Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine?

Learn more about beer and save over 53% with a 3-year subscription.

Subscribe now →

Spinnaker - Rising Tide Brewing Company

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.

15 Reviews
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 15
Hads: 93
Avg: 3.6
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: dasenebler on 04-24-2013

No notes at this time.
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Reviews: 15 | Hads: 93
Reviews by tneenan1:
Photo of tneenan1
3/5  rDev -16.7%

More User Reviews:
Photo of tigg924
4.03/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

 324 characters

Photo of sgn4779
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of PressFastF0rward
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Hairrrrrrrr
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of dmachado
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of tdm168
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Snellgg5
4.5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of Craftonly23121
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of puboflyons
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

 577 characters

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of nebula1999
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of smakawhat
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of HopAlongG
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

 666 characters

Photo of BobZTraveler
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of rkcrozier
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of NickBeery
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

 384 characters

Photo of cjs61679
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of HattedClassic
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.97/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of illpass78
4.08/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

10 oz. on tap at the brewery in proprietary stemware on a sunny, breezy spring day with a grilled cheese sandwich.

Appearance: Hazy straw with a big white, foamy head. Seems fairly well carbonated.

Smell: Smells of clove, wheat bread and some banana.

Taste: Those bananas and cloves are right there. Tasty. Somewhat thin, but plenty of flavor for a summer beer.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied. Definitely a summer wheat beer.

Overall: Good stuff. Could see myself tipping a few of these this summer. Recommended for wheat beer fans.

 530 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Spinnaker from Rising Tide Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.