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Zephyr - Rising Tide Brewing Company

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83
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225 Ratings
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Ratings: 225
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 6
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rising Tide Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BEERMILER12 on 08-11-2012

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.
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3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle stamped "120BORN 021113"...I take that to mean 2/11/13?

A: Poured into a tulip with a large frothy thick head that receded to about 2cm with heavy lacing and a thick fluffy consistensy. Nice.

S: I get some slight herbal and floral notes, and a subtle hint of juicy fruit.

T: Medium bitterness hits you first, but then it withdraws to showcase some of the nice fruity components of the hops. Peach and mango shine through, and then come the citrus and pine (thanks MR. Cascade) that we all expect. Astringent bitterness on the end with a slight caramel sweetness from the malt. Going back, I start to definitely notice a subtle chemical aftertaste, and some slight oxidation. Hmmm. didn't notice it till I was halfway through the glass.

M: Definitely on the thicker side for what is labeled as a single IPA. Almost like a lost style these days...interesting to think about. Fluffy carbonation doesn't bite until the very end. Fizzes up a tad more than I would like at the end.

O: I really enjoyed this, despite the subtle hints of oxidation I started to get towards the end. This was pleasant as hell to drink, and going from heady to resin to this, the fact that I say that should hold at least a little weight. Would drink again for sure, but not seek out.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours maple-tinged burnt orange with a very large, thick off-white head.

S: Perfumy esters, light mint, sweet clementine and pineapple, caramel.

T: The taste brings plenty of herbal bitterness, restrained citrus, plenty of caramel and cracker malt, slight tobacco, a bit buttery.

M: Light-bodied and creamy.

O: Although I don't mind drinking this, the taste is a bit too malt-forward, and there's a smoke-like flavor from one of the hops used that doesn't do it for me. Still, let it warm up a bit and it's decent.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of SawDog505
4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

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Zephyr from Rising Tide Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 225 ratings.