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Heavy Seas - Riptide - Heavy Seas Beer

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266 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 266
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 5
Gots: 33 | 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:
Beer added by: tdm168 on 04-27-2013

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

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Heavy Seas - Riptide from Heavy Seas Beer
84 out of 100 based on 266 ratings.