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Zephyr - Rising Tide Brewing Company

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184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
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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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

on tap it has a bright golden look, honey colored and clear, with an inch or so of soft white head as pure as can be. the aroma is orchard fruit and juicy hops, while the grain character seems minimal. the taste is similar, although the barley malt adds some faint toasted bread notes, pine nutty almost too, but the hops may contribute to that some. less citrus and a whole lot more apple and peary as I sip on it. bitterness is only average, which lends to drinkability. I was wanting this one to be a little more distinct, more unique to itself, but it gets lost in the crowd a little I think, fails to stand out despite being of utmost quality. cascade hops just seem a little played out right now, no matter how good the recipe.

08-17-2014 18:11:11 | More by StonedTrippin
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jharmon


3.76/5  rDev +1.9%

08-14-2014 20:03:04 | More by jharmon
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Cruick

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22%

08-13-2014 19:20:48 | More by Cruick
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wc94wc

California

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-13-2014 02:03:06 | More by wc94wc
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jddimo


4.5/5  rDev +22%

08-09-2014 14:23:52 | More by jddimo
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bbal325

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +22%

08-08-2014 02:32:07 | More by bbal325
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.54/5  rDev -4.1%

Really nice look, translucent, yellow with a pale brown hue, nice sustaining head, excellent lacing. I get a light orange smell that grows as the beer warms, as well as some Juniper. I also was getting some rotting wood smell early that I couldn't get later.

The taste starts with a little grapefruit, but that juniper-piney-balsam taste grabs hold early and does not let go of me. The taste actually turn back to grapefruit a bit, but it combines with the pine in a way that I personally don't enjoy. This seems more in the vein of a west coast IPA. The body is decent, just light of medium.

Overall, this beer doesn't do it for me, too much bitterness that doesn't balance even itself very well. If you like a piney IPA, this might work for you.

08-04-2014 22:23:30 | More by cjgiant
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nmaher

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-02-2014 17:01:45 | More by nmaher
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homieecee


4.5/5  rDev +22%

07-25-2014 22:40:11 | More by homieecee
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jrmurph


1/5  rDev -72.9%

07-22-2014 02:24:43 | More by jrmurph
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

07-21-2014 03:23:52 | More by SuperHop18
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Csparks33

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-16-2014 14:42:43 | More by Csparks33
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GuidedByBill

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

07-15-2014 01:44:11 | More by GuidedByBill
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mountdew1

New Hampshire

3.74/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured into an over sized wine glass. Color was a darker golden amber, with a dirty white 1/4 inch head. Fair amount of carbonation rising up as well. Aroma was a fruity citrus, lemon or grapefruit with just a hint of pine. Flavor was hoppy pine up front, but mellowed to a tangy sweet. Ok in the mouth, a bit thin, and head a bit over bubbly. Overall, not bad. A nice well balanced IPA. Not too weak, and not to overpowering.

07-14-2014 22:45:51 | More by mountdew1
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-12-2014 00:10:14 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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shehateme

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

07-11-2014 23:24:27 | More by shehateme
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huysmans

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-11-2014 17:37:18 | More by huysmans
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jstilwell

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

07-10-2014 15:56:18 | More by jstilwell
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Cuvie62

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-09-2014 03:51:38 | More by hockeypuck
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JGLittle

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

07-06-2014 22:59:05 | More by JGLittle
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StaindProject86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-05-2014 20:56:00 | More by StaindProject86
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-05-2014 02:03:23 | More by dpgoblejr
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Ronin

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-30-2014 18:28:56 | More by Ronin
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Quinlan276

Maine

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-30-2014 01:27:32 | More by Quinlan276
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Zephyr from Rising Tide Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.