Heavy Seas - Riptide - Heavy Seas Beer
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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
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
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
Heavy Seas - Riptide from Heavy Seas Beer
84 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.