Cutter Imperial IPA | Rising Tide Brewing Company

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Cutter Imperial IPACutter Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
4.2/5
Exceptional
330 Ratings
Cutter Imperial IPACutter Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Calcutta Cutter

Cutter (n)—a single-masted sailing vessel with the mast set about two-fifths of the way aft along the waterline

Imperial IPA. Double IPA. XIPA. IIPA. Whatever you want to call it, Cutter is our homage to hops. Lots of hops. Early hops. Late hops. Very late hops. Dry hops. Then we condition the bottles in a bed of hops. Well, maybe not that last bit, but you get the idea. With just enough malt body and alcohol to balance the beer out, we let the lupulin shine.

Added by Jason on 04-26-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,514
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
330
pDev:
8.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
80
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 330 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of dpgoblejr
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JeffGuilly
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of peterpunk15
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edcarrjr25
4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Klister
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LXMRTN
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WunderLlama
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cabbed 11.16.17

Poured into a chalice, frothy, pencil thin white foam layer , some lacings, translucent amber liquid

Aroma of citrus, orange, tangerine

Bitter orange and pine hops over a malt base

Good sudsing

Good beer

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Photo of Jlabs
3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TrilliumFan
3.81/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance has a somewhat of a hazy dark brown colored body with a one fingered white foamy head that leaves some adequate clingy lacing that seems to be going all over the place. The smell has resinous hops with a nice citrusy aspect to it and also some nice spicy connotations to it as well. The taste has a bittersweet hoppy to sweet flavoring and combined all of the way through in the flavoring to leave a decent resinous aftertaste with a slight dry spicy finish. The palate sits about a medium on the body, not as sessionable as I had hoped for but did notice the 8.7% on the bottle so I guess I should have noticed that. Carbonation is good for the DIPA style and good for me. Overall, I would definitely take this one again.

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Photo of eleimbach
4.86/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours a beautiful dusty orange-gold color. Nice head. Then the scent hits you- loads of tropical fruit, primarily mango and pineapple. Taste is similar, only juicier with hints of pine, orange, even honey. Taste and mouthfeel definitely top notch for a DIPA. I don't think it's going overboard to say this is as close to the supremely revered Pliny the Elder as you can get in New England. But judge for yourself.

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Photo of Antg8989
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a medium gold with a slight a haze, an off-white head and a little bit of lacing. Aroma is citrus, pine, pineapple, and caramel malts. Taste is of caramel malts and pine. Some citrus too, but the caramel does dominate this one. Feel is average for the style. Overall, this is a very good DIPA, not my style, but good nonetheless.

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Photo of crotharagain
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dflo32
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Happyyb
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrewSnyc667
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AGust82
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cravenawin
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjohns73
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmorris15
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stolenface1
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RichD
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of selecter70
4.66/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I really enjoyed this on draught, not certain what to expect (thinking "Calcutta...India....IPA.." This was not the case. It presented really nicely with a dark copper color & dense full head that kept sticky lace afterwards. The aroma was akin to a barleywine with little trace of hop. The body was smooth & medium and the taste superb. Very British pub ale with malt, sweet almost oak finishing in a mild citrus zest and bitterness to round it off. Complex, but it really worked and I had several. It was quite akin to a lovely cask ale.

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Photo of DoreenAndDave
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beer is a clear copper color with a persistent one-inch head. Aroma is bready and a bit boozy; surprisingly not much hops in the nose. Taste is complex. It beings with almost caramely malt and then moves toward bitter orange and grapefruit with some final notes of pine. It's multi-layered. And tasty. Mouthfeel is a bit heavy, as one would expect from a beer with this much alcohol. There's some slight alcohol warming. But for such a big beer, it's quite drinkable. Overall, a heavy, complex hop blast. There's a lot going on in this beer, but it holds together well.

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Cutter Imperial IPA from Rising Tide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 330 ratings