Lukaduke (1679) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice golden almost copper color with a big frothy eggshell head. Its a nice combination of all three breweries with nice hop notes on the nose from Maine Beer Co. and some touches of Allagash yeast strain in the background aromas... on the palate its got a nice spicy rye body from Rising Tide and a good balance with the Belgian yeast notes and fresh hops flavors. Its a good beer and Im happy to support Portland trails... but the fact they are gouging the consumer for $21 for this seems like the consumer is really the person donating the money because based on the cost I dont think it s coming out of the brewers end !
ReggieDunlap (2898) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear gold with a medium white head...lively with nice retention and lacing. Aroma has some fruity notes, very faint farmy notes, and a touch of rye. Flavor has nice grassy and spicy hops...a bit of frutiness...rye...slightly perfumey but it works. Mouthfeel is medium/full and lively with a dry grassy/rye/perfumey finish.
lefossoyeur (417) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy blonde with a good thick white head that leaves a great ring. Fruit salad on the nose with bubble gum esters. Light to medium body, good carbonation, fruit salad again on the palate, a bit of sweet citrus, medium bitterness, a bit of spicy hop and a pleasant lingering fruitiness and finishes on a great dryness. Did’nt felt like a 8% beer, could drink this all day! Great Belgian IPA.
hopscotch (8465) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Hazy golden ale with a large, pillowy, white head. Decent retention. The aroma furnishes notes of resiny hops, herbs, biscuit malt and rye. Medium to full-bodied and raspy with busy carbonation. The flavor offers spicy-sweet rye malt and loads of citrusy, rindy and grassy hop bitterness. Crisp, moderately bitter, drying finish. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
Sammy (8033) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Great Lost Beer, fresh and down the street from these breweries. Big C-hop, tasty and lacey on a cloudy yellow body. Fuller mouthfeel. Carbonation is right there. Hoppy for an Allagash, that’s probably the Rising Tide contribution.
Lubiere (9328) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazed golden ale with a thick frothy white head. In aroma, a beautiful resinous and floral hops, with wild grass, biscuit malt, rye notes. In mouth, a beautiful crisp fruity malt with citrus pulp, floral and grassy hops, delectable. On tap at brewery, July 31, 2012.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow color, large white head with fair retention. Aroma of fresh grass, subtle licorice and scallions. Taste is bitter lemongrass. Nice.
Bacterial (1069) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ChurchKey DC for Maine Craft beer review. Big white head over a hazy yellow pour. Nose is awesome, big citrus and hoppy. Excellent taste with Belgian spiciness and floral, citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is a touch chalky - maybe an end of the bottle pour? Otherwise a really awesome beer - lucky to be in town to try this!
cfrancis (2102) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nice little surprise at the brewery tour tasting. Pours a straw light gold with a moderate white top. Aroma is an amazing bouquet of intense citrus and floral hops, coupled with belgian yeast and a slight spice from the rye malt. Taste is awesome, big citrus but well balanced with the small spice from the rye and everything is dried out so elegantly with the belgian yeast. I wish I could bring this home and drink it everynight. Even my brother-in-law that I dragged to the brewery and drinks Molson Dry was blown away by this.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Paul at a tasting at Andy’s the day after doing a tasting at Paul’s. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a thin to medium sized white head. Sweet lemon and musk on the nose, dusty musk, a bit of yeast. Lemony, grain and sweet musk. Medium bodied, very light and clean. Not very spicy, but there’s a lovely amount of citrus throughout this. Long earthy musk, toasty and yeasty. Very nice, super drinkable, very refreshing.