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Spinnaker - Rising Tide Brewing Company

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rising Tide Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dasenebler on 04-24-2013)
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Reviews by HopAlongG:
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HopAlongG

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-08-2013 14:07:07 | More by HopAlongG
More User Reviews:
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev +11.8%

Appearance: 1/4 inch head and high carbonation, gold in color, hazy

Smell: lemon, wheat, and malt

Taste: big banana, wheat, and grain

Mouthfeel: sweet, light in body, medium carbonation

Overall: Of all the Rising Tide beers, this may be my favorite. I found this to be sweet and very clean. I will be getting this again.

08-27-2013 13:19:32 | More by tigg924
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sgn4779

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-29-2014 03:45:48 | More by sgn4779
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-14-2013 14:41:45 | More by Janeinma
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PressFastF0rward

Maine

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-27-2014 20:00:44 | More by PressFastF0rward
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Hairrrrrrrr

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

05-05-2013 17:33:52 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-03-2013 00:05:57 | More by acurtis
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +24%

07-25-2013 10:41:02 | More by Snellgg5
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Craftonly23121

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

05-25-2013 14:13:20 | More by Craftonly23121
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.79/5  rDev +4.4%

From the 22 fl. oz. bottle stamped BORN: APR 2013. Sampled on May 12, 2013.

The pour is an unfiltered hazy pale yellow with moderate carbonation building up to a huge puffy head that eventually settles back.

The aroma includes a fine array of bread, biscuit, wheat, and citrus zing not unlike pineapple or maybe something less tart like pear.

The body is light to medium with a pleasant creaminess.

The taste also highlights the bread, wheat, and citrus with a low bitterness with no lingering sensation. However the beer on the whole is very easy to drink and refreshing.

05-12-2013 18:40:27 | More by puboflyons
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-18-2014 22:26:56 | More by WhitmansNiece
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nebula1999

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-02-2014 22:01:21 | More by nebula1999
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metter98

New York

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%

A: The beer is slightly hazy light pale yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of banana esters and wheat are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has a little fruity sweetness along with some subtle hints of clove.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very drinkable, thirst-quenching and refreshing. It is a perfect beer for a hot summer day and is a good American representation of a German style.

06-19-2013 00:03:03 | More by metter98
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BobZTraveler

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

08-05-2014 01:23:40 | More by BobZTraveler
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rkcrozier

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-24-2013 00:07:30 | More by rkcrozier
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NickBeery

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-30-2013 23:56:38 | More by NickBeery
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deltatauhobbit

Maine

3.74/5  rDev +3%

Pours a straw color, slightly hazy, small fizzy head fades quickly and leaves no lacing.

Smell starts out with a malty front and has a light grassy aroma, slight citrus presence.

Taste has a decent lemon zing to it, sweet malt rounds it out, light bitterness in the aftertaste that finishes fast, carbonation is high and active, finishes slightly sweet but maintains a clean finish.

05-23-2013 20:32:33 | More by deltatauhobbit
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cjs61679

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-09-2013 00:36:47 | More by cjs61679
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.2%

09-29-2013 16:37:51 | More by HattedClassic
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jgammoniv

Maine

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-27-2014 14:11:44 | More by jgammoniv
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Bilco

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-16-2013 23:43:58 | More by Bilco
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.4%

Hazy pale yeller with a thin white head. Bubble gum, clove and sour wheat aroma. Taste is fairly tart with mild clove accompaniment. Not much 'nana in this here hef.

Definitely more of an American interpretation that traditional German. Actually tastes more like Hoegaarden that a her at all.

04-23-2014 23:38:16 | More by donkeyrunner
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VictorWisc

Massachusetts

3.66/5  rDev +0.8%

Not really a full review, as I only had it at a store tasting (but it was a substantial size "sample"). Bottom line, the combination of price and taste did not encourage me to buy it, although I would say that it's representative of its type and is worth trying for those who like it (I generally do not).

The pour had slight head, clarity hard to determine in a dark-green plastic sampling cup but it appeared cloudy. The brewery rep clearly had a long day and did not really want to be there, but this was the item he really wanted to push, as it is new and timely. He repeatedly stated that it should taste like cloves and bananas although there are no cloves or bananas in it. He was half-right. There was a noticeable green-banana nose and a very clear banana note on the tongue. Not so much on the cloves -- no characteristic bitterness or spiciness of any kind. Slight undifferentiated citrus note to go along with typical yeasty goodness. Other than that, fresh but unremarkable. I'm not likely to go back to it, as I have a mixed wit case to deal with and all are substantially lower-priced.

06-24-2013 01:17:01 | More by VictorWisc
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klawburke

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-06-2013 16:59:59 | More by klawburke
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev -1.9%

Good head for a bar pour. Lasting like wheat beer should have. The liquid is appropriately cloudy with a lime green hint to the yellow color.

Lots of semi-sweet wheat smell.

Quite sour for the style. Quick ending finish. Full bodied , yet has an equally high level of carbonation. Simply put a very wheaty beer. Although tart, I detect some berry sweetness.

07-14-2013 00:48:18 | More by smcolw
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Spinnaker from Rising Tide Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.