Heavy Seas - Riptide - Heavy Seas Beer
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3.46/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A - Orange hue, with tons of head and sticky lace. Unfiltered with sediment floating all over throughout the beer. As good as it gets for appearance!
S - Hmm, aroma is not real strong. Citrus, oranges, belgian yeast and candy. I've got to dig down low to get the aroma though
T - Unfortunately, the beer is not as good as it looks. Very mild for a 7.25 abv. Spices and malty, but nothing sticks out...is even a big bland.
M - Highly carbonated.
O - Looks great, but disappointed after that. Probably doesn't help that I have recently had a few other White IPA's that knock this one into the dirt
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2013 01:11:04 | More by BeerDawgs
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4.05/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into an IPA glass.
A: Golden-orange in color. Thick haze. Big, rocky white head stubbornly persists. Lacing sticks everywhere in a thick, foamy coating.
S: Floral hops, spruce pine, orange peel, peppery coriander, doughy and chalky yeast, hint of alcohol, tropical esters, lightly honeyed malt.
T: Floral hops, soft piney flavors, pithy citrus fruits. Bitterness is ample. Peppery coriander. Light medicinal phenols and a brush of alcohol. Orange peel comes out more toward the back. Honeyed and biscuity malt. Chalky yeast. Pithy hop finish.
M: Medium bodied. Creamy and silky. Low carbonation lets it sit with a little more heft.
O: White IPAs have been a little slower to catch on than I thought they'd be. This one is pretty much as I envisaged the style to be. Great balance. Not necessarily wheat-dominated. Higher abv, good Belgian yeast character, ample hop flavor and bitterness, and some supporting wit spicing. Still very drinkable. Good stuff here.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 14:38:03 | More by ryan1788a5
Heavy Seas - Riptide from Heavy Seas Beer
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