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Daymark - Rising Tide Brewing Company

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87
very good

204 Ratings
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 14
Gots: 25 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: dciBA on 04-13-2011)
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Reviews by Maxwell:
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev +4.4%

The beer pours a pale orange color with yellow highlights. The beer forms a smooth, creamy white head of medium sized bubbles, and it is replenished by a maelstrom of bubbles racing up like an upside down snow storm to replenish the snowy head. The head sits at a healthy finger’s width above the beer, and it does not fade away… Ever. It leaves a lacing of fat clouds, made up of tightly knit dry bubbles. This beer is pretty to look at. On the nose, the beer smells of juicy pine with hints of grapefruit and a subtle rye spice that hints at grainy bread. The hop smell also gives off surprising hints of juicy citrus, moving from orange to slight pineapple, and then back to grapefruit. On the tongue, the beer tastes dry and bitter with some light acidity and only the faintest kiss of sugar. In flavor, the beer begins as light spicy rye with lovely grapefruit accents which eventually eat up the light rye flavors and move into a juicier flavor with hints of pine. The finish returns to big beautiful rye flavors with pine accents that work together beautifully and slightly suggesting bell pepper flesh on the tongue. The aftertaste is a tingly sense of rye malt and slight bitter hops. In the mouth, the beer feels medium in body with a phenomenal carbonation that provides a lovely fluffy scrub to the tongue and keeps this beer nicely dry and sippable. The mouth is left dry but clean, with some slight spittle forming from the hop acids. Oddly, this light spittle seems to help quell the bitters of this beer and balance it nicely. Overall, this is a lovely flagship beer, and a really nice lawnmower beer as well. They need to throw this thing into cans or a six pack so that people can sip it in canoes or on top of mountains. This is just a solid, American, hop-forward rye beer. It is a little harsh on the hops, overall, and some more rye character would not be a bad thing, but overall, I like this. Good beer.

04-19-2013 00:00:04 | More by Maxwell
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TimBeaulieu

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -22.9%

11-24-2013 13:49:12 | More by TimBeaulieu
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lordofthewiens

Maine

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

05-10-2011 16:42:13 | More by lordofthewiens
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bishopdc0

Maine

4.53/5  rDev +16.5%

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.

12-07-2011 02:32:55 | More by bishopdc0
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tigg924

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

05-27-2014 12:34:58 | More by tigg924
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Cavanaghty

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

11-18-2012 21:54:20 | More by Cavanaghty
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-29-2012 05:40:53 | More by NilocRellim
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kingcrowing

Vermont

3.85/5  rDev -1%

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.

06-15-2011 21:37:57 | More by kingcrowing
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ccurrid

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

08-17-2014 17:50:52 | More by ccurrid
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10%

02-02-2014 19:16:16 | More by Janeinma
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PressFastF0rward

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-27-2014 19:54:57 | More by PressFastF0rward
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juicebox

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-12-2013 02:05:39 | More by juicebox
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Hairrrrrrrr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

05-25-2014 23:48:28 | More by Hairrrrrrrr
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Dillonius


4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-23-2014 15:51:37 | More by Dillonius
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

02-09-2013 01:17:21 | More by acurtis
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

08-20-2012 00:05:24 | More by Sammy
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hooliganlife

Missouri

4.2/5  rDev +8%

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.

09-28-2011 00:58:08 | More by hooliganlife
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-06-2013 01:48:20 | More by mjstacker
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.8%

04-27-2013 00:58:28 | More by ChrisL24481
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Kinsman

California

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

07-23-2011 14:24:44 | More by Kinsman
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bum732

Lesotho

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

06-27-2013 22:43:44 | More by bum732
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

02-04-2012 15:17:21 | More by KTCamm
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nickmantia

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

02-03-2014 18:25:41 | More by nickmantia
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +8.5%

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.

05-14-2011 04:05:53 | More by SpdKilz
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GuyIncognito

Maine

4.33/5  rDev +11.3%

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.

09-29-2012 15:27:58 | More by GuyIncognito
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Daymark from Rising Tide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.