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Riptide Amber - Pensacola Bay Brewery

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Riptide Amber
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 17.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pensacola Bay Brewery visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Despite the tranquil calm of the Emerald Coast, the water can be treacherous! When the red and yellow flags are out, swim out too far and your best friend will be the lifeguard stationed on the beach. On second thought, a lifeguard rescue might be the perfect way to start your summer vacation. Share your Rip Tide Amber and find a friend for life. Trust us, sipping on our amber ale will be the best rip tide you’ll ever experience. Our Rip Tide Amber is a smooth and flavorful brew. Don’t worry about getting dragged under, you can drink Rip Tide without leaving the shore. The only thing you’ll be pulled to do is order another pint or take home a growler.

40 IBU

(Beer added by: cjgator3 on 12-29-2010)
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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jettjon:
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jettjon

Florida

3.8/5  rDev +11.4%

Enjoyed on tap at a local pizza joint; it's great to see local business supporting local business. In a pint glass it's a nice clear dark amber color with good carbonation threads. One finger whitish foam head fades fairly quickly leaving a good amount of sheeting and lace. Since it was windy out on the patio, it was hard to get the nose off of the pint glass but what I could detect was faintly bready with a sweetish caramel-type lightly toasted malt. In the mouth, there's crisp hoppiness out front with light caramel toasted malt and hints of buttery diacetyl. Piney hops then citrus, with a bitter, burnt finish and hints of alcohol. Mouth is nicely crisp, sharp, watery, quenching--complementary of style. Drinkability is good; I enjoyed two but the 6.1% ABV+ started catching up, making this a borderline sessionable brew.

Overall: A pretty complex and bold amber. I think the recipe has been tweaked since the previous review.

03-12-2011 17:26:19 | More by jettjon
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

06-28-2014 22:39:08 | More by russpowell
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HideYaBeer

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

11-10-2013 15:43:26 | More by HideYaBeer
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.84/5  rDev +12.6%

A: mahogany, ruby red, beige head, nice lace for a plastic cup.

S: sweet malts, caramel, bits of sticky happiness. Mild, but pleasant.

T: caramel, toasted malts, floral hops, mild bitterness.

Overall, a pleasant amber ale. Good drinkability, refreshing by the beach.

05-30-2013 19:06:53 | More by EgadBananas
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EN27

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

10-24-2013 23:54:37 | More by EN27
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

12-01-2013 18:38:03 | More by BlueMoon10
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CrispyFL

Florida

3/5  rDev -12%

10-12-2013 02:06:27 | More by CrispyFL
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fricpen

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +39.3%

07-11-2014 21:12:03 | More by fricpen
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JayS2629

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +10%

Poured a dark amber with a medium head that faded slow and left ok lacing.

The aroma was of caramel, toasted malts, and sweet toffee with some floral and citrus notes.

The flavors were on the malty side with toffee notes and caramel ruling. Floral and citrus hops come through in the finish.

Medium bodied and smooth.

Overall, a very drinkable and enjoyable beer. Nothing that stood out from the average amber, but nicely balanced.

09-13-2011 21:23:06 | More by JayS2629
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boss302

Florida

3.13/5  rDev -8.2%

Riptide red, I was there about a week after opening and this was from the first batch. I expect it will improve over time as they work things out. I will return at a later date to try again and will update the review.

A Red color, not much head that faded quickly, 3.5,

S Caramel and malty without much hop aroma 3.5

T The malt flavor I expected from the aroma isn't there, and the hops aren't significant which leaves this beer kind of flat on flavor. 3

M Thin mouthfeel and it needs more carbonation 3

D Definitely could be a good beer but lacks sufficient malt and hops flavor. 3

01-03-2011 04:47:05 | More by boss302
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goodshiz

Florida

3/5  rDev -12%

07-17-2014 00:23:26 | More by goodshiz
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

05-24-2014 19:30:28 | More by dbrauneis
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fisherbray

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

04-25-2012 18:57:19 | More by fisherbray
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charlzm

California

3.38/5  rDev -0.9%

Consumed March 18, 2012 at the brewery.

Clear medium brown/amber with a one-finger off-white head that settles into a ring.

Aroma is subtle: caramel and a nutty note almost mask an off aroma that reminds me a little of ammonia.

Flavor is much like the nose. Finish is moderately hoppy; lightly bitter and resiny.

Mouthfeel is unremarkable save for some carbonation tingle on the tongue.

Overall, a touch better than average.

03-18-2012 23:12:56 | More by charlzm
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JDizzle

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

10-28-2013 15:17:10 | More by JDizzle
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jonathaniler

Florida

5/5  rDev +46.6%

01-06-2013 13:07:20 | More by jonathaniler
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DeeMalloy

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

06-11-2013 02:32:35 | More by DeeMalloy
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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TonyJ815

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-03-2014 15:03:53 | More by TonyJ815
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Lovely85

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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scripna

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-20-2014 19:55:36 | More by scripna
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TheMarkE

California

3.45/5  rDev +1.2%

Much better than I expected, full of bready malt flavor with just enough hops to give it some balance. I wouldn’t even consider it an Amber with that much malt, but they’ve got some consistency problems from what I’ve heard. I may just be one of the lucky ones that got a great batch.

01-10-2013 01:02:09 | More by TheMarkE
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Lare453

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

03-24-2013 19:10:31 | More by Lare453
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johntfox

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

05-21-2013 17:55:35 | More by johntfox
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JHendu

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

06-24-2014 00:49:44 | More by JHendu
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Riptide Amber from Pensacola Bay Brewery
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