While at the family’s for the holidays, I had a chance to try quote a few brews, including Rip Tide, by the Scottish brewery Brew Dog.
The beer smelled a lot like coffee with hints of chocolate. At first taste, it was a smooth, slightly sweet beer with a very roasty component. There was a very slight amount of carbonation. It’s a beer that will sneak up on you because it doesn’t taste very strong, but contains 8% ABV.
Coincidentally, while I was at the store, the associate mentioned that if I was interested, they had a bottle of Tactical Nuclear Penguin from Brew Dog. At 32% ABV, it’s one of the strongest beers available, but I wasn’t willing to shell out the $100-$150 for a 12 oz bottle. Maybe one of these days I’ll take him up on that offer.
Have you had Rip Tide? What was your impression?