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Spinnaker - Rising Tide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%
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 andrewinski1:
Photo of andrewinski1
4.01/5  rDev +10.5%

Poured into a shaker pint. The color is cloudy straw. There is a small eighth inch head.

The aroma is full of banana with a hint of clove. Some malt honey sweetness comes through a bit as well.

The tastes balances the malt, yeast and grassy hops beautifully. With every sip I can choose to focus my pallet on a different area of flavor or I can just casually toss this one back; it's so light and drinkable. The banana-clove yeast is strong in the finish.

This is very tasty and a great American wheat beer.

andrewinski1, Apr 28, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of tigg924
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.

tigg924, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

sgn4779, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Janeinma, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

PressFastF0rward, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Hairrrrrrrr, May 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

acurtis, May 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

Snellgg5, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of Craftonly23121
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Craftonly23121, May 25, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
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.

puboflyons, May 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

WhitmansNiece, Apr 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

nebula1999, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

smakawhat, Aug 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

HopAlongG, Jun 08, 2013
Photo of metter98
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.

metter98, Jun 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

BobZTraveler, Aug 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

rkcrozier, Jun 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

NickBeery, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of deltatauhobbit
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.

deltatauhobbit, May 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

cjs61679, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

HattedClassic, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

jgammoniv, Feb 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Bilco, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of donkeyrunner
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.

donkeyrunner, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of VictorWisc
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.

VictorWisc, Jun 24, 2013
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Spinnaker from Rising Tide Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.