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Daymark - Rising Tide Brewing Company

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87
very good

229 Ratings
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 15
Gots: 31 | 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 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 spycow
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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 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 Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a hazy yellow color with a huge white foamy head on top. I tried to pour this as slowly as possible but it didn't seem to matter. I gave the head some time to settle before pouring the rest of the bottle in the glass. The head had a good retention and lacing. The smell of the beer was very lemony, the rye gave off a nice little spice note in there as well. The flavor of the beer was pretty good also. The rye and citrus seemed to go pretty well together. The other flavors of grains balance the beer out a little. The mouthfeel was on the lighter side and had a nice crisp bite in the finish. Overall it's a pretty good brew if you enjoy rye. I'm not a huge fan of it but I felt that it worked well with this beer. I would say it's worth trying, I can't say that I'd buy it again though.

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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 mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of smcolw
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Impressive, large and lumpy head with a long lasting time. Plenty of chunky lace on the glass. The liquid is cloudy like a wheat beer. The color is yellow-gold.

Classic pale malt aroma with a fresh floral hop nose. No sugar.

First impression is dry and bitter. The starting malt is muted. Relatively thin. The aftertaste lasts a long time--peppery bitterness.

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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 rab53
5/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of billab914
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a Red Hook glass. It poured a pale, golden yellow color with a fluffy white head filling the top two inches of the glass. Nice retention and lacing on the glass as I drank it.

The aroma mixes some bready, slightly spicy rye flavors with a zesty, lemony citrus. Some pale, sweeter, grainy malts come out in it as well.

The rye really plays a big role in the taste. I get a lot of bready, spicy notes out of the rye and some zesty citrus out of the hops. Some bitter citrus rind comes out in the finish as well.

The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of the style with carbonation being moderate. Overall it was a pretty tasty and easy drinking beer. The rye flavors really came out in it. Pretty solid beer overall.

Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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 chippo33
2/5  rDev -48.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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

Purchased at a Trader Joe's up in Portland, Maine on a beerventure to Allagash and beyond!

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a super light, slightly hazy gold with a big, rocky/sudsy three finger white head that slumps to leave a dense, thick quarterinch blanket.

S - Very nice centennial and columbus hop notes (citrus and lemon) with some very light malt sweetness.

T - More fo the nose with those pleasant hops (mostly citrus this time, orange) and some light malt sweetness to cut into the hop bitterness.

M - Smooth and creamy with a nice clean bitter finish.

O - Nice surprise here. Its a very enjoyable balance of hops and malts. Would definately buy this again. So far all the Rising Tide's I've sampled are solid. Would continue to buy from this brewery.

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Daymark from Rising Tide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.