Maine Island Trail Ale | Rising Tide Brewing Company

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Maine Island Trail AleMaine Island Trail Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rising Tide Brewing Company
Maine, United States
risingtidebrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hoppy Session Ale

Added by Rochefort10nh on 05-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
364
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
8.27%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
75
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 364 |  Reviews: 57
Photo of Zanico
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RodSmith
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gregdwulet
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance was a hazy burnt yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds leaving some light messy lacing sticking to the glass. The smell starts off with a sticky sweet to bitter pine over top of some light sweet citrus and then adds a decent little lemon rind kick as it warms. The taste was mainly bitter with an ample amount of sweet citrus and an underscore of spice to bitter rind. There’s a light bitter rind aftertaste leading into a sharp crisp pine finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation hits like an AIPA and allows the bitterness to come across harsh enough. Overall, this was a nicely done APA, sessionable for a hot Summer’s day.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of digboy
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can date (I think) 5/13/17 (2 weeks).

Pours a clear light golden color with a 3 finger frothy, bright white head. Minimal effervescence.

Aroma is crackery malt and lemony pine for me - I'm not picking up the tropicals that everyone describes.

Taste is light and crisp and has that same lemon pine of the smell. A little bitter kick oat the end which is nice.

It is a fairly thin beer in that there is little malt behind it. Not sticky at all, just a clean feel to it.

I like this as a session, but I am bummed I can't seem to get the tropicals out of it. There are so many good and flavorful sessions out there right now that it is tough to make this one a go-to. However the flavor is delightful so I would recommend it.

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Photo of crotharagain
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GtBoros
4.89/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Fabulous. A light color belies s heavy hop and one flavor. Light fizz which complements the delicious pine scent and flavor. A green taste. Floral and herby with pine at the end. Drinking at black point inn Scarborough me.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a 25cL Rastal glass. Canned on 21 April 2017.
3.75/3.75/4/4/4
A finger and half of fluffy white head and an effervescent, milky-transparent pale yellow beer.
It smells hoppy, delicate, and floral.
It tastes hoppy, delicate, and floral! Genuinely flower-like, mostly in the hop bud sense, but also jasmine or rose.
Light, crisp, and eminently drinkable. I don't have many negatives, but it doesn't particularly standout.

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Photo of jleavitt08
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Newbeergeek1
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just a good solid beer and probably their best beer and well worth picking it up in stores around Maine. Well done RTide.

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Photo of Kurzman
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmorris15
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aasher
3.62/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fermentedbarley
3.51/5  rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pip_Count_167
4.37/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My favorite session ale, light and crisp with delicious hop flavor. This beer succeeds where many session IPAs fail, it doesn't seem like MITA is trying to be a low ABV version of a hoppy IPA, it's just matching floral citrusy hops with smooth golden ale. This has been my go-to beer for two summers in a row.

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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of EatSleepStats68
4.82/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of McGee666
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of briandaube
3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nrbw23
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kgammell1
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cooker_stp
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Maine Island Trail Ale from Rising Tide Brewing Company
3.99 out of 5 based on 364 ratings.
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