Heavy Seas - Riptide - Heavy Seas Beer
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Reviews by Jimmys:
3.7/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12 oz bottle into tulip glass. for brewery fresh taste purchase before AUG '13.
A: a decent amount of haze on this bright orange/golden colored brew. a decent amount of yeast on the bottom of my bottle leads me to believe in some bottle conditioning. or perhaps just an unfiltered brew. I digress. mostly bright white head is comprised of moderate sized bubbles. good retention and sticky lacing.
S: cotton candy jumps out at me initially. seems to be the only hop-esque aroma im gettng here. a bit of hibiscus. lemon grass. aromas closer to a Belgian tripel than a brew with the words "IPA" in it. sweet and dry all at once (I know, that doesn't make any fucking sense!).
T: similar to the nose. sweet, slight bitterness but nothing overwhelming. a solid malt backbone provides a meatiness for the yeasty esters. slightly chalky. those same yeast esters linger into the finish with minor sweetness.
M: average, tingly carb on a medium body.
D: overall, not a bad brew by any means, however I think it is missing the mark a little regarding being a BIPA. drinks more like a Belgian golden or a lighter ABV Belgian tripel. bring some more hop component Heavy Seas and you will have a solid offering.
Serving type: bottle
06-09-2013 23:28:58 | More by Jimmys
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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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