Bulk_Carrier (2227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rcvd in trade.
The appearance has a somewhat of a hazy dark brown colored body with a one fingered white foamy head that leaves some adequate clingy lacing that seems to be going all over the place.
The smell has resinous hops with a nice citrusy aspect to it and also some nice spicy connotations to it as well.
The taste has a bittersweet hoppy to sweet flavoring and combined all of the way through in the flavoring to leave a decent resinous aftertaste with a slight dry spicy finish.
The palate sits about a medium on the body, not as sessionable as I had hoped for but did notice the 8.7% on the bottle so I guess I should have noticed that. Carbonation is good for the DIPA style and good for me.
Overall, I would definitely take this one again if ever offered or have the opportunity to spend some more time back in Maine. To anyone visiting Maine, please don’t forget about Rising Tide often under-shadowed by Maine Beer Company.
radarsock (971) - Vermont, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2014 Had on tap at the Grog. $7 for the full pint. Pours a golden orange, sustaining a minimal, ringed whitish head 1 finger in length which rested atop. Tastes and smells of fried cabbage, American hops, stale bread, biscuit malt, pine needles, candied sugar, sawdust, and yeast. Clean, crisp, and respectably refined. Arguably the best beer Rising Tide has thus released.
mcox90 (1585) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours copper with a slight haze. One finger white head that recedes leaving decent lace. Strong, clean hop aroma. Pine and juniper. Like walking through a pine forest on a cold winter day. Flavor starts with a cookie dough sweetness then wave after wave of citrus hop goodness storm your taste buds. Bitter and sweet simultaneously. Moderate in body with a resinous texture. Bitter finish. Excellent, and reasonably priced, I thought. $7.00 for a bomber.
Paynis (42) - Saco, Maine, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great hoppy finish... Not very balanced but overall a great beer.... Awesomely bitter
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halfonit (1176) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Battleship. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a thick head. Aroma is of grapefruits, malt, and lactic hop scent. Different but interesting. Flavor is of malts, a nice hop punch, and grapefruit. Long lingering bitter aftertaste, the smell lingers long into the tasting. Full bodied but with an elevated carbonation level. Good brew. Nice and smooth for something close to 9%.
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap Cornerstone Barre VT - Orange copper in color. Dank pine sap aroma with notes of gumminess. Smooth coating mouthfeel. Great big hop bitterness without the overpowering astringency in some diPAs. Finishes with chewy wet fresh hop dankness.
Ernesto987 (3866) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bomber, this one is a piney resin dank bomb. Not too many of these anymore, I really like em. Good malt body so that its not too "west coasty"
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at Bert’s Better Beers. Pours a orange amber color, small head that is gone before you know it. Smell is floral hops, orange, simple syrup, and caramel malts. Taste follow, nice floral hoppiness, solid malt backbone, sweetness, and a surprisingly bitter bite. Going down it is a bit too sticky sweet for me, but a solid effort for Rising Tide.
thornecb (4504) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy copper into a tulip. White head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Resin and mango aromas. Sweet molasses and oak front to back turning slightly sour in the lasting malt finish.
Bebum (319) - - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft flight. Gold, clear.
Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, low acidity, avg length.
Bitter but also malty, complex and intense flavors, malty-hoppy finish.
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