Jewell Island
Rising Tide Brewing Company

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American IPA
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4.07 | pDev: 4.67%
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Notes: Jewell Island — a small island in Casco Bay known for its WWII lookouts and natural harbor, Cocktail Cove.

Jewell Island is the first in our new Island Series. Our Island Series will be a collection of limited release beers each named after a different Maine island. Jewell Island is a juicy and refreshing IPA that was inspired by our Pink Boots Society release originally created by the female members of our team. This ale has an aroma of fresh grapefruit and lemon zest that is followed by sweet tropical notes and a soft, herbal bitterness.
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3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 29 June, from Gold's in Middletown.

A clear light orange with a large white head with good retention and lacing this looks solid. The nose is soft, fruity and mildly sweet with peach, mango, papaya and a soft bready note. Not unlike water soaked white bread. The palate opens moderately sweet with plenty of fruit juice. Peach, mango, papaya and some honey are present. A rather dull malt note is present as well. A faint aspirin bitterness is present. Medium light in body and softly carbonated, this beer finishes sweet and juicy with a mild bitterness. Decent.

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4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I went to Rising Tide about a month ago and had some excellent beer on draft, but had no idea they were putting out a new borderline-DIPA... for shame! I picked up a four-pack of this for about $13 based solely on the reputation these guys have made for themselves lately. Good price, honestly... and what I got was a highly-above-average IPA with some spectacular flavors!

The pour here is a lighter golden color with some yellowish highlights. It's capped off with a dense head of bone-white foam that settles to a finger-and-a-half with awesome legs and super-tight lace show; straight-up sheets! The body is of moderate clarity, though it seems to lean towards the hazy side of things. I would say this doesn't quite throw its chip into the "NEIPA" corner, but it does have a few elements of that sub-style that give it some credence towards being lumped into that bunch of beers. It isn't 100% turbid, but the translucent appearance speaks to the possibility of some flaked grains being included in the grist.

The nose leads off with tropical mango and pineapple with some lighter grassy notes, passion fruit, orange and ruby-red grapefruit. A fruit-juicy assault; full-on and no-holds-barred! The can says "punchbowl" on it around the collar, and I'd be inclined to agree. This is straight up tropical fruit in the nose!

The flavor profile oscillates between elements of tropical fruit, citrus and dank notes, with some pit-stops into the realm of malt to keep this balanced. I get a lot of pineapple smoothie, mango, sugary maltiness and chewy biscuity grains in this one with each sip. The finish is moderately-dry but still does have some sweetness left over. Feel is medium-heavy bodied, with great chewiness and some surprising follow-through on the flavor side of things. I can't believe how much pineapple and passion fruit sits on the tongue after each sip here... it's incredibly juicy for something not married 100% to the NEIPA ideal. And for that, I give it high praise.

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4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a lightly hazy yellow orange color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap that leaves good lacing

S: Lots of citrus and tropical fruit notes as well as some lighter herbal notes. Bready malt in there as well

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the citrus and tropical hop notes and then goes into some herbal and grassy notes before getting some bready malt sweetness. Moderately bitter throughout. Finishes with lingering herbal notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: Another solid IPA from Rising Tide. Easy to drink given the abv. Looking forward to the island series

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Jewell Island from Rising Tide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 9 ratings