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:
307
Reviews:
49
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
12.47%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
60
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 307 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of Holland
3.04/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: cloudy orange to light amber color with good head and very impressive retention.

S: sweet, malty, and some citrus hop character

T: sweet countered with bitter hops along with some pretty flavorful hops. Citrus with some grassy character stays with you on the tongue for a while. Has a weird, kind of metallic or medicinal smell.

M: very well carbonated with a medium body gives this a nice refreshing feel.

O: though its parts seem solid, there is something a little off about this beer. The smell gives away a little, but I can't tell what's going on. $7 or something like that for a bomber at Whole Foods in Portland, ME.

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Photo of beer2day
3.11/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From the Liquor Locker in SW Harbor.

Pours dark gold, nearly copper. Massive, towering, thick unforced darker cream head. Chunky lace and excellent head retention. Swirling torrent of medium sized bubbles.

Nose is malt and pine. More malt than pine. Sweetbread comes into the mix and really overshadows any hop presence.

Taste follows the nose with more malt than pine here too. Just not much flavor, then a light kick of spice, pepper, and a hint of pine. Some slight floral notes at the beginning, but fleeting.

Feel is creamy and thicker than expected. Probably stands up well in colder weather.

I've had several IPA's like this in the NE. Just not my thing.

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Photo of fastestmanalive
3.12/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of geoffpm
3.21/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I am always happy to find a new local hoppy beer.

Served in a Duvel tulip from a Bomber at cellar temp.

Appearance - caramel colored with half inch beige head. Certainly darker than I expected.

Smell/Nose - Totally devoid of the piney/ tropical fruit that I prefer

Taste - Much better than I expected, Good malty overtones with strong bitterness at the end.

I have to admit that I am a West coast IPA fan. My Favs are Pliny, Heady, Lagunitas Sucks, and ODell.
This beer is far from this type. Not an English style or the newly designated East coast style either.

Not my fav IPA this fall but worth a shot.

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

Photo of Teleweizen2
3.21/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Rising tide zephyr

A - pours a hazy amber which starts as a dark red up top but slowly gets lighter with more hints of yellow toward the bottom. An impressively thick head of foam bubbles up quickly. Saying it is mousse-like would be an understatement. Great retention as well.

S - the aroma is muted. Notes of grapefruit, lemon zest and pine blend with a sweet caramel malt profile.

T - strong malt profile. Notes of gooey caramel and nutty flavors. Intense hop bitterness cuts through with notes of bitter orange peel. The fruity notes enter mid palate with flavors of oranges, white peaches, and lemon pith. Finish is fairly clean with just a tinge of bitterness.

M - medium verging on full bodied. High creamy scrubbing bubbles.

O - a nice east coast ipa. While not my favorite interoperation of the style it was still a pleasant drink.

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Photo of ccurrid
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of jayiz
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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

Photo of newcastledave
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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

Photo of mklisz
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of mdube0378
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of mattmarka1
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of firedwarftj
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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

Photo of Scarflower
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of shehateme
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of IPAFrEaK888
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of DrStiffington
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of NHbeerfishing
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of sludgegnome
3.26/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Zephyr from Rising Tide Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 307 ratings.
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