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Heavy Seas - Riptide - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
84
good

242 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 4
Gots: 25 | 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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Rld85go


4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

07-18-2014 20:58:25 | More by Rld85go
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MattSharpless

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-17-2014 15:39:19 | More by MattSharpless
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SonOfKyuss

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-16-2014 20:27:39 | More by SonOfKyuss
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Wahknee

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

07-16-2014 17:58:12 | More by Wahknee
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beerme626

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-16-2014 15:22:08 | More by beerme626
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AWB3

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-14-2014 23:03:29 | More by AWB3
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fairwarning

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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


3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-13-2014 18:52:18 | More by Peeji
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Lucular

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

07-13-2014 17:56:21 | More by Lucular
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vdub191

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-12-2014 15:21:42 | More by vdub191
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utre

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-11-2014 01:30:09 | More by utre
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elmo17

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

07-11-2014 01:26:32 | More by elmo17
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PintsAndPixels


4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

07-11-2014 00:16:21 | More by PintsAndPixels
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trickynicky

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-07-2014 22:12:14 | More by trickynicky
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jdelbalzo99

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-07-2014 16:44:26 | More by jdelbalzo99
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ryang1428

Delaware

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-07-2014 03:29:06 | More by ryang1428
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BogAl

Indiana

3/5  rDev -19.6%

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

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

07-05-2014 13:26:40 | More by Lightman
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-03-2014 19:09:41 | More by marmstrong1212
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reizorc

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-03-2014 18:48:19 | More by reizorc
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +8.6%

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
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mletten

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

06-29-2014 20:57:48 | More by mletten
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WesM63

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-28-2014 00:27:52 | More by WesM63
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odomosan

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

06-25-2014 05:01:16 | More by odomosan
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.49/5  rDev -6.4%

12 oz bottle into a goblet.

A: Pours a cloudy copper color. The head is about a finger high, with nice retention and excellent creaminess. A solid ring of lacing is left on the glass.

S: I'm really getting a nice orange-y note coming through. Some hoppiness comes through as well...which is also orange-y in its tone. Spicing is very subtle, but I can pick it up. It's definitely more of a hoppy witbier (at this strength, though, we're starting to enter tripel territory) than an IPA in general.

T: At first, there's a sudden rush of candied sugar, not unlike a tripel. Some savory spicing enters the midtaste - coriander, mainly. The finish has a gentle grapefruit-laden hoppiness to it. I have to say that the Belgian yeast works well with the Loose Cannon base, as it comes off more "Belgian-esque" than other Belgian-style IPAs (hi, Stone Cali-Failgique!) In fact, it's more Belgian than IPA - a lot more really. Still good.

M: Really crisp, and decently dry. Since the carbonation is low for the style, it almost comes off a bit syrupy (helped by its full body). Even still, it's pleasant to sip on.

O: Loose Cannon gets ass-reamed by a Westmalle Tripel that's high on coriander, and this is the result. I have to say, it's turned out well. There's just enough IPA to satisfy me, and the Belgian-ness isn't half-hearted in execution. I was pretty pleasantly surprised by this.

06-25-2014 04:59:00 | More by ThisWangsChung
Heavy Seas - Riptide from Heavy Seas Beer
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