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Maine Island Trail Ale - Rising Tide Brewing Company

Maine Island Trail Ale
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 8.38%

Brewed by:
Rising Tide Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Rochefort10nh on 05-16-2013)
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Ratings: 45 | Reviews: 11 | Show All Ratings:
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3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber poured into pint glass

A: pale golden color and hazy. Nice head nice lacing.

S: pine and some citrus

T: hop spiciness. Lemon and pine and some grainy biscuity malt.

M: light bodied

O: good session pale ale! A little subdued on the hops and well balanced. This makes it easy to have 3 pints of this without batting an eye.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 23:57:30 | More by Givemebeer
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4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 7/19/13.
A great session beer.

Yellow gold color with a thick white head. Ample lace.

Pine and citrus aroma. Sweet malt.

Grapefruit taste, a bit of lemon also. Pine resin. Biscuit.

A crisp, refreshing beer. The bomber went down easily. Wish I had another.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 22:21:21 | More by lordofthewiens
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: moderate carbonation, 1/4 inch head, clear, golden in color

Smell: grass and citrus hops

Taste: grass, citrus hops, and pale malt

Mouthfeel: light body, moderate-high carbonation, slightly bitter with some sweetness at the end

Overall: A decent and above average, sessionable, slightly hoppy pale ale. I would get this again due to the cause, but I wish the beer was more memorable.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 12:47:22 | More by tigg924
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4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

great session beer, one of the finest ive come across this season. it was on tap at grace Portland, and pours an opaque yet radiant yellow color with an inch of fizzing white topping. the nose is quite hoppy, but balanced by what appear to be pilsner malts and maybe a touch of wheat too. hops are bright and fruity like hill farmsteads Edward, just not to perfectly done, similar palate though. love the fresh squeezed character of this on smell and taste. washes down perfectly with a range of foods from fresh oysters on the half shell to lobster to rabbit. clean in feel and finish, very active carbonation, and a refreshing quality that is unrivaled. a very enjoyable brew, and a great first impression from the beers of rising tide. I must seek out more of their hoppy stuff. is it all this good?

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2013 14:17:26 | More by StonedTrippin
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Rhode Island

4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a pint glass at Nosh in Portland.

Appearance- gold. Quick white head. Nice lacing around top of beer.

Smell- light citrus and pine hops. Light ale yeast. Very light malty background.

Taste- starts with earthy/piney hops. Nice malty backbone takes over and finishes. Well balenced.

Mouthfeel- light bodied with good hop resin. Smooth carbonation. Finishes clean.

Overall- a very nice hoppy pale. Super sessionable. What I want I a session beer. Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2013 18:14:33 | More by Seanniek91
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North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a true pint shaker, the beer is a slightly hazed, pale honey-gold coloring with a sparse, frothy, light, bright white head. Aromas of bright citrus tart and sweet, with lemon and grapefruit characteristics, blending with a fresh, pine tree smell, also. Very balanced nose, and very aromatic. Flavors of piney hops initially, with a bitter and resin undertone. Very hop-centric, with a ribbon of citrus tartness throughout it, all on a light biscuit backbone. Very well balanced. Light and smooth in mouth, with a bitter and piney aftertaste. Slightly dry, clean, crisp finish. Amazingly balanced and refreshing beer!

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 00:57:14 | More by GarthDanielson
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4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Born On 051413

A: Pours a clear straw yellow color with just under a fingers worth of head that sticks around for a long while

S: Quite hoppy, with notes of citrus, pine, and a light floral backing. Also get some lightly bready malts. Crisp and simple

T: A little more floral in the hop department, along with the citrus and pine. Backed by some light bready malts. Again, crisp, clean, and simple

M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A great APA that is extremely easy to drink. Nothing overwhelming, but nice simple hop flavors that is balanced out with a little maltiness. Nice little summer beer

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 05:18:16 | More by BEERMILER12
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3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A chilled 22oz bottle is split between two pint glasses. I have the bottom half of the bottle.

This is a slightly hazy golden straw beer with a pure white foam head. The other pour has a head with more soap bubbles than foam and better lacing than my pour.

There is a very nice citrus hop aroma.

The beer has a big crisp hop flavor. Pale malts provide a good base sweetness. I got some of the yeast in my pour, which I can taste and provide some pepper to the finish.

The beer has a body that's on the lighter side, but carbonation is strong. There is some coating, but it is more watery that sticky. It feels like an easy drinking beer.

I am enjoying this beer. I can see how it would be an excellent session beer for Maine summers. I heard it compared to Founders All Day IPA, and while I don't like it quite as much as that beer, Maine Island Trail Ale does have a lot going for it. I hope I can get some growlers of it for my cookouts this summer.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 00:17:25 | More by ToasterChef
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New Hampshire

4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light straw color into a tapered pint glass. There is a small off-white head.

The aroma yields melon and pine. I can tell I'm going to like this by the aroma.

The taste has some mild malty notes in the start, but not much as this is very light in body. The dominant flavor is the pinyness towards the finish. This has a very clean taste; not much bitterness in the aftertaste.

This is light and drinkable; a great summer beer. I would gladly grab a growler of this.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 03:50:00 | More by andrewinski1
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3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

This brew reminds me of a light LUNCH by Maine Beer Company. Very drinkable. Low ABV, but still tons of flavor. Also reminiscent of Founders All Day IPA. I foresee myself drinking a ton of this over the summer. A growler from the brewery is a strong possibility.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 00:53:23 | More by Tidesox28
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New Hampshire

4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What we have here is an ultra-drinkable pale ale using two of my favorite hops, Citra and Simcoe. Let me start this review by saying that I crushed two bottles of this (22oz) in under a half-hour after working out in the yard. Super-drinkable!

MITA is light golden in color and clear as a bell with a careful pour. By the end of the bottle yeast haze is readily apparent . A minimal stark white head is produced after a semi-vigorous pour. Lacing quickly slides down the glass with each gulp from my Hill Farmstead stemmed glass.

This beer smell fantastic! Tangerine, ruby-red grapefruit, pine and a slight cracker-like malt scent can be ascertained rather easily when inhaled.

Taste is much like the nose with citrus and pine in the fore. There is also a slight flowery note as well that makes me think of honeysuckle.

Mouthfeel is light as expected by the low abv. This finishes crisp and very dry.

My favorite brew from Rising Tide! Well done!

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 23:39:23 | More by Rochefort10nh
Maine Island Trail Ale from Rising Tide Brewing Company
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