Mountainside IPA
Rising Tide Brewing Company

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American IPA
Ranked #1,181
Ranked #11,606
4.26 | pDev: 6.81%
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Very Good
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Photo of SawDog505
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my new favorite Hopslam glass canned on 1/11/19. Pours a fairly cloudy yellow, with a 2 finger sticky white head, that leaves huge rings of lace with excellent retention as it slowly settles into a thin layer of bubbles. 4.5

Smell is loaded ripe honey dew, orange rind, passionfruit, herbal earthy notes, and just a tiny hint of grapefruit very nice! 4.5

Taste follows a really nice Mellon thing going, orange, passionfruit, once again some herbal thing I can’t truly explain but it is nice, pineapple, and very mellow balanced grapefruit this stuff is not a joke at all. 4.5

Mouthfeel is a solid medium, gentle soft carbonation, not dry but a little stickyness for sure, and drinks a tad bigger than 6% but dangerously crushable. 4.5

Overall I am trusting digging this one, balanced and truly a tasty treat. Highly recommend this guy. 4.5

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 1/11/19 opened on 1/26/19

A lightly hazed, certainly unfiltered golden color. Soft and vivacious foam top, sticky lace and constantly creamy topping makes it look pretty nice.

The aromatics from the hops are very inticing. Sweetly tropical fruits, bright citrus and bananas and cream leaves me saying "wow". What a fun nose. The malt seems light and creamy with wheat and spicy grasses.

The mouthfeel and texture precedes the flavor, as the fresh, light but CRAZY smooth effect really makes an impact.

The hop complexity within the taste is very impressive, as the earthy, tart and grainy hop effect dances all around the palate. The zippy malt hits you as crisp, herbal and golden Then it's Sharp citrus, starfruit and mild mango. The citric and earthy bitter tones hit hardest overall.

A very tight version of an American IPA.

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Photo of illpass78
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler into a shaker.

Appearance: Slightly hazy straw. Short, attractive white crown.

Aroma: Fruity and tropical. Crisp, clean, fresh.

Taste: Follows nose. Mango, pineapple, grapefruit. Malt backing is pretty distant. Floral, hoppy, fruity.

Mouthfeel: Just a nudge above session depth. Very drinkable though.

Overall: Really strong IPA. One of the best RT has popped out.

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Mountainside IPA from Rising Tide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 13 ratings