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Heavy Seas - Riptide - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
84
good

222 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 4
Gots: 21 | 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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Virginia

5/5  rDev +34%

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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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Maryland

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California

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05-22-2013 17:49:59 | More by puuj
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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

07-14-2014 22:09:48 | More by fairwarning
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blameo

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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ripperltj

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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Kerrie

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

07-23-2013 02:40:42 | More by Kerrie
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jjboesen

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

06-08-2014 22:22:17 | More by jjboesen
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is copper and clear with a 1 finger head that quickly disappears. Not sure why this is called a white IPA when its not very pale.

Smell - Very pleasant Belgian yeast and spices prevail

Taste - A very well balanced hybrid beer. Flavorful Belgian spices and slight sweetness and malt is really well rounded out with a crispness and hop presence in the finish. Nothing bitter at all and the complexity of flavor through the taste is very well crafted.

Mouthfeel - Delightfully full bodied

Overall - A definite must try beer for anyone. This is a very well crafted Belgian IPA that is an easy drinker, full of typical Belgian flavorings and just enough pop in the finish for hop heads.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 23:14:32 | More by bubseymour
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dpianka

Connecticut

4.31/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

date of tasting: 5-31
place of tasting: Barley Vine - Bristol, CT
beer: Riptide
brewery: Heavy Seas
brewery location: Halithorpe Maryland
type: ale
style: Belgian IPA
abv: 7.25
ibu: 45
glass: mug w/appearance test in tasting glass
temperature of beer: 50F

Appearance: like floating in a golden cloud... a golden cloud with angels playing harps and singing praise to the great beer god in the sky

Smell: picture an orange grown in Belgium in the middle of a wheat field and cared for by a heavy set jolly fellow who reeks like the werthers originals and red jolly ranchers he keeps in his left breast pocket.

Taste: subtle sweet grapefruit supremes (no white pith bitterness whatsoever) just a slight hint of coriander, georgia peaches and perfectly ripe strawberries

Mouthfeel: like the froth on a perfect cappucino laced with the perfect amount of carbonation

Overall Impression: I really like this beer. I could see myself drinking this on a patio overlooking a dense deciduous forest on a cool summer’s eve.

Food Pairings: banana gelato, a juicy mid rare cheeseburger with that really thick american cheese on a potato bun with ketchup, mayo and butter lettuce. grilled chicken over an apricot salad. Beef Satay with a spicy peanut dipping sauce

Serving type: on-tap

06-01-2013 03:59:25 | More by dpianka
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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Virginia

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Ohio

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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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schoolboy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It figures that these guys make a really good beer like this.

It opens looking like a nice "light" Belgian treat. It turns out to be a bit more. Every aspect of this beer is well balanced. The color, light head, aroma (especially), are all just right, and very appetizing.

It tastes very Belgian. Loads of nice yeastiness pouring though. The aftertaste is a very satisfying Belgian linger. I like it a lot,

This is a beer I will seek out and buy again. It is recommended for when you want a full flavored American version of one of these without the over the top syrupy taste.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 18:39:38 | More by schoolboy
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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one was quite a surprize to me because when i seen spices on the label I'm thinking wit beer. This was not the case. What I got was a good BIPA.
A small wimpy head sits on top of a sediment infused hazy golden yellow beer. The gentle cabonation is the death blow to the fast fading unresponsive head.

The aroma has a fresh floral hop aroma, maybe with a tich of citrus. Its quite sutle and confident. Belgian yeast give a slight fruitiess. Subdued spices like in a wit. All work well together.
Taste was very good with a good depth of flavor here. Plenty of fruitness spiciness and Belgian yeast. All working well.
And whats great is that nothing dominates but compliments.
On the palatte it's smooth and dry with a sutle bitterness.
Gotta be one of the best white IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 11:32:44 | More by micromaniac129
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