golden brown amber, real nice. Head is creamy off white, very thin bubbles lots of retention and lace ringing the glass inviting.

Bouquet hits a mint hop profile. Woo ha! Wintergreen spruce pine hop also with some sweet malts too. I like this angle.

Delicious palate fills with refreshing aromatics and toothpaste clean like sensations. Wintergreen blast, peppermint and a light caramel sweetness mixing with good clean hop bitter. Fruit angle comes a little but it's so mint forward and lingering. This tastes like a breath mint. Mint mint mint.. there I said it. Palate is juicy and a nice coating for the middle roof top of the mouth. After some warmth there's even some biscuity like quality.

Overall it's a neat IPA, I really like this one, this is a perfect winter IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 03:53:23 | More by smakawhat
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy and rusty orange Zephyr kinda looks like a Rogenbier. Layer of foam on top like a blanket of bone marrow colored lichen.

Odd aroma for an IPA Zephyr features pears and caramel covered granny smith apple. The usual citrus spice is there too but the pear and apple really make the aroma stand out as something fresh, air and different.

Citrus and green apple hops over rich caramel. I usually don't like lots of caramel in my IPAs but in Zephyr it work. Mouthfeel is nice and resin-y. Despite plenty of hop flavor and resin it's not a very bitter beer.

My first encounter with Calypso hops. Is that where the pear and apple are coming from? Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 23:21:54 | More by donkeyrunner
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a solid golden orange color with a fingers worth of puffy, slightly off-white head

S: Hops are the stand-out here, with a slightly citrusy, fruity, and grassy presence. Malt has just enough presence to give it a slightly sweet caramel note

T: Follows the nose, with a great balance between the malt and hops. Hops are still at the front, but the malts make themselves known. Alcohol is very well hidden, and simply adds some more fruity notes to the hops

M: Medium bodied with a soft, moderate carbonation. Makes this beer very easy to drink

O: Wow, what a solid new beer from the guys over at Rising Tide. Amazingly balanced, yet will more than please the average hop-head. Definitely of the east-coast style of IPA, as pine isn't even in the picture with the hops. The cascade, centennial, and calypso hops really do wonders for this beer. Great job, guys!!

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 03:59:00 | More by BEERMILER12
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, bottled on 2/11/13. Pours a dark orange, with a one inch off white head, that has excellent retention and leaves patches of lace. Smell is apricot, caramel, grapefruit, pine, cut grass, and a little bready. Taste is all of that with citrus being mixed with caramel, and grapefruit in the finish. Body is medium large, plenty of life, a touch dry in the finish, and easy drinking. Very solid IPA and stands out as different than most.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 21:59:28 | More by SawDog505
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Cuvie62

Florida

4/5  rDev +9%

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +9%

09-29-2012 05:42:39 | More by NilocRellim
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Zephyr from Rising Tide Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.