Soundings - Batch 12/15/2017
Rising Tide Brewing Company

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Beer Geek Stats:
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6%
Score:
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Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 3.01%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
3
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Rising Tide Brewing Company
 
Maine, United States
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Photo of papposilenus
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 16oz can, dated 12/15/17. Served in a spiegelau.

Pours a lightly hazed pale straw-gold with two-plus fingers of loose, soapy head. Retention is very good and leaves fat gobs of slippery lacing.

Nose is citrus and resiny herbs. A little sweet, a little sharp and pungent. Not strong, but nice.

Taste is a pleasant blend of oily, bitter herbs and eastern spices, grapefruit rinds, toast and spruce tips - nothing dominates, everything is in balance. Starts out grassy and dry, gets juicier as it warms and opens up, nice lingering light bitterness at the end.

Feel is just a little sticky and oily, on the lighter side of medium bodied and well carbonated.

Overall, this is a very nice beer with an exceptionally fortuitous combining of citra and azacca hops. Not an outrageous showoff of a beer by any means but I'll know to pick up a four-pack if I see it again.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 16 ounce Nordic pint glass canned on 12/15/17. Pours a slightly hazy orange with a 2 plus finger sticky white head that leaves loads of thick webs of lace behind.

Smell guava, apricot, tangerine, pineapple, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows tropical front to back with a little bit of bitter grapefruit in the finish, but really well balanced.

Mouthfeel is pretty darn large for only 6%ABV, gentle carbonation, not really dry, but a little sticky from pungent fresh hops, and drinks very easy, but loaded with flavor for its ABV.

Overall this is outstanding....... I have always believed they were a underrated and under the radar brewery and this is sublime.

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Soundings - Batch 12/15/2017 from Rising Tide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 3 ratings