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Heavy Seas - Riptide - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
84
good

243 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 4
Gots: 24 | 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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HZBeer

Maryland

2/5  rDev -46.4%

06-12-2014 00:04:31 | More by HZBeer
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Brew_42

Massachusetts

2.63/5  rDev -29.5%

Keep in mind with this review that I do not generally like IPAs but I am currently trying to find one that I like, because when I tell beer lovers that I don't like IPAs they look at me like I just punched their grandma in the face.

Pours hazy golden with a thin white head.

Smells strongly of pine and citrus

Bitter IPA taste with plenty of citrus flavor which was pleasant but the bitterness was just too much.

Overall my search for a tasty IPA continues. IPA fans may like it but I just couldn't come to terms with the bitterness.

07-17-2013 04:04:08 | More by Brew_42
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VeganUndead

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

05-04-2014 05:17:20 | More by VeganUndead
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

08-04-2014 16:00:24 | More by jjd315
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Supra97

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

04-20-2014 18:14:20 | More by Supra97
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khargro2

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

09-05-2013 23:29:06 | More by khargro2
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surfrogue1

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

06-10-2013 00:08:30 | More by surfrogue1
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tylerthetiger

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

06-22-2014 23:07:07 | More by tylerthetiger
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Dirt

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.6%

06-12-2013 00:18:21 | More by Dirt
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Rod_J

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -19.6%

06-01-2014 02:29:37 | More by Rod_J
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BogAl

Indiana

3/5  rDev -19.6%

07-06-2014 02:37:15 | More by BogAl
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smb4087

Michigan

3/5  rDev -19.6%

10-21-2013 01:42:04 | More by smb4087
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miwestcoaster

Michigan

3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-10-2014 20:14:51 | More by miwestcoaster
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akttr

Michigan

3/5  rDev -19.6%

08-27-2013 03:37:54 | More by akttr
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.6%

08-15-2014 13:59:42 | More by ncstateplaya
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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-16-2013 20:39:11 | More by djre4orm
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SixohTwo

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-07-2014 01:15:59 | More by SixohTwo
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Homer1

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.6%

07-06-2013 20:20:19 | More by Homer1
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BillOettinger

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.6%

07-19-2014 01:50:39 | More by BillOettinger
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -15.5%

I purchased this at Wegmans, enjoyed chilled in a teku from the 12oz brown bottle -best by September 8, 2014.

The color si light amber little hazed appearance with thick white cap comprised of very fine beads with camo-like pattern of lace. The smell is phenolic with spice dominance, a bit yeasty with light hint of wheat in the aroma. The feel is good with moderately high carbonation and gentle sweetness leading to agressive spice texture with drying finish with moderate alcohol in the texture with some medicinal type edge.

The taste is good with slight hint of pear and slight peppery element with mild herbal flavor leading to hint of sugar and mild tinge of tropical fruit -more of a muted pineapple type presence with subtle malt and more alcohol as it finishes with good yeast flavor not as intense as the nose lets on. Overall I enjoyed this, however it is more of a hoppy triple than 'White IPA', the hops balance so Imperial Wit might not be appropriate, but it seems like just another beer trying to jump on the IPA bandwagon to sell rather than market it as a belgian wheat which might not be as popular.

05-19-2014 04:01:27 | More by Slatetank
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.23/5  rDev -13.4%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Chill-hazed gold, sediment in suspension, moderate, off-white head of foam.
Aroma-Faint hops, spicy yeast note
Taste-Spicy yeast, citrus hop notes. A bit unbalanced to my taste. A valiant effort that almost works.

07-28-2013 17:00:25 | More by hosehead83
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sgn4779

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

08-08-2014 20:36:37 | More by sgn4779
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Fetching

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

08-04-2013 06:51:46 | More by Fetching
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

08-11-2013 16:10:59 | More by ChipMurray
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still_thedragon

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

11-07-2013 20:07:46 | More by still_thedragon
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Heavy Seas - Riptide from Heavy Seas Beer
84 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.