Daymark - Rising Tide Brewing Company

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Ratings: 256
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.4%
Wants: 16
Gots: 42 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Rising Tide Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dciBA on 04-13-2011

Chart a new course with Daymark as your guide. We start with a classic, clean and crisp American pale ale brewed with spicy Columbus and Centennial hops. Then we accent the grain bill with rye grown on small local family farms right here in Maine and malted to our specifications at Valley Malts, an artisanal malt house. Finally we dry hop the finished beer for a bright floral aroma.
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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a pint glass the beer was a hazy, almost turbid orange tan color. The medium-sized tan head dissipated quickly.
Sweet fruity aroma. Citrus, but also some other kind of fruit. Herbal.
Sweet fruit up front, but with a tang. Piney hops.
A nice hoppy APA. Rising Tide does it again.

Photo of bishopdc0
4.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass.

The head on this is big and dense little bubbles. It is cream and hugs the glass perfect. The color is hazy straw and orange with a creamy quality.

The nose is spice hops with a citrus backing. The malt is sweet but the hops and eventually the rye take the back.

The taste matches the nose. Sweet and creamy at first but quickly is dry with a bitterness from the hops. very nice.

The feel on this is great.

Photo of tigg924
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, light gold in color, high carbonation, hazy

Smell: citrus hops, lime, and lemon

Taste: citrus hops, pale malt, lime, and lemon--light rye

Mouthfeel: sweetish start with a slightly bitter finish, light bodied with high carbonation

Overall: An interesting pale ale/rye beer with a lot more lime taste to it than I had anticipated. The rye is there but it is faint. I have had better from this brewery, but I would not turn this down.

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Appearance: Clear golden yellow color, with about one finger of white head. Heavy lacing left on the glass.

Smell: Citrus, hops, and some pine notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth, medium to light bodied. Taste of mild citrus and hops, very mild IPA, not a "hoppy" as I expected.

Overall: Good beer, If you are just getting into IPAs, this is one to start out on. It gives a good overall IPA flavor without the huge punch of intense hops.

Photo of kingcrowing
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a Hill Farmstead wine glass - thanks to rfc2323 for the hookup!

Pours a slightly hazy amber/yellow with a honey tint to it, there's a huge two finger white fluffy head. Nose is fantastic - fruity and bitter, a bit earthy/grassy and just a tinge of honey sweetness (think Hopslam).

Well, the first fault comes right off at the start - body is a bit low, I'll attribute this to the rye, carbonation is nice and does make up for a lot of it. There's a solid hop/rye bitterness that bites at your pallate. Finish is a bit harsh in the bitterness but it's still tasty and fairly easy drinking.

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Fresh bottle from Maine. The rye and the Centennial and Columbus combined make this a very bitter beer, even astringent. Would like to distinguish the rye spiciness if I could. The bottle says a pale, its not that. It is more malty with sediment on the bottle and grows on me as far as drinkability, but it is also a palate eraser and harsh.

Photo of hooliganlife
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

thanks to baconsausage

pours a murky dark golden yellow. massive head on this, almost annoying in a way. thick lacing and retention.

very bright and zesty. lots of rye and hops. bitterness abound.

rye is very zesty. compliments the flowery and pine bitterness. lots of vibrance in this.

light and easy, mild carbonation.

lots of fun. very easy to drink and refreshing. loved this. only beef is the massive head in the pour.

Photo of Kinsman
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Novare Res

Nice light golden yellow color with a bit of haze and a fluffy white head. Aroma features some citrus hop notes over a strong bready and malty backbone.

Fruity and sweet up front with a good bite from the hops that provide some herbal character as well. Malts add some biscuit notes with just a bit of a kick from the rye. Really enjoying how this beer balances being both a rye beer and a pale ale.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp and plenty refreshing for a nice summer rye beer. Overall, this is my first beer from Rising Tide and I enjoyed it quite a bit. I love a good rye beer but have been rather disappointed with many I've had recently so I'm glad this one came along.

Photo of KTCamm
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured into a pint glass.

Pours dirty bronze with 2 inches white foam. Quite puffy. Laces a lot. Pine and grass nose. Spicy. Lemony. Lighter malt taste, with a subtle hop. Some bitterness hangs out at the end. Quite mellow, but with full flavor. Light rye in the background that would almost be missed if not written up.

Photo of SpdKilz
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Drazzamatazz for this great beer. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours into my SA Perfect Pint with a hazy golden color. About two fingers of slight off white head is achieved with a moderate pour that dissipates slowly leaving some great looking chunky lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – Nice floral hops, grass, pine, a hint of citrus, and slight bread/pale malts in the background.

Taste – You can taste the Rye right away. A slightly bitter rush is experienced at the start with the nice floral and pine flavors melding nicely into a slight bready, caramel and pale malt backbone. Not insanely hoppy, but also not overly sweet (huge plus). This is an all around excellent rye beer.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, plenty of carbonation, finishes dry from the rye.

Overall – A very enjoyable beer that is extremely drinkable (quaffable if you will). A great amount of flavor for “only” being 5.5%. If they sold this in a six pack, and actually where I live, I would for sure get some of these to have on a hot summer day.

Photo of GuyIncognito
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally tried the Daymark last night. I think I've found a rye beer I like! Daymark is an exceptionally well made beer, with great balance. The earthy, bready rye comes through, but it is still a crisp, drinkable ale. All Rising Tide beers are made with a lot of care, and it is no surprise that Daymark is their flagship beer.

Photo of puboflyons
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on February 12, 2015

The pour is yellow with a long lasting white foamy head. Busy carbonation.

The aroma has a grainy malt character but a notable lemongrass or at least lemon citrus note.

Light to medium body.

The taste also has a grainy, grassy taste with that lemon bite.

Photo of smakawhat
4.53/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a shaker pint glass.

Out of the bottle this thing foams like crazy. Head is huge and takes long to settle, or dare I say... slowly. White head so foamy and big bubble bath galore, I want to jump and dive in!, with a body that looks like it should be a Hefeweizen. Dull lemon cloudy solid body all throughout very opaque. Monster retention for the head leaving a huge cap, and giant clumpy stickyness. I am a fan! This is like an aggressive looking Hefeweizen. I am blown away by this appearance.

Bouquet is a nice soft grained but dry sense, and of IPA grapefruit feeling. Excellent hop profile very unexpected. Bold lucious.

Lots going on here. Lemon thick juice and grapefruit sugars in the mid palate. Hop bitterness and citrus punch on the swallow of grapefruit. No wet texture at all, pulls the flavor and leaves a somewhat dry finish. Almost even creamy in taste.

Overall.. wow I am a fan!! This is easily the best Rye beer I've had, although it tastes like a very distinct American IPA.

Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dark pour here, dark garnet brown with a huge tan head on top. Slow receding left tons of lacing down the sides of the glass and really gave it a very nice and very complete look. Aroma is huge, lots of spice at first, caramel, molasses, hints of brown sugar and earth, deep hops. Warming brings out some touches of dark fig like fruit notes but nothing like that warm rye touch that really adds to it. As I take the first sip a really wave of caramel and light peppery rye hit the tongue. Light notes of chocolate that come over it wave after wave. Really quite complex and I have to admit not at all what I was expecting. Still very well done

Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy dark yellow in color and has some yeast particles visible near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a finger high dense white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface and a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy and floral hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste seems like a pale ale with notes of citrusy flavors and a light amount of bitterness but there some spicy notes of rye towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite drinkable and the use of rye adds a twist of spiciness to the finish.

Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Labeled as an American Pale Ale with locally grown rye.

Pours a pale straw yellow color with a decent haze in the glass, wicked huge white fluffy head that fades at a slow to moderate rate, decent amount of patchy lacing on the glass.

Smell has a nice blend of citrusy hops and sweet malt, the two really balance each other and compliment, I'd say the hops take the edge though.

Taste starts out with a very bitter hop bite to it, follows up with a citrus rind aftertaste which is also slightly bitter, carbonation is sharp and crisp, for a pale ale this drinks rather heavy and bready at times no doubt a result of the rye.

Another very solid beer from Rising Tide, I like that they brew accessible beers with their own little twist on things.

Photo of oline73
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy amber with some gold and orange in there as well. There is a two finger, fluffy white head and some decent retention.

Smell: Sweet malt along with some citrus hops. Hints of pineapple and a very mild spice.

Taste: The taste is very mild up front. Some grain, but there isn't much sweetness at all. As you progress through the sip, the flavor builds. There is a decent amount of rye spice and very bitter citrus peel hops. My only knock here is that the bitterness in the finish could use something else to cut it a bit.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with very aggressive carbonation and a finish that is mildly slick and a bit sticky.

Overall: This is a really good beer that could be great if the finish fit the rest of the sip a little bit better.

Photo of iadler
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into two tulip glasses.

A- Pours a hazy gold with a huge 3 finger head that dissipates very slow, leaving an impressive cap. Nice sheets of lacing are left behind. Great looking beer.

S- Candied pineapple, herbal and spicy hops, mango, peach, lemon zest and bready malt. Very nice.

T- More bitter with white grapefruit and lemon upfront followed by spicy malt with notes of rye and peppery spice. There is a hint of pineapple and peach at the finish.

M- Medium to high carbonation and light body. A little too high carbonation. Finishes dry and bitter.

O- This was a unique take on a rye beer mixed with a pale. A great aroma and appearance, but though the taste was a bit disappointing. Definitely worth trying though.

Photo of jpmclaug
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of the ever generous Bill. Poured into the big Sam Adams perfect pint glass that almost holds the whole bomber.

A - golden yellow at the top light yellow at the bottom a big fluffy yellow tinted head. Pretty clear. Honestly for appearance it doesn't get any better than this.

S - A nice light hoppy aroma, some citrusy hop aromas , a hint of sweetness. Smells pretty nice.

T - Not as balanced as the nose would suggest, definitely a little hoppier than expected but I won't complain. The C hops make their presence known with some citrus flavors, a little light grainy note in the finish. A lemony hint in the finish with a little rye presence but not much in that department.

M - light to medium bodied, more carbonation than I'd like in the beer. This is the only real negative to this beer.

Overall a solid beer. A little less carbonation and a little less from the hops and this would be a home run. That being said it is enjoyable as is and I wouldn't mind throwing back a bunch of these.

Photo of illpass78
3.86/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a house pint.

Appearance: Pours a hazy dark straw with a big pillowy, foamy white head that almost looks like cake icing and sticks around with good retention. Nice lacing on the way down.

Aroma: Smells of rye toast, crackers, and some hop bitterness.

Taste: Nice balance of spiciness from the rye and fruity flavor from the hops. Solid malt backbone, too. Really good beer to pair with pizza.

Mouthfeel: Easy on the palate. A little less than medium depth I'd say.

Overall: Very nice session ale from Rising Tide. Way more interesting than your average blonde/pale ale. I love a good rye beer and this is one.

Photo of liamt07
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Sammy, 650ml into a tulip.

Browned orange with a big white head. Great retention and lots of lacing. Nose has some lighter orangey/citrus notes, grainy breads, rye and some sweeter bready malt character. Taste has a drying grainy rye bread character, bitter citrus notes and light cracker and spicing. Medium mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Bitterness is overpowering to the point where it detracts from the beers. An OK pale, but bittering is too aggressive for my liking in the style.

Photo of Casey10
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really nice brew pours a light yellow color nice sticky lacings on the side, slight head.

Has a nice crisp taste with a slight pine smell. I might have leaded more toward a apa as opposed to a rye beer but that being said I haven't had a lot of experience with rye beers and more than likely is what I am picking up with the smell and taste that makes it a bit different then other apas I have had.

Overall a good beer nice to have on a hot day.

Photo of ChrisPro
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Novare Res

A - Clear golden, with a nice little creamy head.

S - Some nice fruit and a touch of pine hops, and a little spicy caraway on the nose.

T - Very well balanced clean pale ale. This has a hint of honey up front and then an enjoyable piercing bitter to finish with the rye lingering on the tongue.

M - Light-bodied with pretty sharp carbonation.

O - On a warm summer day, this is the kind of beer I'd want. The rye keeps me from drinking too many, but it's incredibly refreshing and a great rye pale ale. Definitely bringing a bomber or two of this home with me.

Photo of dciBA
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 22oz bottle into an oversized tulip. The color is a cloudy yellow. About a finger of frothy white head forms and seems to be lingering for a while.

Smell is dominated by hops, but they rye makes it's presence known as well. The hops are citrusy but some spiciness as well that meshes with the rye perfectly. There's also a noticeable bready malt smell to back everything up. Very pleasant on the nose, with not one smell completely overpowering the others.

Flavor is similar. The rye hits your tongue first but isn't strong at all, just the right amount really. A blast of fresh hop flavor follows. The bready malt in the smell mixes into the taste perfectly and balances the beer out perfectly.

Mouthfeel is top notch. The rye adds a nice amount of body to a beer that you wouldn't expect to have after seeing the color. Carbonation is perfect, and the finish is on the dry side. Each sip leaves you with rye flavor that lingers for a while. Overall a very well done beer with the perfect amount of rye flavor and smell.

Photo of donkeyrunner
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My reward for a two hour run yesterday.

Hazy dark straw color with an runaway head. Lacey diarrhea splatter mess.

Prickly grapefruit and lemon sugar candy aroma. Multi-grain cracker underneath.

The prickly hop citrus mixes with the rye spice very well. Crisp and refreshing is as cliche as a beer review gets - but it's true. Carbonation is...zippy? Body is a tad light. Other than the rye the malt is pretty much a dead starfish.

A lot of good pale ales coming out of Maine as of late. Daybreak is equally as good as Spring Peeper, MO and it's other hoppy pale ale neighbors.

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87 out of 100 based on 256 ratings.