Zephyr - Rising Tide Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev +22%
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.
09-05-2012 18:48:22 | More by BeerKangaroo
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
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
4.18/5 rDev +13.3%
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.
12-04-2012 03:53:23 | More by smakawhat
4.1/5 rDev +11.1%
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.
09-13-2012 23:21:54 | More by donkeyrunner
Zephyr from Rising Tide Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.