Riptide Amber - Pensacola Bay Brewery
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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jettjon:
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
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
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
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
Riptide Amber from Pensacola Bay Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.