Cutter Imperial IPA | Rising Tide Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
319
Reviews:
51
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
8.37%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
76
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by Flounder57:
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4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured. It is a hazy pale orange with some clarity and vision of bubbles seen coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Resiny pine, tangerine, grapefruit, grass, passion fruit, mango all followed by toasted and caramel malts.

Taste: Resiny pine is the most noticeable. Citrus and tropical flavors are slightly behind with the malts balancing things out. Tingly mild bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, super mild tingly bitterness, medium bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: For a 9.2% beer, this is pretty solid. Awesome hop characteristics with malts to back it up. This log isn't going to last too long.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcorn
3.78/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bishopdc0
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of cincysig
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of richkrull
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.68/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Guess2814
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thought it would be better.. Not to bad.. Piney taste.. Grapefruit hint of taste.. Could be an acquired taste?

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Photo of mhbach97
4.11/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into 8 oz water glass. Bottle date of 02/02/15

A: good clarity light amber use color with a soapy viscous looking small head

S: lots of bready and crackery malts upfront with some light citrus smells on the end

T: wow very light and juicy chasing the fruit flavors though they are here there but gone mango, melon, sweet oranges

M: Nice fuller bodied DIPA you know what you drank and some of the crackery fruit after tastes are great

O: Wow....I thought maybe because of the nose I got an end of it's rope DIPA but the taste still explodes this one fresh must have been mindbending. Well done Rising Tide, if you see it check the bottle date which I didn't think they did and then buy it if it's even 2 months old because damn it's good.

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Photo of chavinparty
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of benbazi
4.68/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.56/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mjstacker
4.73/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

The beer pours a perfect copper color that you can almost see through, minimal haze.

The smell is fantastic, juniper and evergreen. Very fragrant and enjoyable.

The taste is near-prfect for me as a moderate hop-lover. Clean and dry, mildly fruity with lots of "Pine" (I think people mis-construe Pine with Juniper, so i'll say Pine but i mean Juniper).

The mouthfeel is good but as a fan of carbonation I could stand it to be a bit more bubbly.

Overall, I think this is a fantastic Extra IPA, I've had a few of their other beers and think this is the best by-far. Seems to be less available then their others but absolutely worth looking for. Cheers.

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Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of dbkdev
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ChrisL24481
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of mmorris15
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mriley1984
4.91/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of heystevec
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of Gmann
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pour a pale copper color with a huge pillowy white head that slowly settled leaving a thick wall of lacing on the glass.

The aroma is all hops. I pick up citrus, pine and onion. Perhaps some tropical notes as well. Nice bright hop aroma.

The taste is a mix bag of hops. I get some orange citrus, pepper, pine and a fairly big onion flavor. A bit of pineapple, grass and lemon. The IPA leans on the dank/savory spectrum, though far from a palate crusher.

Light to moderate feel with fairly soft carbonation. Big sweetness but is more than balanced by the hoppy bitterness. Its a tad sticky and the ABV is noticeable.

For a savory forward hop profile, I rather enjoyed this beer. I prefer more brightness but the flavors are good and complex.

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Cutter Imperial IPA from Rising Tide Brewing Company
4.18 out of 5 based on 319 ratings.
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