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Spinnaker - Rising Tide Brewing Company

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75 Ratings
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Ratings: 75
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%
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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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

djrn2, May 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

acurtis, May 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

nmann08, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

metter98, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

westcoastbeerlvr, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of smcolw
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

smcolw, Jul 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

smakawhat, Aug 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

billab914, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of johnnnniee
2.85/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Bottle from Harvest Market
Pours a hazy deep straw color with a decent sized big bubbled white head that dissipates quickly like diet fountain soda. Aromas of lemon, wheat, and a bit of yeasty funk. Not much appetizing about the nose IMHO. The flavor is a little sweet a bit spicy and tart with hints of lemon and yeasty funk. Medium to light body with a moderate level of carbonation and a tart almost piercing mouthfeel. I didn't enjoy this one very much.

johnnnniee, Jul 10, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -51.7%

chippo33, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

ZEB89, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of puboflyons
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

puboflyons, May 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

CheapBeerBuzz, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of tigg924
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

tigg924, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Gatordaddy, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of donkeyrunner
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Trashcat, Oct 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

DonFrap, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of BEERMILER12
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy straw yellow color with almost no head

S: Very wheaty and estery with lots of banana and clove. Lightly spicy phenols give some more depth. Nice

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with lots of wheat, banana, and cloves. Get some fruity esters and spicy phenols mid-way through and then finishes with a banana/bubble gum wheatiness

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Lightly chalky

O: One of the best American-made Hefes I've had to date (appearance aside). Very similar to German versions, relying heavily on the wheat and banana/clove notes. Refreshing and easy to drink at 4.5%. Get some if you can find it, as it's perfect for warm summer days

BEERMILER12, Apr 25, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

deltatauhobbit, May 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Bilco, Jun 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

mick303, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

HattedClassic, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Janeinma, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of dasenebler
3.15/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Rising Tide Spinnaker
22oz, no date

Well they got the color right on this one-- cloudy glowing orange-- but the head is pretty lackluster. I swirled heavily to get a lot of yeast in suspension. A head of foamy thickness is a huge part of the Weißbier style, and this beer falls to a pathetic layer of fizz. No lacing. (2.5)

Aroma is nice, with a good balance of 4VG and Isoamyl Acetate, while also having some band-aidy styrene character. Unfortunately, there's also some Diacetyl in the back, and it's only getting stronger as the beer warms. (2.5)

Flavor is complex and dry. Lightly tart and heavily clovey and phenolic. Not too heavy on the fruity, banana esters. Diacetyl not apparent in the flavor. Really dry, quenching finish. Nice medium-high carbonation, despite the utter lack of head. (3.5, 3.5)

Nothing amazing, but an okay stab at the style. If this beer had a better head and were properly Diacetyl-rested, then it would have really impressed me. (3)

dasenebler, Apr 24, 2013
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Spinnaker from Rising Tide Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.