Zephyr | Rising Tide Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Maine, United States
risingtidebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Heady like the sweet breath of Zephyrus, our India pale ale is redolent of citrus, apples, and pears, balanced by a touch of caramel. We use malted barley grown by local farmers and add a special blend of Cascade, Centennial, and Calypso hops to create this juicy, hoppy ale.

Added by BEERMILER12 on 08-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
306
Reviews:
49
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
59
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 306 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a burnt semi-dark orange sort of color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a fairly slow pace. Sly crisp messy lace.
The aroma had some grassy to oily semi-bitter floral hops with an ample amount of bitter piney-ness coming about. Malts stifle some of the bitterness of the hops for a nice blend.
The flavor was moderately sweet subjugating the bitterness a bit more than I thought it would come out. Some bready sort of crisp intake flowed right on in through the aftertaste and finish.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionable to sippy sort of quality about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt good.
Overall, pretty good AIPA that I could come back to.

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Photo of crotharagain
3.49/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matthowland
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of littlestevie14
3.72/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MustangPauli
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lonborgski
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 12oz can to a Teku glass. Can had ABV at 6.3% (not 7.2%, maybe Zephyr has been reformulated since first added here in 2012).
Deep copper-gold color with a thick white head. The head may be the most unusual aspect of this beer.
Smell of ripe fruit with toasty bitterness underneath.
Taste follows nose. A well balanced hop-forward, but not hop-dominant IPA.
Feel is substantial; maybe a tad heavier than my favorites.
Overall, a very good locally available IPA.

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Photo of AmyK64
4.56/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice hoppy IPA. Just bitter enough but still refreshing. Clean after taste, one of my go to beers!

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Photo of dflo32
3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mkyer
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacob17
3.21/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mmorris15
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason_cs
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redbarnbikes
4.01/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kurzman
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fosters9
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hit728
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of McGee666
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mikexw
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Epicfail97081
3.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of williahd
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabtos
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Classic gold with a big, soft head.

A relatively equal sharing between smell and taste of light fruity hops and crackery malts.

Overall light, and nice, but I would like to revisit this beer with a full pour.

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Zephyr from Rising Tide Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 306 ratings.
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