Heavy Seas - Riptide - Heavy Seas Beer
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4.05/5 rDev +8.9%
12oz bottle poured into an IPA glass.
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.
07-02-2014 14:38:03 | More by ryan1788a5
Heavy Seas - Riptide from Heavy Seas Beer
84 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.