Daymark | Rising Tide Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Fresh bottle from Maine. The rye and the Centennial and Columbus combined make this a very bitter beer, even astringent. Would like to distinguish the rye spiciness if I could. The bottle says a pale, its not that. It is more malty with sediment on the bottle and grows on me as far as drinkability, but it is also a palate eraser and harsh.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.7/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a hazy yellow color with a huge white foamy head on top. I tried to pour this as slowly as possible but it didn't seem to matter. I gave the head some time to settle before pouring the rest of the bottle in the glass. The head had a good retention and lacing. The smell of the beer was very lemony, the rye gave off a nice little spice note in there as well. The flavor of the beer was pretty good also. The rye and citrus seemed to go pretty well together. The other flavors of grains balance the beer out a little. The mouthfeel was on the lighter side and had a nice crisp bite in the finish. Overall it's a pretty good brew if you enjoy rye. I'm not a huge fan of it but I felt that it worked well with this beer. I would say it's worth trying, I can't say that I'd buy it again though.

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Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy dark yellow in color and has some yeast particles visible near the bottom of the glass. It poured with a finger high dense white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface and a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy and floral hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste seems like a pale ale with notes of citrusy flavors and a light amount of bitterness but there some spicy notes of rye towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite drinkable and the use of rye adds a twist of spiciness to the finish.

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Photo of oline73
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Appearance: Pours a slightly cloudy amber with some gold and orange in there as well. There is a two finger, fluffy white head and some decent retention.

Smell: Sweet malt along with some citrus hops. Hints of pineapple and a very mild spice.

Taste: The taste is very mild up front. Some grain, but there isn't much sweetness at all. As you progress through the sip, the flavor builds. There is a decent amount of rye spice and very bitter citrus peel hops. My only knock here is that the bitterness in the finish could use something else to cut it a bit.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with very aggressive carbonation and a finish that is mildly slick and a bit sticky.

Overall: This is a really good beer that could be great if the finish fit the rest of the sip a little bit better.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

dark pour here, dark garnet brown with a huge tan head on top. Slow receding left tons of lacing down the sides of the glass and really gave it a very nice and very complete look. Aroma is huge, lots of spice at first, caramel, molasses, hints of brown sugar and earth, deep hops. Warming brings out some touches of dark fig like fruit notes but nothing like that warm rye touch that really adds to it. As I take the first sip a really wave of caramel and light peppery rye hit the tongue. Light notes of chocolate that come over it wave after wave. Really quite complex and I have to admit not at all what I was expecting. Still very well done

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Photo of billab914
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a Red Hook glass. It poured a pale, golden yellow color with a fluffy white head filling the top two inches of the glass. Nice retention and lacing on the glass as I drank it.

The aroma mixes some bready, slightly spicy rye flavors with a zesty, lemony citrus. Some pale, sweeter, grainy malts come out in it as well.

The rye really plays a big role in the taste. I get a lot of bready, spicy notes out of the rye and some zesty citrus out of the hops. Some bitter citrus rind comes out in the finish as well.

The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of the style with carbonation being moderate. Overall it was a pretty tasty and easy drinking beer. The rye flavors really came out in it. Pretty solid beer overall.

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Photo of smcolw
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Impressive, large and lumpy head with a long lasting time. Plenty of chunky lace on the glass. The liquid is cloudy like a wheat beer. The color is yellow-gold.

Classic pale malt aroma with a fresh floral hop nose. No sugar.

First impression is dry and bitter. The starting malt is muted. Relatively thin. The aftertaste lasts a long time--peppery bitterness.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.53/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a shaker pint glass.

Out of the bottle this thing foams like crazy. Head is huge and takes long to settle, or dare I say... slowly. White head so foamy and big bubble bath galore, I want to jump and dive in!, with a body that looks like it should be a Hefeweizen. Dull lemon cloudy solid body all throughout very opaque. Monster retention for the head leaving a huge cap, and giant clumpy stickyness. I am a fan! This is like an aggressive looking Hefeweizen. I am blown away by this appearance.

Bouquet is a nice soft grained but dry sense, and of IPA grapefruit feeling. Excellent hop profile very unexpected. Bold lucious.

Lots going on here. Lemon thick juice and grapefruit sugars in the mid palate. Hop bitterness and citrus punch on the swallow of grapefruit. No wet texture at all, pulls the flavor and leaves a somewhat dry finish. Almost even creamy in taste.

Overall.. wow I am a fan!! This is easily the best Rye beer I've had, although it tastes like a very distinct American IPA.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a slightly hazed, honey gold coloring with a foamy, low profile, bubbly, white head. Aromas of spicy rye grains forward, with grassy and slightly bitter hops, citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit, and a subtle cracker backbone. Flavors are toasted grains and tropical fruits forward, with a blend of pineapple, melon, and mango noticeable. Some lemon grass, pepper, and pine tassel notes, too. The body is light and effervesced, with a short lived peppery and tropical aftertaste. The finish is slightly dry, smooth, and crisp.

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Photo of liamt07
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Sammy, 650ml into a tulip.

Browned orange with a big white head. Great retention and lots of lacing. Nose has some lighter orangey/citrus notes, grainy breads, rye and some sweeter bready malt character. Taste has a drying grainy rye bread character, bitter citrus notes and light cracker and spicing. Medium mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Bitterness is overpowering to the point where it detracts from the beers. An OK pale, but bittering is too aggressive for my liking in the style.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Ri Ra Irish Pub in Portland, ME.

This one pours a slightly hazy golden yellow, with a small quarter inch head,

Smells like grapefruit, bright orange, pine, and spicy grassy hop aromas.

I'm not sure if I would have been able to identify this as having rye in it. I didn't know when I ordered it, for sure. There's a nice clean juiciness to it, with a bitter clean pine thing going on underneath it. It seems a little simple, but it's still tasty.

This is lighter bodied, very crisp, with a good level of carbonation.

Very drinkable- I could imagine drinking a good amount of this and not getting fatigued with it. Nice stuff.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on February 12, 2015

The pour is yellow with a long lasting white foamy head. Busy carbonation.

The aroma has a grainy malt character but a notable lemongrass or at least lemon citrus note.

Light to medium body.

The taste also has a grainy, grassy taste with that lemon bite.

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Photo of rudzud
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at a Trader Joe's up in Portland, Maine on a beerventure to Allagash and beyond!

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a super light, slightly hazy gold with a big, rocky/sudsy three finger white head that slumps to leave a dense, thick quarterinch blanket.

S - Very nice centennial and columbus hop notes (citrus and lemon) with some very light malt sweetness.

T - More fo the nose with those pleasant hops (mostly citrus this time, orange) and some light malt sweetness to cut into the hop bitterness.

M - Smooth and creamy with a nice clean bitter finish.

O - Nice surprise here. Its a very enjoyable balance of hops and malts. Would definately buy this again. So far all the Rising Tide's I've sampled are solid. Would continue to buy from this brewery.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-Pours a soft orange. Slight haze. Excellent head. Creamy white cap that retains excellently. It leaves clouds of lacing on the skyline of my glass.

S-Rye and hop. They mesh very well. Sometimes I think the rye can conflict with certain types of hops. Here it goes well. An American Pale with a well placed rye infusion. Spicy with citrus and florals. Plenty of malty sweetness too.

T-Lemony and grassy hops. Nice flowery hoppiness too. Doesn't shy away from showing its citrusy side as well. Rye is pretty spicy. Sweetened cereal malt. A bit earthy/dirty. Certainly has its complexities.

M-feels bigger than it is. Nice carbonation. Fairly sessionable. Would be a great 6 pack beer.

O/D-Far better than their IPA. A hoppy Pale with plenty of rye. Could stand to be a bit less expensive for a bomber, but overall, I am happy with the purchase.

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Photo of tigg924
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: 1/4 inch head, light gold in color, high carbonation, hazy

Smell: citrus hops, lime, and lemon

Taste: citrus hops, pale malt, lime, and lemon--light rye

Mouthfeel: sweetish start with a slightly bitter finish, light bodied with high carbonation

Overall: An interesting pale ale/rye beer with a lot more lime taste to it than I had anticipated. The rye is there but it is faint. I have had better from this brewery, but I would not turn this down.

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Photo of cbutova
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Getting some Rising Tide reviews in this week. First was Zephyr and then Calcutta Cutter which I thought were both good. Now for their take on a Rye APA and hopefully some more brews in the future; another solid New England brewer to the list.

A- Super pale golden bodied in my stemmed glass with plenty of haze but no murk. Thick puffy froth rises to over one finger with good retention receding to a large ring. Lace is fairly sparse with spots and webs.

S- Spicy, zesty hops and spicy bready cracked rye grains at the forefront. Floral, cooking herbs, slight grassy, orange peel and pale fruit notes come to mind.

T- Fruits open up a bit more seemingly from the hops but could be from the yeast in some cases. Up front are notes of spicy hops, orange, bitter lemon zest, herbs, dried stone fruit and floral tones. Yeast bread complimented by the spicy, slightly sweet rye.

MF- Creamy and puffy body promoted by a high carbonation level which I suspected from the very loud hiss (no rising foam though). Crisp overall and medium bodied all ending with a spicy bitterness.

Rye spice compliments the hop profile rather well. I feel like this is a bit underrated because it isn't a tropical citrus bomb but I find it to be a well brewed ale.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a pint glass the beer was a hazy, almost turbid orange tan color. The medium-sized tan head dissipated quickly.
Sweet fruity aroma. Citrus, but also some other kind of fruit. Herbal.
Sweet fruit up front, but with a tang. Piney hops.
A nice hoppy APA. Rising Tide does it again.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

big thanks to gary for continued maine hookups!

a - opened the bottle and filled my E snifter...poured a nice crisp pale yellow with a generous frothy white head. classic plae ale looks. murky with visible carbonation. head hung out for a while. very sticky lacing.

s - nice citrus burst. good sweetness. nice balance. makes my mouth water. great hop.

t - wow, great candied hop flavor. the rye balances things out and the dry hop finish works well on this beer. this is a really nice hop forward pale ale with a touch of rye. very nice. very impressive. great sweetness, great balance.

m - medium bodied. good. nice carbonation.

o - overall, very impressed with this beer. it is a great pale ale with a subtle hop forward sweetness.

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Photo of KTCamm
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured into a pint glass.

Pours dirty bronze with 2 inches white foam. Quite puffy. Laces a lot. Pine and grass nose. Spicy. Lemony. Lighter malt taste, with a subtle hop. Some bitterness hangs out at the end. Quite mellow, but with full flavor. Light rye in the background that would almost be missed if not written up.

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Photo of argock
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into an oversized wineglass. Bottled on 052314 on side of label. Single purchased at Craft Beer Cellar (Waterbury, VT).

A: Lemon yellow, slightly hazy, with 1/2-finger of off-white head with average retention and a few random spots of lace.

S: Somewhat earthy, dirty aroma, herbal presumably from the rye, with lemon-lime citrus hoppiness and crackery pale maltiness. (3.75)

T: Very lemony without being overly tart or sour, rougher herbal notes from the rye, and a very slight hint of pale maltiness, almost pilsner like. Good but nothing special. (3.5)

M: Smooth and balanced with a light body, light carbonation, and dry finish. (3.75)

O: Not a bad beer but nothing to notable. Not worth the higher price per bottle ($3).

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow with 2 fingers worth of head that retains well and leaves some nice lacing

S: Spicy hops stand out, along with the rye and some light lemon/citrus/floral hops

T: Starts out with the hops and slowly moves into the rye. The spiciness of the hops masks the rye in the beginning, but once the hops fade a bit, the rye shines more. Slightly bitter, but not too bad

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Nice and crisp, smooth and refreshing

O: A great anytime beer, and nearly perfect for the warm weather. The hops and rye malt compliment each other extremely well

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Photo of Boto
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz. bottle: This one pours a clear golden color. There is a bit of a foamy off-white head on it. Decent nose. Piney hops are the most prevalent. Some floral notes also. The taste is also good. A bit bitter, with no real sweetness. Pine, as well as some spiciness. A medium malt body. I’d have another.

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Photo of sulldaddy
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampling a cold bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottle was "born" 8/11/14. The beer pours a clear bright golden hue with bleached white head of 2 cm foaming up. Head is frothy and fades slowly leaving some scattered lattice as it drops. There is a bit of cloudy sediment towards the bottom of the bottle that creates some wisps of beige spiraling through the beer.
Aroma is mild with some grainy malt and a bit of floral hops. I also get just a whiff of spicy rye, but that is even more mild. The nose is appealing but generally not very robust.
First sip reveals a light body with very fine and tingly carbonation. The beer drinks very easy. Flavor is some sweet caramel, grainy malt and some grassy hops on the finish. the hops are crisp and linger a bit after each swallow. My palate also dries out quite a bit on the finish.
No real rye hints and certainly no ABV either. the burps are all hops with grass and herbal tea notes.
Quite a quaffable brew and well made. The rye having just a bit more flavor profile would enhance the beer, but otherwise I enjoy this one.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My reward for a two hour run yesterday.

Hazy dark straw color with an runaway head. Lacey diarrhea splatter mess.

Prickly grapefruit and lemon sugar candy aroma. Multi-grain cracker underneath.

The prickly hop citrus mixes with the rye spice very well. Crisp and refreshing is as cliche as a beer review gets - but it's true. Carbonation is...zippy? Body is a tad light. Other than the rye the malt is pretty much a dead starfish.

A lot of good pale ales coming out of Maine as of late. Daybreak is equally as good as Spring Peeper, MO and it's other hoppy pale ale neighbors.

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Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Along with my Thai chili sausage @ the Thirsty Pig

The beer pours a clear, watery looking golden yellow with a thin white halo of head that offers mild lacing. The nose is a touch spicy/hoppy with a sweet backbone. However, the flavor brings forth a lot more rye and hops that play off eachother to create a spicy/bitter phenomenon. The mouthfeel is relatively sweet initially that transitions into a bold, spicy bitterness. There is a lingering sweet, hoppy aftertaste. It reminds me a lot of a less citrus-forward hopped rye of the tiger. The beer is worth trying once, but it's not worth another pint.

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