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Maine Island Trail Ale - Rising Tide Brewing Company

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Maine Island Trail Ale
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BA SCORE
88
very good

92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rochefort10nh on 05-16-2013)
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GarthDanielson

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4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
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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Maine Island Trail Ale from Rising Tide Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.