Heavy Seas - Riptide | Heavy Seas Beer

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303 Ratings
Heavy Seas - RiptideHeavy Seas - Riptide
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States
hsbeer.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.25%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by tdm168 on 04-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
303
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
11.47%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
58
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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4.55/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

AWESOME BEER. GOOD AROMA & TASTE, NICE BALANCE, GOOD SUMMER STYLE BEER

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Photo of StevenShawSr
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(newbie)
pours with a lot of head. Clear bronze with moderate carbonation. Smells fruity, maybe banana as another reviewer mentioned. Taste is a bit creamy with a wonderful following. So far this is my favorite craft and I live around the corner from Heavy Seas...think I may visit

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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4.44/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.36/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of bubseymour
4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is copper and clear with a 1 finger head that quickly disappears. Not sure why this is called a white IPA when its not very pale.

Smell - Very pleasant Belgian yeast and spices prevail

Taste - A very well balanced hybrid beer. Flavorful Belgian spices and slight sweetness and malt is really well rounded out with a crispness and hop presence in the finish. Nothing bitter at all and the complexity of flavor through the taste is very well crafted.

Mouthfeel - Delightfully full bodied

Overall - A definite must try beer for anyone. This is a very well crafted Belgian IPA that is an easy drinker, full of typical Belgian flavorings and just enough pop in the finish for hop heads.

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4.35/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This has a nice spicy characteristic. It tastes more like a rye beer than a belgian IPA. The spiciness is very pronounced with a very complimentary hop profile.

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Photo of dpianka
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

date of tasting: 5-31
place of tasting: Barley Vine - Bristol, CT
beer: Riptide
brewery: Heavy Seas
brewery location: Halithorpe Maryland
type: ale
style: Belgian IPA
abv: 7.25
ibu: 45
glass: mug w/appearance test in tasting glass
temperature of beer: 50F

Appearance: like floating in a golden cloud... a golden cloud with angels playing harps and singing praise to the great beer god in the sky

Smell: picture an orange grown in Belgium in the middle of a wheat field and cared for by a heavy set jolly fellow who reeks like the werthers originals and red jolly ranchers he keeps in his left breast pocket.

Taste: subtle sweet grapefruit supremes (no white pith bitterness whatsoever) just a slight hint of coriander, georgia peaches and perfectly ripe strawberries

Mouthfeel: like the froth on a perfect cappucino laced with the perfect amount of carbonation

Overall Impression: I really like this beer. I could see myself drinking this on a patio overlooking a dense deciduous forest on a cool summer’s eve.

Food Pairings: banana gelato, a juicy mid rare cheeseburger with that really thick american cheese on a potato bun with ketchup, mayo and butter lettuce. grilled chicken over an apricot salad. Beef Satay with a spicy peanut dipping sauce

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4.27/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good strong spiced fruit aroma follows into the front and turns into a good hoppy bitterness and a nice boozy kick at the end.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75 out of 5 based on 303 ratings.
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