Atlantis | Rising Tide Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Maine, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Whether you are celebrating lost cities under the sea or shooting for low Earth orbit, take Atlantis along for the ride. We use a special blend of dark malts and add Galaxy, Cascade, and Calypso hops to create this smooth and hoppy black ale with just a whisper of cherry-wood smoke. We think Poseidon would approve.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-11-2011

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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 28
Reviews by Flounder57:
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: The beer poured a two finger mocha head that has reduced to a thin layer and left some crazy lacing on the glass. Pitch black with o signs of carbonation.

Smell: nice roasted, mocha, and smokey aromas. Citrus and grapefruit in the nose too.

Taste: roasted and chocalately malts, smoke, citrus notes, and some ash. Lingering bitterness from the hops too.

Mouthfeel: creamy, full bodied, medium carbonation, smooth, and easy to drink.

Overall: I was pleasanty surprised about this beer. Very tasty and the smoke was about just right. Pretty nice at 5.3% too. I can't wait to check out the brewery when it moves to the other side of Portland.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a Sam Adams pint glass this beer was near black in color with a thick tan head that was very sticky.

Roasted malt aroma. Both citrus and piney hops. A whiff of smoke.

Mostly an espresso coffee taste; somewhat bitter. Citrus hops giving way to a piney finish.

Nice smooth beer, not too aggressively hopped. Too many beers in this style are too piney for me. I liked this one.

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Photo of bishopdc0
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Hairrrrrrrr
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of doremite
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ChrisL24481
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It poured a beautiful dark brown and left the same color body. A nice half inch tan head formed and slowly died into the body leaving spider web foamy lacing. The smell had the hops up front with a touch of roasted maltiness in the background. The taste brought back the roasted malts and added a bit of hops. Some coffee and chocolate rounded out the taste. The palate was smooth and felt great all around. Overall, this is a very nice hoppy black ale that I would definitely have again.

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Photo of bum732
3/5  rDev -23.5%

Photo of jarrodddd
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of GuyIncognito
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of Craftonly23121
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of puboflyons
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From the 650 ml. bottle stamped Batch 187. Sampled on July 17, 2014.

The pour is jet black with a huge soft, foamy tan head that settles back after several minutes. Opaque.

The aromas are vibrant with earthy and floral hops dark roasted malts, molasses, and even a whiff of smoke.

The body is medium to full.

The taste emphasizes the hop character before anything else but those sweet dark malts balance it out wonderfully.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of nebula1999
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of imbibehour
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Much thanks to ToasterChef.

Incredibly almost nitrous head forms out of the bottle, but clumps into a real sick head of light tan. Ridiculously clumpy with peaks and valleys. Extremely dark body color, dark walnut black with much red dark orb sense. Sticky crazy lacing.

Nose is a nice cherry fruit, similar to a good barleywine. Salted meats like jerky. Wooden smoke. Smells heavenly.

Mouthfeel hints at fizz a bit, but body is extremely roasty. Roast charred malts, blackened bbq sensations to mix with a bitter obvious hop angle. Smoky richness abundant, but also a little novocaine and slight band-aid. Rich coating palate, but dry medicinal slightly on the tongue unfortunately.

This is a very impressive beer, it is very unique taking in many characters of Rauchbier, Black IPA, and some porter, but it sort of ends up as just sort of solid. I am not exactly blown away by this, it's VERY good, but there's a little bit of band aid and phenol tongue action that really takes down my score. I wish that wasn't there, this beer is one step away from phenomenal.

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Photo of jmarsh123
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a creamy frothy 2 finger tan head leaving good lacing down the glass.

A little bit of floral and citrus hop character along with some roasted malts, but the nose is somewhat bland.

A little bit of light floral hoppiness up front. A bit of roasted malt in the middle and finishes with a bitter combo of pine hops and coffee. Mildly astringent on the aftertaste, but more from the flavor combo, not anything wrong with the beer.

Creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation levels. Pretty solid.

All in all an enjoyable beer from a style I'm not always wild about. I think it's falls a bit closer to a traditional porter than most black ales. Good texture and not terribly complex flavors, but they work.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

black as night with a light colored head that rose up about an inch and a half before settling down into a nice broken crown that stayed throughout the session. The aroma was very bright, lots of citrus here, orange and tangerine mostly and a wonderfully bright lemon like aroma that rose up, not at all what you would have expected from something that looked so fark. Nice medium body with a smooth and mellow carbonation and a lightness to it that again was outside what I was expecting. Smooth flavor, clean, crisp, loaded with bitter citrus hops.

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a really dark brown/black color, a super huge light tan head fills half the glass and fades really slowly, leaves a ton of sticky lacing on the glass while it settles, if there wasn't so much head this probably would have been a 5 but sometimes too much of a good thing is a bad thing.

Smell is wowsers with pine, huge piney hop aroma immediately wafts out of the bottle, light smokey hints in the nose as well.

Taste starts out strong with a pine bitterness and lingers for a good while, a roasty smoke creeps in the aftertaste, fortunately it's not overly smokey like I just had a cigarette but enough to add some complexity to the pine, carbonation is very soft yet still finishes rough.

Another solid beer from Rising Tide.

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Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of illpass78
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

10 oz. on draft at the brewery.

Appearance: Pours a pretty much black with a short crown of foam. Looks somewhat mahogany as the drink goes on.

Aroma: Dark malts and a whiff of smoke. Some faint pine-type prickliness.

Taste: Citrus bite behind dark malts. Good mix of spicy hops and malty backbone. Not quite IPA-like, not quite porter-like. Tasty.

Mouthfeel: Very easy on the palate for a flavorful ale. Unlike a lot of "black ales," it doesn't feel like somebody botched a porter or an IPA; it's its own entity.

Overall: Good stuff. For fans of people who think black ales are weird; it might convert you.

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Atlantis from Rising Tide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 79 ratings
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