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Maine Island Trail Ale - Rising Tide Brewing Company

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Maine Island Trail Ale
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89
very good

106 Ratings
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.06%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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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Reviews by ToasterChef:
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ToasterChef

Maine

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
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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S-Well this is certainly going to be a hop-forward Pale Ale. Tropical fruity hops come out right off the bat. Citrus and green grass with a grain husk sort of aroma as well.

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Maine Island Trail Ale from Rising Tide Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.