Rising Tide Brewing Company

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Rye Beer
Ranked #48
Ranked #14,591
3.9 | pDev: 11.54%
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Maine, United States
Very Good
Notes: Chart a new course with Daymark as your guide. We start with a classic, clean and crisp American pale ale brewed with spicy Columbus and Centennial hops. Then we accent the grain bill with rye grown on small local family farms right here in Maine and malted to our specifications at Valley Malts, an artisanal malt house. Finally we dry hop the finished beer for a bright floral aroma.
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Ronin from Maine

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Jun 30, 2014
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AdamP from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%

Dec 02, 2012
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Maxwell from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The beer pours a pale orange color with yellow highlights. The beer forms a smooth, creamy white head of medium sized bubbles, and it is replenished by a maelstrom of bubbles racing up like an upside down snow storm to replenish the snowy head. The head sits at a healthy finger’s width above the beer, and it does not fade away… Ever. It leaves a lacing of fat clouds, made up of tightly knit dry bubbles. This beer is pretty to look at. On the nose, the beer smells of juicy pine with hints of grapefruit and a subtle rye spice that hints at grainy bread. The hop smell also gives off surprising hints of juicy citrus, moving from orange to slight pineapple, and then back to grapefruit. On the tongue, the beer tastes dry and bitter with some light acidity and only the faintest kiss of sugar. In flavor, the beer begins as light spicy rye with lovely grapefruit accents which eventually eat up the light rye flavors and move into a juicier flavor with hints of pine. The finish returns to big beautiful rye flavors with pine accents that work together beautifully and slightly suggesting bell pepper flesh on the tongue. The aftertaste is a tingly sense of rye malt and slight bitter hops. In the mouth, the beer feels medium in body with a phenomenal carbonation that provides a lovely fluffy scrub to the tongue and keeps this beer nicely dry and sippable. The mouth is left dry but clean, with some slight spittle forming from the hop acids. Oddly, this light spittle seems to help quell the bitters of this beer and balance it nicely. Overall, this is a lovely flagship beer, and a really nice lawnmower beer as well. They need to throw this thing into cans or a six pack so that people can sip it in canoes or on top of mountains. This is just a solid, American, hop-forward rye beer. It is a little harsh on the hops, overall, and some more rye character would not be a bad thing, but overall, I like this. Good beer.

Apr 19, 2013
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Cavanaghty from Maine

3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a glass.

Appearance: Clear golden yellow color, with about one finger of white head. Heavy lacing left on the glass.

Smell: Citrus, hops, and some pine notes.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth, medium to light bodied. Taste of mild citrus and hops, very mild IPA, not a "hoppy" as I expected.

Overall: Good beer, If you are just getting into IPAs, this is one to start out on. It gives a good overall IPA flavor without the huge punch of intense hops.

Nov 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Nov 30, 2012
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braican from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Jul 14, 2014
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newcastledave from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

Sep 26, 2012
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Drtfinelli from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.6%

Nov 24, 2013
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Resuin from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%

Aug 31, 2014
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mick303 from Canada

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Jun 03, 2014
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hockeyfighter19 from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.1%

Jun 02, 2013
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juicebox from Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2.6%

Jul 12, 2013
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ChrisL24481 from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.6%

Apr 27, 2013
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lupercmda from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 04, 2016
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ferrettman687 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

Nov 25, 2012
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dubdrop from Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -23.1%

Oct 08, 2014
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illpass78 from Maine

3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a house pint.

Appearance: Pours a hazy dark straw with a big pillowy, foamy white head that almost looks like cake icing and sticks around with good retention. Nice lacing on the way down.

Aroma: Smells of rye toast, crackers, and some hop bitterness.

Taste: Nice balance of spiciness from the rye and fruity flavor from the hops. Solid malt backbone, too. Really good beer to pair with pizza.

Mouthfeel: Easy on the palate. A little less than medium depth I'd say.

Overall: Very nice session ale from Rising Tide. Way more interesting than your average blonde/pale ale. I love a good rye beer and this is one.

Apr 11, 2015
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DAS30 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 17, 2015
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fossage78 from Massachusetts

3.22/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dec 28, 2014
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GuyIncognito from Maine

4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally tried the Daymark last night. I think I've found a rye beer I like! Daymark is an exceptionally well made beer, with great balance. The earthy, bready rye comes through, but it is still a crisp, drinkable ale. All Rising Tide beers are made with a lot of care, and it is no surprise that Daymark is their flagship beer.

Sep 29, 2012
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NilocRellim from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Dec 03, 2013
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Oct 12, 2013
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msondel from Massachusetts

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Mar 15, 2014
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hefferee from Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

Jun 17, 2013
Daymark from Rising Tide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 318 ratings