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Daymark - Rising Tide Brewing Company

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very good

210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 15
Gots: 26 | 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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Photo of Cavanaghty
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Cavanaghty, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of Craftonly23121
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Craftonly23121, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of dunix
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

dunix, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a soft orange. Slight haze. Excellent head. Creamy white cap that retains excellently. It leaves clouds of lacing on the skyline of my glass.

S-Rye and hop. They mesh very well. Sometimes I think the rye can conflict with certain types of hops. Here it goes well. An American Pale with a well placed rye infusion. Spicy with citrus and florals. Plenty of malty sweetness too.

T-Lemony and grassy hops. Nice flowery hoppiness too. Doesn't shy away from showing its citrusy side as well. Rye is pretty spicy. Sweetened cereal malt. A bit earthy/dirty. Certainly has its complexities.

M-feels bigger than it is. Nice carbonation. Fairly sessionable. Would be a great 6 pack beer.

O/D-Far better than their IPA. A hoppy Pale with plenty of rye. Could stand to be a bit less expensive for a bomber, but overall, I am happy with the purchase.

VelvetExtract, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of ryan1788a5
4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a hazy golden-orange. A large, creamy, bone-white head sits confidently atop the beer. Retention is great. A thin coating of lacing paints the walls of the glass. This is a great looking beer.

S: Floral and spicy hops with lively notes of citrus underneath. Malt smells bready, grainy, and lightly honeyed. Yeast smells bready and ever so slightly chalky.

T: Hops on the attack. Floral and herbal/spicy with a mild grapefruit rind and pine resin bitterness. A good dose of rye hits on the mid-palate and compliments the hop spiciness nicely. Bread and soft grainy tastes ride on the coattails of the rye. A pleasant earthy yeast taste adds further nuance. Oily, spicy hops and spicy rye come back toward the end and linger on into the finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied. Substantial and full in the mouth, smooth and well-rounded. Moderate carbonation.

O: This is a great American Pale Ale. The marriage of rye and a nice spicy hop profile is a harmonious one. The brewers weren't afraid to get a little creative here, but they didn't stray too far from the style. The result is a beer that colors outside the lines a bit, but still retains that classic APA feel. Tasty, nuanced, and creative. Great stuff.

ryan1788a5, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of Screper
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Screper, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of uscbrasco
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

uscbrasco, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev +2.8%

nmann08, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of meehandennis
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

meehandennis, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of mattparsons
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

mattparsons, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of markgoodman10
2.5/5  rDev -35.7%

markgoodman10, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of GuyIncognito
4.33/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

GuyIncognito, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of NilocRellim
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

NilocRellim, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of newcastledave
4/5  rDev +2.8%

newcastledave, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of KarlosT
3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this beer at the Amesbury Beer Festival on Sep 22 2012.

Most of the beers were served from bottles into small 3oz plastic pixie cups.

Although I took notes on the 20+ different beers that I tried, it is difficult to remember all of the details associated with each beer. My apologies to readers of these notes. However, I did pay attention to my overall scores, and noted what I thought were unique positives and negatives w/ each beer.

Note that for me:
< 2.5 = probably would not finish the beer
3.0 = drinkable beer, but likely would not buy again or look for
>3.5 = will try to buy again in the future

As an APA, this was ok. There was a metal after taste that did not appeal to me. Reminded me of Sam Adams Noble Pils.

KarlosT, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of ms11781
4/5  rDev +2.8%

ms11781, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of polishkaz
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

polishkaz, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of calmstock
4/5  rDev +2.8%

calmstock, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of ComRock12
4/5  rDev +2.8%

ComRock12, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of grannaniwa
3/5  rDev -22.9%

grannaniwa, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of sailorastro
4/5  rDev +2.8%

sailorastro, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of kaelingirl
4/5  rDev +2.8%

kaelingirl, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of RyanCMcGovern
3.5/5  rDev -10%

RyanCMcGovern, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of liamt07
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

liamt07, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Sammy, Aug 20, 2012
Daymark from Rising Tide Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.