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Heavy Seas - Riptide - Heavy Seas Beer

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BA SCORE
84
good

220 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 220
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 20 | 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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apasternak

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-30-2014 17:22:24 | More by apasternak
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theandychrist

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-29-2014 22:32:56 | More by theandychrist
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jodybrutal

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-29-2014 16:58:40 | More by jodybrutal
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avisong

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-29-2014 02:33:44 | More by avisong
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sammyt728

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-28-2014 02:58:03 | More by sammyt728
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earlholman

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-27-2014 19:08:41 | More by earlholman
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-26-2014 18:20:01 | More by djrn2
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-25-2014 23:26:02 | More by cjgiant
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wise456

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-25-2014 22:13:48 | More by wise456
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Trombone69

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-23-2014 21:22:34 | More by Trombone69
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kbrown

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-23-2014 02:39:34 | More by kbrown
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-22-2014 22:49:49 | More by Mantooth
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DrBass

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-21-2014 01:33:15 | More by DrBass
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JOldewurtel

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

05-19-2014 04:10:57 | More by JOldewurtel
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-17-2014 21:03:38 | More by LarryMyers
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-17-2014 12:53:03 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

05-16-2014 16:27:25 | More by OldhouseRecs
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beatlefan56

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-12-2014 22:17:09 | More by beatlefan56
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-12-2014 21:15:03 | More by WoodBrew
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davet100

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-11-2014 20:11:29 | More by davet100
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dank203

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I believe this beer to be slightly underrated, it's really smooth, well balanced and drinkable. you get some of the citrusy topicalness along with a slight funky spice note like you'd get in a witbier. it's clean, refresing, perfect alcohol content, not quite chuggable but you don't need to sip it either

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 02:06:53 | More by dank203
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miwestcoaster

Michigan

3/5  rDev -19.6%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-09-2014 01:17:44 | More by Shnanign
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jackrodgers77

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-08-2014 16:52:43 | More by jackrodgers77
Heavy Seas - Riptide from Heavy Seas Beer
84 out of 100 based on 220 ratings.