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Heavy Seas - Riptide - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
84
good

207 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tdm168 on 04-27-2013)
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Reviews by VelvetExtract:
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A-Pale orange with a solid top of whitish foamy froth. Head manages to stick around. Well laced.

S-Hops aren't exactly silent but they are close to it. Spicy and yeasty. I guess the hops are perfume but not in a pleasing way. Its weird because I find their Loose Cannon to be perfumery in aroma and flavor and I love that beer. This doesn't work quite as well.

T-Yeasty and spicy. Hops are far too dull. A bit peppery. Orange peel. Wheat. Lingering sweetness.

M-A bit sticky. Not bitter. Soft carbonation.

O/D-Belgian IPAs are really hit-or-miss with me. This was pretty close to a miss. Spicy and sweet with not many redeeming factors.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 22:16:23 | More by VelvetExtract
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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.

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A: Pours a cloudy copper color. The head is about a finger high, with nice retention and excellent creaminess. A solid ring of lacing is left on the glass.

S: I'm really getting a nice orange-y note coming through. Some hoppiness comes through as well...which is also orange-y in its tone. Spicing is very subtle, but I can pick it up. It's definitely more of a hoppy witbier (at this strength, though, we're starting to enter tripel territory) than an IPA in general.

T: At first, there's a sudden rush of candied sugar, not unlike a tripel. Some savory spicing enters the midtaste - coriander, mainly. The finish has a gentle grapefruit-laden hoppiness to it. I have to say that the Belgian yeast works well with the Loose Cannon base, as it comes off more "Belgian-esque" than other Belgian-style IPAs (hi, Stone Cali-Failgique!) In fact, it's more Belgian than IPA - a lot more really. Still good.

M: Really crisp, and decently dry. Since the carbonation is low for the style, it almost comes off a bit syrupy (helped by its full body). Even still, it's pleasant to sip on.

O: Loose Cannon gets ass-reamed by a Westmalle Tripel that's high on coriander, and this is the result. I have to say, it's turned out well. There's just enough IPA to satisfy me, and the Belgian-ness isn't half-hearted in execution. I was pretty pleasantly surprised by this.

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Heavy Seas - Riptide from Heavy Seas Beer
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