Zephyr - Rising Tide Brewing Company
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3.95/5 rDev +7%
Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.
A: The beer is a dark amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains grassy hops, caramelized malts and fruity citrus.
T: The taste starts out with a strong burst of hops bitterness. Then some breadiness from a hearty malt character comes in followed by a mild but complementary caramel & citrus sweetness creating a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy.
M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.
O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, although there are several other beers in the style that are better, this is a solid beer worth drinking for a long time.
11-11-2012 21:40:41 | More by TheManiacalOne
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
3.6/5 rDev -2.4%
Rocky head with plenty of sweeping lace. The liquid is cloudy with and orange hued amber color.
The malt base is on the sweet side. Mild hop nose--flowery.
Starts with a soft, not-so-sweet malt. The hop stays in the background until the swallow, then its all bitterness but without overwhelming. Long lasting aftertaste. Accurate body and carbonation.
Overall, a decent IPA without any extreme aspects. Nothing complex about this one, but that's okay.
09-22-2012 20:08:47 | More by smcolw
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
3.39/5 rDev -8.1%
Pours a cloudy orange amber color with a thick white head. Kudos for such a great presentation!
It's heavy on the pine resin with just a mellow hint of mango behind. All that is kind of obscured by alcohol heat.
There's more of a citrus kick here, especially that of mango and grapefruit. It has to be the Calypso hops, which I've never heard of until now.
Lingering mango, grapefruit and even apple (?) at the back of the throat. Finishes with a hearty belch.
Decent. Not an imperial but certainly borders on it with the taste.
02-05-2013 01:54:18 | More by Brad007
3.64/5 rDev -1.4%
Pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with a huge cream colored head that takes forever to recede. A solid shot of citrus and pine resin aroma with a faint hint of bready caramel deep underneath along with a fleeting ethanol aroma. The flavor is bready and malty with and earthy pine resinous flavor. Light bit of yeast and a hint of ethanol round out the flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a slick resinous mouthfeel. Decent brew, but could use a hint more body, a bit less yeastiness and less alcohol presence to be world class.
04-27-2013 01:15:51 | More by johnnnniee
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
3.43/5 rDev -7%
A-Pours a well-shined orange hue. Barely any head at all. Leaves more lacing than expected.
S-Smell is very mild. About a 4 out of 10 in terms of IPA intensity. I am picking up baby notes of flowers and tangerines. Cracker malt. Aside from that, this brew is quite silent.
T-The flavor is an upgrade in both intensity and overall enjoyment. This beer stresses candied citrus. Maybe a bit of apricots. Malt reminds me of stale Animal Cracker. Candied oranges for days. Not much complexity.
M-Medium bodied. Not resinous. Mild to moderate bitterness and dryness. Smooth carbonation. A lick of alcohol.
O/D-The nose was weak. The flavor has enough muscle but the hops were not able to express themselves. Not a huge fan. One-sided flavor. Failed to keep me interested. Just a snoozer.
10-02-2012 23:45:47 | More by VelvetExtract
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
3.1/5 rDev -16%
A: cloudy orange to light amber color with good head and very impressive retention.
S: sweet, malty, and some citrus hop character
T: sweet countered with bitter hops along with some pretty flavorful hops. Citrus with some grassy character stays with you on the tongue for a while. Has a weird, kind of metallic or medicinal smell.
M: very well carbonated with a medium body gives this a nice refreshing feel.
O: though its parts seem solid, there is something a little off about this beer. The smell gives away a little, but I can't tell what's going on. $7 or something like that for a bomber at Whole Foods in Portland, ME.
09-12-2012 22:45:58 | More by Holland
3.9/5 rDev +5.7%
A: Lighter shade of yellow. Maybe a hint of orange. Forms a moderate sized fluffy white head. Excellent retention. Lots of lacing.
S: Aroma isn't strong, but it is pleasant. Hop forward. Mostly citrus, orange. A little grapefruit and light sweetness.
T: Taste is also pleasant. Simple and clean. Light pale malt backbone. Mild sweetness. Lots of citrus, especially orange. Mandarin and orange blossom. Quick finish.
M: On the lighter side of medium in body. Medium carbonation. Moderate bitterness.
O: A very nice go-to IPA. Pleasantly flavorful, but not overwhelming.
05-08-2014 23:47:07 | More by Florida9
Zephyr from Rising Tide Brewing Company
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