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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
89
very good

130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 8.54%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by ToasterChef:
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ToasterChef

Maine

3.95/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

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

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Maine Island Trail Ale from Rising Tide Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.